Sonoma County Human Race Raises $102,052 for Local Community

Over 350 Participants Rally in Downtown Santa Rosa, Continuing Fundraising Efforts until May 17th.

Sonoma County, CA, May 13, 2024 — The Sonoma County Human Race returned to Courthouse Square in Santa Rosa on Saturday, May 4th, 2024. Despite a late spring rainstorm, over 350 individuals, teams, nonprofits, and business sponsors joined forces to support Sonoma County’s Human Race fundraisers. An established icon since 1981, the Human Race has raised over $25 million for nearly 7,700 local nonprofits.

More than 560 individuals signed up for the race, though the actual turnout was slightly affected by the weather. Nevertheless, participants exuded enthusiastic support. The 2024 Sonoma County Human Race has raised over $102,052, for local nonprofits to date, and fundraising efforts will continue until Friday, May 17th.

Donations can be made online at

We are proud to organize the Sonoma County Human Race which celebrates and promotes the invaluable contributions of local organizations across Sonoma County,” said Linda Jacobs, CEO of CVNL. “The Sonoma County Human Race unites diverse backgrounds to champion our community and supports critical fundraising for local nonprofits. Every donation, regardless of size, directly impacts vital services. Visit to donate and empower our communities.”

Race results and top finishers are available on the Sonoma County Human Race website, Presenting Sponsor Redwood Credit Union rallied over 84 employees, displaying vibrant costumes and community spirit.

“Redwood Credit Union has proudly supported the Human Race for over two decades, and this year’s event was particularly special,” said Matt Martin, Senior Vice President of Community and Government Relations at Redwood Credit Union. “Backing CVNL’s remarkable community work year-round is a passion for us. We had the largest employee turnout ever, despite the rain at this year’s event. This reflects our pride in supporting Sonoma County’s exceptional nonprofit community and the people they serve.”

Matt Martin, Senior Vice President of Community and Government Relations at Redwood Credit Union

The Sonoma County Human Race, organized by Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL) with support from Presenting Sponsor Redwood Credit Union, Champion Sponsor G and C Autobody, Marathon Sponsors Hansel Auto Group and Keysight Technology, Pacesetter & Sprinter Sponsors Bernstein Orthodontics, Friedman’s Home Improvement, Kaiser Permanente, Poppy Bank Epicenter, Summit State Bank and Media, and In-Kind Sponsors KZST and Recology Sonoma Marin, emphasizes the crucial role of grass-roots, community fundraising in sustaining these nonprofits.

Fundraising efforts continue through Friday, May 17, 2024. Donate online at Every contribution strengthens communities and empowers these organizations to make a lasting impact.

Participating nonprofits fundraising for their organizations in the 2024 Sonoma County Human Race include :

Alzheimer’s Association
Assistance League of Sonoma County
Becoming Independent
Better Beginnings
Boys and Girls Club
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa
Center for Well-Being
Ceres Community Project
Circuit Rider Community Services
Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County (CAP Sonoma)
Community Support Network
Conservation Corps North Bay
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Sonoma County (CASA)
Crozat Family Foundation
Demeo Teen Club (dba Chop’s Teen Club)
F.I.S.H. a Food Pantry for All
Farm to Pantry
First Responder Therapy Dogs
Friends of Sonoma County Animal Shelter
Future Roots Farm
Greater Powerhouse Voices of Joy Choir
Heartfelt Help Foundation
Humanidad Therapy & Education Services
Lifehouse Agency
NAMI Sonoma County
Petaluma People Services Center
Providence Hospice Sonoma County
Restorative Resources
Reuse Alliance
Rincon Valley Education Foundation
Russian Riverkeeper
Santa Rosa South Youth Soccer Club / Santa Rosa Youth Soccer League
Safari West Wildlife Foundation
Side By Side
The Living Room
Vital Immigrant Defense Advocacy and Services
Windsor Educational Foundation

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About CVNL

About the Sonoma County Human Race: Since 1981, the Sonoma County Human Race has been a critical fundraiser, advocacy tool, and much anticipated community-building event. Collectively raising over $26 million dollars for 7,700 nonprofits, schools, and community groups across the North Bay. Visit

About CVNL: Since 1964,  Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership has advanced nonprofits and volunteerism by strengthening leadership, encouraging innovation, and empowering individuals in their communities. We believe that passion alone isn’t enough when it comes to creating strong nonprofits. That’s why we work with aspiring and established leaders every day to help them build the skills and connections that can take their impact to the next level. Together we offer comprehensive programs that support nonprofits and volunteers including training, executive search, customized consulting solutions, volunteer matching, and corporate engagement. Heart of Marin, Heart of Napa, and Heart of Sonoma County events support nonprofits of every size and mission through recognition and cash awards. Other programs and services include 100MARIN, Sonoma County Human Race, Secret Santa, Court Referral Program, Sonoma County Paratransit and Volunteer Services. CVNL’s Volunteer Services includes a range of disaster services for response, relief, and recovery in the aftermath of disasters in Marin, Solano, Napa, and Sonoma Counties. We believe that with confident and prepared leaders, our nonprofits will be better equipped to create healthy, happy, and more equitable communities.