Our response to COVID-19 and help available


The Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. So far, about $5.7 million has been distributed to provide emergency financial assistance to more than 1,700 local families and farmworkers, and help more than 25,000 Napa County residents with essential recovery services, like medical care and counseling,  groceries, hot meals, legal and housing…

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Our Response to the Fires in Napa County


The Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund is responding to the LNU Lightening Complex Fires and the Glass Fire.  So far, the Foundation has granted nearly $2 million to provide emergency financial assistance to nearly 2,000 local families and farmworkers, and to provide essential emergency services, like counseling, mental and physical healthcare, food access and…

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Creating a stronger community one new citizen at a time


When our 2012 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 campaign to create new citizens and…

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Wildfire doesn’t discriminate


November 10, 2020 by Terence Mulligan Wildfire doesn’t discriminate. It burns a Napa Valley estate and a mobile home park with equal devastation. What isn’t equal are the resources that survivors have for recovery once the disaster is over. All wildfire survivors go through trauma, but people who are poor, elderly, sick or undocumented tend…

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An Open Letter to Our Community


We’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to breathe in America of late. Or more pointedly, who gets to breathe, and breathe freely, in America. COVID-19 has taken more than 110,000 lives in the United States, and the last stop for many who became gravely ill was a ventilator in a hospital’s ICU…

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Getting assistance after the wildfires


Help is still available for Napa County residents who suffered losses as a result of the October 2017 Napa Fire Complex. All services are free of charge and confidential, and available regardless of the immigration status, age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or religion of those who need support. All disaster relief programs are conducted in partnership with carefully-vetted…

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Our 2018 Community Impact Report


When thousands of generous donors come together with the most effective nonprofits in the Valley, we achieve collective impact. Every day, we gather generous hearts and bright minds to solve the problems that lie beneath the surface of this beautiful place we call home. In 2018, we distributed more than $14 million dollars to charities and…

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The One Year Anniversary of the Napa Wildfires


One year ago, a ferocious series of fires tore through Napa Valley and the North Bay. More than 1,300 structures were damaged in our community, including 653 homes that were completely destroyed. Seven people lost their lives and 70,000 acres were charred in what is still — after another year of unprecedented wildfire activity in…

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Working to help those in need


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


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 pursue college, or have faced…

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