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Welcome to our new Program Officer, Ariana Díaz de León! Ariana joins us from Sonoma State University where she held several positions, most recently Data Analyst, and where she also received her Masters in Public Administration. Ariana previously attended CSU Long Beach for a BA in...

We are thrilled to announce grants to two organizations working to help individuals impacted by the fires who are struggling with insurance claims, legal issues, and securing the resources they need to recover. These grants are funded through our Sonoma County Resilience Fund, which was established in...

When Katherine Fulton and Katharine Kunst moved into their home in the heart of Sonoma, they knew this community was unique. They were charmed by its beauty and small town vibe. Katharine Kunst explains, “I love  that it is so incredibly walkable. As an artist...

We’ve heard the proverb “Give a man a fish and you feed him for today; teach a man to fish and you have fed him for a lifetime.” Nonprofit organizations live and breathe this mantra every day in their own work with clients. From helping teens build job...

When Katherine Fulton and Katharine Kunst moved into their home in the heart of Sonoma, they knew this community was unique. They were charmed by its beauty and small town vibe. Katharine Kunst explains, “I love that it is so incredibly walkable. As an artist and...

A man of many talents, Barry Weitzenberg is a modest, observant man. Community Foundation Sonoma County’s former board chair’s demeanor—refined, understated, and intelligent—doesn’t suggest the magnitude of his accomplishments. His activities in his spare time—golf, duck hunting, bike riding, to name a few—keep him physically active,...

Welcome to our new Controller, Noel Mechau! Noel feels fortunate to have been born and raised in Santa Rosa. She graduated from Sonoma State University with her BS in Business Administration / Accounting and an emphasis on Philosophy, as well. Specializing in the hospitality industry she...

A rainy night didn’t deter nearly 200 donors and nonprofit leaders from gathering together at SHED to celebrate local philanthropy and to honor Mary Hafner for her steadfast leadership and support of the Healdsburg Forever Fund. In 2017, Healdsburg Forever awarded a record $160,000 in grants...

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