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We work side-by-side with local donors and nonprofits to tackle the most important challenges our Valley faces.

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Napa Valley Community Foundation

Every day, we gather generous hearts and bright minds to solve the problems that lie beneath the surface of this beautiful place we call home.

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Stronger Community

When our 2012 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 campaign to create new citizens and a stronger community. ONVI is building awareness of the benefits and requirements of citizenship, helping LPRs with their naturalization applications, and preparing them for their citizenship exams/interviews.

Since ONVI’s launch in the summer of 2013, more than 8,600 people have received legal services, 800 people have enrolled in English and civics classes, 4,889 have submitted applications for citizenship or other immigration benefits, and 1,700 have been sworn in as U.S. citizens, representing 46 countries. 462 volunteers and more than 300 local donors, foundations, and businesses have invested in this $2.3 million public-private partnership, alongside the County of Napa, as well as every municipal government in the Valley.

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Our Response to COVID-19

The Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund is responding to the COVID-19 pandemicSo far, about $5.7 million has been distributed to provide emergency financial assistance to more than 1,675 local families and farmworkers, and help more than 25,000 Napa County residents with essential recovery services, like medical care and counseling,  groceries, hot meals, legal and housing assistance, domestic violence programs and support for seniors and people with disabilities. 

Napa Valley Community Foundation is funding a program to help Napa County renters at 80% or below of Area Median Income to apply for the California Emergency Rental Assistance Program.  To get help, click here.

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Our Response to the Fires in Napa County

The Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund is responding to the LNU Lightening Complex Fires and the Glass Fire.  So far, the Foundation has granted nearly $2 million to provide emergency financial assistance to nearly 2,000 local families and farmworkers, and to provide essential emergency services, like counseling, mental and physical healthcare, food access and insurance navigation to 3,000 Napa County residents.  The Foundation recently announced an investment of an additional $2 million to help homeowners and renters whose primary residence in Napa County was damaged or destroyed by the 2020 wildfires with continued rebuilding and long-term recovery.

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What is a Community Foundation?

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