Healthcare Foundation
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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Believe in Celebration

Believe in Celebration

Dear Friends, This month we are kicking off our 20th year celebration, and are overwhelmed by the support from this community. Since our inception in 2001, we’ve invested more than $26 million in organizations that provide health access, mental health and early childhood development services. So far in 2020, Healthcare […]

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The Power of Celebration

The Power of Celebration

By Barbara Grasseschi, Board of Directors
I became involved with the Healthcare Foundation in 2009 because I believed in its mission of supporting the health and well-being of this community. In 2014, when former Executive Director Pat Callahan asked me to help organize the first Wine, Women & Shoes event,

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How Education Changed My Life and My Perspective

How Education Changed My Life and My Perspective

By Denny Martin, Board of Directors I was a late bloomer when it came to education, beginning at the local community college in San Diego in my mid-twenties, becoming an RN at 30 and getting my Masters in Public Health at 40. The world of education opened my eyes to […]

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Spotlight: YWCA Sonoma County’s A Special Place

Spotlight: YWCA Sonoma County’s A Special Place

We’re pleased to spotlight our newest grantee, the YWCA Sonoma County’s A Special Place Therapeutic Preschool, the only one of its kind in Sonoma County (and one of only a handful in California) providing counseling to children ages 3 to 5 who have witnessed or are living with violence in […]

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Believe in the Power of Education

Believe in the Power of Education

Dear Friends, Access to knowledge, according to A Portrait of Sonoma County, the Human Development Report commissioned by the Sonoma County Department of Health Services, “is a critical determinant of long term well-being and is essential to self-determination, self-sufficiency, and the real freedom a person has to decide what to […]

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All-Hazards and Fireline Safety Awareness Courses in July

All-Hazards and Fireline Safety Awareness Courses in July

Friday, July 3, 2020 and Sunday, July 12, 2020
Online via Zoom | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
HALTER Project is sponsoring a FREE course to teach you how to recognize hazards in disaster situations such as wildfires, floods, landslides, and earthquakes. Join for in-depth discussion of power line safety,

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Mental Health Talent Pipeline Profile: Luigi Valencia

Mental Health Talent Pipeline Profile: Luigi Valencia

When Mental Health Talent Pipeline scholarship recipient Luigi Valencia was growing up the son of immigrants in an economically disadvantaged neighborhood in Sonoma County, he witnessed many people he knew experiencing negative encounters with the police. But he also noticed that many of those people were hurting in different ways: […]

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Believe in Collaboration

Believe in Collaboration

Dear Friends, The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed and deepened existing inequalities in our communities. As we fight the issue of disparate healthcare access and outcomes close to home, we must also acknowledge that BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People Of Color) are fighting for their lives on many fronts, including against […]

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