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 […]


Aug 28, 2014

From Wine Spectator: Wine industry, Oakland Raiders and others come together for Napa earthquake relief

August 28, 2014 In the aftermath of the 6.1-magnitude earthquake that struck Napa Valley on Sunday—the Bay Area’s largest in 25 years—the California wine industry and others are coming together to help those in need in Napa. • Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) has donated $10 million to the cause so far, […]


Aug 27, 2014

From Napa Valley Register: Vintners provide $10 million for new disaster fund  

August 27, 2014  •  By Howard Yune Against a backdrop of fallen bricks and battered buildings in Napa, the regional winemakers’ association on Wednesday revealed the largest gift yet to help the earthquake recovery effort. The Napa Valley Vintners announced a $10 million donation to launch the Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief […]


Jul 23, 2014

From Bohemian: Napa County awarded grant for citizenship

PATH TO CITIZENSHIP—Tom Gogola Among entries on a long list of the $2.4 million in 2014 Napa Valley Community Foundation grants, one figure stands out: a $295,000 grant for a Napa County citizenship program established by the foundation. “This is the largest discretionary grant we made this year,” says Terence […]


Jul 20, 2014

From Napa Valley Register: Donors give $2.4 Million in 90 days through Community Foundation

July 20, 2014 12:00 pm  •  Register Staff Local donors distributed $2.4 million to area nonprofits through Napa Valley Community Foundation (NCFV) between April 1 and June 30, capping off a year in which NVCF and its donors supplied nearly $3.8 million to a broad range of charitable projects in Napa Valley. […]


Jul 7, 2014

From St. Helena Star: NVCF makes a difference in countless lives

July 07, 2014 12:14 pm  •  Sara Cakebread Congratulations to the Cleveland Foundation on their 100th anniversary and many thanks to Napa Valley Community Foundation Executive Director Terence Mulligan for highlighting the under the radar value that community foundations bring to 750 communities around the country, including ours. As an active participant […]


Jun 23, 2014

From St. Helena Star: 100 years of solitude

June 23, 2014 2:30 pm  •  TERENCE MULLIGAN Hello, Cleveland! In the movie “This Is Spinal Tap,” a brilliant mockumentary about a fading English metal band, the group gets lost on their way to a Cleveland venue’s stage. They walk through a warren of underground hallways, unable to find their way. It […]


Apr 5, 2014

From Napa Valley Register: One Napa Valley aids newcomers to clear citizenship hurdles

April 05, 2014 6:14 pm  •  JANELLE WETZSTEIN Philanthropy behind ambitious local effort What is the introduction to the United States Constitution called? How many senators make up the U.S. Congress? How many voting members are in the House of Representatives? Most people born in the United States never have […]


Mar 17, 2014

From Napa Valley Register: Abramowicz Family Fund bestows grants

March 16, 2014 9:00 am  • Register Staff • Three Napa County organizations will receive four grants totaling more than $15,000 from The Abramowicz Family Fund at Napa Valley Community Foundation. Myrna Abramowicz, a longtime Napa resident who was a supporter of environmental, educational and political causes in Napa, established the […]


Mar 9, 2014

From Napa Valley Register: Hispanic Network Awards

March 09, 2014 5:00 pm • Register Staff • Hispanic Network awards The Napa County Hispanic Network would like to congratulate the following individuals for being selected as recipients of the Lifetime Achievement and Friends of the Network awards for 2014. Lifetime Achievement Award recipients: Terrence Mulligan, Napa Valley Community Foundation; Eva […]


Jan 22, 2014

From KQED Radio: Citizenship Changes Lives

By Elba Gonzalez-Mares I live in one of the most beautiful and visited regions in the United States — the lush and productive Napa Valley — and I absolutely love it. Harvest season has come to an end. And the fields tell us that winter is upon us.  A more […]


Jan 9, 2014

From NorthBay Biz: NVCF Gives Props to Puertas

Author: Dawn Marie Carlson January, 2014 Issue   Excerpt Terence Mulligan, president of the Napa Valley Community Foundation, says, “Puertas Abiertas has built a safe and welcoming place where people can gain access to a host of important services for their families. It’s the go-to family resource center for many Latinos […]


Nov 8, 2013

From Napa Valley Register: Community Foundation gives scholarships to veterans

November 8, 2013 12:30 PM • Register Staff • In honor of Veterans Day, Napa Valley Community Foundation has announced that a scholarship program for veterans will see a 38 percent increase in its budget this year. The George and Gwendolyn Goodin Scholarship Fund, which gives college and university scholarships to […]


Nov 7, 2013

From American Canyon Eagle: STRIKE UP THE BAND!

November 7, 2013 12:30 PM • Eagle Staff • ‘Seventy-Six Trombones’ gives out music grants Representatives from the 17 recipients of Napa Valley Community Foundation’s Ruth L. Terranella “Seventy-Six Trombones” Music Fund gathered at the Napa Valley Unified Schools District Auditorium on Tuesday to receive grant checks, and to show […]


Sep 1, 2013

From Napa Valley Register: Special grants boost music in public schools

September 1, 2013 12:30 PM  •  Isabelle Dills • A total of $118,500 awarded countywide Numerous schools throughout Napa Valley were recently awarded grant money to boost their music programs. The funding was awarded through the Napa Valley Community Foundation’s Ruth L. Terranella “Seventy-Six Trombones” Music Fund, which aims to enhance music […]


Aug 14, 2013

From Weekly Calistogan: Pioneer Park Fundraising Boosted by NVCF Donor

August 14, 2013 11:47 am • Dear Editor, Thanks for your excellent coverage of our presentation to the City Council last week regarding our planned improvements to Pioneer Park. We were very gratified at the enthusiastic response to our plans, both from the audience and the council members. We are […]


Jul 20, 2013

From Napa Valley Register: $1 Million Project Aims to Smooth Path to Citizenship

July 20, 2013 6:00 pm  •  Howard Yune  • A new team effort among Napa County community groups aims to remove the roadblocks standing between thousands of immigrants and U.S. citizenship, beginning by month’s end. With funding from the Napa Valley Community Foundation, a group of local nonprofits is preparing to offer […]


Jun 12, 2013

From St. Helena Star: Fund for St. Helena Gives $37,000 to Youth-oriented Nonprofits

June 12, 2013 9:01 AM  •  David Stoneberg • Six grants totaling $37,000 have been distributed to local nonprofits to help at-risk, low-income youth in St. Helena and surrounding areas. The grants from $1,000 to $8,000 came from the Fund for St. Helena, which is a part of the Napa Valley […]


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