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Reflecting on “Can We Get an Amen for Housing?”


On February 15th, we were thrilled to host "Can We Get an Amen for Housing?", a Town Hall event that ignited discussions among more than 100 passionate community members about the pressing issue of workforce housing in our Valley.  We’re grateful to the Vintage High School Chamber Singers for opening the evening with their songs,…

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California State Senator Bill Dodd’s Fund Awards $200,000 to Support Crime Victims


Napa Valley Community Foundation (NVCF) and Monarch Justice Center are thrilled to announce a $200,000 grant to support Monarch Justice Center’s important work empowering victims of crime and promoting healing and recovery. This grant comes through the generosity of State Senator Bill Dodd, and the Dodd Family Foundation—a fund of Napa Valley Community Foundation. In…

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Coming Soon: 2024 Scholarships in Napa Valley! | Próximamente: Becas 2024 en Napa Valley!


ANNOUNCING 2024 SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES! WHO IS ELIGIBLE? Seniors Graduating from Napa County High Schools Students at Napa Valley College Napa County Nursing Students Napa County Teachers/Educators Napa County Veterans Viticulture and Enology students Veterinary students Calistoga Jr./Sr. High School Students studying music And more!  *Completion of the FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application is required…

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Our 2023 Annual Report: A Letter from our President & Chair


This past year was our 29th year of operation, and like a young adult on the cusp of a milestone birthday, we’ve taken this opportunity to reflect on our history while looking optimistically towards the future. In doing so, three themes have emerged related to giving, planning, and growth. Giving is hyperlocal. Grants from the…

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Meet our Donors: Dann and Susan Boeschen


When Dann and Susan Boeschen moved to St. Helena in 1999 from their home in Issaquah, Washington, they planned to retire. “We really flunked retirement big time,” shares Susan. A few years into their idyllic Napa lifestyle, they went from dreams of planting a rose garden to building a winery — eventually opening Boeschen Vineyards.…

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Leaving a Legacy: Elaine Honig


When Elaine Honig turned 50, she realized she was, someday — hopefully long in the future — going to die. “I started really thinking about what this all means. I’m just on this planet for this brief time,” says Elaine. “I’ve worked hard. I’ve been a good saver. Thinking about my resources going to something…

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We Are Hiring: Director of Development


The Position  NVCF is seeking an experienced, dynamic and highly motivated development professional to work collaboratively with a seasoned senior management team in order to drive revenue growth across all channels of fundraising. Reporting to the President & CEO, the Director of Development will be responsible for creating and implementing a portfolio-based, metrics-driven development program…

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Wildfire Resilience Summit: Shaping a Resilient Tomorrow, Together


Three years after the devastating 2020 fires, we come together to reflect, learn, and forge a path to a safer tomorrow. Please save the date of November 2, 2023 and join Napa Valley Community Foundation (NVCF) at the Wildfire Resilience Summit, a collaborative event hosted by NVCF, Napa Valley Vintners, and Napa Valley Grapegrowers, where…

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NVCF Awards More Than $625,000 in Education Grants and Scholarships


Here at Napa Valley Community Foundation, we are thrilled to announce the awarding of more than $625,000 in education grants and scholarships this year, marking a significant investment in the future of our community's students. 2023 Scholarship Highlights: Total Scholarship Awarded: $438,210 Number of Awards: 80 Beneficiary Students: 66 Median Award Amount: $2,000 Our scholarship…

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