Donor Newsletter

Congratulations Jackson Family Wines and Katie Jackson! Jackson Family Wines will be honored by the Sonoma County Harvest Fair for their innovative work and advocacy to create a sustainable grape-growing region by 2019. The inaugural award highlights the long-termed approach to ensuring that the land is...

We have welcomed two new team members to Community Foundation Sonoma County (and we couldn’t be more excited!) Annette Williams brings a signature enthusiasm and versatility to her role as Program Coordinator.  Nicole LeStrange joins us with extensive non-profit experience and an exceptional commitment to...

We couldn’t be more proud. Ceres Community Project and founder Cathryn Couch have been featured by CNN’s Hero series. The honor put Ceres in the national spotlight along with 24 other nonprofits and showcases the work Ceres does to provide healthy, life-sustaining food to Sonoma County...

Sonoma County’s largest Latino leadership organization, Los Cien, will be hosting their 3rd Annual State of the Latino Community in Sonoma County event on Thursday, September 29th at Sonoma State University. The venue is an appropriate one, as enrollment figures for the K-12 educational system...

Two women are thinking creatively about the questions asked in academic research and to one another in relationship to philanthropy. They are changing the information and data available as well as the conversations about gender and giving. You can hear about their journey, research and convenings...

Community Foundation Sonoma County is pleased to welcome Jessica O’Connell as our new Controller; Jessica joined CFSC in May. We are grateful to our outgoing Controller, Lynda Desloges (who is moving to South Carolina), for her generosity of time, talent and training, to introduce Jessica...

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...

My Brother’s Keeper, a White House initiative launched to address persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color, works to ensure that all young people can reach their full potential. Mentorship is a hallmark of the initiative and President Obama has highlighted...

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