What We Do

Mission

The mission of the Sonoma County Grape Growers Foundation is for Sonoma County grape growers to be agriculture leaders in social sustainability through partnerships and programs that support the skilled agricultural workforce and their families who sustain farming in Sonoma County.

Role in Community

The Sonoma County Grape Growers Foundation convenes and collaborates with community-based organizations and government agencies to identify resources, leverage support and design programs that improve the lives and support of local agricultural employees and their families.

Guiding Principles

  • A lack of support for agricultural employees in the way of affordable housing, childcare, education, healthcare and workforce development is not new, but our approach to providing these services is new.
  • Our partnerships and collaboration in the community accelerate change by connecting resources to the community in need.
  • We leverage ideas, people, networks and dollars as creatively and efficiently as possible.
  • Our success is measured by impact, not by spending.

Strategic Priorities

We help provide agricultural employees with long and short-term affordable housing options. If you were displaced in the wildfires of October 2017, please click here to apply for assistance.

We are dedicated to finding affordable childcare models offering flexible times and financial credits to agricultural employees.

Offering assistance to the children of ag employees to ensure that the next generation of family farmers will stay in the agricultural business.

Supporting agricultural employees by connecting them with existing programs that allow them to go to the doctor and dentist for preventative care.

We recognize outstanding performance by our local ag employees. To nominate an employee for our Vineyard Employee Recognition Award, click here.