Community Foundation Sonoma County

  • CA


250 D Street, Suite 205
Santa Rosa
United States

About Us

The mission of Community Foundation Sonoma County is to strengthen our local communities through effective philanthropy and civic engagement.

Our Values:

  • Respect – We respect the inherent worth and dignity of every person.
  • Stewardship – We mindfully steward the resources entrusted to us.
  • Integrity – We honor our commitments with integrity and responsive action.
  • Inclusiveness – We strive to engage all in the life of our community.
  • Excellence – We reach for excellence in all that we do.

We fulfill our mission by:

  • Making grants to fund responses to important needs in Sonoma County and beyond.
  • Encouraging donors to partner with us in fulfilling their financial and charitable goals.
  • Ensuring that gifts made to the Community Foundation grow and have lasting impact both now and into the future.
  • Convening people to work on relevant community challenges and issues
  • Providing cumulative community knowledge about Sonoma County.
  • Catalyzing community involvement and philanthropic commitment to improve the quality of life in Sonoma County.

Key facts:

  • Community Foundation Sonoma County was established in 1983.
  • Our current assets of over $130 million are held in over 450 charitable funds created by individuals, families, community groups and businesses.
  • We are governed by a Board of Directors representing a cross section of Sonoma County’s business, civic and philanthropic leaders and a President & CEO.
  • Since inception, the Community Foundation and its donors have awarded $116 million in grants.