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Our response to COVID-19 and help available


The Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding is focused on the public health and economic impacts of the virus in our community. To learn more, read our press releases of March 12 here, March 20 here, April 7 here and July 15 here. To donate to these efforts, click here.…

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From Napa Valley Register: New Cal-OSHA standards could help curb COVID-19 spread in agricultural, service sectors


December 5, 2020 by Sarah Klearman New regulations put into effect by Cal/OSHA last week should strengthen protections for employees confronted by workplace coronavirus outbreaks, experts say — including in the agricultural and service sectors, whose workers have been disproportionately impacted by the virus. The regulations mandate that employers notify workers of potential workplace exposure…

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Wildfire doesn’t discriminate


November 10, 2020 by Terence Mulligan Wildfire doesn’t discriminate. It burns a Napa Valley estate and a mobile home park with equal devastation. What isn’t equal are the resources that survivors have for recovery once the disaster is over. All wildfire survivors go through trauma, but people who are poor, elderly, sick or undocumented tend…

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From Napa Valley Register: Community Builders: Apply for grants for animal welfare


November 29, 2020 by Register Staff The David and Jane Gotelli Family Fund are accepting applications through the Napa Valley Community Foundation (NVCF), from qualified nonprofits and public agencies that seek to improve or sustain the welfare of small companion animals throughout Napa County. The fund was created to support small animals in Napa Valley…

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Our Response to the Fires in Napa County


The Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund is responding to the LNU Lightening Complex Fires and the Glass Fire.  So far, the Foundation has granted nearly $2 million to supply gift cards for immediate needs and temporary shelter to those displaced by the fires, to provide essential emergency services, like counseling, mental and physical healthcare,…

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From Napa Valley Register: An eviction crisis, stymied only by philanthropy and a temporary eviction ban, simmers in Napa County


November 7, 2020 by Sarah Klearman Despite eviction moratoriums at the local, state and federal levels, financial hardship born out of the pandemic and the recent wildfires continues to threaten the housing security of many of Napa County’s renters. Experts and advocates alike warned the economic fallout in the wake of pandemic-prompted shutdowns could impact…

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From Napa Valley Register: Emergency financial assistance is now available for Napa County residents hurt by wildfires


October 27, 2020 - For the Register Napa Valley Community Foundation has started an emergency financial assistance program for local residents in need because of the LNU Complex fires or the Glass Fire. Two types of financial assistance are available. First, grants for homeowners and renters whose primary residence was damaged or destroyed by the…

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From The North Bay Business Journal: Nonprofit helps with the housing shortage


October 26, 2020 by Gary Quackenbush Creating a new home where there’s already a single-family residence, whether by converting a garage into a living space or constructing a separate “granny “unit on the same property, is a rising answer for some to the housing shortage. Now a nonprofit center has been set up to provide…

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