We share your heartbreak and desire to do something in support of our friends and neighbors affected by the devastating Valley Fires. If you would like to make a gift through your donor advised fund at the Community Foundation, please contact your philanthropic advisor to learn...

A little more than a year ago, Community Foundation Sonoma County engaged the Center for Effective Philanthropy to conduct a confidential survey of our grantees, called the Grantee Perception Report. It was enormously helpful for us to receive your feedback, and we were energized by what...

Impact 100 Redwood Circle, a new giving circle for women, expects to grant a $100,000 impact grant in 2016. Before they can begin granting, however, Founding Members are recruiting new individuals to join. Read the Press Democrat story about their goals and see images from their...

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...

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...

Creative Sonoma is a new countywide effort to promote the arts in our community. Formed in 2014, the agency is launching a series of professional development workshops in March and April for artists and nonprofit arts organizations. ...

Henry Trione spent more than fifty years shaping Sonoma County. The Press Democrat pays tribute to his commitment to Sonoma County from wineries to football teams, colleges to open space, his business acumen and philanthropy has created an incredible legacy. We are deeply grateful for Henry’s...

At Community Foundation Sonoma County, we are committed to promoting equity in our community. When we learned about the critical role that early childhood education plays in a child’s later success in school, career, and life, and that in Sonoma County only half of our...

Family is paramount to Dean and Belinda (Bo) Soiland. So is faith. Dean, like most of his siblings, got his start in his father Marv Soiland’s sand and gravel business before he and Bo launched their BoDean Company for aggregates and asphalt in 1989. Along...

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