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A $200,000 Investment in Youth


At NVCF, we believe that all young people have the potential to become confident and contributing adults. However, while gifts and talents are evenly distributed, access and opportunities are not. To address these inequities, we make grant distributions every year under a program area called Invest in Youth, which supports nonprofit and school-based projects that…

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Reflecting on “California Forever?” Town Hall Event


On May 15th, we had the pleasure of hosting “California Forever?”, a Town Hall event at Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center that drew more than 125 engaged community members—some of our neighbors from Solano County joined Napa County residents to learn about this timely issue. The evening featured a dynamic conversation between Conor Dougherty,…

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Welcome to Emily J. Anaya


We are so glad to welcome Emily J. Anaya to our team as our new Development Manager. Joining us in May, Emily brings extensive experience from her previous role at Community Foundation Sonoma County, where she excelled in donor relations, planned giving, and grantmaking. Emily brings a strong sense of organization and analytical thinking to…

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CALL TO ARTISTS: NVCF 30th Anniversary Mural Project!


Napa Valley Community Foundation is excited to invite artists residing/working in Napa County to apply for a unique opportunity: creating a mural to celebrate our 30th anniversary! 📌 Project Details: Budget: $15,000 Location: NVCF Office 3299 Claremont Way, Napa Size: Up to 14’ x 45’ Theme: A creative, visual reflection of NVCF's mission and values,…

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Transforming Dreams into Citizenship: The Success of the One Napa Valley Initiative


Since its launch in 2013, our One Napa Valley Initiative (ONVI) has profoundly transformed the Napa Valley community, turning the dream of U.S. citizenship into a tangible reality for thousands. Spearheaded by Napa Valley Community Foundation, this program is a testament to the power of collaboration among four key nonprofit partners: Immigration Institute of the…

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A New Citizen, Giving Back: Maria Pantoja


In Napa Valley, Maria Pantoja found a home and a pathway to a new beginning. A resident of Napa with her husband and five boys, Maria’s journey to U.S. citizenship, facilitated by NVCF’s One Napa Valley initiative — a program dedicated to helping residents navigate the path to U.S. citizenship — is a testament to…

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Our May Town Hall Event: California Forever?


We hope you will join us on May 15 for a thought-provoking Town Hall event,  “California Forever?,” featuring Conor Dougherty, a distinguished New York Times reporter renowned for his in-depth coverage of housing and urban development. Conor brought the ambitious California Forever project into the national spotlight when he broke news about the eye-popping proposal and…

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Expanding Access to The ADU Center: From Napa and Sonoma to Marin County


When we launched the Napa Sonoma ADU Center in 2020, it was a significant undertaking — the recent wildfires had severely impacted an already tight housing market, and we believed that Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) had the potential to become a bigger part of the solution. Now, we are excited to share Napa Sonoma ADU…

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The Coppola Family Travel Scholarship is now Open


We are thrilled to announce the Coppola Family Travel Scholarship, an extraordinary opportunity for Napa County students in grades 10-12 who dream of exploring the world and expanding their horizons. This educational enrichment grant can be used to pay for tuition and associated costs, including travel costs, for participation in a summer enrichment program in…

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