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 provide emergency financial assistance to nearly 2,000 local families and farmworkers, and to provide essential emergency services, like counseling, mental and physical healthcare, food access and insurance navigation to 3,000 Napa County residents. The Foundation recently announced an investment of an additional $2 million to help homeowners and renters whose primary residence in Napa County was damaged or destroyed by the 2020 wildfires with continued rebuilding and long-term recovery.
On August 18, 2020 and September 28, 2020, respectively, Governor Newsom declared states of emergencies for wildfires, including those in Napa County.
Disaster Case Management and financial assistance is now available for homeowners and renters whose primary residence in Napa County was damaged or destroyed by the LNU Fire Complex or Glass Fire.
Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund grantees to-date providing services to those affected by the fires:
County of Napa for Zonehaven Evacuation Management Platform
NVCF also is funding and working in close coordination with Napa Valley Community Organizations Active in Disaster (aka, the Napa Valley COAD), a grouping of community service organizations whose mission is to improve coordination and communication among nonprofits — and between local government agencies, the charitable sector, faith communities and the private sector — before, during and after disasters. During an active disaster, the Napa Valley COAD works closely with the Napa County Emergency Operation Center to assess urgent needs, identify short-term gaps and gather information that will inform longer-term recovery efforts.
To learn more about additional recovery resources, and government sponsored assistance programs, like FEMA and SBA, visit ReadyNapaCounty.org.
Napa Valley Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD)
In 2016, Napa Valley Community Foundation created the Napa Valley COAD, a network of more than 100 nonprofit, faith community and government sector groups whose mission is to improve coordination and communication before, during and after a disaster. Napa Valley COAD is activated to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in Napa County, and acts as a liaison in the Emergency Operations Center between local government and the nonprofits serving our community. The Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund supports the operations of the Napa Valley COAD and many of the disaster relief services provided by safety net nonprofits collaborating through COAD to meet unmet needs that arise.
About the Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund
The Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund is managed by Napa Valley Community Foundation and was established with a $10 million lead gift from Napa Valley Vintners following the 2014 South Napa Earthquake. So far, the Fund has distributed more than $25 million for relief and recovery from recent disasters.