One of the most widespread impacts from both the 2017 and 2019 fires was on our community’s mental health. “Children are especially impacted by disaster, often experiencing trauma-related fears, anxiety and sleep disruption, even after the disaster is over, ” said Karin Demarest, vice president...

For Valentine’s Day, we asked staff members to share some of their thoughts and memories on what has helped spark their love affair with Sonoma County: Elly Grogan, Senior Philanthropic Officer I spent a good part of my childhood on a forty acre apple ranch outside Occidental....

Updated Wednesday, October 31, 2019: Welcome home Sonoma County. We are incredibly, unspeakably, grateful to the first responders who worked tirelessly to keep the Kincade Fire from spreading further and who are now able to welcome so many of our neighbors home. As many of our...

Over the course of eight days this fall and winter, 115 community members from all walks of life—doctors, social workers, teachers, counselors, waiters, yoga instructors, chaplains—gathered to learn skills to help our community heal. Dr. Bo Greaves, who retired from practice and now volunteers for Health...

Growing up in Santa Rosa, Brooke and his sister Lisa learned about philanthropy as young children. Their mother, Jeannie Schulz, is renowned for her support of local causes, especially for her commitment to the arts and environment. “Obviously my mom has been a major influence...

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