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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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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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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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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