From KQED Radio: Citizenship Changes Lives

By Elba Gonzalez-Mares I live in one of the most beautiful and visited regions in the United States -- the lush and productive Napa Valley -- and I absolutely love it. Harvest season has come to an end. And the fields tell us that winter is upon us.  A more somber but equally beautiful palette…

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From NorthBay Biz: NVCF Gives Props to Puertas

Author: Dawn Marie Carlson January, 2014 Issue   Excerpt Terence Mulligan, president of the Napa Valley Community Foundation, says, “Puertas Abiertas has built a safe and welcoming place where people can gain access to a host of important services for their families. It’s the go-to family resource center for many Latinos and immigrants in and around…

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From Weekly Calistogan: Pioneer Park Fundraising Boosted by NVCF Donor

August 14, 2013 11:47 am • Dear Editor, Thanks for your excellent coverage of our presentation to the City Council last week regarding our planned improvements to Pioneer Park. We were very gratified at the enthusiastic response to our plans, both from the audience and the council members. We are scheduled for design review with…

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Supporting innovative partnerships

When a group of nonprofits wanted to launch a public-private initiative to connect low-income households without bank accounts to affordable, mainstream financial services, we engaged 36 donors to help. In Napa County, it’s estimated that more than 2,000 households are “unbanked,” which means they use expensive check-cashing or pay-day lending services that can cost each…

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Press Release: One Napa Valley Initiative

Napa Valley Community Foundation Launches One Napa Valley Initiative.  Focus is on Naturalization Services for Legal Permanent Residents.  Thousands of Others Could Also be Served if Immigration Reforms Are Enacted. Napa, CA — April 24, 2013 — Napa Valley Community Foundation (NVCF) today announced the One Napa Valley Initiative, a three-year investment of more than…

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