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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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Honoring Two Decades of Impact: Terence Mulligan Continues to Lead and Inspire


Last month, we gathered to mark a significant milestone — the 20th anniversary of Terence Mulligan taking the helm as President & CEO for Napa Valley Community Foundation. Far from a farewell, the celebration — a gathering of family, staff, and board members past and present — was a reflection of Terence’s ongoing leadership. Terence,…

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Now Open: Invest in Youth Initiative Grants


Napa Valley Community Foundation (NVCF) is now accepting funding proposals from qualified organizations providing education support programs and targeted academic interventions that close the achievement gap for students ages 3-24 in Napa County. Napa Valley Community Foundation has up to $200,000 available for grants this year. Grants are available in amounts from $5,000 to $25,000.…

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Scholarship Applications Close in 1 Week!


Time is flying, and we want to share a friendly reminder that the scholarship applications for the Napa Valley Community Foundation are due in ONE WEEK on March 4. Have you submitted your application yet? Don't miss this opportunity to secure funding for your education and advance towards your dreams. Whether you're aiming for a…

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Reflecting on “Can We Get an Amen for Housing?”


On February 15th, we were thrilled to host "Can We Get an Amen for Housing?", a Town Hall event that ignited discussions among more than 100 passionate community members about the pressing issue of workforce housing in our Valley.  We’re grateful to the Vintage High School Chamber Singers for opening the evening with their songs,…

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California State Senator Bill Dodd’s Fund Awards $200,000 to Support Crime Victims


Napa Valley Community Foundation (NVCF) and Monarch Justice Center are thrilled to announce a $200,000 grant to support Monarch Justice Center’s important work empowering victims of crime and promoting healing and recovery. This grant comes through the generosity of State Senator Bill Dodd, and the Dodd Family Foundation—a fund of Napa Valley Community Foundation. In…

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New Report: the Future of News in Napa Valley 🗞️


At Napa Valley Community Foundation, we believe that our community and our democracy are more vibrant when everyone participates in the decisions we make about our future. But all too often, certain segments of our population face obstacles to civic engagement — like the lack of affordable legal services to obtain citizenship, or the dearth…

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Coming Soon: 2024 Scholarships in Napa Valley! | Próximamente: Becas 2024 en Napa Valley!


ANNOUNCING 2024 SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES! WHO IS ELIGIBLE? Seniors Graduating from Napa County High Schools Students at Napa Valley College Napa County Nursing Students Napa County Teachers/Educators Napa County Veterans Viticulture and Enology students Veterinary students Calistoga Jr./Sr. High School Students studying music And more!  *Completion of the FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application is required…

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