From Nonprofit Quarterly: Community Foundations Shine in CoF Awards to Philanthropists


It should be no surprise that the Council on Foundation’s Distinguished Service Award and Robert Scrivner Award nominees are predominantly from the world of community foundations. Winning the Distinguished Service Award, to be presented at the COF Community Foundations conference in Cleveland next month, is Darcy Oman, since 1985 the president and CEO of The Community…

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From Napa Valley Register: Napa survives the quake


August 30, 2014 6:00 pm  •  The Napa Valley Register Editorial Board The quake that shook the city one week ago today thrust Napa County into the international spotlight. What the world has seen is impressive. Napa survived. It rallied around the injured, the displaced and the traumatized. Though much was damaged, and many people are suffering…

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From Philanthropy News Digest: Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund Launched


AUGUST 29, 2014 Napa Valley Vintners, a nonprofit trade association, has announced a $10 million pledge to establish a disaster relief fund for people and businesses affected by the magnitude 6.0 earthquake that rattled California's Napa Valley region on August 24. Established in partnership with the Napa Valley Community Foundation, the Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund will…

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From Napa Valley Register: Vintners provide $10 million for new disaster fund  


August 27, 2014  •  By Howard Yune Against a backdrop of fallen bricks and battered buildings in Napa, the regional winemakers' association on Wednesday revealed the largest gift yet to help the earthquake recovery effort. The Napa Valley Vintners announced a $10 million donation to launch the Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund. During a media conference…

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From Bohemian: Napa County awarded grant for citizenship


PATH TO CITIZENSHIP—Tom Gogola Among entries on a long list of the $2.4 million in 2014 Napa Valley Community Foundation grants, one figure stands out: a $295,000 grant for a Napa County citizenship program established by the foundation. "This is the largest discretionary grant we made this year," says Terence Mulligan, president of the foundation.…

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From St. Helena Star: NVCF makes a difference in countless lives


July 07, 2014 12:14 pm  •  Sara Cakebread Congratulations to the Cleveland Foundation on their 100th anniversary and many thanks to Napa Valley Community Foundation Executive Director Terence Mulligan for highlighting the under the radar value that community foundations bring to 750 communities around the country, including ours. As an active participant in the Napa nonprofit community,…

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From St. Helena Star: 100 years of solitude


June 23, 2014 2:30 pm  •  TERENCE MULLIGAN Hello, Cleveland! In the movie “This Is Spinal Tap,” a brilliant mockumentary about a fading English metal band, the group gets lost on their way to a Cleveland venue’s stage. They walk through a warren of underground hallways, unable to find their way. It is a darkly comic and…

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