2020-21 Community Impact Grants

$7,546,850

and counting

Updated 2/11/2021

The grants listed here were made by our Community Impact Team, and do not include individual Donor Advised Fund (DAF) grants.

Funding for our Community Impact Grants comes through the generosity of our donors, who have supported our giving through donations to our funds for the Arts, Education, Environment, and more; and from donors who have chosen to leave legacy gifts to the Community Foundation.

If you are interested in giving to one of these funds, you can give online today. If you are interested in learning more about legacy giving, please contact us to learn more.

2020 Grants

Animal Welfare - $110,000

  • Compassion Without Borders: to provide free and low-cost veterinary wellness and spay/neuter services to pets of underserved, low-income, and homeless community members 
  • Humane Society of Sonoma County: to provide low-cost spay/neuter services for owned pets in the community 
  • Pets Lifeline: to fund free spay/neuter and vaccine clinics for up to 100 cats and dogs belonging to low-income residents of the Sonoma Valley

Arts and Culture - $127,000

  • California Poets in the Schoolsto support creative poetry writing residencies, taught by professional poets, in public K-12 schools  
  • Children’s Museum of Sonoma Countyto support STEM activity kits with Arts curricula for local school partners 
  • Knights of Indulgence Theatre United Statesto support the development of new programming responding to the challenges presented by the pandemic 
  • Luther Burbank Memorial Foundationto support arts education programming hampered by COVID-19 
  • Museum of Sonoma Countyto support visual arts education programs including Art4Kids, Youth+Art, and virtual programs 
  • Museum of Sonoma Countyto support the creation of a long-term exhibition at the Museum of Sonoma County highlighting Sonoma County history and culture  
  • Santa Rosa Symphonyto support the Santa Rosa Symphony as comprehensive range of free to low-cost music exploration and training services for youth 
  • Sonoma Community Centerto support the capacity building implementation program 
  • Sonoma Valley Museum of Artto support the Art Rewards the Student Online Program for the 2020-2021 school year 

Education - $184,750

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Sonoma-Marin: to provide academic support to low-income youth in Healdsburg & Geyserville through Boys & Girls Clubs Distance Learning Clubs 
  • First 5 Sonoma Countyto support the Sonoma County Child Care Resiliency Fund, intended to ensure that childcare businesses remain sustainable, in the midst of the COVID-19 public health emergency

Environment - $125,000

  • Extended Child Care Coalition of Sonoma County Inc.to support the Community Soil Foundation K-8 students participation in environmental educational programs at the Larkfield Community Garden/ Learning Center and General Operations 
  • LandPathsto support the In Our Own BackYards (IOOBY) Program and General Operations 
  • North Bay Organizing Projectto support Latino Student Congress outings and outdoor retreats and for General Operations 
  • Pepperwood Foundationto support the Sonoma Environmental Education Collaborative (SEEC)  
  • Point Reyes National Seashore Associationto support !Vamos Afuera! environmental education outdoor exploration program for underserved Latino youth and families 
  • Sonoma County Regional Parks Foundationto support Science, Science Everywhere a learning experience integrating classroom lessons, field trips, and stewardship projects 
  • Sonoma Ecology Centerto support the capacity building implementation program 
  • Sonoma Land Trustto support Bay Camp, a bilingual summer day camp on the San Pablo Bay 

Foster Youth - $105,000

  • Community Support Network: to provide general operating support 
  • On The Move: for general operating support for VOICES Sonoma 
  • Redwood Empire Foster Parents Association: to replace and increase the blue bags lost in the Glass fire for children removed from their homes and to provide gift cards for older children 
  • Social Advocates for Youth: to provide general operating support 
  • TLC Child & Family Services: to provide general operating support

Health and Human Services - $717,600

  • Alliance Medical Centerfor general operating support for COVID-19 response 
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Sonoma Valleyto support the integration of the two organizations teen programs 
  • Buckelew Programsto provide support for economically vulnerable individuals and nonprofit operations affected during the COVID-19 pandemic 
  • California Parenting Institute (CPI)to provide support for economically vulnerable individuals and nonprofit operations affected during the COVID-19 pandemic 
  • Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadershipto support the Secret Santa Program  
  • City of Santa Rosa Housing and Community Servicesfor general operating support to the Samuel L. Jones Hall Homeless Shelter 
  • Corazon Healdsburgfor general operating support 
  • Covia Foundationto provide support for economically vulnerable individuals and nonprofit operations affected during the COVID-19 pandemic 
  • Farm to Pantryfor general operating support for services in Healdsburg/Geyserville 
  • Food For Thoughtto provide lifesaving nutrition services to 250 low-income residents of Healdsburg and Geyserville living with serious illnesses 
  • Friends in Sonoma Helpingto support the capacity building implementation program 
  • Healdsburg Shared Ministriesto provide free food to needy families and seniors living in Healdsburg and Geyserville 
  • Jewish Community Free Clinic of Sonoma Countyto provide support for economically vulnerable individuals and nonprofit operations affected during the COVID-19 pandemic 
  • Latino Service Providersto support Latino leaders of Sonoma County; to support Latino leaders of Sonoma County willing to participate in leadership development programs.; to support Latino leaders of Sonoma County 
  • Law Enforcement Chaplaincy Service in Sonoma Countyto support Chaplaincy services for suicides, death notifications, accidents, Covid, re-population/evacuation in wildfires.  
  • Lilliput Children’s Servicesto provide support for economically vulnerable individuals and nonprofit operations affected during the COVID-19 pandemic 
  • On The Moveto provide support for economically vulnerable individuals and nonprofit operations affected during the COVID-19 pandemic 
  • Operation Access: to provide support for economically vulnerable individuals and nonprofit operations affected during the COVID-19 pandemic 
  • Petaluma People Services Centerto support programs for vulnerable populations during the holidays 
  • Pony Express Equine Assisted Skills for Youthto support assistance with rebuilding and recovery of the Pony Express after the 2020 Glass fires; assistance with rebuilding and recovery of the Pony Express after the 2020 Glass fires; to support assistance with rebuilding and recovery of the Pony Express after the 2020 Glass fires 
  • Reach for Homein support of the Healdsburg Forever Challenge Campaign 
  • Redwood Empire Food Bankfor general operating support 
  • River to Coast Children’s Servicesto provide support for economically vulnerable individuals and nonprofit operations affected during the COVID-19 pandemic 
  • Salvation Army – Santa Rosato provide support for economically vulnerable individuals and nonprofit operations affected during the COVID-19 pandemic  
  • Side by Side: to provide support for economically vulnerable individuals and nonprofit operations affected during the COVID-19 pandemic 
  • Sonoma Community Centerto participate in the Creating Resilience with Capacity and Connections Cohort 
  • Sonoma Springs Community Hallto participate in the Creating Resilience with Capacity and Connections Cohort 
  • Sonoma State University Seawolf Scholars Programto provide support for economically vulnerable individuals and nonprofit operations affected during the COVID-19 pandemic 
  • Sonoma Valley Community Health Centerto provide support for economically vulnerable individuals and nonprofit operations affected during the COVID-19 pandemic 
  • Sonoma Valley Youth & Family Servicesto participate in the Creating Resilience with Capacity and Connections Cohort 
  • St. Vincent De Paul Society of Sonoma Countyto provide support for economically vulnerable individuals and nonprofit operations affected during the COVID-19 pandemic 
  • Verity-Compassion Safety Support A California Corporationto provide support for economically vulnerable individuals and nonprofit operations affected during the COVID-19 pandemic 
  • Vintage House Senior Multipurpose Center of Sonoma Valleyto participate in the Creating Resilience with Capacity and Connections Cohort 
  • West County Health Centers Incto support HIV/AIDS Program at West County Health Centers 
  • YWCA of Sonoma Countyto provide support for economically vulnerable individuals and nonprofit operations affected during the COVID-19 pandemic 

Homeless Services - $198,000

  • Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa: for general operating support to the Family Support Center 
  • Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County: to support the Sloan House Women’s Shelter 
  • COTS (Committee on the Shelterless): for general operating support to COTS’ Kids First Family Shelter (KFFS) 
  • Sonoma Overnight Support:  for general operating support 
  • The Living Room: for general operating support 
  • Women’s Recovery Services – A Unique Place: for general operating support 

Latino Leadership - $85,000

  • Centro Laboral de Graton: for general operating support, including to the ALMAS program 
  • Latino Service Providers: for general operating support to Latino Service Providers, including leadership development to the Executive Director 
  • Los Cien Sonoma County: to support the Los Cien Virtual Platform for development of the Sonoma County Latino Report Card & State of the Latino Community Forum and to support their work with a consultant as they transition their leadership structure 
  • North Bay Organizing Project: for general operating support to the Latinx Student Congress program 

Resilience Fund - $5,891,000

  • 10,000 Degreesfor General Operating expenses 
  • Alexander Valley Film Society: to support immediate organizational needs related to COVID-19 
  • Alliance Medical Center: to provide community health worker services to uninsured patients and families with Covid-19 
  • Alliance Redwoods Conference Grounds: to provide food and shelter for homeless adults  
  • Art Escape: to support organizational sustainability during the COVID-19 crisis 
  • Artstart (START SoCo): to support immediate organizational needs related to COVID-19 
  • Bilingual Broadcasting Foundation: to inform English, Spanish, TriquiMixteco and Chatino speaking community critical information on the COVID-19 pandemic 
  • Botanical Bus: to empower Latinx farmworkers, domestic workers, and day laborers in Sonoma County with holistic health resources through a bilingual mobile herb clinic  
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Sonoma-Marin: to provide academic support to low-income youth through Boys & Girls Clubs Distance Learning Clubs 
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Sonoma Valley: to support organizational sustainability during the COVID-19 crisis 
  • Burbank Housing Management Corporation: to support the digital divide that low-income families face by providing free, high-quality internet service  
  • California Homemakers Association: to provide deliveries of hygiene supplies, PPE, and fresh and prepared food to low-income families 
  • California Human Development: to provide education, PPE, and food to day laborers and families that utilize the Day Labor Center Program during COVID-19 
  • California Indian Museum & Cultural Center: to provide financial assistance, food, and other relief to Native Americans in Sonoma County 
  • California Parenting Institute (CPI): for general support to contine serving our most vulnerable children and families during this COVID19 crisis 
  • California Poets in the Schools: to support immediate organizational needs related to COVID-19 
  • Cancer Support Sonoma: to provide individual psychotherapy and mental health support groups for low fee and underserved cancer patients, caregivers and their families 
  • Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa: for continued efforts with fire recovery assistance and support 
  • Center for Effective Philanthropy: to support YouthTruth Surveys 
  • Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership: to develop and implement a webinar series titled, Stronger Together: Effective Nonprofit Leadership During the Crisis 
  • Ceres Community Project: to provide medically tailored meals among low-income clients with serious health conditions during COVID-19 via the Healing Meals for Healthy Communities program 
  • Children’s Museum of Sonoma County: to support immediate organizational needs related to COVID-19 
  • Cinnabar Arts Corporation: to support immediate organizational needs related to COVID-19 
  • Cloverdale Senior Multipurpose Center: to provide mental health support to isolated seniors and other members of the community effected by COVID-19 
  • Coastal Seniors, Inc: to provide home delivered meals to qualifying Sonoma County seniors and disabled adults 
  • Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County: for continued efforts with fire recovery assistance and support 
  • Community Baptist Church: to provide COVID-19 Care Packages to low-income families and homeless communities in Santa Rosa and Petaluma, as fiscal sponsor to Sonoma County Black Coalition 
  • Conservation Corps North Bay: to provide paid job training, case management, and basic human needs support for young people of color preparing to enter a workforce impacted by COVID-19 
  • Corazon Healdsburg: for general operating support to assist northern Sonoma County vulnerable residents 
  • COTS (Committee on the Shelterless): to provide support for economically vulnerable individuals and nonprofit operations affected during the COVID-19 pandemic 
  • Council on Aging Services for Seniors: to support the ongoing services provided to clients 
  • Downtown Streets Team: to provide basic needs stipends in the form of gift cards for food, clothing, and medicine to individuals experiencing homelessness 
  • Face to Face Sonoma County AIDS Network: to provide housing, utility, food, transportation or other emergency support for Latinx and BIPOC clients who are ineligible for government funding  
  • Family Justice Center of Sonoma County Foundation: to provide food, housing, immediate needs (gift cards), and emergency supplies to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, elder abuse, and human trafficking 
  • Farm to Pantry: for general operating support grant from donor to continue providing services to Healdsburg residents during the COVID-19 pandemic 
  • FISH of the Santa Rosa Area Inc.: to provide support for economically vulnerable individuals and nonprofit operations affected during the COVID-19 pandemic 
  • Food For Thought: to provide healthy groceries and meals to low-income Latinx families affected by COVID-19 
  • Forget Me Not Childrens Services: to distribute organic produce and provide animal-assisted and horticultural therapy to children who are survivors of abuse, neglect, community violence and wildfires 
  • Friends in Sonoma Helping: to support Latinx families and seniors who have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 by providing rental assistance 
  • Healdsburg Center for the Arts: to support immediate organizational needs related to COVID-19 
  • Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc: to support immediate organizational needs related to COVID-19 
  • Healdsburg Shared Ministries: to purchase food for the homeless meal program and seniors food program 
  • Hospice By The Bay Foundation: to provide increased advocacy, counseling, and resources to low-income, medically fragile children and seniors and their families through the Coronavirus Emergency Fund 
  • H-Town Youth Theatre DBA Young Actors Studio and Left Edge Theatre: to support immediate organizational needs related to COVID-19 
  • Humanidad Therapy & Education Services: to support delivering mental health therapy and resources to some of Sonoma County’s most vulnerable individuals during COVID-19 
  • Immigration Institute of the Bay Area: to provide essential immigration legal services to Latinx immigrants 
  • Integrative Healers Action: to support Farmworker Clinics by providing free integrative health services to Latinx community members working in Sonoma County vineyards 
  • InterFaith Shelter Network: to provide support for economically vulnerable individuals and nonprofit operations affected during the COVID-19 pandemic 
  • Interfaith Food Sustainable Collaborative: to provide continuity for low-income seniors accessing produce through farmers markets  
  • Jewish Community Free Clinic of Sonoma County: to support direct services focused on prevention, quarantine, and coping with COVID-19 impact for Latinx, elderly, and other at-risk patients 
  • Justicewiseto sustain and expand the Text FOOD/COMIDA program 
  • Kid Scoop News: to provide urgent literacy educational news materials for Latinx families, children, and low-income seniors suffering from COVID-19 disruption and insecurity 
  • Knights of Indulgence Theatre United States: to support immediate organizational needs related to COVID-19 
  • La Luz Center: to provide support for economically vulnerable individuals and nonprofit operations affected during the COVID-19 pandemic 
  • LandPaths: to provide food distribution and COVID health, financial, and  resource services in Spanish and English to the neighboring community at Bayer Farm 
  • Legal Aid of Sonoma County: to improve organizational infrastructure in response to COVID 19 
  • LifeWorks of Sonoma County: to provide bilingual youth and family therapy to the Latino community through the El Puente program 
  • Literacyworks: to provide plain language mental health information, workshops, and resources to low-literacy, low-income Latinx/BIPOC families 
  • Lomi Counseling Clinic: to support delivering mental health therapy and resources to some of Sonoma County’s most vulnerable individuals during COVID-19 
  • Lutheran Social Services of Northern California: to support the unmet needs of our most vulnerable community members post-fires 
  • Main Stage West: to support immediate organizational needs related to COVID-19  
  • Museum of Sonoma County: to support immediate organizational needs related to COVID-19 
  • NAMI Sonoma County: for general operating support 
  • Napa Valley Community Foundation: to support second year of Napa Sonoma Accessory Dwelling Unit program 
  • New Vision Santa Rosa Foundation: to support grants for small businesses negatively impacted by COVID-19 
  • North Bay Childrens Center Inc: to provide direct child care services and early educational programs for children of essential and front line workers disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic 
  • North Bay Organizing Project: to support Undocufund in providing direct financial assistance to our undocumented community members  
  • Northern California Center for Well-Being: to provide medical nutrition services and increased access to critical resources to low-income Latinx and senior populations who are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 
  • Nuestra Comunidad: to provide PPE to vineyard, agricultural, and essential workers through the Farmworker Clinic Project  
  • On The Move: to support direct emergency financial assistance for Sonoma County Latinx community members for living expenses related to the COVID-19 Pandemic   
  • Petaluma Arts Council: to support immediate organizational needs related to COVID-19 
  • Petaluma City Schools: to support the McDowell Family Resource Center pilot program Convivencia 
  • Petaluma Ecumenical Properties: to provide resources to seniors living in PEP Housing during COVID-19 
  • Petaluma Educational Foundation: to support TK-12 grade students with Social Emotional Learning Programs helping students and families adapt to challenges of COVID-19 
  • Petaluma Health Center: to support the COVID TEAM, a specialized health care team to provide COVID-19 education, outreach, screening/testing, and referrals targeted at uninsured and Latinx populations  
  • Petaluma People Services Center: to provide support for economically vulnerable individuals and nonprofit operations affected during the COVID-19 pandemic 
  • Raizes Collective: to support immediate organizational needs related to COVID-19 
  • Reach for Home: to provide support for economically vulnerable individuals and nonprofit operations affected during the COVID-19 pandemic 
  • Redwood Community Health Coalition: to support the Outreach and Enrollment program with service referrals to help the most vulnerable families affected by the pandemic and its resulting economic downturn 
  • Redwood Empire Food Bank: to provide health groceries to local individuals, children, and families who have been affected by COVID-19 
  • Renewal Enterprise District: to support the commitment of the Renewal Enterprise District to increase the housing stock in Sonoma County, through partnerships with Forsyth Street and MapOneSonoma 
  • Roustabout Theater: to support immediate organizational needs related to COVID-19 
  • Santa Rosa Community Health: to expand the work of Sonoma Community Resilience Collaborative during disasters 
  • Sebastiani Theatre Foundation, Inc.: to support immediate organizational needs related to COVID-19 
  • Shared Housing and Resource Exchange California: to provide support for economically vulnerable individuals and nonprofit operations affected during the COVID-19 pandemic 
  • Side by Side: to support the New Immigrant Collaborative pilot at Healdsburg Junior High School 
  • Social Advocates for Youth: to provide job support to homeless youth 
  • Sonoma Applied Village Services: to provide direct food and outreach services to the homeless of Sonoma County 
  • Sonoma Community Center: to support organizational sustainability during the COVID-19 crisis 
  • Sonoma Conservatory of Dance: to support immediate organizational needs related to COVID-19 
  • Sonoma County Black Forum: to support the ongoing services provided to clients 
  • Sonoma Ecology Center: to support organizational sustainability during the COVID-19 crisis 
  • Sonoma Overnight Support: to provide support for economically vulnerable individuals and nonprofit operations affected during the COVID-19 pandemic 
  • Sonoma Springs Community Hall: to support organizational sustainability during the COVID-19 crisis 
  • Sonoma State University DREAM Center: to expand the Undocu-Survival Initiative, which provides financial and technology assistance to undocumented students that allows them to persist in their education and employment 
  • Sonoma Valley Community Communications: to support installment of a new radio antenna for KSVY 91.3 Sonoma 
  • Sonoma Valley Education Foundation: to support Preschool for All providing tuition-free, high-quality preschool education to low-income students in Sonoma Valley 
  • Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance: to support organizational sustainability during the COVID-19 crisis 
  • Sonoma Valley Museum of Art: to support immediate organizational needs related to COVID-19 
  • Sonoma Valley Youth & Family Services: to support organizational sustainability during the COVID-19 crisis 
  • Support Our Students: to support delivering mental health therapy and resources to some of Sonoma County’s most vulnerable individuals during this COVID-19 pandemic 
  • Sustainable Sonoma: to support organizational sustainability during the COVID-19 crisis 
  • Teen Services Sonoma: to support organizational sustainability during the COVID-19 crisis 
  • The Living Room: to provide mental health services to women currently experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, homelessness 
  • Tides Center: for Generation Housing Map One project 
  • TLC Child & Family Services: to provide support for economically vulnerable individuals and nonprofit operations affected during the COVID-19 pandemic 
  • Transcendence Theatre Company: to support immediate organizational needs related to COVID-19 
  • Una Vida: to support the Community Pantry-Crisis Response program developed to support vulnerable community members affected by COVID-19 
  • United Way of the Wine Country: to support the MAP OneSonoma initiative  
  • Verity-Compassion Safety Support A California Corporation: to augment therapeutic counseling services to Spanish-speaking survivors of sexual violence and their families 
  • Vintage House Senior Multipurpose Center of Sonoma Valley: to address food insecurity and mental health issues resulting from the economic and social impacts of COVID-19 on low-income seniors and Latinx residents of Sonoma Valley 
  • West County Community Services: to expand in-home health services and nutritional support to low-income Russian River seniors 
  • West County Health Centers Inc: to provide access to medical and behavioral health services through telehealth patient visits via video or phone and limited in-person visits for dental and other services during COVID-19 
  • Women’s Recovery Services – A Unique Place: for general operating support  
  • YWCA of Sonoma County: to provide specialized, trauma informed domestic violence services to the vulnerable victims and their families 
  • Zonehaven Fund: to support the development and deployment of the Zonehaven Evacuation Management Platform (EMP) in Sonoma County 

Other - $3,500

  • Russian River Rotary Foundation: to support the Russian River Rotary Crab Feed  
  • Sonoma County Office of Educationto support a community promotion designed to recognize Sonoma County’s K-12 public schools and teachers  
  • The Climate Centergrant made on behalf of Steve Goldberg in recognition of his years of service as a board member of Community Foundation Sonoma County 
  • Tides Centerto sponsor the Housing Equity Series Event, as fiscal sponsor to Generation Housing  

For more information about our grant programs, see Apply for Grants or contact:

Karin Demarest

Karin Demarest

Vice President for Community Impact
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