Apr 28, 2018

From Napa Valley Register: Affordable apartments for 50 Napa families to begin construction

April 28, Kevin Courtney In a new south Napa neighborhood where car dealerships, stores and market rate apartments will soon be sprouting, so too will a 50-unit apartment project for low-income families. A ground-breaking ceremony on Thursday marked the start of construction of Stoddard West apartments on Gasser Foundation land […]


Apr 26, 2018

From KRCB North Bay Public Media: Fire Recovery Series: Napa Valley Foundation Takes Lessons From Quake to Aid Fire Survivors

April 26, 2018, Steve Mencher


Apr 10, 2018

From Napa Valley Register: October wildfires impacted nonprofit groups in Napa and Sonoma

April 10, 2018, Register Staff A new survey conducted by the Center for Effective Philanthropy reports that 85 percent of nonprofit organizations in the North Bay—spanning arts and culture, education and the environment, and health and social services—have been impacted by the October 2017 wildfires. In February and March, the […]


Apr 7, 2018

From Napa Valley Register: Our view: Arising better and stronger after fires

April 7, 2018, Napa Valley Register Editorial Board This weekend marks six months since the outbreak of the deadly wildfires that swept over Napa County and other parts of the North Bay, killing 44 and destroying nearly 9,000 structures. Many of the areas burned by the fire have begun to […]


Dec 16, 2017

From LA Times: In Northern California, forgotten victims of the wildfires struggle to regain their footing

December 16, 2017, By Robin Abcarian NAPA, Calif. — Claudia and Francisco Alvarez had what they thought was a perfect situation in the mountains west of Calistoga in Napa County. For several years, they worked and lived on the grounds of a rustic guest ranch with their two children, Steven, 7, […]


Nov 22, 2017

From Napa Valley Register: Napa’s Disaster Relief Fund has helped 7,000 fire victims

November 22, 2017, Register Staff Since the outbreak of the Napa fires in early October, a special fund established to provide immediate and long-term assistance to those affected by the disaster has helped more than 7,000 residents, organizers report. The Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund, which is housed at […]


Oct 31, 2017

From Napa Valley Register: V. Sattui Winery, Castello di Amorosa to donate $100,000 for disaster relief

October 11, 2017, Register Staff V. Sattui Winery and Castello di Amorosa will be making a joint contribution of $100,000 to the Napa Valley Community Foundation Disaster Relief Fund. The NVCF will be distributing grants from this fund to organizations providing crucial services for those impacted by the fires including, […]


Oct 30, 2017

From Napa Valley Register: Beckstoffer matches Warrior player donation for fire relief

October 30, 2017 Longtime Golden State Warriors fan and vineyard owner Andy Beckstoffer announced that Beckstoffer Vineyards will match Golden State Warriors superstar Klay Thompson’s donation of $1,000 per point he scores to North Bay Fire Relief for a total of three home games. Beckstoffer’s matching donation will be $1,000 […]


Oct 11, 2017

From NBC Los Angeles: Livermore Valley Leans In: Fire Relief Fundraiser

October 11, 2017, Alysia Gray Painter WINE COUNTRY SUPPORT: It’s been a common and urgent question over the last few days among people watching the active fires in Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino Counties: “What can I do?” Many offers of help have poured in to various agencies since Monday, Oct. 9, […]


Oct 11, 2017

From KQED News: Tech Giants Respond to Wildfires Close to Home

October 11, 2017, By Michelle Cheng As deadly wildfires continue to rip through Northern California, Bay Area-based tech giants are responding to the crisis with digital features and by working with local communities. Since Airbnb activated its disaster response tool to help those impacted by the fires on Monday, more than 200 people […]


Oct 11, 2017

From The Mercury News: Facebook, Google, Apple offer tools, money to help with Wine Country fires

October 11, 2017, Levi Sumagaysay Bay Area News Group Northern Californians affected by wildfires are using Silicon Valley tools such as Facebook’s Safety Check, Google search’s SOS Alert and a Google crisis map. But the tech giants are also helping by donating money to aid and recovery efforts for the […]


Oct 10, 2017

From Bustle: How To Help California Wildfire Victims From Anywhere In The Country

October 10, 2017, By Madhuri Sathish Ongoing wildfires in Northern California have left at least 23 people dead, according to CNN’s latest report, and at least 285 people remain missing. An estimated 23 major wildfires are burning across five counties, impacting approximately 170,000 acres — predominantly in wine country. Roughly […]


Oct 10, 2017

Fast Company: How to help Napa fire victims: 8 things you can do for California’s Wine Country right now

October 10, 2017 California’s Wine Country is in a state of emergency as more than a dozen wildfires burn through large swaths of land in Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, Lake, and Yuba counties. The fires have destroyed at least 1,500 structures, caused at least 10 fatalities, and forced an estimated 20,000 […]


Oct 10, 2017

From Napa Valley Register: Napa Valley Community Foundation creates a disaster relief fund for fire victims

October 10, 2017, Register Staff In response to several major Napa County fires that have displaced thousands of area residents, Napa Valley Community Foundation has activated a Disaster Relief Fund for fire victims. The Fund was originally established in response to the South Napa earthquake of 2014 with a $10 […]


Sep 7, 2017

From Napa Valley Register: Forum looks at impacts of federal immigration policy on Napa County

September 7, 2017, Maria Sestito YOUNTVILLE — One day after a rally was held showing solidarity with Napa Valley’s immigrant population, a forum convened to discuss the topic of immigration at the Yountville Community Center. Randy Capps of the Migration Policy Institute in Washington, D.C. was the key speaker at […]


Sep 7, 2017

From Napa Valley Register: Napa businesses open their pocketbooks to provide Hurricane Harvey aid

September 7, 2017, Jennifer Huffman Napa’s businesses may be about 1,900 miles from Houston, but many are touched by the plight of Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey. A number of Napa area wineries and other companies have collected donations or made contributions – both financially and otherwise – for the […]


Jul 24, 2017

From Napa Valley Register: Napa Valley Community Foundation appoints new board members and officers

Jul 24, 2017, For the Register Napa Valley Community Foundation (NVCF) recently appointed several new board members. The new board members are: Maira Ayala, district representative for Congressman Mike Thompson; Dawnine Dyer, founder and owner of Dyer Wine; and Ed Matovcik, president of Intervine, an international wine management company serving […]


Jun 1, 2017

From Napa Valley Register: NV Community Foundation announces scholarships

May 28, 2017, Register Staff Napa Valley Community Foundation has awarded scholarships totaling $128,300 to 57 local students, an increase of more than a dozen students and $25,000 from 2016. Among this year’s scholarship recipients are local military veterans who are receiving financial support from the George and Gwendolyn Goodin […]


May 2, 2017

From NapaBroadcasting.com: Terence Mulligan & Napa Valley’s Community Foundation Starts A Conversation to Bridge Our Social, Cultural and Political Divide

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Apr 24, 2017

From Napa Valley Register: Napa Valley Forum looks at role of journalism

Apr 24, 2017, Register staff The Napa Valley Forum 2017 will feature a discussion on “Media, Democracy and Civil Society: The Role of Journalism in the Era of Social Networks, WikiLeaks, Disinformation and Fake News.” The guest speaker will be Phil Bronstein, executive chair of the board of the Center for […]


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