“Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities.
Dreaming, after all is a form of planning.”
― Gloria Steinem
"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience,
and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world."
"When the need to succeed is as bad as the need to breathe, then you'll be successful."
--Eric Thomas, The Grind Coach
"The only way to do great work is to love what you do."
"There is no passion to be found playing small--in settling for a life
that is less than the one you are capable of living."
"Remember your dreams and fight for them. You must know what you want from life.
There is just one thing that makes your dream become impossible: the fear of failure."
What is this About?
The Sonoma FIG Foundation Fund is a donor advised fund, established in December, 2016 by Sondra Bernstein, proprietor of the girl & the fig restaurant in Sonoma, California.
Originally, the Fund offered grants to nonprofit organizations which assist in funding for start-up entrepreneurs in food, farming, food media, wine and spirits, restaurants, artisanal food production, or new projects for existing businesses.
As of 2023, Sondra has added art requests due to her current work.
Sondra Bernstein created the Sonoma FIG Foundation Fund in 2016 for many reasons, but most of all to share the passion she has felt as an entrepreneur over the past twenty years. It all started with a dream and a goal.
She set her sights on a desire to feed, entertain, and make people happy by showing them a good time and serving them delicious food, prepared well, in a fun environment. What transpired over the following nineteen years became something much larger; a company with over 200 employees, two restaurants, a catering company, a food truck, two books, a product line and a pop-up space.
These all started as ideas and there were many more; some worked, some didn't - but you must start somewhere. The Sonoma FIG Foundation Fund wants to help make that start possible.
25% of all proceeds from the purchase of art at the girl & the fig will be donated to the Sonoma FIG Foundation Fund. Just one artistic way you can show the love to the future of art and culinary innovation!
If you feel Sondra's passion, you may be inclined to contribute to the Fund with or without purchasing her limited edition ART.
We won't say no, especially because of the personal impact we can help create together!
Donations less than $250 to the Sonoma FIG Foundation Fund may be mailed to
Sonoma Fig Foundation Fund
1206 East Macarthur Street #3
Sonoma, CA 95476
or Scan QR Code to donate
Donations for or greater than $250 to the Sonoma FIG Foundation Fund may be mailed to
Community Foundation Sonoma County
Sonoma Fig Foundation Fund
120 Stony Point Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
or made directly through the DONATION button below
If you are an entrepreneur looking for support with a new business or project, please contact the following organization and learn more about their good work.
Economic Development Board
North Bay Leadership Council
Sonoma Mountain Business Cluster
Sonoma County Alliance