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 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 […]


Sep 24, 2018

From The Aspen Times: Giving Thought: Aspen Community Foundation learning, educating after Lake Christine Fire

September 24, 2018, By Tamara Tormohlen No one really expects disasters to happen — until they do. It’s been nearly three months since the Lake Christine Fire ignited, opening our eyes to the havoc and devastation a wildfire can inflict on our community. Of course, we know that wildfires are […]


Sep 19, 2018

From the American Canyon Eagle: NapaLearns uses grant funding to bolster student math, coding skills

September 19, 2018, By Eagle Staff NapaLearns has received a grant from the Napa Valley Community Foundation to further support math and robotics curriculum for middle and high school students. One of 14 grant recipients, NapaLearns was awarded $5,000 from NVCF, plus another $2,500 from an anonymous donor, that will […]


Aug 2, 2018

From the Sacramento Bee: Want to help fire victims? Don’t send any more stuff

Jul 31, 2018 , By Ryan Sabalow And Cynthia Hubert It happens every time there’s a major disaster like the Carr Fire. Kind people desperately want to help victims whose homes were destroyed, so they organize donation drives and ship truckloads of used clothing, furniture, canned goods, bottled water and […]


Jun 21, 2018

From Napa Valley Register: Napa Valley Community Foundation starts new program to help wildfire victims

June 21, Register Staff Napa Valley Community Foundation has started a program to help homeowners and renters replace essential household contents, make repairs or rebuild homes that were damaged or destroyed as a result of the October wildfires. Grants are now available to Napa County homeowners whose primary residence was […]


Jun 7, 2018

From Napa Valley Register: Sen. Dodd honors Napa Valley Community Foundation as Nonprofit of the Year

June 7, Register Staff  The Napa Valley Community Foundation has been honored as Nonprofit of the Year for the Third Senate District by Senator Bill Dodd. “The foundation has a strong track record of filling gaps and addressing urgent needs,” Dodd, D-Napa, said in a news release. “Its work following […]


May 21, 2018

From St. Helena Star: Napa Valley Community Foundation offers small business fire recovery grants in Napa County

May 21, Star Staff The Napa Valley Community Foundation (NVCF) has started a program to help small businesses that suffered physical losses or economic injury as a result of the October 2017 wildfires. Grants are now available to Napa County businesses that applied for a disaster loan from the U.S. […]


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 […]


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