Charities

Our Youth Benevolent Fund (YBF) of the Active 20-30 Club of Santa Rosa #50 was created with the purpose of benefiting youth in the greater Santa Rosa area with an emphasis upon needy or disadvantaged youth.

With the money we raise, we are careful to adhere to the following principles when we donate to our community partners:

  • The donation always benefits youth.
  • It is preferable, though not mandatory, that the benefit be to needy or disadvantaged youth.
  • The beneficiaries are residents of the greater Santa Rosa area which includes most of Sonoma County.
  • There should be a preference for donations to applicants having relatively less access to funding from other sources.
  • We prefer to accompany any monetary donation with a donation of time and effort by membership of the Club.
  • Donations are preferred which will benefit large numbers of beneficiaries.
  • We explicitly avoid donations which will be absorbed in significant part by the administrative overhead of an applicant.
With all these things considered, we are proud to support the following organizations in the Santa Rosa community.

All generations dream of passing a better, more fulfilling world on to their children. But today, that dream is being challenged in California by educational funding cutbacks that threaten all co-curricular activities such as sports, drama, music and arts.

Schools Plus views these programs as central to the healthy pursuit of excellence, the need for expression and development of self-esteem among our young people.

We envision a future in which the Boys & Girls Club Movement is a catalyst for an age in which success is within reach of every child, and whole generations of children are inspired to a level of civic engagement not seen since the founding of our nation.

The Challenger Division was established in 1989 as a separate division of Little League to enable boys and girls with physical and mental challenges, ages 4-18, or up to age 22 if still enrolled in high school, to enjoy the game of baseball along with the millions of other children who participate in this sport worldwide. Today, more than 30,000 children participate in more than 900 Challenger Divisions worldwide.

Tomorrow’s Leaders Today (TLT) is a community education and leadership skills training program for students entering their junior year in Santa Rosa, Healdsburg, Windsor and Petaluma school districts in Sonoma County, California. Originally a program of the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce, Tomorrow’s Leaders Today is now a 501c3 non-profit corporation that is patterned after the adult program, Leadership Santa Rosa.

Each month during the school year, successful applicants spend a day with community leaders and experts visiting sites where they practice leadership skills, problem solving techniques and teamwork. The program year kicks off with an orientation for the parents, and a retreat focusing on team building and leadership skills, discussing community issues and having fun getting to know one another.

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Verity ( formerly United Against Sexual Assault) is Sonoma County's only rape, sexual assault, Trauma crisis center, serving survivors and their support systems through prevention, intervention, and counseling services for over 35 years.

 

The Children's Village of Sonoma County is a unique, successful non-profit organization providing nurturing, family-style homes for children and siblings in foster care. Opened in August 2006, The Village currently consists of four large houses serving 24 children, and four apartments for seniors who act as surrogate grandparents. "Village Parents" staff the homes and care for the children; "Village Grandparents" spend volunteer time with the children. The Village is located on a 2.2 acre site at 1321 Lia Lane in Santa Rosa (in the 1300 block of Kawana Terrace). Lia Lane was named in honor of founder Lia Rowley.

Anchoring The Village is the G.K. Hardt Village Community Center, built with a generous donation from the GK Hardt Estate. The Center is a spacious, welcoming facility used for Village activities, and includes a library, computer area, tutoring space, and art rooms for the children. A playground and basketball court flank the Community Center. When fully built, The Village will consist of eight children's homes and six Grandparent apartments, and will serve 48 children and siblings.

 

The Children’s Museum's
mission is to inspire children's creativity and stimulate their curiosity to discover the world through playful exploration of the arts and sciences.

 

The Pacific Coast Air Museum (PCAM) had been an idea in the minds of several aircraft owners at Sonoma County Airport for many years. The first museum meeting was held at the base of the Air Traffic Control Tower at Sonoma County Airport on February 4, 1990. Approximately 21 people attended, representing 16 different aircraft that qualified as historic.

Our first Open House was on May 26, 1990. We have held an Open House and/or Air Show every year since, enabling the community to view our growing collection of aircraft and artifacts, to visit displays, and to see aerial demonstrations and become more aware of our rich aviation history.

 

Sunny Hills Services is a private, non-profit organization serving vulnerable youth and their families. What was originally founded in 1895 as the Presbyterian Orphanage & Farm in Marin County, California is now a regional child welfare organization dedicated to protecting, serving, nurturing and healing at-risk children and adolescents. For more than a century, the agency has remained at the forefront of best practices in child welfare. This year, Sunny Hills will serve more than 1,000 young people through an array of programs focused on the educational, mental health, housing and developmental needs of vulnerable youth.

The Valley of the Moon Children's Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization established to provide supportive and educational services for the abandoned, neglected and abused children of Sonoma County.

Social Advocates for Youth provides support, opportunities and hope to children, youth and families. We are dedicated to creating and supporting a caring community where all children, youth and families grow, thrive and succeed.

SAY was founded in 1971 in Sonoma County, California in a two-room office located in downtown Santa Rosa. We began offering individual and family counseling to at-risk children, youth, and families in response to community leaders and youth advocates who were concerned about the lack of child abuse prevention and intervention services available.

Today, SAY offers crisis, counseling, and community programs throughout Sonoma County. We serve diverse at-risk and high-needs populations through age 25, including children who have been physically, sexually or emotionally abused or who are at risk of abuse, runaway and homeless youth, transitional age youth (former foster youth and homeless young adults), youth at risk of gang involvement, young parents, youth seeking guidance in finding jobs and completing their education, and youth who may be struggling in their transition from teen to young adulthood.

The Drug Abuse Alternatives Center is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families. The agency mission is Turning Lives Around by Providing Healthy Alternatives to Alcohol and other Drug Use. We have provided thousands of people the tools and guidance to live a healthy and sober life.

We can help you discover a new way to live free from the bonds of drug addiction and alcoholism. DAAC provides a safe place to create hope, health and healing from the effects of alcohol and drug abuse on both the individual and the entire family.

Located in Northern California close to San Francisco, Sacramento and Oakland, we offer a safe environment in which to recover from the toxic effects of drug addiction and alcoholism.

Memorial Hospice and Hospice of Petaluma have collectively been serving Sonoma and northern Marin counties since 1977. With a new location in Healdsburg, North County Hospice, we now provide services to northern Sonoma County and neighboring areas. We deliver quality, compassionate care to patients and families, as well as grief support and end of life care education to the community. The combined hospice programs serve over 1200 patients a year with a daily census of 150 to 160 patients a day.

The hospice staff utilizes an interdisciplinary team model that includes nursing, medicine, social work, spiritual care and home health aide care. Patients are cared for in their place of residence whether it is in their private home, a skilled nursing facility, hospital or assisted living center. Grief services include care for adults, children and teens in both English and Spanish, and are meeting the needs of individuals through one-on-one counseling, groups, volunteers support and grief education classes. Grief services are also provided in the local schools, skilled nursing facilities, and businesses.

The mission of Chop's Teen Club is to provide a safe, fun and productive place where teens engage, connect and discover their true potential. They are open opposite of school hours to give teens in grades 7-12 a positive place to spend their time when they are not in school. Chop's 21,000 square foot facility houses 6 program areas specifically designed to provide interest based enrichment programs for teens. It includes; a tech lounge, a gymnasium with a climbing wall, an art studio, a nightclub, a café with a barista station, a teaching kitchen and a college and career room. The staff members are all youth mentors and specialize in a particular program area. The cost to join Chop’s is $1.00 per year. For a full array of what is offered, please check out the website at chopsonline.com