The 2017 wildfires changed so much about Sonoma County. In the aftermath of the disaster, it was apparent that recovery would require a collective, sustained effort. We would need to work together to recover. We would need to innovate how we work collaboratively.
The Map OneSonoma initiative was born out of this need, with philanthropic partners Community Foundation Sonoma County and United Way of the Wine Country creating a space for community leaders to come together around areas of urgency. Funded with support from Hewlett Foundation, the Map OneSonoma collective includes partners from the health, education, labor, environment, and housing sectors of Sonoma County.
It aims to elevate racial and economic equity and increase strategic coordination amongst the various sectors working to strengthen Sonoma County’s resilience and economic well-being. Over the last three years, Map OneSonoma has engaged close to 200 community leaders and subject matter experts to understand the ecosystems that drive the economy, health, and prosperity of the area’s residents and those that hold us back.
For more background, view our 2020 Action Report.