Their Mission is to strengthen our local communities through effective philanthropy and civic engagement. Website: http://www.sonomacf.org/
Educating leaders to create public policy that is environmentally friendly, socially equitable, and economically viable for a sustainable community.
Founded in 2000, the Leadership Institute is a 501(c)3 public charity based in Sonoma County and dedicated to ensuring a sustainable future for California's North Coast. Our mission is to train people to be more effective leaders, and to educate community leaders and the public to understand that the future of our economy and quality of life are dependent on each other. The Institute is active throughout the year, providing education, training, and networking opportunities for community leaders. We have four main program areas:
For twenty years, Bread for the Journey’s model of grassroots micro-granting has helped to make communities more just, vital, and whole. In 1988, we began our first Bread for the Journey chapter over a spaghetti dinner in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Today, Bread for the Journey’s 20 volunteer chapters – like brilliant points of light – are bringing healing and transformation to communities across North America through Neighborhood Philanthropy.
Eco Workforce: Green Jobs for Hope!
Cris Oseguera and Evelina Molina at the North Bay Institute for Green Technology is developing a new program, Eco Workforce to provide hands-on, pre-apprenticeship green collar training for local “at risk” Latino youth. Many of the participating youth have barriers to employment, and Eco-Workforce will give them the skills and qualifications to enter and succeed in the growing green technology field. The trainees will become competent in constructing and installing custom storm windows, building rainwater catchments, and conducting household energy audits. Bread for the Journey of Sebastopol granted $1,000 to this inspiring group for educational materials and equipment (goggles, knee pads, flashlights, jumpsuits, etc.)