Sonoma Gives: Sonoma County nonprofit organizations
Sonoma County is home to 1,375 registered nonprofit agencies that generated $1.2 billion in revenue, according to data complied by the California Association of Nonprofits, using tax forms filed in 2013. They employed 16,000 people and relied on the help of more than 50,000 volunteers, providing human services, health care and education while also supporting arts and culture.
The following are the largest incorporated in the county, listed in order of their annual revenue. Kaiser-Permanente and Sutter Medical Center are not included because their parent organizations are located outside Sonoma County.
1. Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, Santa Rosa, $378 million. Hospital.
2. Petaluma Valley Hospital, Petaluma, $82.3 million. Hospital.
3. Santa Rosa Community Health Centers, Santa Rosa, $34.6 million. Nine health centers provide comprehensive health and dental care, regardless of ability to pay. 303-3091, srhealthcenters.org.
4. Redwood Empire Food Bank, Santa Rosa, $26.8 million. Largest hunger-relief organization in Sonoma County, distributing 14 million pounds of food annually through 14 programs and 175 partner agencies. 523-7900, refb.org.
5. Abandoned Childrens Fund, Santa Rosa, $21.4 million. Medicine and medical supplies for children in Honduras, Philippines, Kenya, Mexico, Uganda.
6. Alternative Family Services, Inc., Santa Rosa, $19.5 million. Foster care services.
7. Sonoma County Indian Health Project, Santa Rosa, $19.3 million. Health treatment, primarily outpatient.
8. Petaluma Health Center, Petaluma, $17.6 million. Primary medical care for all ages, regardless of ability to pay. 559-7500, phealthcenter.org.
9. Hospice Services of St. Joseph Health: Memorial, Petaluma, North County, Petaluma, $16.7 million. Provides consultation and patient care services provided by nursing, hospice aides, social work, chaplaincy, counseling, volunteers focusing on physical and emotional comfort, and helping patients and family prepare for the end of life. 778-6242, sonomacountyhospice.org.
10. Goodwill Industries of the Redwood Empire, Santa Rosa, ?$16.5 million. Developing, maintaining programs and services that improve the employability of people with barriers. 523-0550, gire.org.
11. Burbank Housing, Santa Rosa, $16 million. Provides qualified nonprofit housing development and ownership/management services; helps provide supportive housing for people with special needs. 526-9782, burbankhousing.org.
12. Canine Companions for Independence, Santa Rosa, $15.5 million. Enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing trained assistance dogs and ongoing support. 577-1700, cci.org.
13. Becoming Independent, Santa Rosa, ?$13.7 million. Becoming Independent is a community-based service organization established over 40 years ago to help people with disabilities live meaningful and productive lives in Sonoma, Napa and Solano counties. 524-6600, becomingindependent.org.
14. California Human Development Corp., Santa Rosa, $12.6 million. Creates job training, housing, recovery and other services for farmworkers, day laborers and people with disabilities.
15. Community Foundation Sonoma County, Santa Rosa, $12.5 million. Connecting people, ideas and resources to benefit the community, it receives current and legacy gifts, manages funds, distributes grants for charitable purposes and provides tax advantages not available through private foundations. 579-4073, sonomacf.org.
16. African American Self-Help Foundation, Santa Rosa, $12.3 million. Medicine for children in East Asia, the Pacific, Iceland, Africa.
17. Community Child Care Council of Sonoma County, Santa Rosa, $12.1 million. Operates 12 Sonoma County child development centers and preschools supporting and providing quality, accessible, affordable preschool and child care services for children, families and child care professionals via education, resources and direct services. 544-3077, sonoma4cs.org.
18. Sonoma Academy, Santa Rosa, $11.8 million. Elementary and secondary education.
19. Bay Area Environmental Research Institute, Petaluma, $11.7 million. Research, primarily atmospheric.
20. West County Health Centers Inc., Guerneville, $11.2 million. Federally qualified community health center serving 15,000 patients in western Sonoma County, providing medical, dental and mental health care services. Sites include Sebastopol, Occidental, Guerneville and Forestville. 869-5977, wchealth.org.
21. Sonoma County Fair and Exposition Inc., Santa Rosa, $10.9 million. Operates Sonoma County Fairgrounds.
22. Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, Santa Rosa, $10.8 million. North Bay arts center with performances in music, dance, theater, comedy and spoken word plus education-through-the-arts programs for children and adults; also, facility rentals for community events. 527-7006, wellsfargocenterarts.org.