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From The Aspen Times: Giving Thought: Aspen Community Foundation learning, educating after Lake Christine Fire

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September 24, 2018

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September 24, 2018, By Tamara Tormohlen No one really expects disasters to happen — until they do. It’s been nearly three months since the Lake Christine Fire ignited, opening our eyes to the havoc and devastation a wildfire can inflict on our community. Of course, we know that wildfires are […]

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From the American Canyon Eagle: NapaLearns uses grant funding to bolster student math, coding skills

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September 19, 2018

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September 19, 2018, By Eagle Staff NapaLearns has received a grant from the Napa Valley Community Foundation to further support math and robotics curriculum for middle and high school students. One of 14 grant recipients, NapaLearns was awarded $5,000 from NVCF, plus another $2,500 from an anonymous donor, that will […]

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From the Sacramento Bee: Want to help fire victims? Don’t send any more stuff

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August 2, 2018

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Jul 31, 2018 , By Ryan Sabalow And Cynthia Hubert It happens every time there’s a major disaster like the Carr Fire. Kind people desperately want to help victims whose homes were destroyed, so they organize donation drives and ship truckloads of used clothing, furniture, canned goods, bottled water and […]

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From Napa Valley Register: Napa Valley Community Foundation starts new program to help wildfire victims

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June 21, 2018

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June 21, Register Staff Napa Valley Community Foundation has started a program to help homeowners and renters replace essential household contents, make repairs or rebuild homes that were damaged or destroyed as a result of the October wildfires. Grants are now available to Napa County homeowners whose primary residence was […]

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From Napa Valley Register: Sen. Dodd honors Napa Valley Community Foundation as Nonprofit of the Year

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June 7, 2018

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June 7, Register Staff  The Napa Valley Community Foundation has been honored as Nonprofit of the Year for the Third Senate District by Senator Bill Dodd. “The foundation has a strong track record of filling gaps and addressing urgent needs,” Dodd, D-Napa, said in a news release. “Its work following […]

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From St. Helena Star: Napa Valley Community Foundation offers small business fire recovery grants in Napa County

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May 21, 2018

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May 21, Star Staff The Napa Valley Community Foundation (NVCF) has started a program to help small businesses that suffered physical losses or economic injury as a result of the October 2017 wildfires. Grants are now available to Napa County businesses that applied for a disaster loan from the U.S. […]

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From Napa Valley Register: Affordable apartments for 50 Napa families to begin construction

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April 28, 2018

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April 28, Kevin Courtney In a new south Napa neighborhood where car dealerships, stores and market rate apartments will soon be sprouting, so too will a 50-unit apartment project for low-income families. A ground-breaking ceremony on Thursday marked the start of construction of Stoddard West apartments on Gasser Foundation land […]

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From KRCB North Bay Public Media: Fire Recovery Series: Napa Valley Foundation Takes Lessons From Quake to Aid Fire Survivors

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April 26, 2018

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April 26, 2018, Steve Mencher

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From Napa Valley Register: October wildfires impacted nonprofit groups in Napa and Sonoma

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April 10, 2018

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April 10, 2018, Register Staff A new survey conducted by the Center for Effective Philanthropy reports that 85 percent of nonprofit organizations in the North Bay—spanning arts and culture, education and the environment, and health and social services—have been impacted by the October 2017 wildfires. In February and March, the […]

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From Napa Valley Register: Our view: Arising better and stronger after fires

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April 7, 2018

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April 7, 2018, Napa Valley Register Editorial Board This weekend marks six months since the outbreak of the deadly wildfires that swept over Napa County and other parts of the North Bay, killing 44 and destroying nearly 9,000 structures. Many of the areas burned by the fire have begun to […]

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