Impact 100 Redwood Circle has awarded its first $100,000 grant to VOICES, an innovative nonprofit that provides youth with the resources they need to make the leap from foster care to successful, independent adulthood. More than 100 members of this nascent women’s giving circle gathered on...

The Greater Good for Donors and Greater Good for Advisors newsletters are going on vacation for the months of July and August. Look for their return (probably looking relaxed and tanned and full of stories of swimming pools, exotic foods, and good deeds) in September. Until...

By Rubie Magallanes, Program Assistant, Community Foundation Sonoma County   When I was in high school, I was part of a college bound program for low income first generation students called Upward Bound (which fell under the umbrella of the federally funded TRIO program). The application process...

Internships at Pepperwood Preserve provide valuable opportunities for students to connect to and understand the biodiversity of Sonoma County. Sasha Ruschmeyer's experience at the preserve created opportunities to collaborate with teachers and mentors who positively impact her ability to create a clear picture of “true conservation”....

By J Mullineaux This year I decided to honor my mother on Mother’s Day by purchasing a trumpet and donating it to the Music for Schools Program at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts. My mother inspired me to play the trumpet – in fact, my...

Ron Bartholomew and Sharon Keating have been married for 28 years, having reconnected at their ten-year high school reunion. Although they know each other pretty well after all these years, they didn’t realize actually how well until they played a card game with J Mullineaux,...

Sonoma County ranks high on the Quality of Place Index, a measure of quality of life (and economic competitiveness), compared to other comparable California counties. The Index includes air quality, high school graduation rates, commute time, health insurance coverage, and culture and recreation indicators. Sonoma County...

Sonoma County moved up two places in the overall ranking for Health Outcomes. In 2016, the county is ranked sixth, according to the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s annual County Health Rankings and Roadmaps Report. This isn’t by accident. Health...

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