May 8, 2015

From Napa Valley Register: Local citizenship program earns invite from President Obama

May 08, 2015  •  By Jennifer Huffman Receiving an email a few weeks ago from someone who claimed to be writing from the White House, Napa nonprofit executive Terence Mulligan admitted that at first “I thought it was spam and ignored it.” It was only after the real White House […]


Mar 5, 2015

From Napa Valley Register: Local relief fund continues aiding quake victims

March 5  •  By Jennifer Huffman No one expects to discover they live on top of an earthquake fault line, but that’s exactly what happened to Napan Tim Whitlock this past summer when his home on Twin Oaks Drive in Browns Valley was severely damaged in the Aug. 24 quake. […]


Feb 24, 2015

From Napa Valley Register: Letter to the Editor – Thanks for saving Victorian home

February 24  •  Christina Jamieson Please acknowledge my great appreciation for the support and assistance from Terrence Mulligan, president of the Napa Valley Community Foundation, plus Shannon Fitzgerald and Amanda Goldberg at E4E Relief, the Foundation’s relief administrator for the Napa Valley Vintners’ gracious emergency earthquake fund. Also please note […]


Jan 15, 2015

From KTVU News: Deadline extended for earthquake relief money

NAPA, Calif. (KTVU) – The Napa Valley Community Foundation has extended the deadline to apply to its Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund to March 31, 2015. The fund provides grants to repair structural damage to homes and physical and economic losses to small businesses from the 6.0 Aug. 24 […]


Jan 15, 2015

From Napa Valley Register: Local quake fund is filling federal aid holes

January 15  •  Barry Eberling A $10.9 million disaster fund launched by the wine industry has spent $2.5 million doing such things as repairing Herb Caraway’s mobile home and restocking Joseph Sciambra’s store – and it’s just getting started. Napa Valley Vintners donated $10 million to the fund in the […]


Dec 30, 2014

From Napa Valley Register: Napa’s mighty earthquake

December 30  •  Kevin Courtney At 3:19 a.m. on Aug. 24, most Napans were sleeping the sleep of angels. A minute later, all hell broke loose. At almost any other hour, the 6.0-magnitude quake would have produced vast numbers of injuries and likely deaths as buildings shook violently to the […]


Dec 12, 2014

From Napa Valley Register: Grants available at the local assistance center

December 12, 2014  •  MARY CERVANTES If your business suffered physical damage or economic loss from the August earthquake, grants are available to help in your recovery. The Napa Valley Community Foundation and the Napa-Sonoma Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provide the assistance businesses need to access these disaster relief […]


Nov 26, 2014

From Napa Valley Register: Community Foundation details next phase of quake aid  

November 26  •  REGISTER STAFF Napa Valley Community Foundation has announced up to $8 million in the second phase of funding from the Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund. This aid is aimed at repairing structural damage sustained by homeowners and mobile homeowners, as well as physical and economic losses […]


Nov 23, 2014

From Napa Valley Register: The ongoing process of rebuilding

November 23, 2014 •  The Napa Valley Register Editorial Board While much of the region has moved on, the truth is that the Aug. 24 earthquake is still a daily fact of life for many residents and business owners in and around Napa (the Napa Valley Register among them). That is […]


Nov 9, 2014

From Napa Valley Register: International Institute marks one year in Napa

Sunday, November 9, 2014 The International Institute of the Bay Area (IIBA) celebrated the first anniversary of the opening of its Napa office at the home of Peter Menzel and Faith Daluisio, authors of “A Hungry Planet” and the “Material World” series ). IIBA, a nonprofit founded in 1918, is […]


Nov 2, 2014

From Napa Valley Register: Community Foundation prepares new round of quake aid

November 02, 2014 •  Register staff The Napa Valley Community Foundation intends to begin giving out some $8 million in earthquake aid in December, dovetailing its application process with the one now in use for federal assistance. To be eligible for a grant from the Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund, […]


Oct 28, 2014

From San Francisco Chronicle: Homeowners, renters hit by Napa quake now eligible for federal funds

Tuesday, October 28, 2014  •  By Kurtis Alexander Federal officials announced Monday that homeowners and renters who suffered damages in the Napa earthquake in August are eligible for financial assistance. A previous emergency declaration by President Obama cleared the way for federal funds to help cover an estimated $80 million in […]


Sep 29, 2014

From Napa Valley Register: Quake aid locations open Wednesday

Monday, September 29  •  Register staff The Napa Valley Community Foundation announced the locations Monday where people with quake losses can go starting on Wednesday for direct aid. The foundation is distributing $350,000 in cash aid for such purposes as short-term rental assistance and essentials like food, utilities, car repairs and […]


Sep 28, 2014

From Napa Valley Register: Napa earthquake benefit concert rocks the house

September 28, 2014 5:01 pm  •  By Howard Yune Thirty-five days after the earthquake shook Napa and produced hundreds of millions of dollars in damage, a different kind of rocking came to town – to aid those whom the quake left in need of aid. A musical bill featuring the bands Michael Franti […]


Sep 21, 2014

From NBC Bay Area: Napa Valley Community Foundation has grants for earthquake relief

Sunday, Sep 21, 2014 Individuals and families who are recovering from the South Napa Valley earthquake last month will get help immediate help from $1.2 million in grants from the Napa Valley Community Foundation. The money will go to 20 trusted nonprofits, including the Salvation Army, American Red Cross and […]


Sep 19, 2014

From San Francisco Chronicle: Millions in aid coming to Napa earthquake victims

Friday, September 19 at 4:34pm | By Joe Garofoli The Napa Valley Community Foundation distributed $1.2 million Friday to 20 nonprofits who are helping those most in need after the Aug. 24 earthquake that struck the region — and plans to give away millions more in the coming weeks. The foundation has amassed a $10.2 million fund for […]


Sep 19, 2014

From Napa Valley Register: Community Foundation announces program to help quake victims

September 19, 2014  •  By Kevin Courtney The Napa Valley Community Foundation will be making $1.16 million in grants to community organizations so they can help earthquake victims who are in immediate need of assistance. This is the first phase of a disaster relief effort launched by a $10 million gift from […]


Sep 4, 2014

From Nonprofit Quarterly: Community Foundations Shine in CoF Awards to Philanthropists

It should be no surprise that the Council on Foundation’s Distinguished Service Award and Robert Scrivner Award nominees are predominantly from the world of community foundations. Winning the Distinguished Service Award, to be presented at the COF Community Foundations conference in Cleveland next month, is Darcy Oman, since 1985 the […]


Aug 30, 2014

From Napa Valley Register: Napa survives the quake

August 30, 2014 6:00 pm  •  The Napa Valley Register Editorial Board The quake that shook the city one week ago today thrust Napa County into the international spotlight. What the world has seen is impressive. Napa survived. It rallied around the injured, the displaced and the traumatized. Though much was damaged, […]


Aug 29, 2014

From Philanthropy News Digest: Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund Launched

AUGUST 29, 2014 Napa Valley Vintners, a nonprofit trade association, has announced a $10 million pledge to establish a disaster relief fund for people and businesses affected by the magnitude 6.0 earthquake that rattled California’s Napa Valley region on August 24. Established in partnership with the Napa Valley Community Foundation, the Napa […]


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