Healdsburg Forever Community Impact Fund Challenge

You can make a difference. 

Give to the Healdsburg Community Impact Fund to ensure recovery and relief continues in 2021-2022

YOUR GENEROUS GIFTS ENABLED $300,000 IN GRANTS TO BE DISTRIBUTED FEBRUARY 2021

Healdsburg and Geyserville are built around our greatest treasures: the beauty of the environment, agriculture and those who farm the land, wine, food and hospitality, our cultural heritage and diversity. COVID-19 and successive years of wildfires have hit our communities hard. With grapes left unharvested and restaurants, hotels, wineries and shops sitting empty, people who live and work here are struggling to afford food and housing, are juggling childcare shortages and home-based learning, and are facing a health crisis unlike anything we have seen before.

In the fall of 2020, we launched the Healdsburg Forever Community Impact Fund to support our communities through the current crises. Heartfelt thanks to you, our caring community of donors, who stepped up to the challenge, maximized the generous $150,000 matching grant from the Community Foundation Sonoma County, and enabled us to exceed our 2020 year-end fundraising goal.

In January the Healdsburg Forever Grants Committee and Board partnered with local nonprofits, community leaders and front-line workers to identify the most critical needs facing our community heading into 2021. We are now thrilled to award $300,000 in much-needed funds to support the most vulnerable in our communities. Thank you for your kind and generous gifts and for trusting us to identify and support the most critical community needs.

Our community needs you now more than ever

1 in 3 people in our community face food insecurity

Job loss has led to housing uncertainty, mental health challenges and food insecurity

Loss of health insurance inhibits people from seeking medical care

School closures create uncertainties around childcare, school lunches and internet access required for virtual learning

The demand for services from local nonprofits continues to grow exponentially. COVID, the economic recession and the fires all weigh most heavily on the same population groups.  New community needs continue to emerge.

A gift of:

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$10,000 would provide a month of temporary housing for 6 or more families

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$5,000 would cover the cost of care for 20 uninsured health care visits

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$500 would provide nutritious fruits & vegetables for 1,600 individuals

Join us, together we create hope, we cultivate connections, and we nurture and sustain a more equitable community.

Give by mail by sending a check to:

Healdsburg Forever
Community Foundation Sonoma County
120 Stony Point Road, Suite 220
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Please enter: “Healdsburg Forever Impact Fund” in the memo line

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OTHER WAYS TO GIVE

To transfer stock or securities, or give through your Donor Advised Fund, please contact:

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Kristin Nelson

Director of Philanthropic Advising, Community Foundation Sonoma County

knelson@sonomacf.org

707-303-9625

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.