The Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund provides temporary assistance to help people living in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma counties. Over the last 33 years, the Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund has distributed $138 million to help individuals and families in need.
There are many low-income families in Sonoma County that cannot afford to have their taxes done due to the high cost of professional tax preparers. VITA exists to help these Sonoma County families have their taxes done by providing free and 100% secure income tax service.
Help 2 Others (H20) program provides financial assistance and water-use efficiency improvement for individuals having difficulty paying their water bills.
The Fund is designed to assist individuals who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless with once in a lifetime assistance combined with financial coaching to empower the participant in creating a household budget, develop skills necessary to manage a household, and learn the importance of saving.