November 14, 2017
In October of 2017 we faced devastating fires in Sonoma, Napa, and Mendocino Counties—a disaster that took dozens of lives, destroyed thousands of homes, displaced over 100,000 people, burned farms to the ground and scorched over 200,000 acres of this place we love.
In response, a diverse coalition of community-based organizations came together to establish the Just and Resilient Future Fund. Resources from this Fund will be provided to victims of fires, especially those suffering losses not covered by insurance or traditional relief services, and to support initiatives that build more just, healthy, and resilient communities and that better prepare us for future catastrophe.
The Fund is currently held under the Rose Foundation 501(c)3 and all donations are tax-deductible. Allocation of funds will be overseen by coalition of diverse, local organizations including: Community Alliance with Family Farmers / The Farmers Guild, North Bay Organizing Project, Daily Acts, the School Box Project, Arlene Francis Center, Sebastopol Grange, Sierra Club Redwood Chapter and Conservation Action.
The immediate priority of the Fund is focused on relief funds for organizations supporting fire victims who are underserved or already living on the margins. Visit the Rose Foundation’s website for more information about eligibility and the application process.
Support the Fund:
• Online – Click here to donate online (be sure to click “The Just and Resilient Future Fund” button under the heading “I would like to direct my donation to.”)
• Mail-in – Send a check payable to Rose Foundation, with “The Just and Resilient Future Fund” in the memo, to Rose Foundation / 1970 Broadway, Suite 600 / Oakland, CA 94612-2218
• To donate gifts of securities or other assets, please contact Anya Diamond at adiamond[at]rosefdn.org for instructions.
Updated 11-17-17, 5:00 PM