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An unfamiliar subject line on the monitor read: A confluence of moments. As representatives of Community Foundation Sonoma County, many of our inboxes have a rich archive of eloquently titled emails that tug at the heartstrings, pique our curiosity, or both. However, this particular message came...

Nearly a century ago, poet and playwright Edna St. Vincent Millay wrote, “I will be the gladdest thing under the sun! I will touch a hundred flowers and not pick one.” Although development has overtaken swaths of the wild hillsides and meadows of Sonoma County,...

Annette Williams, Community Foundation Sonoma County’s Programs Coordinator family emigrated from Lithuania to the United States during World War II. Her grandparents, Peter and Magdalena Pocius, fled Nazi occupation and lived in a Displaced Persons Camp where her mother was born. The journey Annette’s grandparents and...

Ten years ago, the Artists Awards Endowment at the Community Foundation Sonoma County began supporting up-and-coming artists in our community. The fund was created by more than 50 Community Foundation donors between 2007 and 2011 with support from the James Irvine Foundation. The Discovered Artists program...

We have deeply appreciated the opportunity to share coffee and conversation with more than one hundred nonprofit partners in 2016. This year we will offer a new format for Quarterly Coffee by inviting different members of our staff to sit in conversation with Karin. In...

Some organizations offer lavish parties or other year-end perks to their employees. At Community Foundation Sonoma County, the best perk for our staff is the opportunity to make grants to local nonprofits in our community which are personally meaningful to them. While we have so many...

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