Oct 9, 2017

The Fires

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 million lead gift from Napa Valley Vintners, and ultimately helped provide services to more than 12,000 earthquake victims, and cash aid to 1,400 of those hardest-hit by the last declared disaster in the region.

The Governor declared a state of emergency for the fires in Napa County on October 9 and the federal government declared it a major disaster on October 10th.

Please read updates on the Fund’s work here:

October 10 press release here.

October 13 press release here.

October 27 press release here.


Tax-deductible contributions to the Fund are welcome in any amount.  Please click here to make a gift. For Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about donating to the Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund, please click here.

NVCF has been, and will continue to, convene decision-makers from the nonprofit sector and local government to assess urgent needs, identify short term gaps and gather information that will inform longer-term recovery efforts. NVCF is doing this work in collaboration with Napa Valley Community Organizations Active in Disaster (aka, the  Napa  Valley COAD), a grouping of community service organizations brought together by the Foundation to improve coordination and communication among nonprofits — and between local government agencies, the charitable sector, faith communities and the private sector — following a disaster.

On October 13th, the Foundation distributed immediate response grants to a targeted list of local nonprofits that were pre-approved to receive such grants following the 2014 earthquake.  All of these nonprofits received intensive technical assistance from NVCF to boost their capacity to respond to events such as the Napa Fire Complex.

The Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund has made pre-qualified grants to nonprofits providing immediate relief and recovery services to those affected.  These services may include: food; shelter; childcare; transportation; health and mental health; resource/referral and case management; legal/advocacy services; and, human and social services.

Please visit these nonprofits’ websites below for information about specific relief and recovery services available and updates:


Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)

Boys and Girls Clubs of Napa Valley

Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL)

Community Action Napa Valley (CANV)

Cope Family Center

Fair Housing Napa Valley (FHNV)

Humane Society of Napa County



Ole Health

On the Move


Puertas Abiertas Community Resource Center

Salvation Army

UpValley Family Centers of Napa County

Emergency Services/Local News Information:


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