Apr 19, 2019

From San Francisco Chronicle: Beyond the barriers: three ways to make secondary units a priority

April 19, 2019, by John King Tips for getting beyond the barriers, making dwelling units a priority Legislative action at the state and local levels has eased the path for construction of accessory dwelling units. But for the trend to really take off in the Bay Area, experts say, creative […]

 

Apr 17, 2019

From Napa Valley Register: Your Turn: Varsity Blues: Affordable college is essential for our democracy

April 17, 2019, Lee Bycel The college admissions scandal that has dominated our news has become draining and repetitive. It is time to explore the much more important story at its core. But before we do, how about this for punishment: For all those who take a plea deal or […]

 

Apr 10, 2019

From Napa Valley Register: Volunteer Week recognizes our Points of Light

April 10, 2019, bt Gwenn McKenzie April 7-13 is National Volunteer Week, a great time to recognize individuals and groups who give their time and energy to make our community stronger, safer and more compassionate. In his 1989 inaugural address, President George H.W. Bush invoked the image of “A Thousand […]

 

Apr 8, 2019

From NorthBay Business Journal: Trading the long commute for the startup: 4 stories of North Bay entrepreneurialism

April 8, 2019, by Cheryl Sarfaty There are many roads toward entrepreneurial success. We follow four stories of people who took the risk of trading the pressures of working in San Francisco for an entrepreneurial venture in the North Bay. Their journeys are different, but their payoffs have much in […]

 

Mar 28, 2019

From Napa Valley Register: Di Rosa receives grant

The di Rosa Center for Contemporary has been awarded a grant from the Five Arts Fund, a donor-advised fund of Napa Valley Community Foundation, to support its Education and Civic Engagement initiatives. The funding will underwrite di Rosa’s Community Open Studios / Haciendo Arte con Todos program and gallery interpretation […]

 

Mar 4, 2019

From Napa Valley Register: Biz Buzz: Napa Valley Community Foundation hires Lehman

March 4, 2019, Staff Sarah Lehman has joined Napa Valley Community Foundation as vice president of development, said a news release. Lehman is steeped in community foundation work from her time as managing director of development and marketing for the East Bay Community Foundation, said the release. Most recently, she served […]

 

Feb 5, 2019

From St. Helena Star: UpValley Family Centers offers free bilingual tax services in St. Helena, Calistoga

February 5, 2019, Staff The UpValley Family Centers has helped low-income individuals with free tax preparation service for 17 years – helping to generate $5.4 million in refunds for northern Napa County residents. “We help more and more individuals file their taxes every year, but we know there are still […]

 

Jan 28, 2019

From The Weekly Calistogan: UpValley Family Centers offers free tax preparation

January 28, 2019, by Staff UpValley Family Center’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program is providing free tax preparation services from Jan. 28 to April 15. Free federal and state tax preparation services will be offered at UpValley Family Center offices in Calistoga and St. Helena, as well as the […]

 

Jan 22, 2019

From Napa Valley Register: Napa Valley Community Foundation offering scholarship opportunities

January 22, 2019 by Register Staff Napa Valley Community Foundation is encouraging students to apply for seven scholarship opportunities, made available each year thanks to local donors. The deadline for the 2019-2020 academic year is March 11, and awards range in size from $350 to more than $5,000. Scholarships are […]

 

Jan 17, 2019

From Napa Valley Register: Napa to mark Martin Luther King Day with volunteering, films and ceremony

Jan 17, 2019 by Howard Yune Napa County groups will observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day this weekend with an array of celebrations, films and opportunities for public service in honor of the civil rights leader. The Celebration of Compassion and Inspired Action begins on Sunday and will continue into […]

 

Dec 21, 2018

From Napa Valley Register: Napa issues more affordable housing permits, seeks ways to promote more

December 21, 2018 By Howard Yune Napa is continuing to give out more permits for residential add-ons to existing homes – but city planners will continuing looking for ways to lower the hurdles for those scared away from building such cheaper-to-rent annexes for fear of high fees and red tape. […]

 

Nov 18, 2018

From St. Helena Star: Aunt Helena

November 18, 2018, Aunt Helena The California Retired Teachers Association of Napa Valley is once again announcing the availability of scholarships for current and aspiring teachers, awarded in the names of former educators Edward W. Solomon and Judith B. Cutcomb. Solomon scholarships are offered to all teachers and paraprofessionals in the county; the […]

 

Nov 7, 2018

From Napa Valley Register: NapaStat

November 7, 2018 $1,265: Average grant (for needs such as rent, utilities, and clothing) given to workers displaced by the October 2017 fires. The grants were provided by the Napa Valley Community Foundation.

 

Oct 19, 2018

From Napa Valley Register: ‘Second’ responders honored; grants to be distributed

October 19, 2018. Register Staff “I’ll never forget the flames and embers that were floating while I was driving,” said Napa resident David Preimesberger about his narrow escape from the fire that consumed his home one year ago. “It was surreal.” Preimesberger had just returned home from a business trip […]

 

Oct 10, 2018

From Napa Valley Register: Tyler Florence, Mondavi Winery and the Napa Valley Film Festival host event

October 10, 2018, by Register Staff Robert Mondavi Winery, the Napa Valley Film Festival and Chef Tyler Florence will join forces to host a dinner and screening fundraiser one year after the 2017 Northern California wildfires. The evening will feature a three-course meal prepared by Florence and Robert Mondavi Winery […]

 

Oct 8, 2018

From NCG.org: The Theory and Practice of Disaster Grantmaking

October 8, 2018, by Terence Mulligan Roughly a year ago, I participated in a funders meeting about the North Bay fires, hosted by our friends at Northern California Grantmakers. At that time, I said in jest that I planned to spend the rest of my career in an iron box […]

 

Oct 8, 2018

From North Bay Business Journal: Adversity created a community in Napa County after the wildfires

October 8, 2018, by Belia Ramos One year ago, what began as a surreal and apocalyptic event has transformed into one of the most beautiful journeys in which we as a community observed an abundance of human kindness. A journey in which our community shared its grief and gratitude, and […]

 

Oct 6, 2018

From The Napa Register: Our View: Better and stronger one year later

October 6, 2018, by Napa Valley Register Editorial Board Napa County is a different place than it was on this day one year ago. The landscape has changed, with large swaths of forest and brush-land charred beyond recognition. Some of its neighborhoods are different, with vacant lots where houses once […]

 

Oct 5, 2018

From San Francisco Chronicle: One year after the fires, Wine Country is still healing

October 5, 2018 by Janet Fletcher Last October’s horrific wildfires in Sonoma and Napa counties made one thing abundantly clear: The worst of times brings out the best in people. Within hours, locals had mobilized to feed and house their traumatized neighbors, launching a tidal wave of grassroots philanthropy. From […]

 

Sep 27, 2018

From The Napa Valley Register: Expanded program to promote mental health among Napa County teens

September 27, 2018, by Register Staff Mentis, Napa County’s Center for Mental Health Services, and Teens Connect, an organization that connects teens to resources, are expanding their joint school-based mental health services program. Last year, Redwood, Harvest and Silverado middle schools, and Vintage, St. Helena and New Technology high schools […]

 
 
 
 

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