Community Foundation Sonoma County believes in the power of connecting people, ideas and resources to benefit everyone living in the Sonoma County. Their work includes partnering with donors on their giving in ways that will make an impact and support families in their giving. Grantmaking at the community foundation currently includes an early childhood education initiative as well as an LGBTQI giving circle. With this support from the Philanthropy Grantmaking Program’s Serving Bay Area Communities funding, the Community Foundation Sonoma County will undertake a robust business model analysis.
About the Grantee
120 Stony Point RoadSuite 220
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Grants to this Grantee
for capacity building to provide coordination of fire recovery efforts
The Community Foundation Sonoma County (CFSC) will provide leadership for Sonoma County’s mid- and long-term recovery from the wildfires of October 2017, which destroyed 5,300 homes and 126 businesses. CFSC will expand its internal capacity to provide coordination and communication among the many organizations working on fire recovery and will raise additional funds for the effort. It will also actively engage the community in the recovery, convene a new cross-sector community fire recovery leadership group, and create a $1 million fund for an initiative to build the capacity of local nonprofit agencies that are critical to recovery.
for a county-wide process to integrate and focus plans for recovery and rebuilding
The Community Foundation Sonoma County will manage a project to develop a unifying vision for Sonoma County’s recovery from the October 2017 wildfires, which destroyed 5,300 homes, damaged infrastructure and impacted the economy. The project will involve the diverse perspectives within the county, identify shared goals, and integrate many efforts already underway, to create a practical map and path to recovery. The Community Foundation will ensure that the results of the process are documented and communicated broadly throughout the County, including on its website and in a printed report.