Philanthropy, Community, Small Business - We love what we do

SCORE Chapter 450 serves the North Coast of California counties; Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, Lake and Humboldt.  We offer free and confidential mentoring, together with  low or no cost workshops to help your business grow and thrive.

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SCORE Mentors Are:

  • Experienced business and nonprofit people with a broad spectrum of skills and knowledge from many career backgrounds.
  • Entrepeneurs  who have formed small businesses and nonprofit organizations

SCORE North Coast

  • All of our services to our clients are FREE!
  • Our mentors meet with people who want to start or improve their business or nonprofit operation.
  • We offer face-to-face or internet based mentoring sessions.
  • We provide business related seminars and workshops.


  • We offer workshops for governance and operational management of nonprofit organizations.
  • We can partner with your organization board and staff to design tailored training, consulting, workshops  and personal coaching based on needs assessment and marketing research.

Local SCORE Chapter Receives 2019 Community Philanthropy Award
North Coast SCORE was recently a recipient of a 2019 Community Philanthropy Award. Sponsored by the North Bay Business Journal, the award recognizes SCORE’s volunteer efforts to spur business growth and encourage entrepreneurship throughout Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, Lake and Humboldt Counties.
The overwhelming number of business men and women requesting mentoring are entrepreneurs with an idea for a new company, like you.

The national SCORE Association is a not-for-profit organization with 370 chapters and 13,000 volunteer mentors throughout the United States. SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and has been mentoring small business owners for more than forty two years. SCORE is a valuable network of 13,000+ volunteers who offer small business entrepreneurs confidential business counseling services at no charge. SCORE volunteers have the knowledge and experience to help any small business owner get the help they need.