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

Rakesh Khurana

On December 3, 2020, Rakesh Khurana, Dean of Harvard College joined us for the second in our series of online community conversations, or Town Hall 2.0. Dean Khurana and our President, Terence Mulligan, discussed “A Fall Semester Unlike Any Other — Reflections on Undergraduate Education During a Global Pandemic.”

Watch our video of the conversation to hear Dean Khurana’s reflections on campus and academic life at Harvard during this unprecedented period of pandemic, and learn more about the pandemic’s implications for the business model of higher education moving forward.

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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.

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Fire

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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