Community Impact Officer

Community Foundation Sonoma County is the hub of philanthropy in Sonoma County—we connect people, ideas, and resources to benefit all who live and work here. We invest in the promise of Sonoma County by facilitating:

  • Connections: We partner with donors and professional advisors to build resources that create long- term philanthropic solutions.
  • Stewardship: We fulfill the charitable legacies of our donors by supporting a diverse cross-section of effective nonprofits.
  • Solutions: We convene individual leaders and support dynamic organizations to stimulate innovative ideas, foster collaborations, and strengthen community resilience.

Established in 1983 by a group of local community leaders, CFSC promotes philanthropic growth and supports the long-term sustainability of our nonprofit partners. As a public 501c3 nonprofit, we strengthen Sonoma County through our local knowledge, leveraged philanthropic resources, and inspiration for legacy and estate planning.

Our work is guided by our values statement:

  • We know that to create a fair and just community, some may need more to achieve the same.
  • We embrace our differences and our common bond.
  • We cultivate leaders, supporting them to advocate for their communities and empowering them to create change.
  • We promise to tackle tough issues with compassion and courage, choosing humbly to take a step forward instead of resting in the comfort of where we are.

To date CFSC has given over $275 million to nonprofits addressing pressing community needs in our fields of interest: disaster relief and recovery; education; health and human services; animal welfare; the arts; and the environment. Building on its legacy of community partnership and the momentum of having granted over $18M from our Sonoma County Resilience Fund for disaster recovery over the last five years, CFSC is moving toward a new philanthropic model focused on impact and characterized by transformational relationships with donors that are inspired to “invest with” rather than simply “give through” the Foundation. 


As a primary liaison between Community Foundation Sonoma County (Santa Rosa, CA) and the communities we serve, the Community Impact Officer will play a key role internally and externally in supporting the Community Impact Team’s trust-based and impact-focused model of grantmaking. Externally, they will forge and steward relationships with current and prospective nonprofit grantees throughout the community to increase CFSC’s visibility and champion the county’s most critical causes. Internally, the Community Impact Officer will manage the full life cycle of grantmaking, including creating and refining grant programs, conducting due diligence, evaluation, approval and denial recommendations, and communication with nonprofits. 




Click here for more information or to apply. Lynx Employer Resources is leading the search for a Community Impact Officer. Interested candidates should email their resume and cover letter (with “CFSC – CIO” in the subject line) to [email protected]


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  • Deanna Norcross
    published this page in Job Board 2023-01-20 09:55:17 -0500