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We are very pleased to share that Eleanor Grogan has been promoted to Program Officer.  After being with our team for just one year, Elly’s contributions to the Programs Department have been invaluable.   Her careful attention to detail, deep strategic thinking and passionate commitment to...

Our affiliate partners enable residents in their geographical areas to realize philanthropic potential within the local community. Each affiliate has its own local board members, donors, and grantmaking program. Affiliates benefit from Community Foundation’s resources, including a comprehensive investment program, professional services, grantmaking expertise, legal...

We were once again inspired, challenged, and invigorated by the excellent speakers at this year’s ieSonoma, which featured events over two days. On Sunday evening, Community Foundation invited our donors to join us to hear Dan Pallotta speak about the importance of judging an organization’s...

Giving USA reports the fastest recession recovery in the past 40 years; charitable giving rose 5.4% last year to set a new record. An article by the Chronicle of Philanthropy about the study is provides an overview and brief analysis or download a n executive...

The Greater Good for Donors Newsletter is taking a summer vacation while the staff at the Community Foundation prepares to move our offices from downtown Santa Rosa to 120 Stony Point Road. The newsletter will be back in September. What fun plans do you have for...

A Man and His Mountain is a fascinating read not simply because it is remarkable story about how Kendall Jackson rose to be a major force in the national and international wine industries, but it is an even better story about Jess Jackson’s search for...

Impact 100 Redwood Circle, a new giving circle for women, expects to grant a $100,000 impact grant in 2016. Before they can begin granting, however, Founding Members are recruiting new individuals to join. Read the Press Democrat story about their goals and see images from their...

https://youtu.be/ByA1UX3CVvI People in need of mental health and substance use care still do not have equal access to treatment and services. This brief NAMI video and downloadable report explains the inequities between physical and mental health services....

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