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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...

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...

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