The foundation has distributed more than $50 million since its inception 24 years ago.
“This recognition means a lot to Napa Valley Community Foundation and the hundreds of nonprofit programs that we support in our community every year,” Terence Mulligan, Foundation president said.
The foundation manages the Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund, established after the 2014 Napa earthquake with a $10 million gift from Napa Valley Vintners. In the wake of the 2017 October wildfires, the fund was used to raise another $15 million to help recovery efforts. The money has enabled 15,000 fire survivors to receive relief services like temporary housing, meals and medical care. Another 2,000 households suffering economic hardship as a result of the disasters received direct cash assistance totaling nearly $2.3 million.