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Leaving a Legacy: Elaine Honig


When Elaine Honig turned 50, she realized she was, someday — hopefully long in the future — going to die. “I started really thinking about what this all means. I’m just on this planet for this brief time,” says Elaine. “I’ve worked hard. I’ve been a good saver. Thinking about my resources going to something…

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One Napa Valley, Many Stories: Championing Citizenship


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 of local journalism. Over a decade ago,…

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Grant Spotlight: AVID


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. Mariela Rivera’s college dreams were first ignited in eighth grade by her teacher, Mr. Norris, who encouraged Mariela to join the college preparatory class AVID (Advancement Via…

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Meet our Donors: Larry Turley and Suzanne Chambers


Suzanne Chambers and Larry Turley first met at the Kapalua Wine & Food Festival in Maui more than 30 years ago. They discovered a shared passion for wine and helping others, a commitment they continue to embrace today. “My parents were teachers, and Suzanne’s parents understood the value of education. It’s hard to do well…

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We Are Hiring: Director of Development


The Position  NVCF is seeking an experienced, dynamic and highly motivated development professional to work collaboratively with a seasoned senior management team in order to drive revenue growth across all channels of fundraising. Reporting to the President & CEO, the Director of Development will be responsible for creating and implementing a portfolio-based, metrics-driven development program…

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An interview with Redwood Credit Union’s Brett Martinez


Last year, we partnered with Redwood Credit Union to support their launch of a new type of construction loan that could make building an ADU more accessible to more people in Napa and Sonoma counties. As part of this effort, NVCF established a $100,000 loan-loss reserve fund to help RCU defray any actual monetary loss…

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Wildfire Resilience Summit: Shaping a Resilient Tomorrow, Together


Three years after the devastating 2020 fires, we come together to reflect, learn, and forge a path to a safer tomorrow. Please save the date of November 2, 2023 and join Napa Valley Community Foundation (NVCF) at the Wildfire Resilience Summit, a collaborative event hosted by NVCF, Napa Valley Vintners, and Napa Valley Grapegrowers, where…

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Join the Force for Good: Volunteer to Shape the American Dreams of Your Neighbors


The Citizenship Legal Services Collaborative (CLS), in partnership with Napa Valley Community Foundation, is gearing up for a series of citizenship workshops and we need your help. As a volunteer, you play a critical role in assisting individuals on their journey to becoming U.S. citizens. Join us on October 5 for an orientation and training…

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NVCF Awards More Than $625,000 in Education Grants and Scholarships


Here at Napa Valley Community Foundation, we are thrilled to announce the awarding of more than $625,000 in education grants and scholarships this year, marking a significant investment in the future of our community's students. 2023 Scholarship Highlights: Total Scholarship Awarded: $438,210 Number of Awards: 80 Beneficiary Students: 66 Median Award Amount: $2,000 Our scholarship…

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