Healthcare Foundation
Celebrating Outgoing Board Members

Celebrating Outgoing Board Members

We wish to express our deepest gratitude for the hard work and service of four board members stepping down at the end of 2020: Denny Martin, Gina Parmeter, Bill Smart and Ross Stromberg. Each made significant contributions, all were generous of time, talent and vision, and all helped make the

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Believe in the Power of Gratitude

Believe in the Power of Gratitude

Dear Friends, Gratitude has proven to be one of the most powerful forces for maintaining our resilience, both on the personal and community levels. The benefits of gratitude as an important mental health principle, according to Lisa Firestone, Ph.D., extend far beyond what we may imagine. Scientific studies have found […]

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Believe in Above and Beyond

Believe in Above and Beyond

Dear Friends, I’m guessing that you are all enjoying taking a breath of fresh air these days, as am I—with fingers crossed that the air remains clear. With an election and fire season upon us, it is both unsettling and also exciting to feel autumn and change in the air. […]

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Mental Health in Schools: Going Above and Beyond

Mental Health in Schools: Going Above and Beyond

The Healthcare Foundation is a proud supporter of theTeam Success counseling program at Healdsburg, Windsor and Cloverdale unified school districts. Funding for the Team Success program is a collaborative effort with the John Jordan Foundation and Global Sports Development Foundation to support ongoing mental health counseling services to local high […]

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Laura Kimbro – Believing in Above and Beyond

Laura Kimbro – Believing in Above and Beyond

By Laura Kimbro, DO, Board of Directors When I moved to Sonoma County and established the Center for Women’s Health, I had already had a long career as a traditional OB/GYN, delivering babies and taking care of mothers. During these years, I recognized a lack of attention for women with […]

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Donna Merideth – Believing in Resilience

Donna Merideth – Believing in Resilience

By Donna Merideth, Board of Directors All of us in Sonoma County have been impacted by the challenges thrown at us over the past few years. While my family’s resilience has been tested, our struggles don’t compare to many of my friends and neighbors that have lost their homes in […]

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Spotlight: Mental Health Talent Grantee Yadira Esparza

Spotlight: Mental Health Talent Grantee Yadira Esparza

As our community has faced challenge after challenge in the form of floods, fires and this pandemic, we have repeatedly had to tap into our mental fortitude, our reserves of resilience. It’s one of the reasons we invested in the Wildfire Mental Health Collaborative following the 2017 fires and why […]

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Believe in Resilience

Believe in Resilience

Dear Friends, We are still buzzing in our separate pods over the amazing success of our first-ever virtual gala. Thanks to over a hundred generous sponsors (see list below), dozens of auction item donors, and over 400 households that viewed the livestream event on August 29th, we raised $450,000! What […]

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HCF Raises Over $450,000 at Virtual Gala

HCF Raises Over $450,000 at Virtual Gala

HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION NORTHERN SONOMA COUNTY RAISES OVER $450,000 FOR LOCAL COVID RESPONSE Nonprofit hosts first-ever virtual gala, rallying notable political guests, musicians and community supporters to raise funds for greatest COVID-19 needs     Healdsburg, August 31, 2020 – The Healthcare Foundation Northern Sonoma County (HCF) hosted its first-ever virtual gala […]

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Announcing New Grants August 2020

Announcing New Grants August 2020

HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION NORTHERN SONOMA COUNTY EXTENDS COVID-19 RELIEF WITH ADDITIONAL $100,000 IN GRANTS TO LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS Emergency funds for health access, mental health and food security are in addition to $225,000+ in planned program grants issued in August by HCF Healdsburg, August 25, 2020 – Building on initial emergency COVID-19 […]

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