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Transforming Dreams into Citizenship: The Success of the One Napa Valley Initiative


Since its launch in 2013, our One Napa Valley Initiative (ONVI) has profoundly transformed the Napa Valley community, turning the dream of U.S. citizenship into a tangible reality for thousands. Spearheaded by Napa Valley Community Foundation, this program is a testament to the power of collaboration among four key nonprofit partners: Immigration Institute of the…

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A New Citizen, Giving Back: Maria Pantoja


In Napa Valley, Maria Pantoja found a home and a pathway to a new beginning. A resident of Napa with her husband and five boys, Maria’s journey to U.S. citizenship, facilitated by NVCF’s One Napa Valley initiative — a program dedicated to helping residents navigate the path to U.S. citizenship — is a testament to…

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New Report: the Future of News in Napa Valley 🗞️


At Napa Valley Community Foundation, we believe that our community and our democracy are more vibrant when everyone participates in the decisions we make about our future. But all too often, certain segments of our population face obstacles to civic engagement — like the lack of affordable legal services to obtain citizenship, or the dearth…

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One Napa Valley, Many Stories: Championing Citizenship


We believe that our community and our democracy are more vibrant when everyone participates in the decisions we make about our future. But all too often, certain segments of our population face obstacles to civic engagement—like the lack of affordable legal services to obtain citizenship, or the dearth of local journalism. Over a decade ago,…

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Join the Force for Good: Volunteer to Shape the American Dreams of Your Neighbors


The Citizenship Legal Services Collaborative (CLS), in partnership with Napa Valley Community Foundation, is gearing up for a series of citizenship workshops and we need your help. As a volunteer, you play a critical role in assisting individuals on their journey to becoming U.S. citizens. Join us on October 5 for an orientation and training…

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Unity in Diversity: The Impact of LGBTQ+ Connection in Napa Valley


Pride Month, celebrated each June, shines a spotlight on the diverse experiences, triumphs, and challenges of the LGBTQ+ community. In Napa Valley, a program of On The Move called LGBTQ+ Connection is diligently working to foster an environment where these narratives are not just heard but honored, particularly focusing on adolescents and young adults. The…

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10 Years and 1,869 New Citizens


Celebrating 10 Years of New Citizens This month we celebrated a very special milestone — ten years of advancing citizenship in Napa Valley.   It’s hard to imagine now, but ten years ago, no one knew there was a significant citizenship gap in our community. In 2012, we released a study on the economic and fiscal impact of…

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