Disaster Relief and Recovery

We believe that disasters don’t discriminate, but recovery does. We know that thoughtful disaster philanthropy requires months and years of investment – particularly when an equitable distribution of funds is an important goal.   

Our impact

We’ve learned a lot from leading relief and recovery efforts within the charitable sector in Napa County for more than 15 years and five disasters and emergenciesWe respond immediately but take the long view. We believe that direct financial aid to survivors is paramount, but can’t stand alone.  We invest strategically in local nonprofits that work year-round with our community’s most vulnerable and are best equipped to come to the aid of local residents in a crisis, which is why we launched the Napa Valley COAD between the 2014 South Napa Earthquake and the 2017 Napa Fire Complex. Finally, we bridge funding gaps and leverage our charitable aid by tapping first into government dollars available. 

Napa Strong

COVID-19
2020 Wildfires

$25+

million in grants and aid since 2006


50,000+

people have been helped with essential recovery services


4,800+

families and small businesses have received direct financial assistance


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