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Our response to the wildfires and how you can help

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October 8, 2017

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In response to the fires, NVCF has activated the Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund to provide assistance and critical services to those who live or work in Napa County and are suffering as a result of the Napa Fire Complex. If you are an individual, homeowner, renter or small business […]

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Getting assistance after the wildfires

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October 7, 2017

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If you or your family need financial assistance because of the fires, and/or resource and referral to other relief services, like mental health counseling, housing and legal assistance and more, please read the below information. All services are free of charge and confidential, and available regardless of the immigration status, age, gender, race, […]

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Working to help those in need

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September 25, 2017

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Since October 8, our nonprofit partners have helped more than 15,000 people in Napa County to recover. Watch a short video below about some of the work done with the grants we’ve made from the Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund.

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Helping students succeed in college

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September 13, 2017

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When our donors want to help students in Napa Valley achieve their full potential, they open a Scholarship Fund at NVCF. Our donors have chosen the types of students they wish to support, and NVCF currently has Scholarship Funds that help: military veterans; high school students who are first in their families to […]

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Citizenship Ceremony in Napa, California on March 31, 2016

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April 13, 2017

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When we had the opportunity to host the first-ever United States Naturalization oath ceremony in Napa, we were proud to watch 21 people–representing 12 nations–sworn in as U.S. Citizens. More than 150 people were in attendance for the historic moment.  If you couldn’t attend, watch the video below for highlights of […]

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Creating a stronger community one new citizen at a time

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November 24, 2015

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When our immigration study revealed that Napa County has 9,000 citizenship-eligible Legal Permanent Residents (LPRs), aka Green Card holders, but many were not taking the important step towards achieving citizenship due to an absence of a robust legal services infrastructure, we launched the One Napa Valley Initiative (ONVI), a three-year campaign to create new […]

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Helping donors pursue their passions

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November 2, 2015

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When Peggy became a part-time resident of Napa Valley, she decided to create a Donor Advised Fund at NVCF.  Our staff works at the intersection of Peggy’s charitable interests and local nonprofits’ programs, bringing forth carefully vetted funding ideas for her to consider.  As she says in this short video, “I use […]

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What is a community foundation?

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October 20, 2015

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So what is a community foundation and what have we accomplished in the last 20 years?  Watch the video to find out!

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Helping Quake victims: one year later

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August 23, 2015

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  On August 24, 2014, we were deeply shaken by a powerful earthquake. Hundreds of homes and businesses were damaged in the largest seismic event the Bay Area has seen since the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, mostly in and around the City of Napa.  More than 250 people were injured; […]

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Supporting Valley Fire Relief Efforts

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June 16, 2015

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The Valley Fire caused widespread devastation and hardship for thousands of victims and evacuees in Lake County. The latest reports indicate that the 76,000-acre blaze is 97 percent contained, and has destroyed 1,280 homes, 27 multi-family structures, 66 commercial properties and 585 other minor structures, such as outbuildings and sheds.  […]

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