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Petaluma Community Foundation Increases Support with New Collaboration for Youth At-Risk
Written by admin, November 17th, 2014   

Petaluma Community Foundation

With a strong line-up of partnerships forged behind the scenes, the Petaluma Community Foundation came out swinging this year in its announcement of a Collaboration for Youth At-Risk. PCF is know for mobilizing and channeling the contributions of its partners and donors to an interconnected network of programs and services, maximizing the collective impact of their donations. This time they brought the directors of eight organizations to the same table ahead of time to make sure that the productive connections were already set into motion. As a result of the process, and thanks to their generous funding, the Free Bookmobile will be serving Petaluma’s youth in collaboration with North Bay Children’s Center, Mentor Me Petaluma, the local Boys & Girls Clubs, and other hard-working groups!

Since 1975, PCF has been devoted to encouraging informed and meaningful philanthropic giving that will make a broad and dynamic impact on improving quality of life in the greater Petaluma area. A responsible steward of funds entrusted to the Foundation, PCF performs unparalleled due diligence and tracks impacts and outcomes achieved with its grant dollars.  In all of these ways, PCF fulfills its role as a community asset that is informed, accessible, supportive, transparent and accountable. More information is available at and a brief introductory video featuring the Free Bookmobile is available below. Be sure to catch all Free Bookmobile videos by clicking here to visit our YouTube channel.


Free Bookmobile Adds Santa Rosa Marketplace to Monthly Service Route
Written by admin, November 2nd, 2014   

In our continuing quest to serve the most access-challenged residents of Sonoma County, we have added a 13th regular stop to our basic monthly route. The Santa Rosa Marketplace, the large outdoor shopping complex along Santa Rosa Avenue south of downtown, is very close to low-income housing for thousands of citizens, including subsidized apartments to the east and mobile home parks to the south. After a few months of trials, we have decided to make this a permanent monthly visit for us, and hope to spread the word to surrounding neighborhoods, especially the Taylor Mountain, Bellevue, and Elsie Allen school communities. We will be located inside the large parking lot along Kawana Springs Road, just south of Trader Joe’s and BevMo.

As with our other regular service locations, our schedule at the SR Marketplace will always be an evening or weekend, for maximum public access. You can find the date and time for each month on our website, always published by the 25th of the preceding month, and in print in the Sonoma County Gazette. Our other regular stops are in Geyserville, Roseland, Larkfield, Boyes Hot Springs, Cotati, Freestone, Valley Ford, Bodega Bay, Jenner, Monte Rio, Kenwood, and Glen Ellen.