Sonoma County Vintners Foundation Participates in Giving Tuesday
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Through the tremendous support and generosity of members and donors, grants have been distributed to 339 local organizations over the past five years.

SANTA ROSA, Calif. - Californer -- The Sonoma County Vintners Foundation (SCVF) is excited to once again participate in Giving Tuesday, which will be celebrated this year on November 30. Giving Tuesday is a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to donate, collaborate and generously support nonprofits. The public is also welcome to participate by making a donation, which will be used to continue SCVF's work in the local community, at

"We are humbled that our vintners, affiliate members, event program sponsors and the general public continue to place high importance on supporting the extraordinary work of our Sonoma County beneficiary partners," said Sonoma County Vintners Foundation President, Clay Mauritson, of Mauritson Family Wines. "The needs of the most vulnerable in our community have been magnified during the pandemic. We've been able to prioritize funds for immediate assistance while also continuing our commitments to help support nonprofits focused on education & literacy, health & human services, the environment, and arts & culture."

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The Sonoma County Vintners Foundation partners with the Community Foundation Sonoma County, who provides insights to aid in distributing funds. SCVF's beneficiary partners have shared their appreciation for how these grants are used to elevate their work.

"Thank you for the Sonoma County Vintners Foundation's generous grant to Side by Side's YouThrive and Community Counseling collaboration in Petaluma schools. By supporting our new three-tier mental health and early intervention project, you've helped us tighten the safety net for youth on the edge of or in crisis after over a year of COVID-19, distance learning, social isolation, and for many families, financial challenges." -Christine Isana Garcia, Chief Executive Officer, Side By Side

"Ceres Community Project is deeply grateful for the partnership of Sonoma County Vintners Foundation as we continue to create positive change in our community through our core programs. In March, we served our one millionth meal…" -Cathryn E. Couch, Founder and CEO, Ceres Community Project

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"Thank you for your grant in support of our free after-school music training and social development program for underserved students, Simply Strings, in 2021-2022. As arts programs in the schools have declined, the Symphony has helped bridge the gap to reach 30,000 students a year…" –Alan Silow, President and CEO, Santa Rosa Symphony

Funds raised during the Giving Tuesday initiative will be used for continued support of SCVF's beneficiary partners. Donate online at or select Sonoma County Vintners Foundation as a preferred charity on Amazon Smile.

Source: Sonoma County Vintners
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