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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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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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After the Fires: Back Home with Wanda Hudspeth


When Wanda Hudspeth lost her Pope Valley home in the 2020 LNU Complex Fire, she didn’t know how she’d be able to recover. A master gardener living in a small home that had been in her family since the 1950s, Wanda had few financial resources, but endless faith in people. She turned to UpValley Family…

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A Beacon of Hope in the Housing Crisis


We believe that our Valley is only as strong as its most vulnerable residents. Unfortunately, significant barriers—like the high cost of housing—stand in the way of local families’ ability to thrive. Napa Sonoma ADU Center exemplifies our entrepreneurial approach to bringing new solutions to local challenges. We launched the ADU Center in 2020, with co-funding…

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An interview with Redwood Credit Union’s Brett Martinez


Last year, we partnered with Redwood Credit Union to support their launch of a new type of construction loan that could make building an ADU more accessible to more people in Napa and Sonoma counties. As part of this effort, NVCF established a $100,000 loan-loss reserve fund to help RCU defray any actual monetary loss…

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