Creating a charitable giving fund with the Community Foundation or adding to your existing fund is simple. Call us to discuss your philanthropic goals and fund options to best suit your needs.

A variety of assets may be used to create funds and you may choose between an endowment fund or an expendable fund and determine how it is invested. You may also wish to designate assets that will come to us after your lifetime as a legacy gift.

Assets you may contribute include:

  • Cash
  • Publicly traded securities or mutual fund shares
  • Closely-held and pre-IPO stock
  • Real estate (some restrictions apply)
  • Retained life estate
  • Retirement fund plans
  • Life insurance
  • Charitable Remainder Trust (remainder of)
  • Charitable Lead Trust (lead gift of)
  • Bequest

To make a contribution to your current fund:

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Give by check:

Please indicate the fund name you wish to donate to in the memo line and mail it to:

Community Foundation Sonoma County
120 Stony Point Rd. Suite 220
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

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Transfer Stock:

Download our Stock Gift Instructions

If you would like to contribute to your fund with a stock gift, or make a stock donation to any other fund, please call or email us to let us know your gift is coming!

For more information on ways to give, please contact:

Kristin Nelson

Kristin Nelson

Interim Vice President for Philanthropic Planning