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From American Canyon Eagle: STRIKE UP THE BAND!

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November 7, 2013

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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 […]

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Taking local action: One Napa Valley Initiative

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August 1, 2013

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When immigration became a polarizing issue in other parts of the country, we brought two dozen donors together to fund a nonpartisan study on the economic and fiscal impact of immigration in Napa Valley.  We shared the results of our study with nearly 2,000 residents, encouraging civil dialogue based on […]

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Tackling big problems together

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July 7, 2013

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When the economy faltered and the housing bubble burst, we brought 35 donors together to create a program for local families at risk of losing their homes. So far, more than 1,200 households have benefited from bilingual foreclosure education workshops, personalized financial assessments, and re-housing services—all free of charge.  Our […]

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

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June 12, 2013

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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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Backing new and effective programs

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May 21, 2013

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When Napa Emergency Women’s Services (NEWS) wanted to try a different approach to helping victims of domestic violence, we engaged one of our donors to provide seed funding. NEWS developed a team that delivers crisis intervention services immediately, on the scene of a domestic dispute, and connects victims to help from […]

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From Napa Valley Register: Greater Level of Citizenship Will Make Napa a Better Place

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April 28, 2013

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April 27, 2013 8:54 pm • Editorial Board • Why go from green card to citizen? What is the appeal of U.S. citizenship to a legal immigrant permanently living within Napa County? Many legal immigrants remain unaware of the benefits. A bold new effort announced last week, the One Napa […]

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From Los Angeles Times: $1 Million Will Go to Naturalize Immigrants in Napa County

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April 23, 2013

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April 23, 2013, 2:18 pm • Lee Romney • SAN FRANCISCO — The Napa Valley Community Foundation on Tuesday announced it would invest $1 million over the next three years to help the county’s legal immigrants become U.S. citizens. The initiative comes a year after the release of a comprehensive analysis […]

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From Napa Valley Register: Mulligan Helps Build Foundation for Community

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September 19, 2012

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September 18, 2012 6:12 pm  •  Jennifer Huffman • Terence Mulligan is the president of the Napa Valley Community Foundation, which distributes $2 million to $3 million annually to local charities. Mulligan moved to Napa in 2004 to become president of the Napa Valley Community Foundation. The nonprofit works sort of […]

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From American Public Media’s Marketplace: Napa Valley Immigrants Pay Their Way

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May 7, 2012

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Jeff Tyler discusses the fiscal impact of immigration on Napa County in this interview with Napa Valley Community Foundation President, Terence Mulligan. Kai Ryssdal: It’s not likely immigration policy’s going to be a big national issue in November. Congress and the White House agreed to disagree on that a couple of years ago. Locally, though, it’s much […]

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