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From the board room to the living room, see Harvard Business Review's story of how family businesses thrive through the generations....

The 50 Fund is the philanthropic initiative of Super Bowl 50, which will be held in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2016. The 50 Fund supports organizations in the Bay Area who are working to close the opportunity gap that exists for Bay Area...

Sonoma County has been selected as a finalist for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize. The annual prize recognizes communities that are inspiring locally-driven improvements in health and creating powerful and deep partnerships to make change. The criteria for the prize include: defining...

We are frequently asked about our five fields of interest, so we thought we would take the opportunity to share the origins of how those five areas came to be. In 2014 the Community Foundation gave out approximately $10 million dollars in grants on behalf of...

Creative Sonoma is a new countywide effort to promote the arts in our community. Formed in 2014, the agency is launching a series of professional development workshops in March and April for artists and nonprofit arts organizations. ...

Henry Trione spent more than fifty years shaping Sonoma County. The Press Democrat pays tribute to his commitment to Sonoma County from wineries to football teams, colleges to open space, his business acumen and philanthropy has created an incredible legacy. We are deeply grateful for Henry’s...

A recent Chronicle of Philanthropy article illustrates how business leaders were moved by the opportunity to educate American youth about one of the greatest contributions to the civil rights movement through the Oscar nominated movie, “Selma”. Donors raced to contribute to “pop-up” projects in nonprofits,...

Giving, it appears, is good for our health. New research points to an improvement in a donors’ emotional and physical wellbeing. Researcher Baris K. Yörük shares insight with the Wall Street Journal about the study....

Retirees continue to give back to their communities through volunteerism, second (or third) careers in nonprofits, and consultative services. Their acts of compassion, goodwill and service, enables communities to thrive while they feel good about their commitment to “give something back” as illustrated in a recent...

At Community Foundation Sonoma County, we are committed to promoting equity in our community. When we learned about the critical role that early childhood education plays in a child’s later success in school, career, and life, and that in Sonoma County only half of our...

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