At the recent Hispanics in Philanthropy gala in Sonoma, 32 Latino philanthropists and community leaders from across the United States were honored for their generosity and unrivaled community spirit. One of the HIPGiver awardees was our very own Oscar Chavez, who serves on our Board...

The SAY Dream Center is open to provide housing, jobs and counselling to homeless youth! We couldn’t be prouder of SAY and Sonoma County for prioritizing the work of supporting youth and ensuring that the Dream Center become a reality. SAY has already welcomed some youth...

Stories create a common thread and understanding for families. Listen to Sharna Goldsecker, Executive Director of 21/64, share research and stories behind The Grandparent Legacy Project. The philanthropy podcast, Forward Thinking, explores how family narratives build a cohesive understanding of values for multiple generations. Both the story...

Philanthropist and community leader Marv Soiland’s legacy to Sonoma County is immeasurable. In addition to a business dynasty, he instilled a philanthropic value into both his family and community. Marv reminded everyone that it is critical to “give ten and save ten”.  By employing a...

Just four months after the devastating wildfires ravaged Lake County, community members are planning the next phase of recovery. Their determination to rebuild is supported by government, private and nonprofit resources. Earlier in January, Senator Mike McGuire announced that the new California state budget will include...

Senior Philanthropic Advisor, Kristin Nelson, experimented with her family recently. As part of a community read-along, her family followed the advice and recommendations of New York Times columnist Ron Lieber, in The Opposite of Spoiled in pursuit of raising her daughter, Poppy, as a generous and...

Inspired by the Press Democrat slide show of the most checked out library books in 2015, some of our board and staff have agreed to share a compelling book they read in 2015. Beth’s pick The Road to Character by David Brooks My favorite book always tends to...

The Philanthropic Planning Team loves to ask questions that help identify values, life experiences and knit people together. This recent blog post by Leslie Silverman on Philanthropy Northwest has the power to do the same thing. Ms. Silverman, highlights eight meaningful themes for each night of...

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