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“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."

--Harriet Tubman

"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."

--Steve Jobs

"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."

--Nelson Mandela

"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."

--Paulo Coelho

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.

At this time, the Fund is offering 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.

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.
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50% of all proceeds from the purchase of Fig Kisses both online and at the girl & the fig will be donated to the Sonoma FIG Foundation Fund. Just one sweet way you can show the love to the future of culinary innovation!  

If you feel Sondra's passion, you may be inclined to contribute to the Fund with or without KISSES.

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


Sondra Bernstein

Sonoma Fig Foundation Fund

1206 East Macarthur Street #3

Sonoma, CA 95476

or Scan QR Code to donate

through Paypal

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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

Suite 220

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.

  • CAP

  • Economic Development Board

  • La Luz

  • North Bay Leadership Council

  • RenCenter

  • Sonoma Mountain Business Cluster

  • Sonoma County Alliance


  • La Cocina