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We recently celebrated making $200 million in grants with our current and former board of directors. This is a milestone that reflects 34-years’ worth of work, commitment, and inspiration. We celebrate this in 2017, but without their tireless work since the inception of the Community...

Remember what you were doing in 1986? (We keep trying to forget our betamax players and day-glo accessories.) The amazing individuals who crafted, guided and led Community Foundation Sonoma County throughout our history do; they reflected on the work and impact of the Community Foundation...

Begin with a compelling cause—making Sonoma County one of the healthiest communities in the state—add as a driving force a contingent of passionate, action-oriented organizations with deep expertise—and you have a formula for success. That’s the premise behind Health Action, an initiative that brings together the...

In 1984, Community Foundation Sonoma County began making its first grants. Jean Schulz persuaded Rolf Illsley, cofounder of Optical Coating Laboratory, Inc. to donate $10,000. “We recognized we needed to give grants in order to get newspaper attention,” Schulz said. “We made four $1,500 grants, one...

What could be more delightful than seeing energetic young children bubbling with enthusiasm for exploring nature and reading? iREAD Outside is a weekly LandPaths series for young children and families, combining the wonders of being outside, visiting local parks and preserves throughout the County, with the...

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