At Friedman’s we believe in people helping people. We support the community that’s supported us for the past 75 years. Through a legacy of volunteerism and philanthropy, we pitch in to help out.
Committed to Lifting People Up Since our founding in 1946, it’s been a privilege to make a difference in the communities we serve. We’re proud to partner with organizations that help people overcome challenges and thrive. When there’s a need, we always find a way. Whether that’s through volunteering our time or providing financial assistance, we band together for the greater good. Together, we’re making an impact that’s meaningful for everyone.
For 50 years, Volunteer Center of Sonoma County has been connecting volunteers with nonprofits.
Social Advocates for Youth provides support, opportunities and hope to children, youth and families. They are dedicated to creating and supporting a caring community where all children, youth and families grow, thrive and succeed.
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. (NCO) was established in 1968 as part of President Johnson’s War on Poverty, and assists low-income and disadvantaged people to become self-reliant. NCO serves Lake and Mendocino Counties, and parts of Humboldt, Sonoma, Del Norte, and Solano Counties.
The Sonoma Valley Education Foundation enriches the student experience by partnering with the Sonoma Valley Unified School District as the primary fundraising and volunteer resource for innovative programs.
The Petaluma Educational Foundation creates community partnerships to fulfill children’s dreams. Their Grant and Scholarship programs enhance and enrich the academic experience of more than 13,000 students in Petaluma’s 38 public, charter, and not-for-profit private schools.
Celebrate Community Partnership encourages support for local community efforts. Donated time and promotions to many local area nonprofits help inform local residents, businesses and government about working together to solve key community challenges.
Helping the less fortunate in our community has always been the Friedman’s way. Founded by brothers Bill and Harry Friedman, the foundation began in 1990 as a way to assist local non-profit organizations and people in need. Charitable gifts are made each year; especially during times of crisis.
The Friedman Family Foundation loves supporting projects that make a big impact on a local level. Bringing the SAY Dream Center to life and investing in regional hospitals—Santa Rosa Memorial’s cardiac wing, Sutter Hospital, and Ukiah Hospital’s emergency wing, are just a few recent projects. On the horizon is Caritas Village, an affordable housing project for seniors, veterans, singles, and families in Santa Rosa. Today, the foundation continues to seek powerful opportunities to serve our community for years to come.