ABOUT US

ABOUT US

WHO WE ARE

WE ARE HEALDSBURG FOREVER

Why a locally focused community foundation & endowment? Acting as a central point of funding, we capture the collective generosity in our community, and make all of our local nonprofits stronger with efficient use of donor funds while helping build their capacity.

Founded in 2003 to serve the greater Healdsburg area—including Geyserville, Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley, and parts of Russian River Valley – Healdsburg Forever has granted over $1.4 million to local nonprofit organizations since its inception.

Now with an endowment of $1.7 Million, we continue to distribute annually to dozens of grantees. Here’s the inspiring story of our early years by founding community members.

HISTORY

VISION

Our vision is to ensure that the Healdsburg-Geyserville area is a sustainable, inclusive community in which all individuals have equal opportunity to thrive.

MISSION

By utilizing our local expertise and extensive community involvement, we identify and fund priority needs of nonprofits serving Healdsburg and Geyserville to nurture and sustain a diverse, thriving and more equitable community. We accomplish this through careful oversight of our endowment and generous donor philanthropy.

A LOCALLY FOCUSED COMMUNITY FOUNDATION & ENDOWMENT

Sustainability has been a key goal since the inception of Healdsburg Forever and what better way to achieve this than establish a Healdsburg area endowment?  Having our endowment invested with the Community Foundation Sonoma County (CFSC) combines the best of fiduciary strength and entrepreneurial agility.  Through CFSC we can access systems and an experienced team of a recognized nonprofit leaders, while our all-volunteer board of local residents has on-the-ground knowledge of the unique challenges of our local communities.

Acting as a central point of funding, Healdsburg Forever captures the collective generosity in our community, and makes all of our local nonprofits stronger through efficient use of donor funds supporting both critical programs as well as operational capacity.

AN INVESTMENT FOR GOOD IN OUR COMMUNITY

  • GIVE WITH CONFIDENCE

    We are a volunteer board, with no paid staff, allowing your philanthropic dollars to go directly to grantees.

  • LEVERAGE OUR EXPERTISE

    Our rigorous application and funding processes ensure grants go to worthy organizations quickly.   Our experienced grants team knows both local community needs and the network of local nonprofits.  We assemble a portfolio of grants for maximum impact.

  • WE SUPPORT CRITICAL AND EMERGING NEEDS

    In this time of multiple crises, we are providing essential safety net services which help individuals and families stay healthy, housed, fed and engaged in learning.

  • AN ENDOWMENT IS FOREVER

    The very definition of sustainability.  Interest distribution provides a stable stream of funds for grant making to local nonprofits.

HOW HEALDSBURG FOREVER IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN OUR COMMUNITY