The Community Foundation and the Sonoma Valley Fund announce the first grants from the Todd Trust
A bequest to the Community Foundation from Hazel and Roland Todd instructed us to support charitable activities primarily in Sonoma Valley, especially in the areas of health, human services and open space. Community Foundation Sonoma County and Sonoma Valley Fund convened a group, known as the Todd Trust Team, to assess community needs in the Valley and determine a goal four use of the Todd Trust. To learn more about the work of the Todd Trust Team and the timeline for how the project will unfold, click here. The Boards of Community Foundation Sonoma County and Sonoma Valley Fund approved four grants recommended by the Team. To learn more about the Todd Trust, see more at the bottom of this page.
|A challenge grant of $100,000 to St. Joseph Health System of Sonoma County to continue dental services to low income residents in the Springs area through purchasing a replacement mobile dental van||
|$35,300 to the Sonoma Ecology Center for assistance in creating a community garden for Spring's residents at the County's Larson Park in Agua Caliente|
|$25,000 to the Sonoma Valley Education Foundation for the 2012 Sonoma Valley Youth Initiative|
|$12,000 to La Luz Bilingual Center to provide emergency assistance with food, shelter and clothing for low income Sonoma Valley residents in crisis|
A team from Sonoma Valley Fund and Community Foundation Sonoma County has been working since 2011 to assess community needs and determine where to focus our involvement in the Valley from the $8.5 million bequest of Roland and Hazel Todd. Based on the community’s responses and the Todd’s wishes, improving the health and well being of residents in the Springs area of Sonoma Valley will be our initial focus. To read a quick overview of the initial report, click here
Since the publication of the initial, summary report, the Committee has been working on a version of the report which would give a deeper and broarder view of the issues facing Sonoma Valley. The initial goal was to determine the best use of the Todd Trust funds. At this point, we believe that these findings along with the Sonoma County Economic Development Board’s report detailing significant demographic, employment and education data and trends (click here to read more of the demographic report) are valuable to a broader audience trying to improve the health and well-being of residents of Sonoma Valley. To read the indepth report, click here