Barth Vision & Optical, a full -service optical and surgical practice located in Healdsburg is a proud sponsor of the HealthCare Foundation Northern Sonoma County’s Celebrate Our Future.

“Our support for The HealthCare Foundation is something that we as a practice are thrilled to get behind. The Foundation works to identify and vet providers that are making a real difference in our community. Through the foundation, they reach out to financially support the work these folks are doing, and make it possible for them to focus on what they do well. This includes a variety of important services like early childhood development, Alliance, mental health, training young mental health professionals to get degrees and stay in the community. This is why we believe so strongly in the Foundation and are happy to be part of their community.” Gary Barth, Barth Vision & Optical

About the Foundation

The HealthCare Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Northern Sonoma County that raises funds in support of underserved and vulnerable community members, from northern Santa Rosa to the Mendocino border. “We believe every person—regardless of income, age, race, ethnicity, immigration or health status—deserves access to good health and mental healthcare, right here, close to home, where we live and work.”

Building on Last Year’s Successes

Last year as the COVID-19 pandemic revealed significant racial disparities across multiple indicators related to children’s health, maternal mental health, school readiness and family economic stability in Sonoma County the HealthCare Foundation took notice. Holding a vision for healthcare providers, the education system, philanthropy and government to build capacity for trauma- informed approaches across all sectors, the HealthCare Foundation focused funding on health disparities affecting the children and families in the community by contributing;

$100,000 to First 5 Sonoma County to convene partners in a community-wide approach to supporting young children and families.

$85,000 to Alliance Medical Services for online prenatal classes and behavioral services.

$13,600 to Corazón Healdsburg for recruiting and supporting mothers to participate in prenatal education at Alliance Medical, and rewards for completing the program;

$6,400 to YWCA Sonoma County for A Special Place Therapeutic Preschool, providing counseling to children ages three to five who have witnessed or are living with violence in the home.

It’s not to late to participate

Although the event is closed at this time to registered sponsors and stakeholders anyone can participate from home by attending the online auction which closes Sunday, August 29 at 8:00 PM. Register to bid here.