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Sonoma County Vintners Foundation (SCVF) is an accredited 501c(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1988. Its purpose is to consistently support local nonprofit organizations to help those in our community who are most in need. The beneficiary partners who receive annual SCVF grants have come to rely on this critical source of funding to carry out their missions within our community. SCVF’s support depends on proceeds from year-round philanthropic giving and its annual Sonoma County Wine Auction.
SCVF’s two main initiatives, Community Grants and the Emergency Relief Fund, impact needs ranging from the immediate to the long term. Community Foundation Sonoma County aids SCVF in the grant application process and more, providing a valuable service to the community as a liaison for nonprofits.
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SCVF Changemakers are the legion of loyal monthly donors who provide sustainable, year-round funding for our beneficiary grants and other programming support. Changemakers are aligned with our core goals of cultivating a vibrant and diverse Sonoma County while also helping those in our community who are most in need. Our automated monthly giving option makes it easy for Changemakers to support community initiatives in Sonoma County. Become a SCVF Changemaker today and create a positive impact in Sonoma County for generations to come.
Sonoma County’s largest community fundraising weekend has raised $39 million to date and has been recognized as one of Wine Spectator’s Top Charity Wine Auctions in the United States. Community Grants, Emergency Relief Fund and Fund-A-Need programs are made possible by contributions from our vintners, donors and members of the community for their extraordinary generosity at SCWA and support of our vision and goals. Our dedicated community volunteers are integral to the auction’s success.
What Your Support Means to Our Beneficiary Partners
In Their Own Words
On behalf of Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods, I would like to thank SCVF for their very generous grant of $10,000. This grant will be used to continue support for wildfire prevention work with the Sonoma County Ecology Corp. This combined effort will not only cover staff time and supplies needed for this project, but also help to defeat fire threat in areas we may not have been able to reach. Our goal in keeping Sonoma County great and getting us back on our feet after fire and flood is a continued goal I think we all share.
Michele Luna, Executive Director
Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods
Critical funding from SCVF will allow Social Advocates for Youth to meet the mental health needs of the most vulnerable young people staying in our shelter. Trauma-responsive care is a vital component in the recovery process for youth experiencing homelessness.
Katrina Thurman, Chief Executive Officer
Social Advocates for Youth
Thank you for this grant and the opportunity to reduce impacts from the Walbridge Fire to keep our water clean. The Russian River is one of the most critical resources in our region, providing wildlife habitat, clean drinking water, recreational opportunities, and a place where people can connect with nature.