Causes We Support

We at Hook & Ladder Vineyards and Winery are proud to be a part of the amazing fabric that makes Sonoma County one of the most amazing places on earth. Our Community has shown an unwavering support for us over the years and our ownership and staff enjoys nothing more than the opportunity to give back. We know that there are so many people and organizations doing wonderful things and trying to find solutions and support for the challenges we face and those in need. Though we cannot support every important cause, our goal is to partner with as many meaningful 501c3 organizations as possible. We have started an initiative of scheduled partnerships with a different impactful non-profit every month of the year. We build targeted campaigns and events to support the goals of giving back to the community we love.

SFM aligns restaurants with their own community, making our approach truly local. We believe that there is a special bond between chefs and their communities, and want to reinforce that. So, we do our best to have restaurants in the Sonoma Valley serve the Sonoma Valley, Healdsburg serve Healdsburg and so on. We also know that its best practice for our food and our environment to transport our meals in as little time and with as little unneeded fuel as possible.

We have been responding to the immediate needs of people seeking help through the provision of healthy food and nutrition education. We pursue long-term solutions to food insecurity through public policy and the development of partnerships with civic, faith-based, corporate and government organizations and, most importantly, individuals in our community.

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is an American nonprofit organization founded in 1998 focused on suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth. Through a toll-free telephone number, it operates The Trevor Lifeline, a confidential service that offers trained counselors.

We supply more than 300,000 meals per year at no charge to qualified clients who are at risk of malnutrition. Our services eliminate food insecurity, reduce hospital visits and medical expenses, and improve our clients’ health and quality of life.

Shone Farm is a 365-acre outdoor learning laboratory for the Santa Rosa Junior College’s Agriculture/Natural Resources Department. The farm provides students with hands-on experience that cannot be duplicated in the classroom. The farm is located about 12 miles from the Santa Rosa Campus, between the towns of Forestville and Windsor, in the heart of the Russian River Valley AVA (American Viticulture Area). It was named in honor of Robert Shone, a very active leader in Sonoma County agriculture, in addition to being a Santa Rosa Junior College trustee and President of the Sonoma County Farm Bureau.

The Tunnel to Towers Foundation honors the sacrifice of firefighter Stephen Siller who laid down his life to save others on September 11, 2001.

We also honor our military and first responders who continue to make the supreme sacrifice of life and limb for our country.



The California Fire Foundation, a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization, provides emotional and financial assistance to families of fallen firefighters, firefighters and the communities they protect.

We at Farm to Pantry know that food justice is part of the continuum of racial justice. Racial justice is one of our nation’s most critical challenges, systemically-related to climate change, child hunger, access to education and gun violence. Even as we received the just verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin on April 20th, the recent heinous murders of Daunte Wright, Adam Toledo and 16-year-old Makhia Bryant tragically point to the work still yet to be done. Without justice, there can be no peace. The increase of hate crimes against Asian Americans and far too many other Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) over centuries has inspired spirited and hopeful demonstrations across our nation that move us to speak. We join those declaring that the nation must change now.

Senior Advocacy Services is a non-profit agency that advocates for the rights and dignity of those experiencing health and aging  challenges. We are one agency with three programs: HICAP, Long Term Care Ombudsman and the Elder Justice Initiative.

Support is from federal and state grants, community funds and contributions from foundations and generous individuals who value the services of our organization.