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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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Expanding Access to The ADU Center: From Napa and Sonoma to Marin County


When we launched the Napa Sonoma ADU Center in 2020, it was a significant undertaking — the recent wildfires had severely impacted an already tight housing market, and we believed that Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) had the potential to become a bigger part of the solution. Now, we are excited to share Napa Sonoma ADU…

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Now Open: Invest in Youth Initiative Grants


Napa Valley Community Foundation (NVCF) is now accepting funding proposals from qualified organizations providing education support programs and targeted academic interventions that close the achievement gap for students ages 3-24 in Napa County. Napa Valley Community Foundation has up to $200,000 available for grants this year. Grants are available in amounts from $5,000 to $25,000.…

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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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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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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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