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March 12, 2024 | Upstream Investments

Sonoma County celebrates Community Resilience Program successes on the third anniversary of ARPA bill signing

The County of Sonoma is recognizing the anniversary of President Biden’s signing of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, a $1.9 trillion COVID recovery bill, by recognizing the multiple ways ARPA funds continue to support the community. Read full story

March 02, 2023 | Upstream Investments

Free mental health counseling from Sonoma County’s Black Therapy Fund (Sonoma County Gazette)

"The Black Therapy Fund is accepting applications for free mental health counseling in Sonoma County. The fund will provide 230 Sonoma County residents with up to 12 free video counseling sessions with culturally competent therapists." Read full story

November 01, 2022 | Upstream Investments

Feature Grow Local — “Nothing Basic About It” (Made Local Magazine)

"In late summer, a consortium of cities and community organizations in Sonoma County made a big announcement. Following in the footsteps of Stockton and Los Angeles, Sonoma County would be launching Pathway to Income Equity, a new guaranteed basic income program that will provide unrestricted, non-taxable payments of $500 a month to 305 families for two years." Read full story

September 23, 2022 | Upstream Investments

Visit Native California website hopes to bring tourism to Bay Area tribes (

"A new initiative to bring tourism to Native American communities in California has launched and organizers hope to work with North Bay tribes to amplify their stories." Read full story

September 02, 2022 | Upstream Investments

Sonoma County launches pilot program to provide guaranteed income to 305 families (Sonoma County Press Release)

The County of Sonoma is teaming up with Santa Rosa, Petaluma and Healdsburg and a coalition of community groups to launch a two-year pilot program that will provide a guaranteed minimum income of $500 a month to 305 low-income families while studying the program’s impacts on reducing poverty and promoting economic stability and mobility. Read full story

January 27, 2022 | Upstream Investments

Sonoma County officials vow to combat inequities inwell-being report

Sonoma County officials are vowing to combat the inequitiesthat exist among local residents in the areas of education, wealth and health,conditions illustrated in a newly published report that gauges the region’swell-being. Read full story

January 27, 2022 | Upstream Investments

10 key findings from the 2021 Portrait of Sonoma County

The 2021 Portrait of SonomaCounty, a data-driven report that gauges the well-being of Sonoma County’scommunities, contained a number of significant findings. Read full story

January 26, 2022 | Upstream Investments

Portrait of Sonoma County 2021 Launch Event

The launch of A Portrait of Sonoma County 2021 Update. Sonoma County leaders and organizations will use the results of A Portrait of Sonoma 2021 to identify pressing priorities, turning this report into a platform to guide important investment and policy decisions in the next few years. Watch the recording to learn what is in the report.El Retrato del Condado de Sonoma 2021 Evento de Lanzamiento del Informe [YouTube Video]El evento del informe de lanzamiento. Discubre mas de los datos del poblaciones del condado de Sonoma. Los líderes y organizaciones del condado de Sonoma utilizarán los resultados de Un Retrato de Sonoma 2021 para identificar prioridades locales, convirtiendo este informe en una plataforma para guiar decisiones importantes de inversión y políticas en los próximos años. Ven a aprender lo que incluye el informe. Read full story

January 26, 2022 | Upstream Investments

2021 Portrait of Sonoma County: Well-being study finds new successes, ongoing challenges along race, ethnicity, gender and geographic lines

Sonoma County residents as a whole make more money, live longer and are more likely to have a bachelor’s degree than nearly 10 years ago. Read full story

January 22, 2021 | Upstream Investments

Study shows school readiness gaps in Sonoma County fall along ethnic, socioeconomic lines

Study shows school readiness gaps in Sonoma County fall along ethnic, socioeconomic lines Read full story