The Napa Valley Vintners makes grants from Auction Napa Valley proceeds to agencies within Napa County that are meeting a documented, demonstrated, community need in the areas of community health and children's education.

Our goal is to invest deeply rather than broadly to have a meaningful, measurable impact on the community. The majority of grants support organizations providing programs for Napa County's neediest residents, focusing on strategies for prevention and early intervention.

Based on these priorities, NVV awards grants from its Community Support Fund to provide substantial and typically unrestricted funding to a core group of about 25 organizations that work within the long-term priorities.

Additionally, we will allocate significant funds to one or two major initiatives that fall within the long-term strategic priority areas that can meaningfully impact the community. Our 2013 strategic initiative will focus on closing the academic achievement gap in Napa County by providing greater access to quality preschool to prepare children for kindergarten and educational success.

Grantmaking:

2014 Community Support Fund Grants Timeline:

  • LOI deadline has passed
  • LOI decision notifications – early May
  • Full applications due - June 20
  • Full application decision notifications – mid September

For questions, contact Susan Duke, our community investment manager.