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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

23. North Bay Rehabilitation Services, Rohnert Park, $10.4 million. Vocational rehabilitation.

24. Point Blue Conservation Science, Petaluma, $10.2 million. Natural resource conservation and protection.

25. Blood Bank of the Redwoods, Santa Rosa, $10.1 million. (Now Blood Centers of the Pacific.)

26. Anova Education and Behavior Consultation, Inc., Santa Rosa, $9.7 million. Specialized education institution.

27. St. Joseph Home Care Network, Santa Rosa, $9.6 million. Provides in-home nursing care, therapy, social services and personal assistance.

28. United Cerebral Palsy of the North Bay Inc., Petaluma, $9.4 million. Supporting people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.

29. Alliance Medical Center, Healdsburg, $9.1 million. Community health center serving low income residents of Healdsburg and Windsor with medical and dental services. 431-8234,

30. Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County, Santa Rosa, $8.7 million. Human services agency founded in 1967, mission is to partner with low income families and individuals to help them to achieve economic and social stability, reduce poverty, build community and advocate for social and economic justice. 544-6911,

31. Roseland Charter School, Santa Rosa, ?$8.4 million. Charter school.

32. Sonoma State Enterprises, Inc., Rohnert Park, $8.3 million. University or technological.

33. Association of Behavior Consultants, Santa Rosa, $7.9 million. Developmentally disabled services, centers.

34. Sonoma Country Day School, Santa Rosa, ?$7.6 million. Private primary school.

35. TLC Child and Family Services, Sebastopol, $7.5 million. Foster care.

36. Vietnam Veterans of California Inc., Santa Rosa, $6.7 million. Human service organization.

37. Social Advocates for Youth, Santa Rosa, ?$6.7 million. Helping youth and families throughout Sonoma County by providing housing, counseling, education and employment programs for more than 43 years. 544-3299,

38. Redwood Community Health Network, Petaluma, $6.5 million. Support organization.

39.Catholic Charities, Diocese of Santa Rosa, Santa Rosa, $6.4 million. A human services agency serving those most in need and of all faiths, primarily seniors, immigrants, families facing poverty; offices in Santa Rosa, Napa and Humboldt counties. 528-8712,

40. Abused Childrens Fund, Inc., Santa Rosa, ?$6.2 million. Youth centers, clubs.

41. Summerfield Waldorf School and Farm, Santa Rosa, $6.2 million. Private primary school.

42. Santa Rosa Junior College Foundation, Santa Rosa, $6.2 million. Providing support to junior college.

43. Drug Abuse Alternatives Center, Santa Rosa, $6.1 million. Alcohol, drug abuse treatment.

44. Sonoma County Family YMCA, Santa Rosa, $6 million. Offering health and wellness for all ages, programs include child care, preschool, swimming/safety, camp and caravan and youth sports. 545-9622,

45. Animal Legal Defense Fund, Cotati, $5.9 million. Animal protection and welfare.

46. County of Sonoma Public Financing Corp., Santa Rosa, $5.9 million. Public finance, taxation, monetary policy.

47. Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Sonoma County, Santa Rosa, $5.8 million. Enables all young people, especially those most in need, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Provides after school programs and summer programs at 28 locations in Cloverdale, Geyserville, Healdsburg, Windsor, Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park. 528-7977,

48. Sonoma Land Trust, Santa Rosa, $5.7 million. Protects the scenic, natural, agricultural and open landscapes of Sonoma County for the benefit of the community and future generations. 526-6930,

49. Family Life Center, Petaluma, $5.6 million. Group home, residential treatment facility.

50. Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center, Santa Rosa, $5.5 million. The mission of the museum is to preserve, display and interpret the art of Charles M. Schulz, offering school and international tours, classes, camps and workshops. 579-4452,

51. Friends Association of Services for the Elderly, Santa Rosa, $5.3 million. A continuing care retirement community. 538-0152,

52. Santa Rosa Symphony, Santa Rosa, $4.5 million. Resident orchestra of the Green Music Center, providing musical performances and music education for schools and four youth orchestras. 546-7097,

53. Greenacre Homes & School, Sebastopol, $4.5 million. Residential care and education of developmentally disabled boys. 823-8722,

54. Council on Aging, Santa Rosa, $4 million. Provides social, financial, legal and nutrition services to seniors, to promote well-being and maintain independence. 525-0143,

55. Volunteer Center of Sonoma County, Santa Rosa, $3.7 million. Matches prospective volunteers with local nonprofit agencies and businesses; also operates community resources programs including legal, literacy and human services information and referral. 573-3399,

56. United Way of the Wine Country, Santa Rosa, $3.2 million. Serving Sonoma, Mendocino, Lake, Humboldt and Del Norte counties, mobilizing the community through leadership, community engagement and effective investment, including education, financial stability and health initiatives. 528-4485, ?

57. Food For Thought, Forestville, $3.2 million. Provides food, nutrition and other services to people affected by HIV/AIDS. 887-1647,

58. Child Parent Institute, Santa Rosa, $2.9 million. Mission is to end child abuse and strengthen the health of children, parents and families through parent education, therapy services and a school for emotionally challenged children. 585-6108,

59. Committee on the Shelterless, Petaluma, $2.8 million. Shelter, housing, food and transformative programs and services for homeless children and adults. 765-6530,

60. PDI Surgery Center, Windsor, $2.7 million. Sustainable dentistry resource serving low income children of Northern California who need safe sedation for dental treatment; prevention education and promoting oral health. 838-6560,

61. PEP Housing, Petaluma, $2.6 million. Provides limited income seniors with quality affordable housing, housing support services and advocacy. 762-2336,

62. Children’s Village of Sonoma County, Santa Rosa, $2.3 million. Provides nurturing, stable family homes in a multi-generational, enriched environment for children and their siblings in foster care. 566-7044,

63. Extended Child Care, Santa Rosa, $2.3 million. Operating 10 after school programs on elementary school campuses in Sonoma County, including meals and academic, physical and creative activities year round. 545-2402,

64. Community & Family Service Agency, Sebastopol, $2.3 million. Offering youth and adult employment services, housing and homelessness prevention, mental health counseling and assistance programs, after-school and youth-enrichment programs, emergency food and referral services, prevention programs. 823-1640,

65. Sebastopol Independent Charter School, Sebastopol. $2.1 million. Private elementary and middle school. 823-8742,

66. Sweetwater Spectrum, Sonoma, $2 million. Continuing care facility for adults with autism. 996-3104,

67. Early Learning Institute, Rohnert Park, $2 million. Serving young children with special needs and their families. 591-0170,

68. Sonoma Community Center, Sonoma, $1.9 million. Fosters a broad range of cultural, educational, recreational and community service activities; preserves historic building; provides affordable space for community activities. 938-4626,

69. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (North Bay office), Santa Rosa, $1.6 million. Dedicated to funding blood cancer research and supportingblood cancer patients and their families. 544-4350,

70. Sebastopol Area Housing Corp., Sebastopol, $1.4 million. Low-income senior citizens’ rental apartments. 823-8742.

71. Earle Baum Center Of The Blind, Santa Rosa, $1.3 million. Provides opportunities for people who are blind or visually impaired to improve their personal, social, and economic lives. 523-3222,

72. Children’s Museum of Sonoma County, $1.3 million. Inspires children’s creativity and stimulates their curiosity through playful exploration of the arts and sciences. 546-4069,

73. Sonoma County Museum, Santa Rosa, $1.2 million. Art and history museum with collection and changing exhibitions. 579-1500,

74. Quarryhill Botanical Garden, Glen Ellen, $1.2 million. Environmental preserve. 996-3166,

75. Center for Social and Environmental Stewardship, Windsor, $1.2 million. Juvenile probation and workforce development. 838-6641,

76. Crossing the Jordan, Santa Rosa, $894,000. Provides housing and hope for women and children in need. 540-5124,

77. Face to Face, Santa Rosa, $891,000. Improves the lives of people affected by HIV and works to eliminate new infections in Sonoma County. 544-1581,

78. Northern California Center for Well-Being, Santa Rosa, $869,000. Evidence-based preventive health services and self-care classes in English and Spanish. 575-6043,

79. Women’s Recovery Services, Santa Rosa, $823,000. 120-day residential substance dependence program for women (with young children when appropriate) to provide support for changing lifestyles. 527-0412,

80. Ceres Community Project, Sebastopol, $809,000. Teens volunteer as gardeners and chefs, preparing 72,000 delivered, nutritious meals in 2013 for families facing a life-threatening illness. 829-5833,

81. Children and Family Circle, Santa Rosa, $732,000. State-funded child care and development services for low-income and high-risk infants and toddlers in Sonoma County. 544-4653,

82. Sebastopol Community Cultural Center, Sebastopol, $693,000. The center originates and develops recreational and service programs and provides the building. 823-1511,

83. Senior Advocacy Services, Petaluma, $692,000. Provides senior services through Medicare Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy and ombudsman services for residents in long term care. 5264108,

84. Vintage House, Sonoma, $649,000. Multi-purpose senior center.

85. Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance, Sonoma, $640,000. Youth education and development services.

86. Healdsburg Education Foundation, Healdsburg, $606,000. Raises funds to support K-12 education for all students in the Healdsburg public schools, incl, arts/music, library-tech, science, agriculture and nutrition, vocational ed, college/career counseling. 433-1223,

87. North Bay Leadership Council, Petaluma, $524,000. Employer-led public policy advocacy organization. 283-0028,

88. Verity - Sonoma County Rape Crisis Center, Santa Rosa, $520,000. Rape Crisis Center for Sonoma County: 24/7 crisis line, counseling services for survivors, sexual assault prevention education in schools. 545-7270,

89. Voice of Roma, Sebastopol, $502,000. Promotes and presents Romani cultural arts and traditions, countering “Gypsy” stereotypes and heightening awareness of human rights issues faced by their communities. 823-7941,

90. Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, $476,000. Enhancement, education and support of the arts. 829-4797,

91. Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods, Duncans Mills, $454,000. Stewards promotes, restores and protects Russian River area State Parks through education and stewardship volunteer programs. 869-9177,

92. Polly Klaas Foundation, Petaluma, $399,000 (2011 figures). Recovery of missing children and promotion of child abduction prevention services. 769-1334,

93. Legal Aid of Sonoma County, Santa Rosa, $395,000. Free legal services to low income Sonoma County residents, helping at-risk children and families obtain safety and shelter, using the legal system to secure basic human rights and child protection, and helping families maintain housing. 542-1290,

94. La Luz Center, Sonoma, $370,000. Immigrant services to promote the independence of special populations.

95. Sonoma County Court Appointed Special Advocates, Kenwood, $367,000. Serving abused and neglected children coming before Juvenile Court, humanizing the child welfare system by providing trained volunteers to act as advocates, mentors and life connections. 565-6375,

96. Habitat for Humanity of Sonoma County, Santa Rosa, $360,000. Housing development, construction. 568-3228,

97. Rebuilding Together Petaluma, Petaluma, $312,000. Affiliate of a national group that repairs and modifies homes for low-income elderly, disabled and veteran homeowners, using government and grant funding, donations and volunteers. 765-3944,

98. Sebastopol Area Senior Center, Sebastopol, $291,000. Provides recreation, referral and resource, and transportation services to Sebastopol and West County. 829-2440,

99. Lions Project for Canine Companions for Independence, Santa Rosa, $278,000. Provide awareness and financial support, puppy raisers and volunteer support for Canine Companions for Independence through Lions Clubs. 577-1774,

100. Chop’s Teen Club, Santa Rosa, $231,000. A nonprofit enrichment and recreation facility for Santa Rosa teens in grades 7-12. 284-2467,

Source: North Bay Business Journal Book of Lists, GuideStar.

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