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

Nonprofits in our community need your help! COVID-19 continues to generate new and unanticipated challenges for these groups, and we have an immediate opportunity to ensure recovery and relief continues in 2022. Thanks to an early gift of $100,000 from generous donors Michelle Mercer and Bruce Golden alongside a $50,000 challenge grant from the Community Foundation of Sonoma County,  Healdsburg Forever is launching the Fall 2021 $150,000 Challenge for our Community Impact Fund.  Now we’re aiming to double the impact by matching the $150,000 challenge by year-end. This would create $300,000 in new funds to help the most vulnerable in our community in the new year. Let’s rise to the challenge!

A little history

We created the Community Impact Fund in 2020. In a year characterized by sequential and ongoing disasters, the fund brought a heightened awareness of the continued lack of access to resources in our community. The cumulative generosity of our community to meet the 2020 challenge allowed us to raise $300,000 and grant it to six nonprofit organizations serving the most vulnerable.

At Healdsburg Forever, we believe no one organization or solution can single-handedly tackle the challenges facing our community today. We also believe the best solution to pave the way for sustained equity is to bolster the organizations that make local culture vibrant. The 2021 Community Impact Fund will stretch your contribution across several nonprofits and organizations, allowing your donations to have the greatest impact possible.

Initiatives funded by the 2020 Community Impact Fund

Through the 2020 Community Impact Fund Healdsburg Forever granted e $300,000 to five nonprofits and one nonprofit/City of Healdsburg partnership earlier this year. The money helped thousands of residents get goods and services when they needed them most.

For more information about each of the six grants, click on the icons below.

$125,000

Direct financial assistance through Corazon Healdsburg

$50,000

Redwood Empire Food Bank (REFB)

$40,000

Alliance Medical

$35,000

Legal Aid of Sonoma County

$30,000

Reach for Home

$20,000

Camp HBG 2.0

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

To give by mail send 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.