Engine For Good

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.

Recent News & Stories

Please join us on April 22nd for our next community Zoom conversation, aka “Town Hall 2.0.” We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Melanie Ott from the Gladstone Institutes in San Francisco.  Dr. Ott leads a team of scientists who’ve been mobilized for the last year in the fight against COVID-19.

Among other things, she will talk about:

  • How her virology lab pivoted to address the pandemic
  • The race between vaccines and variants
  • A groundbreaking COVID-19 test, currently being piloted with farmworkers in Monterey County, that promises to produce accurate results in minutes via mobile phone technology.

Advanced registration is required. Please click this link to join the conversation.

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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 million has been distributed to provide emergency financial assistance to more than 1,500 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. Emergency Financial Assistance is still available for Napa County workers who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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 supply gift cards for immediate needs and temporary shelter to those displaced by the fires, to provide essential emergency services, like counseling, mental and physical healthcare, food access and insurance navigation, and to seed the cash aid program.  Emergency Financial Assistance is now available for homeowners and renters whose primary residence in Napa County was damaged or destroyed by the LNU Fire Complex or Glass Fire and for workers who live in Napa County facing economic hardship as a result of the firestorms.

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What is a Community Foundation?

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