Sharna Goldseker, expert leader on next generation family philanthropy will be facilitating a conversation and series of activities at the April 29th Professional Advisors Group meeting.  For a sneak peak at her research (in partnership with Dr. Michael Moody of Johnson Center for Philanthropy), see...

Professional advisors face unique situations and expectations when navigating conversations with clients about their charitable intentions.  Occasionally, those situations arise in an obvious or linear way, other times opportunities may arise to begin a charitable conversation when you least expect it. Community Foundation Sonoma County has...

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...

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....

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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