Napa Valley Vintners continues community investment with $4.6 million in donations in November

11/17/2022 – St. Helena, California – Today, Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) announces its latest community support with $4.6 million in donations. For more than 40 years, NVV has invested more than $225 million in the health and well-being of its community.

“We are grateful to be able to support so many essential programs and services provided by non-profit organizations in our community. Napa Valley is fortunate to have so many supporters here at home and around the world who allow us to give deeply. We are honored to be able to have a real impact on those who live and work here year after year,” said Donna Walker, Grant Review Committee Chair for the Napa Valley Vintners and owner of Pulido~Walker Estate Vineyard and Winery.

This year, 21 nonprofit organizations receive funds that serve more than 100,000 community members each year.

$1.8 million donated in the areas of mental and physical health for essential services that help maintain a healthy community.

  • $350,000 – Aldea Child and Family Services
  • $400,000 – Lied
  • $300,000 – Collabria Care
  • $250,000 – Sainte-Hélène Hospital Foundation
  • $175,000 – Community Health Initiative
  • $245,000 – NEWS (Women’s Emergency Services of Napa)
  • $120,000 – Planned Parenthood

$1.4 million for Family Resource Centers that serve as one-stop-shops for resources, referrals and direct services to communities.

  • $375,000 – On the Move
  • $350,000 – UpValley Family Centers
  • $275,000 – Cope Family Center
  • $125,000 – ParentsCAN
  • $90,000 – Rianda House
  • $80,000 – Puertas Abiertas
  • $75,000 – Bay Area Immigration Institute – Napa
  • $60,000 – Napa CASA

$1.3 million donated to help close the opportunity gap, giving Napa County youth the best chance for success in life.

  • $400,000 – Napa Valley Education Foundation
  • $350,000 – Napa and American Canyon Boys & Girls Clubs
  • $200,000 – Boys and Girls Clubs St. Helena and Calistoga
  • $200,000 – Community Resources for Children
  • $80,000 – Aim High
  • $65,000 – 10,000 degrees
  • $60,000 – Runaway Girls

Commenting on the impact of NVV’s donations, Trent Yaconelli, Executive Director of Boys and Girls Clubs of St. ever be denied from any of our programs. This covers membership fees, sports teams, teen retreats, STEM lab, homework tutors, college and professional visits, and field trips. The work that winemakers do every day in our communities is changing lives.

In 2020, NVV ended its long-running Auction Napa Valley fundraiser. To ensure continuity of community services, NVV has committed to donating $15 million to the community over three years (2021 to 2023) from reserve funds that were raised through Auction Napa Valley. In 2021, NVV donated $5.9 million to local nonprofits, followed by this year’s donations of $4.6 million.

“We are pleased to be able to continue giving at this level as we transition to our new fundraising platform,” Walker said. “This is made possible through the strategic planning of our winemakers and community leaders who had the foresight to set aside funds over many years.”

Since 2020, NVV has been working to create a new philanthropy program, Collective Napa Valley, which launched in January 2022. Two fundraising drives in June and November took place this year under the new umbrella of Collective Napa Valley.

Community members and wine lovers around the world are invited to participate in the Napa Valley Collective. Throughout the year, it is possible to interact with the winemakers through tastings and events while raising funds for the benefit of the community. Registration is free and is the best way to stay up to date on how fundraising is making a difference in Napa Valley.

About Napa Valley Vintners

The non-profit Napa Valley Vintners trade association has been cultivating excellence since 1944, inspiring its nearly 550 members to consistently produce the highest quality wines, provide environmental leadership and care for the extraordinary place it is. they call home. Since 1981, NVV has invested more than $225 million in its community to provide equitable access to health care and opportunities for advancement in children’s education. NVV is dedicated to improving diversity and promoting inclusivity in its community and in the wine industry. Learn more at napavintners.com.

Jill E. Washington