Mar 24, 2016

From Napa Valley Register: New U.S. citizens to take oath of allegiance next week

Register staff, March 24, 2016 Civic leaders and local residents are expected to attend a naturalization ceremony in Napa next week at Napa Valley College. In the last two years, 394 Napa County residents have become U.S. citizens through a nonprofit program called the One Napa Valley Initiative, but they have […]


Feb 18, 2016

From Napa Valley Register: Businesses rate SBA performance following Napa earthquake

February 18, 2016 •  By Jennifer Huffman In the 18 months since the August 2014 Napa earthquake, the U.S. Small Business Administration has approved 982 loans totaling $37.2 million to Napa County businesses and residents. The data was presented at a round table discussion at Napa Valley College on Thursday morning […]


Feb 18, 2016

From Lake County Record-Bee: Thompson hosts SBA administrator

By Record-Bee Staff February 18, 2016 Due to its location, the roundtable discussion focused on the 2014 South Napa Earthquake and how SBA disaster loans were used to help small businesses, non-profits and others rebuild after the earthquake. Participants in the roundtable included officials from the SBA, the City and […]


Feb 10, 2016

From The Weekly Calistogan: Free bilingual tax preparation service

February 10, 2016 Getting anxious about filing your income tax returns? Don’t know where to turn for help? Well, here is some sound advice: Don’t ask Sherlock Holmes for deductions; go to the UpValley Family Centers (UVFC) in Calistoga and St. Helena, where trained volunteers prepare state and federal tax […]


Feb 5, 2016

From Forbes: Management Training In The Vineyard: Professional Development For Farmworkers

Note: Today’s post completes the series about quality-of-life topics that help define what makes Napa Napa, from healthcare to housing to transportation, in the daily lives of that region’s workers and residents. Farmworkers in Napa, as we described in the last post, are the best-paid agricultural workers locally, regionally, and nationally. […]


Jan 29, 2016

From Los Angeles Times: Obama administration is starting in L.A. to help immigrants become citizens

January 29, 2016 Sarah D. Wire    Obama administration officials are scheduled to meet in Los Angeles on Friday with Mayor Eric Garcetti, local nonprofits and business owners to discuss ways to encourage immigrants to become U.S. citizens. The meeting is part of a multi-city tour by the White House’s […]


Jan 11, 2016

From Forbes: The Surprising Face Of Immigrants In Napa: Sterotypes Versus Data

January 11, 2016 Cathy Huygh Note: Today’s post is part of an ongoing series on sustainability in the Napa Valley, and the pivot points of liveability that define this wine region. So far we’ve looked at the topics of healthcare, housing, andtransportation, and today’s post turns to the question of immigration. […]


Dec 30, 2015

From Napa Valley Register: TOP STORIES OF 2015, NO. 1: Earthquake aftermath

December 30, 2015  •  By Jennifer Huffman No. 1: Earthquake aftermath  Most Napans have moved on from the August 2014 earthquake. But for others, daily reminders of the quake and its aftermath remain. Evidence of incomplete recovery can still be seen as 2015 draws to a close: homes jacked up […]


Dec 28, 2015

From Napa Valley Register: Efforts continue to help Napa quake victims

December 28,2015  •  ROSEMARIE KEMPTON Napa is beginning to look like its old self again, but looks can be deceiving. “Contrary to the perception that everything is back to normal, it isn’t. Many places have not recovered from the quake,” said Mark Pope, a case manager for the South Napa […]


Nov 9, 2015

From KGO ABC 7 News: Napa quake victims save storage facility with donations

By Michael Finney, November 09, 2015 It’s been more than 14 months since the Napa Quake. The city is still rebuilding and Monday there was a milestone, one that 7 on Your Side’s Michael Finney helped bring about. Napa Self Storage was red-tagged in the Napa quake. The owners planned to […]


Sep 28, 2015

From Napa Valley Register: Abramowicz Family Funds make grants for children and the environment

September 28, 2015 9:30 am  •  Register staff Last week, four Napa County organizations received grants totaling $5,000 from The Abramowicz Family Fund and the Steven and Myrna Abramowicz Family Fund at Napa Valley Community Foundation. Myrna Abramowicz, a longtime Napa resident, established a charitable fund shortly before her death […]


Sep 25, 2015

From Napa Valley Register: Rebuilding program to help victims of 2014 earthquake  

September 25, 2015 •  Register staff The South Napa Earthquake Recovery Group is encouraging Napa County homeowners who initially reported damages from last year’s earthquake to a government agency or at the Local Assistance Center to contact a case manager regarding the Homeowner Continued Rebuilding Program. The Homeowner Continued Rebuilding Program […]


Sep 9, 2015

From Napa Valley Register: Foundation extends new citizen project for 2 more years

September 9, 2015  •  Register staff   A program launched by Napa Valley Community Foundation to help local residents become U.S. citizens will be extended for two additional years. Foundation President Terence Mulligan said the organization’s additional investment in the One Napa Valley Initiative – expected to be $645,000 between […]


Sep 1, 2015

From Napa Valley Register: Community Foundation announces $61,700 in scholarships

September 1, 2015 Napa Valley Community Foundation has awarded scholarships totaling $61,700 to 26 local students, an increase of more than $20,000 from 2014. Among this year’s scholarship recipients: seven military veterans who are receiving financial support thanks to The George and Gwendolyn Goodin Scholarship Fund, a permanent endowment that […]


Aug 24, 2015

From Santa Rosa Press Democrat: Earthquake’s fallout still felt

August 24, 2015 . Derek Moore Theresa Lang was asleep in bed or walking to her kitchen — she can’t recall which — when the South Napa earthquake struck last August and toppled the mobile home Lang shared with her boyfriend, sending the 53-year-old woman sprawling to the floor. Lying […]


Aug 21, 2015

From KGO ABC 7 News: Donations Help Napa Quake Victims Save Storage Facility

Friday, August 21, 2015 Michael Finney It’s been nearly a year since the powerful 6.0 earthquake badly damaged part of the Napa area. While many have recovered, hundreds of residents have been living all this time under a threat of even more destruction. Some residents stored their precious belongings at Napa […]


Aug 21, 2015

From KQED Radio: The South Napa Earthquake–One Year Later

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Aug 11, 2015

From Napa Valley Register: Letter to the Editor – Clarifying Community Foundation aid plans

August 11  •  Terence P. Mulligan Thank you very much for your Aug. 7 story about the next phase of grants from the Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund, which is managed by my organization and was launched with a $10 million gift from Napa Valley Vintners (“Community Foundation planning […]


Aug 3, 2015

From St. Helena Star: It’s not (just) about the money

August 03  •  Lisa Toller Sure, every nonprofit needs money to operate. Fundraising is an ongoing, ever-present and sometimes challenging endeavor for nonprofit organizations. And just as important as bringing in the dollars is how well that money is managed in achieving the organization’s mission – a responsibility that the […]


May 22, 2015

From Today In The Napa Valley: Interview with Napa Valley Community Foundation President, Terence Mulligan

May 22, 2015 Napa Valley Community Foundation was featured on Today In The Napa Valley, Napa Chamber Edition. To listen to the full interview with Terence Mulligan, President, please visit the Today In The Napa Valley page.


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