Since its inception in 2003, the nonprofit has granted more than $1.7 million to local organizations and has helped more than 70 nonprofits with serving Healdsburg & Geyserville.
Our endowment has grown to $2 million. The annual earnings provide a sustainable source of funds which, along with generous donations from our community, are available to meet the most pressing needs of Healdsburg and Geyserville at any given time. This is why we are called Healdsburg Forever community endowment.
- Health/Human Services
- Youth Development/Education
- Arts/Environmental Education
At the beginning of last decade, Healdsburg Forever’s strategic grant-making helped incubate nonprofits such as Farm to Pantry, which now gleans hundreds of thousands of pounds of food annually to feed those in need. In recent years, Healdsburg Forever grants have enabled several nonprofits respond to disasters including wildfires, floods, and COVID-19.
Specifically, over the course of 2020, Healdsburg Forever provided two rounds of emergency grants totaling $142,000 to eight organizations providing essential services in the Healdsburg and Geyserville communities. The eight organizations that received grants were Redwood Empire Food Bank, Corazón Healdsburg, Healdsburg Shared Ministries/Food Pantry, Boys and Girls Club, Farm to Pantry, Reach for Home, Food for Thought and Alliance Medical Center.
In the fall of 2020, Healdsburg Forever launched the Community Impact Fund to support the most vulnerable in our communities endure the severe repercussions of successive years of wildfires and a global pandemic. The collective generosity of our donors matched a $150,000 challenge grant from Community Foundation of Sonoma County. Through this effort, Healdsburg Forever was able to grant $300,000 in February 2021 to six organizations: Corazon Healdsburg, Redwood Empire Food Bank, Alliance Medical Center, Legal Aid of Sonoma County, Reach for Home, and a public/private partnership with the City of Healdsburg.
To recover from successive years of crises takes time, and the most vulnerable in our community are still reeling from multiple challenges. As a result, Healdsburg Forever decided to extend the Community Impact Fund into 2022 and we are pleased to have a $150,000 Challenge to help raise funds.