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The Fires

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October 9, 2017

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In response to several major Napa County fires that started burning the night of October 8th and have displaced thousands of area residents thus far, Napa Valley Community Foundation (NVCF) has mobilized its Disaster Relief Fund. The Fund was established in response to the South Napa Earthquake of 2014 with a $10 […]

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Our response and how you can help

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October 8, 2017

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In response to the fires, NVCF has activated the Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund and, since day one, has been: Within 48 hours after the fires started, we began convening decision-makers from the nonprofit sector and local government to assess urgent needs, identify short term gaps and gather information that […]

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Getting assistance

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October 7, 2017

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If you have been affected by the Napa Fire Complex,  the Napa County Local Assistance Center (LAC) is now open to assist county residents impacted by the 2017 Napa Fire Complex. The LAC will offer federal, state and local disaster assistance resources including financial assistance. The County of Napa also […]

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Citizenship Ceremony in Napa, California on March 31, 2016

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April 13, 2017

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When we had the opportunity to host the first-ever United States Naturalization oath ceremony in Napa, we were proud to watch 21 people–representing 12 nations–sworn in as U.S. Citizens. More than 150 people were in attendance for the historic moment.  If you couldn’t attend, watch the video below for highlights of […]

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Creating a stronger community one new citizen at a time

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November 24, 2015

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When our immigration study revealed that Napa County has 9,000 citizenship-eligible Legal Permanent Residents (LPRs), aka Green Card holders, but many were not taking the important step towards achieving citizenship due to an absence of a robust legal services infrastructure, we launched the One Napa Valley Initiative (ONVI), a three-year campaign to create new […]

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Helping donors pursue their passions

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November 2, 2015

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When Peggy became a part-time resident of Napa Valley, she decided to create a Donor Advised Fund at NVCF.  Our staff works at the intersection of Peggy’s charitable interests and local nonprofits’ programs, bringing forth carefully vetted funding ideas for her to consider.  As she says in this short video, “I use […]

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What is a community foundation?

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October 20, 2015

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So what is a community foundation and what have we accomplished in the last 20 years?  Watch the video to find out!

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Helping Quake victims: one year later

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August 23, 2015

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  On August 24, 2014, we were deeply shaken by a powerful earthquake. Hundreds of homes and businesses were damaged in the largest seismic event the Bay Area has seen since the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, mostly in and around the City of Napa.  More than 250 people were injured; […]

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Supporting Valley Fire Relief Efforts

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June 16, 2015

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The Valley Fire caused widespread devastation and hardship for thousands of victims and evacuees in Lake County. The latest reports indicate that the 76,000-acre blaze is 97 percent contained, and has destroyed 1,280 homes, 27 multi-family structures, 66 commercial properties and 585 other minor structures, such as outbuildings and sheds.  […]

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Supporting earthquake relief efforts in Nepal

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March 3, 2015

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The 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal has caused widespread devastation and hardship. The latest reports indicate that approximately 3 million people have been displaced, more than 10,000 have been injured, and that the death toll of 5,000 will continue to climb. Even as we learn more about the logistical and […]

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