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Scholarship Applications Close in 1 Week!


Time is flying, and we want to share a friendly reminder that the scholarship applications for the Napa Valley Community Foundation are due in ONE WEEK on March 4. Have you submitted your application yet? Don't miss this opportunity to secure funding for your education and advance towards your dreams. Whether you're aiming for a…

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Reflecting on “Can We Get an Amen for Housing?”


On February 15th, we were thrilled to host "Can We Get an Amen for Housing?", a Town Hall event that ignited discussions among more than 100 passionate community members about the pressing issue of workforce housing in our Valley.  We’re grateful to the Vintage High School Chamber Singers for opening the evening with their songs,…

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California State Senator Bill Dodd’s Fund Awards $200,000 to Support Crime Victims


Napa Valley Community Foundation (NVCF) and Monarch Justice Center are thrilled to announce a $200,000 grant to support Monarch Justice Center’s important work empowering victims of crime and promoting healing and recovery. This grant comes through the generosity of State Senator Bill Dodd, and the Dodd Family Foundation—a fund of Napa Valley Community Foundation. In…

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New Report: the Future of News in Napa Valley 🗞️


At Napa Valley Community Foundation, we believe that our community and our democracy are more vibrant when everyone participates in the decisions we make about our future. But all too often, certain segments of our population face obstacles to civic engagement — like the lack of affordable legal services to obtain citizenship, or the dearth…

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Coming Soon: 2024 Scholarships in Napa Valley! | Próximamente: Becas 2024 en Napa Valley!


ANNOUNCING 2024 SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES! WHO IS ELIGIBLE? Seniors Graduating from Napa County High Schools Students at Napa Valley College Napa County Nursing Students Napa County Teachers/Educators Napa County Veterans Viticulture and Enology students Veterinary students Calistoga Jr./Sr. High School Students studying music And more!  *Completion of the FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application is required…

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Our 2023 Annual Report: A Letter from our President & Chair


This past year was our 29th year of operation, and like a young adult on the cusp of a milestone birthday, we’ve taken this opportunity to reflect on our history while looking optimistically towards the future. In doing so, three themes have emerged related to giving, planning, and growth. Giving is hyperlocal. Grants from the…

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After the Fires: Back Home with Wanda Hudspeth


When Wanda Hudspeth lost her Pope Valley home in the 2020 LNU Complex Fire, she didn’t know how she’d be able to recover. A master gardener living in a small home that had been in her family since the 1950s, Wanda had few financial resources, but endless faith in people. She turned to UpValley Family…

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Meet our Donors: Dann and Susan Boeschen


When Dann and Susan Boeschen moved to St. Helena in 1999 from their home in Issaquah, Washington, they planned to retire. “We really flunked retirement big time,” shares Susan. A few years into their idyllic Napa lifestyle, they went from dreams of planting a rose garden to building a winery — eventually opening Boeschen Vineyards.…

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A Beacon of Hope in the Housing Crisis


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. Napa Sonoma ADU Center exemplifies our entrepreneurial approach to bringing new solutions to local challenges. We launched the ADU Center in 2020, with co-funding…

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