The Resilience Fund was established to support the most vulnerable people in our community; individuals and families who were struggling to make ends meet prior to the fires and now have greater challenges to living a healthy, safe, stable life in Sonoma County. The purpose of the Resilience Fund is to ensure that financially vulnerable people impacted by the fires are able to heal, rebuild, and thrive. Our long-term vision for the Resilience Fund is everyone in Sonoma County is thriving and stronger than ever.
The Foundation works toward that vision by focusing grant funds on three areas: Helping individuals impacted by the fires, Healing the long-term impacts of trauma, and Housing solutions for our community.
The 2018 goals within each of the focus area are:
- By September 2019, approximately 500 low-income and undocumented community members will have access to resources that support their ability to remain living and working in Sonoma County.
- By September 2019, the most economically vulnerable in our community will have access to trauma-informed care in a variety of settings throughout the community (i.e. schools, community centers, churches, etc.)
- By the end of 2018, establish well-informed, concrete goals and strategies that will allow us to make a first round of grants to advance viable housing solutions.
In addition to grant funding, the Foundation is engaged in a number of community leadership activities to advance the goals and vision of the Resilience Fund (e.g. co-chair of Sonoma ROC).