Fight Poverty

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. 

Our impact

For the last 13 years, we’ve been making investments that help our most vulnerable Valley neighbors get their basic needs metfrom feeding programs to the development of below-market rate apartments. In 2020, we also launched a new initiative, the Napa Sonoma ADU Center, to help create affordable rental units for the Valley’s workforce in the form of Accessory Dwelling Units. 

$4.1 million

in grants since 2007


20,000+

Napa County residents have received safety net services


16

cities in Napa and Sonoma Counties have adopted improved ADU rules with NVCF help and leadership


Stories of our impact

Moises is a farmworker who lives in farmworker housing in Napa Valley. He and his three sons work in the Vineyards and are Legal Permanent Residents. Moises has been attending the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) clinics at UpValley Family Centers, funded by NVCF, for several years, and because he is eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit, Moises saves some of his tax return each year; nearly $1,000 every year.

UpValley Family Centers VITA

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