From Napa Valley Register: Donors give $2.4 Million in 90 days through Community Foundation

July 20, 2014 12:00 pm  •  Register Staff

Local donors distributed $2.4 million to area nonprofits through Napa Valley Community Foundation (NCFV) between April 1 and June 30, capping off a year in which NVCF and its donors supplied nearly $3.8 million to a broad range of charitable projects in Napa Valley.

“This was a big quarter for us, and for quite a few hard-working nonprofits in our community,” said NVCF President Terence Mulligan. “Getting this much money out the door in 90 days is a thrill, and it’s a great way to conclude an excellent fiscal year for the Foundation.”

Grants to 65 different nonprofits were made possible by nearly 150 donors, some of which have a charitable giving fund at NVCF established by their families or businesses, and others of which join forces by investing in NVCF’s Community Impact Funds, where multiple givers come together to tackle larger-scale opportunities and challenges.

Among the ranks of the former are people who decided to create a fund at NVCF through their estate plan, with instructions for how charitable dollars should be distributed after they have passed away.

The $2.4 million in grant distributions included the following:

  • $3,000 from the Lambert Family Fund to Girls on the Run to support their mission of promoting healthy habits and physical activity for local girls;
  • $25,000 from an anonymous fund to Congregation Beth Shalom for its capital campaign;
  • $295,000 from the One Napa Valley Initiative Fund to help Legal Permanent Residents become citizens;
  • $5,000 from the Thacher Family Fund to di Rosa for general support;
  • $2,000 from the Audie Jones & Carson Lee Family Foundation to provide scholarships for outdoor summer activities to Browns Valley Elementary Schools students.

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