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The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on local nonprofit organizations. Beyond our grantmaking work, Community Foundation Sonoma County offers educational resources for these nonprofits, which have been adapted for the current shelter in place orders. As we navigate the uncertainty together, we have...

When Amy Appleton’s children became teenagers in 2011, she decided to spend some of her newfound spare time volunteering. Although she had a background in IT, she found herself working with the county’s unhoused population at the COTS (Committee on the Shelterless) Mary Isaak Center...

Financial Resources for Nonprofits Community Foundation Sonoma County is responding to the current and continuing disaster with a commitment to helping to ensure our communities and their many wonderful nonprofit organizations remain resilient, sustainable and vibrant. We are dedicated to ensuring nonprofit agencies are supported as we navigate the...

Sometimes called granny flats, in-law units, second units, casitas, or backyard cottages, Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) share several distinguishing features: they are 250 to 1,200 square feet and must have a kitchen or kitchenette, bathroom and sleeping area. ADUs are, by nature, affordable, helping seniors age...

If you ask anyone in Sonoma County what the top issues are facing this community, there’s a very good chance that housing tops that list. Of course, this would probably be true of many cities in California—a high cost of housing—and not enough of it...

We are delighted to welcome a new team member to the CFSC staff: Mark Geary, who joins us as our new Controller. Joining the foundation at an extraordinary time, Mark has jumped in with enthusiasm and care for our community. We are so glad to...

UPDATE: this article was published before Sonoma County's social distancing and shelter in place. Humanidad continues to provide mental health services during this time, and are offering remote appointments with clients.  When Isela Vigil lost her Santa Rosa home in the 2017 fires, anxiety and depression...

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