Napa Valley Wine Auction Awards $225,000 Grant to Support Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Treatment Programs
Second grant of $25,000 will be pooled with other grants to help local nonprofits operate wisely in challenging times
5/23/2003 - St. Helena, CA, - St. Helena, CA, May 23, 2003. - The Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) has approved two additional grants to local nonprofit organizations in Napa County, with monies generated by the 2002 Napa Valley Wine Auction (NVWA).
The first grant, in the amount of $225,000, goes to the Lloyd Wolfe Center - a drug and alcohol treatment program for adolescents in Napa County. The second grant, in the amount of $25,000, will be pooled with other local donations to fund technical assistance such as board recruitment and training, and fund development for local nonprofits.
The Lloyd Wolfe Center
When completed, The Lloyd Wolfe Center will provide needs assessment and treatment services for youth between the ages of 12 and 18, along with treatment, education and support for their families. In 2000 and 2001, the NVWA awarded $240,000 to The Wolfe Center for capital costs. Construction of their new building is currently underway.
Based on it's ability to demonstrate local funding support, the Center has an opportunity to receive $1.5 million matching funds over three years from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. It is with this goal in mind that the NVWA has awarded the new $225,000 grant. Other local funding sources, including The Gasser Foundation and The County of Napa have also made commitments to assist the Center achieve this important goal.
Technical Assistance for Local Nonprofits
The Napa Valley Wine Auction, The County of Napa, The Gasser Foundation and The Community Foundation have agreed to pool funds for nonprofit programs in need of critical technical assistance. The NVWA has granted $25,000 to the new fund.
The four funding entities will identify local agencies struggling to provide services, particularly under today's challenging economic climate. They will determine how the grants for technical assistance will ultimately be allocated.
Last year alone, the NVV contributed $5.8 million of 2002 Auction proceeds toward the betterment of the Napa Valley community. Of that amount, a special projects fund of $340,550 was set aside for unanticipated community needs that might arise before this year's Auction 2003 distribution of funds. The Lloyd Wolfe Center and technical assistant grants came directly from that fund.
The Napa Valley Wine Auction is a registered nonprofit, established in 1981 by the NVV to raise private contributions for Napa County charitable organizations and residents in need. Since its inception, the Wine Auction has raised more than $42 million for local Napa charities.