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...

(Pictured: Ted Eliot and Jean Schulz at an event in August 2017) Last week we lost a remarkable community leader and dear friend, Ted Eliot. Ted served for nine years on the Community Foundation Sonoma County Board and then transitioned to serving on our Sonoma Valley...

A man of many talents, Barry Weitzenberg is a modest, observant man. Community Foundation Sonoma County’s former board chair’s demeanor—refined, understated, and intelligent—doesn’t suggest the magnitude of his accomplishments. His activities in his spare time—golf, duck hunting, bike riding, to name a few—keep him physically active,...

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...

Congratulations Jackson Family Wines and Katie Jackson! Jackson Family Wines will be honored by the Sonoma County Harvest Fair for their innovative work and advocacy to create a sustainable grape-growing region by 2019. The inaugural award highlights the long-termed approach to ensuring that the land is...

At the recent Hispanics in Philanthropy gala in Sonoma, 32 Latino philanthropists and community leaders from across the United States were honored for their generosity and unrivaled community spirit. One of the HIPGiver awardees was our very own Oscar Chavez, who serves on our Board...

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