Napa Grapevines: Queen launches health care scholarship fund


January 27, 2023 by the Napa Valley Register Queen of the Valley Foundation and Napa Valley Community Foundation announced they have launched a Healthcare Scholarship Fund to help financially support those that live in Napa Valley with their desire to enter into the field of health care. Applications will be accepted from Jan. 9 to…

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UpValley Family Centers offers free bilingual tax prep


January 24, 2023 By the St. Helena Star   The UpValley Family Centers will offer free tax preparation services through the IRS’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program from Tuesday, Jan. 24, through Tuesday, April 18. The UVFC has been providing free tax filing assistance to qualifying individuals and families since 2005, helping to generate…

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Thank you donors for support


Dec 2, 2022 Letter to the Editor in the Napa Valley Register   As Optimist Youth Basketball begins its new season, I would like to acknowledge the generous grants we received this summer from the Gasser Foundation and Napa Valley Community Foundation, namely its Donor Advised Funds: the Turley Family Fund; the Thacher Family Fund;…

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ADUs take center stage at Napa tour events


Dec 1, 2022 by Edward Booth in the Napa Valley Register   Napans curious about Accessory Dwelling Units recently had four chances to check out three different prefabricated models and learn more about ADUs from people involved in the different stages of the ADU construction process. Across the four events — which were scattered throughout…

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These 8 nonprofits are making a difference: North Bay Gives Awards for 2022


November 16, 2022, By North Bay Business Journal North Bay Business Journal recognizes the following organizations for their impact on their communities in Marin, Napa, Sonoma and Solano counties. Winners of the 2022 North Bay Gives Awards will be recognized at an event in Santa Rosa on Wednesday afternoon. Napa Valley Community Foundation 3299 Claremont…

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Napa Valley Napa Sonoma ADU Center launches program to ease building of accessory homes


November 4, 2022 by Edward Booth in the Napa Valley Register [caption id="attachment_8799" align="alignnone" width="300"] ADU (2nd residence) on the property of an existing single-family house.[/caption]   A local Accessory Dwelling Unit Plans Program, intended to ease the process of helping homeowners figure out the design and permitting for the junior housing units, has officially launched.…

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Innovative Napa Valley construction training program continues on, seeks applicants


October 11, 2022 by Edward Booth in the Napa Valley Register A local construction training program launched in 2019, in response to the 2017 wildfires, is moving forward into its fourth year. The Napa Valley Community Foundation recently distributed $115,000 to support the program, a partnership between the foundation, Napa Valley College, Napa Valley Adult…

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St. Helena Farmers’ Market: Healthy eating for all


September 6, 2022 by Ann Costelloe in the St. Helena Star The St. Helena Farmers’ Market is committed to supporting our local community by providing a place to find, connect and learn about healthy foods and habits from local resources and growers. The market has become the access point for many essential services and one…

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