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Meet the Philanthropic Planning Team Community Foundation Sonoma County’s Philanthropic Planning Team works together with professional advisors to help your clients give effectively and receive significant tax benefits.  From the client who wants to make an immediate philanthropic impact, to the couple hoping to leave a...

Welcome to the Greater Good, our monthly newsletter for professional advisors vested in the work of Community Foundation Sonoma County. We know you want to work smarter and more strategically with your clients as you navigate charitable conversations.  Greater Good seeks to provide you with tools...

In the midst of the Great Recession, more and more Sonoma County residents needed help to meet their most basic needs – like keeping a roof over their heads and feeding their families.  In response, Community Foundation Sonoma County launched a five-year initiative to bolster...

Dr. Brian Kennedy of the Buck Institute spoke at our Greater Good for Donors Forum in February, 2015.  We are pleased to share his TEDx Talk for those of you who weren’t able to join us at the Forum....

In March, Community Foundation board member Ted Eliot and wife Pat dedicated a new Sonoma trail. Read about Ted and Pat's passion for birds, preservation, and conservation....

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...

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