There are many ways to support FANHS and its mission to preserve and share Filipino American history. From volunteer work to financial contributions to active member participation - opportunities abound.
FANHS welcomes and invites all members of the public to join our organization - from adolescents to senior citizens. Annual membership is based on the calendar year. New members who join during the 4th quarter of a given year will be deemed paid-up members through December of the following year. Formerly paid members whose annual membership dues have lapsed, may be reinstated at any time upon full payment of their lapsed dues. Such payment will reinstate active membership for the year in which the payment is made.
Member benefits include:
Receipt of FANHS Sonoma County's quarterly newsletter
Advance notice of special events
Opportunities to learn more about Filipino American history in a fun and social environment
Membership meetings are held on a quarterly basis at the Filipino Community Center, 3361 Fulton Road, Fulton.
Each meeting combines business with socializing and fun, and usually include the following agenda items:
occasional raffle drawings
occasional film viewing or other historical highlights
occasional guest speakers
Donations, large and small, are very much appreciated. And because FANHS is a 501 3 ( c ) non-profit, they are tax deductible as well. Contributions may be used for FANHS' general operating expense, or, donors may designate specific projects or events that they wish to help fund. To donate, please mail check or money order to:
FANHS of Sonoma County
18229 Railroad Avenue
Sonoma, CA 95476
FANHS Wish List
Equipment and supplies are needed to support ongoing historical preservation work, as well as educational and cultural endeavors. We are currently in need of the following:
Equipment (new or used in good working condition):
Laptop computer or tablet
Portable flash drives
Portable podium or lectern
Microphone with portable PA system
Lavalier microphone with windscreen
External hard drive, 80 GB or more
DVD bubble or cardboard mailer envelopes
Envelopes (business size or manila)
Donations of this type are tax deductible subject to IRS rules, and are another way for FANHS supporters to contribute to the preservation of local history.
Sponsorship opportunities are frequently available for special events held throughout the year. FANHS sponsors enjoy creative marketing opportunities and broad exposure to a wide cross section of local markets including educators, historians, artists, cultural organizations and a diverse Filipino American community. Meanwhile, interested parties may direct inquiries to email@example.com, or visit or CONTACT US page.
Advertising opportunities are offered year-round in our FANHS quarterly newsletter, and from time to time in special event publications. For more information, please see the newsletter, or direct inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our CONTACT US page.
Whether you're a history buff, inspired to learn more about your ancestry, or simply want to lend your time and talent to a worthy organization, we welcome you! Volunteers are needed for:
Digital media production
Historical project research and archiving
Project teams - Team players of all levels are frequently needed for FANHS special projects
Any amount of time that can be volunteered is always welcome.
Internships for Academic Credit
Periodically, our organization may collaborate with educational institutions and corporations to offer internships or the opportunity to earn academic credits to students.