The City has selected four key non-profits to contract with for their delivery of core recreation and community services on behalf of the City. These non-profit organizations are expert at delivering some traditional services provided by city governments elsewhere. Partnering with the City to provide these services, the Boys & Girls Club provides youth programming; the Sonoma Community Center provides cultural and educational opportunities; our friends at the Sonoma Ecology Center are stewards of Sonoma Valley's natural heritage and create measurable benefits in areas of land, water climate change and biodiversity; and Vintage House Sonoma provides senior services.
The City has other recreation and community service partnerships that are not part of the Community Fund Program, but are supported by the City . The City has an agreement with the Sebastiani Theatre Foundation to support the renovation and programming of the historic theatre that provides the community with cultural arts, theatre and youth programs; is supporting the Sonoma Valley Health and Recreation Association swimming pool so that residents may be provided free and reduced-fee services; has an agreement with Sonoma Valley Field of Dreams to operate and maintain the turf areas and playfields; and and agreement with the Sonoma Overnight Support Homeless Shelter (SOS) that operates "The Haven" homeless shelter in a building owned by the City of Sonoma.