Invest in Youth

We believe that all young people have the potential to become confident and contributing adults. However, while gifts and talents are evenly distributed, access and opportunities are not. 

Our impact

Our grants have helped to level the educational playing field since 2007. We identify and invest in the most effective nonprofits and public agencies that help students build academic and leadership skills to take them from preschool to college.

Ninos Activos

$1.1 million

in grants since 2007


25,000

middle, high school and community college students access post-secondary education


10,000

pre-k youth prepare for school


Stories of our impact

Leticia arrived from Mexico before 6th grade, without a word of English or a single friend. Daily summer sessions in the Aim High program, funded by Napa Valley Community Foundation, brought her supportive friends and teachers whose one-on-one coaching helped her understand class materials and activities.  When she started at Silverado Middle School last August, she felt well-prepared academically and empowered to self-advocate when she didn’t understand. Leticia credits Aim High for boosting her confidence and helping her raise her grades from Cs and Fs to As and Bs.

Aim High

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