ST. HELENA, Calif. — The Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) announces its latest in community support with $5.9 million in giving this November. Over the last 40 years, the NVV has invested more than $200 million in the health and wellbeing of its community.
“We’re humbled to be able to invest deeply to ensure that equitable access to healthcare and educational opportunities are available to all those who live and work in Napa County,” said Linda Reiff, President and CEO of Napa Valley Vintners. “We believe a community is only as strong as its people, and we’re honored to contribute to programs that help our community members to thrive and succeed in life.”
Receiving funding this year are 24 non-profit partners who serve more than 100,000 community members each year.
$2.7 million will be given in the areas of mental and physical health for critical services that help to create a healthy community.
- $600,000 – OLE Health provides healthcare for more than 25,000 residents annually
- $400,000 – Aldea Children & Family Services focuses on mental health treatment and prevention, drug and alcohol programs and foster care and adoption services
- $400,000 – Mentis provides mental health treatment and prevention services for all ages including on school campuses
- $300,000 – Collabria Care provides end of life care, bereavement support and caregiver services
- $300,000 – St. Helena Hospital Foundation provides mobile health visits, preventive screenings and COVID vaccines and boosters among other services
- $250,000 – Community Health Initiative provides access to health insurance enrollment, patient education and advocacy
- $245,000 – NEWS gives shelter and emergency assistance for domestic violence and sexual abuse victims
- $180,000 – Planned Parenthood provides reproductive health care and sex education
$1.8 million will be given to family resource centers that serve as a one-stop-shop for resources, referrals and direct services tailored to individual neighborhoods and communities.
- $400,000 – On the Move supports foster care, LGBTQ youth and provides family resource centers on six elementary school campuses in Napa County
- $350,000 – UpValley Family Centers provide financial education and assistance, early learning programs and immigration services to residents of St. Helena, Calistoga and surrounding areas
- $333,333 – American Canyon Family Resource Center is located on the new Napa Junction elementary campus and serves to strengthen the connection between home and school
- $300,000 – Cope Family Center serves families in crisis and works to prevent child abuse through family support
- $125,000 – ParentsCAN supports children with special needs and their families
- $90,000 – Rianda House is an up valley senior center that works to reduce senior isolation
- $80,000 – Puertas Abiertas offers trusted support for the LatinX population
- $75,000 – Immigration Institute of the Bay Area – Napa office gives legal assistance for immigrants that are eligible to become residents and citizens
- $60,000 – Napa CASA provides child advocacy in the courtroom
$1.4 million will be given to help close the opportunity gap, giving Napa County youth the best chance to succeed in life.
- $450,000 – Napa Valley Education Foundation provides music and arts enrichment, teacher training and college and career readiness programs
- $350,000 – Napa and American Canyon Boys & Girls Clubs provide a safe and engaging afterschool environment for youth to reach their full potential
- $200,000 – St. Helena and Calistoga Boys & Girls Clubs provide a safe and engaging environment afterschool for youth to reach their full potential
- $200,000 – Community Resources for Children focuses on early childhood development and education, advocacy and childcare stabilization
- $80,000 – Aim High prevents summer learning loss for at-risk children
- $65,000 – 10,000 Degrees readies low-income youth for college
- $60,000 – Girls on the Run empowers girls with social, emotional and physical life skills
“Napa Valley is fortunate to have the support of the Napa Valley Vintners. Through their generous funding, our local agencies are able to make a big impact in the lives of residents through a variety of services, including: physical health, mental health, family support, domestic violence and connection to community resources and programs that help to meet basic needs and promote wellness,“ said Rob Weiss, Executive Director of Mentis.
In 2020, the NVV canceled its long-running Auction Napa Valley fundraiser due to the pandemic and pledged to rethink how to raise funds in new ways for the good of its community. In early 2022, NVV will launch a new year-round philanthropy program called Collective Napa Valley. The NVV committed to giving $15 million over three years while it ramps up the new program.
Community members are invited to join the Collective when it launches next year. Varying levels of membership, from free on upwards, will provide opportunities to stay informed on how fundraising makes a difference in Napa Valley and to interact with winemakers through tastings and events.
“We’re excited to introduce Collective Napa Valley to the community and to wine enthusiasts around the world. We hope to have as many community members involved as possible, and we look forward to reconnecting with our long-time volunteer network who play a key role in making our fundraising endeavors such a success,” said John Hamilton, Collective Napa Valley community board member.
About the Napa Valley Vintners
The Napa Valley Vintners nonprofit trade association has been cultivating excellence since 1944 by inspiring its nearly 550 members to consistently produce wines of the highest quality, provide environmental leadership and care for the extraordinary place they call home. Since 1981, the NVV has invested more than $200 million in its community to provide equitable access to healthcare and opportunity for advancement in children’s education. NVV is dedicated to improving diversity and championing inclusivity in its community and in the wine industry. Learn more at napavintners.com.
–Napa Valley Vintners