From Napa Valley Register: They Served with Honor: Single mother Edens found life-long lessons, and memories, in the military


September 19, 2020 by Jennifer Huffman Jessica J. Edens doesn’t come from a family with a strong military background. “My dad got drafted to Vietnam,” she said. But, “That’s about it.” “I’m the only one” from her family that’s recently been in the military, said Edens, who lives in Angwin. Yet enlisting was something that…

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Two years later…fire relief update


NAPA VALLEY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION CONTINUES TO ASSIST THOSE AFFECTED BY THE OCTOBER 2017 WILDFIRES; TOTAL DISTRIBUTIONS NOW STAND AT $9.2 MILLION Tuesday, October 8, 2019, Napa, CA – In the last two years, the Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund managed by Napa Valley Community Foundation (NVCF) has distributed $9.2 million to help those affected…

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Bob Fiddaman


Bob Fiddaman Director Bob retired to the Napa Valley from San Francisco in 1997. His 35-year career was in real estate finance and pension investment management. Since retiring he has served on several non-profit boards, mostly related to housing and family/community services. He also served on the county planning commission for 12 years in the…

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Thomas McBroom


Tom McBroom Director Tom and his wife, Diane, moved to the Napa Valley from Berkeley in 2008.  After 20 years of employment with World Savings, he retired as an Executive Vice President.  His responsibilities at World included security, legal, compliance, budget, and facilities management.  Tom was also employed at Xerox for ten years, working mostly…

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From the Napa Valley Register: Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund distributes $6.2 million for fire relief


October 2, 2018. By Register Staff In the year following the devastating Napa Valley firestorms, the Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund reports working with more than two dozen nonprofit organizations to distribute $6.2 million. Relief and recovery services have gone to 15,000 Napa County fire survivors to assist with temporary shelter, meals, clothing, medical…

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From KQED Radio: North Bay Residents Return After Evacuation Orders Lifted


October 17, 2017, Michael Krasny As firefighters continue to contain the devastating wildfires in Northern California, residents are returning to cities and towns that were under mandatory evacuation. Forum checks in with county officials about opening schools when many students and teachers are now homeless. We’ll also hear about the health concerns of returning to…

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Test ONVI


In 2013, Napa Valley Community Foundation (NVCF) launched the One Napa Valley Initiative (ONVI), a three-year campaign to create new citizens and a stronger community. The County of Napa, as well as every municipal government in Napa County, has invested in this $1.1 million public-private partnership, alongside more than 140 local donors, foundations and businesses.…

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From Napa Valley Register: How to help Valley Fire victims


October 01, 2015 3:15 pm  •  Register staff The Napa Valley Community Foundation released a list of organizations that have established special funds to accept donations for the Valley Fire victims. They include: North Coast Opportunities, Inc. distributed emergency relief aid after the Rocky/Jerusalem Fire in Lake County, and has a process in place --…

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