In June 2020, about 10 Sonoma Valley civic leaders gathered in a backyard to discuss the future of Sonoma Valley. Roughly three months into the pandemic, the group was worried: How would small local businesses survive shelter-in-place orders? How would those who were now unemployed...

We’ve heard the proverb “Give a man a fish and you feed him for today; teach a man to fish and you have fed him for a lifetime.” Nonprofit organizations live and breathe this mantra every day in their own work with clients. From helping teens build job...

Do you give close to home? You aren't alone. Some donors give locally to build and grow something that they can connect to over time. Others are driven by community needs that they can identify in their own backyard. Still others are passionate about a cause,...

Community Foundation Sonoma County's Sonoma Valley Fund knows how to throw a party! This year, they have celebrated 26 of the communities brightest volunteers through their Star Volunteer awards. Volunteers were included from many - if not most - of the valley's nonprofit organizations. A list...

When activist Ligia Booker founded La Luz Center in 1985, the Sonoma Valley Latino population was largely transient, composed of seasonal workers who returned to their native countries once the harvest was done. By 2013, however, the community had stabilized. Serving some 10,000 people a...

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