The firestorm that ravaged Sonoma County in October has taken a devastating toll on our community, with 6,800 structures destroyed, 23 deaths, and more than $3 billion in losses. More than 100,000 people were displaced from their homes, and countless numbers of people have lost absolutely everything.
While this disaster has been chaotic, the response should not be. With 34 years of experience in philanthropy, the Community Foundation of Sonoma County knows how to make strategic and impactful grants to support the well-being of our community. To date, they’ve given out more than $200 million dollars to Sonoma County organizations addressing issues such as housing, hunger, economic well-being and mental health.
Recovery from these fires will take years, and they’re committed to this community for the long term. They have launched the Sonoma County Resilience Fund to address the mid to long-term needs of those impacted by these devastating fires. Learn more about the Resilience Fund.
You can quickly and easily support the nonprofit Resilience Fund in the following ways:
- Donate online to the Sonoma County Resilience Fund.
- Mail a check to Community Foundation Sonoma County, 120 Stony Point Rd., Suite 220, Santa Rosa, CA 95401. Please indicate “Sonoma County Resilience Fund” in the memo line.
- Transfer stock or securities; contact a Philanthropic Advisor to begin the process.
To learn about more ways to give, contact them.
Our hearts may be broken, but our spirits are not. In the face of this destruction, we know that we will recover, as the resilient community that we are. Be safe, be well, and be strong.
Thank you for your generosity and commitment to Sonoma County.
About the Community Foundation Sonoma County:
Community Foundation Sonoma County is the hub of philanthropy for the county, connecting people, ideas and resources to benefit all who live here. Founded in 1983, CFSC works with philanthropists to create plans that will make an impact in our community and become part of their family’s legacy.
More information: sonomacf.org