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It is hard to believe that more than a year has passed since the fires swept through Sonoma County on the night of October 8, 2017. In looking at the devastation: 5,130 homes and 24 lives lost, property damage estimates of at least $7 billion, and...

Community Foundation Sonoma County is pleased to announce a $1 million investment in community-wide healing efforts through grants to mental-health focused projects. Listen to our CEO Elizabeth Brown announcing our healing grants on The Drive with Steve Jaxon: [audio mp3="https://www.sonomacf.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/2018-09-14-Steve-Jaxon-Elizabeth-Brown.mp3"][/audio] Long after the chaos of a disaster is...

Growing up in Santa Rosa, Brooke and his sister Lisa learned about philanthropy as young children. Their mother, Jeannie Schulz, is renowned for her support of local causes, especially for her commitment to the arts and environment. “Obviously my mom has been a major influence...

Magali Telles is Los Cien’s first paid executive director, which marks yet another milestone in the organization’s development—and draws attention to the speed at which the organization has grown. “Since their founding in 2008, Los Cien has gone from all volunteers with a small all-volunteer board,...

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...

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