Napa Valley CanDo’s 2019 Give!Guide application period is now closed.
Applications had to be completed and received online by
11:59PM Friday, May 24.
Questions? Email CanDoGiveGuide@gmail.com or call Patricia 707.853.0057.
Applications had to be completed and received online by
11:59PM Friday, May 24.
Questions? Email CanDoGiveGuide@gmail.com or call Patricia 707.853.0057.
Transform the lives of seniors, children, families, farmworkers, individuals and veterans by building and managing safe, attractive, affordable homes. Provide classes in citizenship, finance, immigration, healthy cooking, fitness, and arts and crafts. Connect residents to numerous organizations specializing in health care, education, legal and job training services.
Rescue and provide sanctuary, care and companionship to abused, neglected and abandoned horses. Provide humans of all ages with life-enhancing skills and personal growth experiences derived from horsemanship. Sunrise also offers natural horsemanship training, youth education, and many volunteer opportunities. Over 150 horses saved since 2007.
The only organization in Napa County permitted by the CA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife to rescue, rehabilitate and release wildlife back into the wild. When they are orphaned we raise them; when they are sick or injured we heal them. When they are ready, we release them back into the wild.
Help thousands of Napa children, families, young adults and seniors receive free or low-cost medical care, counseling, dental and vision services. Trained bilingual staff help vulnerable community members enroll in health insurance and navigate complex health plans so they can receive the affordable health care they need.
Make a difference in the lives of abused and neglected children. Provide critical advocacy and support for children from birth through age 18 in the foster care system. Advocate for the best interests of children and ensure that every child has a safe and permanent home.
Work to eliminate housing discrimination and ensure equal housing opportunities for all. Protecting housing rights is more vital than ever considering the local/regional housing crisis. Provide residents with education, counseling, mediation, and investigative assistance regarding all housing issues, and build collaborative community partnerships.
Recognize that senior transportation is critical to maintaining independence. Provide free door-to-door rides to medical and dental appointments in and out of Napa County for seniors who are unable to take public transportation and cannot afford taxi service. Make friendly calls each week to 65 isolated seniors.
Provide affordable access to quality performing arts for the whole community through low cost ticketing, (“pay what you can afford” shows), open auditions, and local live theater. Organize youth programming and arts training. Offer their venue to schools, NPOs, and others at no or low cost for shows and fundraisers.
Empower, connect, and inspire Valley residents to take action by volunteering in our communities. Create this Give!Guide to raise funds and awareness for local nonprofits. Gather food for the Food Bank year-round including raising fresh summer produce. Clean Napa waterways. Offer non-partisan public forums. Led successful effort limiting single-use plastic bags county-wide.
Offer year-round swimming opportunities with high quality, professional coaching and instruction for all ages and abilities. In addition to their year-round competitive team, NVST offers a high school preseason training program, summer swim classes and pre-competitive swimming instruction.
Help the community conserve, protect, and restore our environment in a landscape that supports agriculture, urban living, and wild spaces. Promote cooperation, sound science, and youth engagement as key ways to improve the resiliency of our watersheds for the benefit of future generations.
Welcome students to the world of music, regardless of their circumstances. Provide quality no/low cost musical instruments and enhance children’s musical experiences with opportunities for accessible instruction throughout Napa – both in and out of the classroom. Music opportunities for students include: Summer Music Workshops, Band/String Buddies and Music Festival Days.
Grow fresh organic fruits and vegetables for distribution through the Napa Valley Food Bank to help struggling families obtain delicious and nutritious meals for their tables.
Ensure that every public school student in the Napa Valley, from Pope Valley to American Canyon, has the materials needed to succeed in the classroom, including pencils, glue sticks, notebooks, copy paper, dry eraser markers and more. Once each semester, teachers shop for FREE at TRCNB.
Provide music education to 80 Napa youth, 8-18 years old, while instilling skills in leadership, perseverance and team work. Four ensembles perform over 15 concerts annually, playing the works of iconic classical composers with some jazz and rock-n-roll thrown in for fun.
CANV believes no one should live in poverty. We offer daily emergency assistance along with tools and skills to rebuild lives through a network of programs including the Food Bank, Meals on Wheels, Child Development & Family Program, Quit Smoking, Samaritan Family Shelter and the Culinary Social Enterprise.
Provide musical entertainment by performing several concerts a year throughout the Napa Valley.
Promote music appreciation and music education all through the community. Provide an opportunity for musicians to come together and improve their musicianship.
Offer local businesses sponsorship opportunities and promote them at concerts.
Upper Valley Girl Scouts provide fun opportunities in a supportive environment for girls to learn life skills and create lasting friendships and memories. Girl Scouts also promote leadership, trust, self-confidence, teamwork, and respect through hands-on activities and projects, so scouts become caring adults and effective community leaders.
Empower parents with the education, resources and support they need to raise children who thrive. Help parents manage stressful situations and challenging life events so they can give their children a brighter future. Offer parenting classes, support groups, and emergency services to help families meet their children’s needs.
Mend hearts, provide comfort, and bring joy during dog-to-person visits by trained Canine Assisted Teams of a friendly dog and their loving handler. PFH provides training—teams provide love! Teams visit frail, infirm, or elderly at health care sites, as well as students in schools and libraries with Paws for Reading.
Provide bilingual professional mental health services to residents throughout Napa County of every age, stage, and income level. Equip people with the tools they need to live emotionally healthy lives, creating a community of enduring strength. They are the only local mental health provider that accepts uninsured clients.
Care for the health and well-being of the entire community. Provide high quality primary healthcare to over 35,000 community members at eight locations. Founded 46 years ago, OLE Health’s doors are open to all, and no one is ever turned away for financial reasons.
Help three and four-year-old children in St. Helena succeed by providing opportunities to experience preschool before entering kindergarten. Offer scholarships for under-served children to attend local preschools. Parents attend monthly classes to develop a better relationship with and understanding of their child and the importance of preschool.
Empower PTSD/disabled veterans to live a more independent life by providing them with specially trained assistance dogs at NO cost. Our dogs aid with physical needs, address/soothe emotional wounds, wake their vet from nightmares, and help them feel safe in public. They calm, comfort, adore, and love them.
Empower healthy girls. Combine life-skills curriculum with experiential activities, engaging talks, and running or just moving. Give tools for choosing positive over negative self-talk, movement over sedentary lifestyle, satisfaction over negative body image, and healthy friendships over destructive relationships. Over 1,000 girls are empowered each year, most of whom come from economically disadvantaged families.
Empower families and childcare providers with quality early learning tools and resources to support the children under their care. Provide school readiness programs and developmental screenings for children ages 0-5. Strengthen child care providers with 1:1 coaching. Assist families in finding and paying for childcare that fits their needs.
Provide financial, technical, and volunteer support to Napa’s three state parks: Bale Grist Mill, Bothe State Park, and Robert Louis Stevenson Park. Support may include hiring skilled craftsmen to repair the water wheel, recruiting volunteers for repairing trails, or purchasing new trail signs that include GPS.
Break down barriers that divide humanity by bonding immigrants to their community to make a better world through peace, justice, and dignity for all. Provide services for the under-served Napa Latino and immigrant communities of all ethnicities and creeds. Educate them and defend their rights and those of their families.
Assist needy persons living in Napa County by giving them free clothing, shoes, and linens. Clients can use the Clothing Center every two months and fill two grocery bags. Anyone can use the Center one time if affected by an emergency such as fire, flood, earthquake.
Provide drama classes, camps, and productions for kids, teens, and families in Napa Valley. Serve children from three years old up to college age. Activities include traditional theater/improvisational games, working with scripts, learning choreography, and singing. Actors hone public speaking skills and learn to build trust, confidence, empathy, and self-esteem.
Provide access to healthy, farm-direct produce for all. Double the assistance available to our low-income neighbors and help fill the nutrition gap. Welcome CalFresh households to shop at the market through a token-matching program that provides a dollar-for-dollar match to spend with market vendors on eligible items.
Equip families struggling to care for their child with special needs with the necessary emotional support, system navigation assistance, skills and tools so that the whole family thrives. Comprehensive services include one-on-one mentorship, parenting education, expert workshops, developmental screenings, monthly support groups, and social and recreational events for families.
Provide shelter and sanctuary to countless animals. Adoption is the goal at this no-kill rescue center, but if animals do not find their forever home, they stay at the Sanctuary, receiving food, shelter, excellent medical care, love, and companionship for the rest of their lives.
Provide healthy, safe, and fun programs that make soccer accessible to youth, regardless age, ability, socio-economic status, or gender. Enroll approximately 2,000 kids annually of every background to participate in after-school programs, seasonal camps/clinics, recreational, competitive, and academy-level training. Provide over $10,000 of financial assistance to players annually.
Lead the effort to design, fund, construct, and maintain a 47-mile family-friendly walking and biking trail from Vallejo’s Ferry to Calistoga. When complete, 85% of county residents will live within 10 minutes of the Trail. The NVVTC integrates art, culture, education, and health into the trail design and programming.
Provide professional mental health, child welfare, and support services that respect the dignity and individuality of each recipient of care. Offer alcohol and drug prevention and treatment programs, therapeutic foster care and adoption, supported living services for developmentally disabled adults, and specialized day treatment in an educational setting for students with IEPs.
Offer community programs that create and support humane homes for companion animals and help prevent pet homelessness. Operate a high-quality, low-cost clinic for spay/neuter, vaccination and microchipping services; provide free wellness clinics for low-income families with pets; teach Humane Education in our schools and community; run a non-emergency helpline.
Offer a hot and free meal to anyone who is hungry, five days a week. Feed our most vulnerable populations including those who might be too embarrassed to ask for a free meal. Diners include the elderly, children, veterans, and the homeless. Meals are planned and respectfully served by volunteers from local community organizations.
Support and promote Napa Valley’s vineyard workers through education and professional development. Reach almost 3,000 farmworkers and their families each year, providing top quality educational programs, leadership and management courses, Día de la Familia, summer mentor programs, advanced viticulture seminars, and more.
Improve the quality of life for Napa County residents by making riding a bicycle safe, convenient, and accessible for riders of all ages and abilities. Conduct targeted bike safety education and advocacy programs. Promote infrastructure improvements. Strive to make riding a bike a viable option for everyday transportation and recreation.
Create smiles by bringing certified therapy pets to Napa’s most deserving residents: children with behavioral and learning challenges, incarcerated teens, seniors in memory care, patients in skilled nursing facilities. Train volunteer/pet teams to the highest safety standards. Dogs, cats and mini-horses share their furry love with young and old.
Encourage children’s love for reading. Distribute free, age-appropriate books in English and Spanish. Children may take books home and keep them. Focus on outreach to children of low-income/non-English speaking families since 1993. RIF is a project of the Federated Women of Upper Napa Valley.
Connect our community with the outdoors. Provide youth and adult scholarships for swim lessons, summer camps, cooking lessons, and sports and recreation classes. Raise funds to improve parks and trails in our community. Provide hikes, nature- based activities, and after-school enrichment classes for youth and adults.
Help nearly 2000 emancipating youth successfully transition out of foster care, group homes, mental health treatment, and probation into independent adulthood.
Programs support college and career readiness, housing and independent living skills, health and wellness, youth leadership and advocacy.
Encourage and empower victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse. Give them the strength and hope to lift themselves and their children into a healing and safe environment. Bring respect, understanding, and resources to survivors. Foster kindness and support from the community to help create peaceful homes and healthy neighborhoods.
Empower families to make positive changes by accessing health and social services, improving educational skills, becoming engaged in the community, and achieving self-sufficiency. Align services with partners in private, public and nonprofit sectors to meet clients’ most pressing needs. Since 2005, Puertas Abiertas has provided immigration assistance, mental health wellness programs, and other social services.