Our Credentials

  • We are a nonprofit, non-partisan public charity founded in 1994.
  • We work with some of the most significant givers in Napa Valley.
  • We are also proud to work with individuals and families with more modest giving capacity.
  • Each year, we help donors distribute between $2 and $3 million to a wide array of charitable programs.
  • Our staff has 50 years of collective experience in nonprofits and philanthropy.
  • We have helped structure and execute $200 million in gift and grant transactions in recent years.
  • Two-thirds of our staff have a Master’s degree or equivalent.
  • Our board is highly engaged, diverse and passionate about making Napa Valley a better place for all.
  • We meet or exceed all of the rigorous National Standards created for Community Foundations.

We are the top-ranked community foundation in the country on more than half of the key measures of donor satisfaction and impact, according to a recent donor survey conducted by the Center for Effective Philanthropy.

The Donor Perception Report is an anonymous survey that has been completed by several thousand donors to nearly 50 community foundations.  NVCF is the top-ranked Community Foundation in five of the nine key variables associated with donor satisfaction and impact.

Please click here to download the full Donor Perception Report for Napa Valley Community Foundation.

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