Announcing: $700,000 Grant to Sonoma Land Trust to Protect Critical Open Space Land at Sonoma Developmental Center

We are so pleased to announce this wonderful news: Thanks to the vision of a family that cared deeply about the future of Sonoma County, theSonoma Land Trust has received a $700,000 grant from Community Foundation Sonoma County and our regional affiliate the Sonoma Valley Fund to protect more than 700 acres of open space, trails and natural […]

2018 Sonoma Star Event

Sonoma Valley Fund’s 10th Annual Event celebrating Volunteerism in the Valley was held on April 29, 2018 at Cornerstone. The celebration was a grand success with over 250 people in attendance saluting the Star Volunteers. Photos courtesy of Melania Mahoney Photography

Sonoma Capacity Building Cohort – Year 3

We’ve heard the proverb “Give a man a fish and you feed him for today; teach a man to fish and you have fed him for a lifetime.” Nonprofit organizations live and breathe this mantra every day in their own work with clients. From helping teens build job skills, to connecting students who want to […]

Become a Catalyst

When Katherine Fulton and Katharine Kunst moved into their home in the heart of Sonoma, they knew this community was unique. They were charmed by its beauty and small town vibe. Katharine Kunst explains, “I love that it is so incredibly walkable. As an artist and a cook, I’m delighted to find a great art […]

2017 Annual Report

Click here to download our 2017 Annual Report As Sonoma Valley Fund moves into its 11th year, we celebrate the survival of most of our beautiful valley. We also squarely face the challenges of recovery and rebuilding from the devastating October firestorms. Thus, we are working, with our parent organization, Community Foundation Sonoma County (CFSC), […]

2016 Sonoma Valley Fund Annual Celebration

Sonoma Valley Fund’s 8th Annual Event celebrating Volunteerism in the Valley was held on Sunday, October 3rd from 2-4pm in the Barn at the Cornerstone. The celebration was a grand success with over 250 people in attendance saluting the 23 Star Volunteers. Sonoma Valley’s 2016 Star Award Winners! Front row (left to right): Windee Smith, […]

2016 Annual Report

Click here to download our 2016 Annual Report Dear Friends, Sonoma Valley Fund is now in its 10th year! We celebrate and thank all of the Fund’s founders – a dedicated group of Valley residents who had the vision, and who understood the need for championing philanthropy to strengthen our Sonoma Valley community. Since its […]

Inspire, Engage & Increase: Donors & Grantmaking

INSPIRE & ENGAGE DONORS Close to three hundred donors and guests attended Sonoma Valley Fund’s ninth annual Star Volunteer Awards at Cornerstone. Awards were presented to 22 volunteers who exemplify dedication to our nonprofit partner organizations. Many thanks to Ramekins for their refreshments and to Darius and Sarah Anderson for their hospitality at Cornerstone. INCREASE […]

Capacity Building Grants

Barry and Lorna Sheridan moved to Sonoma in 2006. It was their sixth move, criss-crossing the country, since getting married, thanks to Barry’s job as marketing executive in the wine business. They quickly fell in love with the Valley. “And now we never plan on leaving,” says Barry. Lorna is a reporter for the Sonoma […]

2015 Sonoma Valley Fund Annual Celebration

Sonoma Valley Fund’s Annual Event celebrating Volunteerism in the Valley was held on Sunday, October 4th from 3-5pm at the Sonoma Ecology Center’s Garden Park.  The celebration was a grand success with over 250 people in attendance saluting the 26 Star Volunteers. Top row (left to right): Moises Farias (Stephanie Stubbs’ mentee), Stephanie Stubbs (Sonoma Mentoring Alliance), Issac Vargas (La […]