Please check out our partners!  These folks care about literacy and have generously invested resources so we can continue sharing the love of reading.  You can click on any image to visit the web site, or read about them below.  A huge, heartfelt thank you to all who make our journeys possible!

Major funding by The Ernest L. and Ruth W. Finley Foundation


Sonoma County Public Library Foundation - Color Your World!

Sonoma County Public Library Foundation - http://scplf.org

The mission of the Sonoma County Public Library Foundation is to strengthen the ability of the Sonoma County Library to serve our community by raising funds to support the library, and to promote the use of library resources, enthusiasm for reading, and increased literacy for all Sonoma County residents.  Managed by a board of directors, the 501(c)(3) non-profit Library Foundation is wholly independent of the library and its commission.

 

Community Foundation Sonoma County - http://www.sonomacf.org/

We strengthen our local communities through effective philanthropy and civic engagement by making grants to fund important needs in Sonoma County and beyond.  Through a community foundation, people with philanthropic interests can easily and effectively support the issues they care about - immediately, or through their estates after their lifetime.  We encourage donors to partner with us in fulfilling their financial and charitable goals.

Community Foundation Sonoma County has strengthened the Free Bookmobile with grants from the Julia L. Grant Donor Advised Fund, the Bard Family Fund, the Mitchel Family Fund, and others.

 

First 5 Sonoma County - http://first5sonoma.org/

First 5 Sonoma County invests in Sonoma County's youngest children by funding programs and services that promote, support, and improve the early development of children from the prenatal stage through age five.  Traditionally, our communities invest most heavily in children during their school years, yet brain research shows that children's brains develop most dramatically in their first five years of live.  At this early age, the foundation of a child's life-long potential is established, so investing in these early years makes the biggest difference.

Children who start out in safe, nurturing environments grow up to be happier, healthier people.  They become contributing members of our community.  First 5 supports the health and well-being of children and their families to prepare children to succeed - at home, at school, in life.

 

Petaluma Community Foundation - http://petalumacf.org/

Petaluma Community Foundation is devoted to encouraging informed and meaningful philanthropic giving to enhance quality of life in the greater Petaluma area.  We have effectively been meeting the critical needs of our community for over three decades through grants, scholarships and community partnerships totaling over $4 million.

Petaluma Community Foundation provides a collaborative, transparent and accessible way to invest in our community and change lives.  Our organization is the most effective way – dollar for dollar – to benefit the greatest number of Petaluma residents.

 

Bread for the Journey Sonoma County

- http://sonoma.breadforthejourney.org/

For twenty years, Bread for the Journey’s model of grassroots micro-granting has helped to make communities more just, vital, and whole.  Bread for Journey's twenty volunteer chapters, like the one based in Sonoma County, raise money locally.  Then they give micro-grants to ordinary people – with extraordinary spirits – who have an idea to make their community a better place.  These small grants, given to the right person at the right time, make a big impact, bringing healing and transformation to communities across North America through Neighborhood Philanthropy.

By keeping things simple, we accomplish more with less. We welcome you to join us!

 

Codding Foundation

Established as part of Hugh Codding's legacy, the Codding Foundation has provided crucial support for many service projects and organizations throughout Sonoma County, including literacy-based programs such as the Free Bookmobile.  Foundation President Connie Codding has also emphasized family planning and health care for children in her generous giving.  

 

Impact100 Sonoma - http://impact100sonoma.org/

Impact100 Sonoma is about the power of collective decision-making and collective grant-making. As a grant-making organization, Impact100 Sonoma brings together women in our community to do something truly remarkable: give a gift of $100,000 to an organization in the Sonoma Valley that has a big idea and great potential, but little access to large-scale funds. By bringing together 100 or more women who make an annual donation of $1,000 each, we are able to make a much greater impact on the future of our community than if we each gave on our own.

Our mission is to increase participation among women in local philanthropy, raise awareness of the unmet needs of nonprofits in the Sonoma Valley, inspire members to become more involved with local charities, and make a substantial and lasting impact on the long-term sustainability of our nonprofit community.

 

United Way of the Wine Country - http://www.unitedwaywinecountry.org/

United Way of the Wine Country is working to advance the common good by focusing on education, income and health. These are the building blocks for a good life – a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement and good health. Our goal is to create long-lasting changes that prevent problems from happening in the first place and have an educated community where all people live healthy, productive lives that contribute to the well-being of our communities. Be part of the change. Together, when we LIVE UNITED, we can inspire hope and create opportunities for a better tomorrow by giving, advocating and volunteering.

 

Rotary Clubs of Sonoma County - http://www.rotary.org

Rotary is made up of three parts: at the heart of Rotary are our clubs, that are supported by Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation.

Rotary clubs bring together dedicated individuals to exchange ideas, build relationships, and take action.

Rotary International supports Rotary clubs worldwide by coordinating global programs, campaigns, and initiatives.

The Rotary Foundation uses generous donations to fund projects by Rotarians and our partners in communities around the world. As a nonprofit, all of the Foundation's funding comes from voluntary contributions made by Rotarians and friends who share our vision of a better world.

Together, Rotary clubs, Rotary International, and The Rotary Foundation work to make lasting improvements in our communities and around the world.

 

Kiwanis Clubs of Sonoma County - http://kiwanis.org

Kiwanis clubs, located in 80 nations, help their communities in countless ways. Each community’s needs are different—so each Kiwanis club is different. By working together, members achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone. When you give a child the chance to learn, experience, dream, grow, succeed and thrive, great things happen.

Service footprint: Service is at the heart of every Kiwanis club, no matter where in the world it’s located. Members stage nearly 150,000 service projects and raise nearly US$100 million every year for communities, families and projects.

A family of servant leaders: Kiwanis clubs focus on changing the world by serving children, one child and one community at a time. To do this, many clubs also sponsor a Kiwanis family club—K-Kids for primary school children; Builders Clubs for adolescents; Key Clubs for teens; CKI clubs for university students and Aktion Clubs for adults living with disabilities—to reach more people and have a greater service impact on their communities.

 

Episcopal Senior Communities - http://jtm-esc.org

Episcopal Senior Communities provides housing and services with respect and dignity to seniors, supports independence and self worth, and encourages continued intellectual, physical, social and spiritual growth.  Episcopal Senior Communities supports Sonoma County elders with three unique programs:  Senior Center Without Walls, Senior Resources and Senior Produce Markets.  To learn more, visit jtm-esc.org or call (707) 527-8538.

 

Exchange Bank - https://www.exchangebank.com/

A commitment to excellence: Throughout the years we have won awards and accolades in Sonoma County by being voted the Best Local Bank, Best Business Bank, One of the Best Places to Work, Best Company to Do Business With, and Business Environmental Alliance Best Practices Award. We believe our core values make these honors possible.

Commitment: We will provide outstanding service to our customers. We will continue the Bank’s long history of financial success. We will support our community with our money, time and talent.

Respect: We believe our employees and our customers are our most valuable assets. We will always treat them with respect.

Integrity: We believe in a firm adherence to a code of the highest moral and ethical values. We will always ‘do the right thing.’

Teamwork: We achieve our goals and meet with success by working together as a team.

 

Umpqua Bank - http://www.umpquabank.com


There's a sign that hangs in every Umpqua Bank store that reads, "Welcome to the World's Greatest Bank." This is not a tagline, it's a state of mind.

Here, fresh and unexpected is the norm - it's where an errand turns into a pleasant escape. It's making sure every customer who walks into our stores or commercial centers is a better person for having banked with us. It's nearly 2,000 of us, from Western Washington to Eastern Oregon to Northern California, building something that's never been built before. Something people can believe in and communities can feel connected to.

Join the movement. Umpquatize.

 

Downtown Autobody - http://downtownautobody.com/

At Downtown Auto Body, we pride ourselves on doing quality, necessary repairs at fair and reasonable prices. You will know everything that needs to be done and what it will cost before we begin any repairs.

We are experienced working with insurance companies. Oftentimes, you can drop off your vehicle and the insurance adjuster will come to our facility to examine it. Once the claim and repairs are approved, we will get to work fixing your vehicle.  Providing you with excellent repairs that will keep you and your family safe while driving is much more important to us than rushing your vehicle out the door. So, while we are proficient and will return your vehicle in a timely manner, we like to make sure we do things right the first time.

We strive to keep every single one of our customers happy with our performance. It is our goal to provide you with the ultimate in service.

 

Paul's Empire Head Shop & Engine Supply  - http://www.paulsempireheadshop.com/

Since 1987 Paul Rippert has been serving the Redwood Empire with quality cylinder head work.  His team also provides engine rebuilding, repair and exchange, engine parts and kits, and machine shop services.  112 Roberts Avenue, Santa Rosa, 95401.  (707) 546-4323.

 

The Windsor UPS Store - http://windsor-ca-6112.theupsstorelocal.com/

As your UPS Center in Windsor, here are just a few friendly services we offer.  Come by or give us a call...we're here for you!  WINE SHIPPING AVAILABLE, NOTARY ALWAYS ON STAFF, PASSPORT PHOTOS, MAILBOXES, SHREDDING DOCUMENTS, and OTHER BUSINESS SERVICES.  Whether you need to send a package, print documents, move your home or office, or ship something big – we’ve got you covered!

 

Aled Auto & Truck - http://www.aledautoandtruck.com/

At Aled Auto & Truck we specialize in Customer Service and their Experience. Any good repair shop can fix your vehicle, at Aled Auto & Truck we specialize in fixing our customer's problems, not just their vehicle! We offer rental car assistance, transportation to and from the facility, we can even have your vehicle cleaned before you pick it up. Simply put, if it's possible, we'll get it done.

All of our Technicians are ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Certified and trained in the latest automotive technologies. We also maintain the latest in diagnostic and repair equipment.  Our Corporate Fleet Accounts are a testimonial to the high quality of our work and the personalized level of service that we provide to all our customers. We also can provide mobile fleet vehicle repair and service if that is what you need. Remember, one stop, fixed right the first time, AND with the longest warranty in the area!

 

Sonoma 76 Gas Station - http://www.76.com

Fill up at 195 West Napa Street, at the corner of West Napa x 2nd Street West in Sonoma. We can be reached at (707) 996-3337.

Good news for drivers everywhere — our gas now has 3 times more detergent additive than the minimum required by the EPA. Not only that, but it also has 30% more than the minimum level specified in the TOP TIER® Detergent Gasoline standard recommended by major car manufacturers. Every drop has been carefully designed with just the right amount of engine cleaning power to avoid the side effects that can be caused by overtreating. Drive safely, fill up responsibly.

 

ReHealdsburg - http://rehealdsburg.com

ReHealdsburg is a unique consignment concept hosting pop-up style sales in our showroom in Healdsburg, CA.  The store is different in that it has a unique mix of vintage, mid-century modern, traditional, retro, antiques, contemporary, art, new & unusual, from a diverse consignment community.

Kim Endries Tyner and Kathy Weil, local gals who worked in corporate America in their previous lives, are now taking Re to a new level.  Working with upscale designers to showcase quality interior design consignments & client goods. Call us at (707) 433-3231.