Creative Sonoma Recovery Fund

The Creative Sonoma Recovery Fund was established to collect and distribute relief funds to serve the immediate needs of our community in response to the 2017 Wildfires.

October 2017

UPDATE:  As of January 15, 2018, we are pivoting the purpose of our funds to two other critical areas of need:  using the arts as a tool to assist students who have experienced trauma as a result of the fires, and supporting the art projects being created in response to the fires by our local arts and cultural organizations. 

If you have the ability to donate, and would like to direct your donation to members of the creative community affected by the fires, to help students impacted by the fires learn through the arts, and to strengthen our nonprofit arts community, your donation of any amount is welcome.

This is a local fund to accept donations specifically for the Sonoma County creative community – the musicians, artists, designers, and arts organizations who contribute to the beauty and vitality of the community we love. 

If you are hosting a beneficiary event for fire relief, and would like the proceeds to be targeted to the creative community, you can do that through this fund.

All contributions are 100% tax deductible and as of January 15, 2018, between 95% and 100% of the funds received will be used for grants and arts projects related to the fires. 

If you would like more information on how you can contribute to the Recovery Fund, please contact Creative Sonoma Director Kristen Madsen,

If you’d like to send a donation by check, please make it payable to EDB Foundation and mail to:

Creative Sonoma – 141 Stony Circle Suite 110, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Applications to the fund are now open. For more info or to apply, click HERE.

Return to Fire Recovery Resources homepage. 


PHOTO CREDIT: Will Bucqoy, fire damage at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts. LBC Music for Schools, a program of the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, lost all instruments in their lending library that had yet to been given to out to students.