A Community of Givers | $710,408 Raised | 1314 Donors

 

CanDo’s GIVE!GUIDE 2021 APPLICATION PROCESS

If you are interested in applying to participate in CanDo’s Give!Guide 2021 please review the following:

Give!Guide Goals

  • Raise funds;
  • Raise awareness about exceptional work of Napa County nonprofits;
  • Foster a spirit of collaboration;
  • Inspire a culture of giving – especially among new and young adult donors as well as those who may not traditionally see themselves as philanthropists.

Who May Apply

  • Applicant must be a 501(c)3 in good standing for at least two years at time of application and must serve Napa County.
  • If an NPO serves Napa and another county, a significant portion of the beneficiaries or the work of the nonprofit must be located in Napa County. Monies earned must stay in Napa County.
  • At this time, the Give!Guide does not accept applications from nonprofits that support programs for individual schools, scholarships intended for a single individual, or memorial funds.
  • Please feel free to contact us if you have questions about eligibility. (707-226-7458)

Selection Criteria

Preference is given to nonprofits that represent a diverse cross-section of the County’s NPOs:

  • In 7 categories – Animals, Arts and Culture, Community, Education, Environment, Health and Wellness, Youth and Seniors
  • Geographic distribution throughout Napa County
  • Small to large NPOs – based on annual budget: $0 to150k   $150k+ to 750k   $750k+
  • Preference given to NPOs that demonstrate a strong commitment to a creative marketing program in support of Give!Guide

What’s Required from Selected NPOs?

  • $300-$500 nonrefundable fee (Sliding scale based on annual budget)
  • Attendance at 2-3 mandatory meeting(s).
  • Design/implement marketing campaign to inform and engage potential supporters, especially new and young adult (<35) donors.

Think You Might Want to Apply? NPOs considering applying to participate in CanDo’s Give!Guide 2021 MUST attend an orientation if

  • NPO has never appeared in the Give!Guide,
  • NPO has appeared in the past, but did not participate in 2019, or
  • NPO participated in 2020 but have new staff/volunteers designated to coordinate the project.

Zoom Meeting

            Wednesday, June 23, 2021
            11AM to 12:30PM

If you are interested in attending the Orientation meeting please send an email to:  CanDoGiveGuide@gmail.com with the name of your nonprofit and the name(s) and email(s) of those that will attend. The Zoom link will be sent the week before the meeting.

GIVE!GUIDE APPLICATION  (available June 15 – August 13)

CanDo’s Give!Guide Application

Download Application PDF for Reference

The Napa Valley Vintners is inspired by all the partners in the Give!Guide that strengthen the resiliency of our incredible community.

Napa Valley State Parks Association

Match Has Been Met

NVSPA supports our three Napa Valley state parks by partnering with the Napa County Regional Park and Open Space District to provide financial, interpretive, and volunteer assistance. This includes children’s environmental education, school tour and busing subsidies, public historical and cultural events, and creating new interpretive resources.

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  • $13019 Donated
  • 69 Donors

Our Town St. Helena

We create housing opportunities by providing rental units and home homeownership for unskilled, skilled, professional workers and seniors who are vital to our community yet can’t afford to live here. Our goal is to maintain a diverse, vibrant community that balances tourism with quality of life for local residents.

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  • $1940 Donated
  • 25 Donors

If Given A Chance

We select high school juniors who have experienced trauma, medical challenges or the effects of poverty, and provide counseling, life skills seminars, and assistance with college or vocational entrance requirements. Throughout their undergraduate college careers, we provide scholarships and personalized mentoring to ensure their success.

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  • $11025 Donated
  • 101 Donors

Community Action of Napa Valley

CANV believes no one should live in poverty. We offer daily emergency assistance along with tools and skills to rebuild lives through our network of programs including the Food Bank, Meals on Wheels, and our Child Development & Family Program.

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  • $60246 Donated
  • 243 Donors

Aldea Children & Family Services

Match Has Been Met

We believe that in a family’s most critical moments, the company of a trusted professional can mean the difference between strength and suffering. Every day, our expert staff walks with young people on their journey to healing, providing the care that brings both short-term comfort and long-term resilience.

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  • $6300 Donated
  • 68 Donors

Collabria Care

Facing the end of life or caring for a loved one with a serious illness can be stressful, sometimes overwhelming. We aim to ensure that no one faces these challenges alone. We provide compassionate care through our core programs:  Hospice and Palliative Services, Grief Counseling, Alzheimer’s Services, and Caregiver Support.

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  • $14745 Donated
  • 94 Donors

The Salvation Army of Napa Valley

We stand beside residents of Napa County providing a food pantry and daily free meal to address food insecurity. The need has never been greater. Due to additional pressures from COVID-19 and wildfires, we served over 130,000 meals served between March and late-October. We also support families through spiritual programs, recovery support, camping, back-to-school and Christmas resources.

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  • $11510 Donated
  • 111 Donors

Napa Humane

Special Opportunity

Match Has Been Met

Our community-based programs/services prevent pet homelessness and support humane homes for companion animals.  animals. We operate Napa County’s only high-quality, low-cost clinic for spay/neuter, vaccination, and microchipping services. We also provide free wellness clinics for Napa’s most vulnerable pets, deliver Humane Education programs in our schools/community, and operate a non-emergency helpline.

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  • $22720 Donated
  • 180 Donors

Napa Valley CanDo

Match Has Been Met

CanDo connects, inspires and empowers neighbors to take positive action through volunteerism. Challenged by COVID-19, wildfires, and the economic downturn, we’ve made substantial modifications to the Give!Guide and our food insecurity projects to help keep everyone safe and strong. We’re also assisting in organizing volunteers county-wide for Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD).

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  • $21130 Donated
  • 152 Donors

Proud to support CanDo’s Napa Valley Give!Guide and their commitment to inspire and empower our community.

NEWS

Match Has Been Met

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.

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  • $26956 Donated
  • 148 Donors

St. Johns Lutheran Mission Farm

We grow fresh fruits and vegetables for distribution through the CANV Food Bank to help families struggling financially put delicious and nutritious meals on their tables. While there has always been a need for this in our county, it has become especially critical during the current COVID-19 crisis.

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  • $9900 Donated
  • 51 Donors

Mentis

Match Has Been Met

We are the mental health and wellness safety net for Napa County, offering crucial and affordable services at a time when many are feeling anxious, depressed, fatigued, and hopeless. We offer bilingual mental health therapy, prevention programs through Teens Connect, support, and hope for people of all ages.

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  • $15675 Donated
  • 95 Donors

Veterans Homes Association

Match Has Been Met

We provide Veterans Home members with enrichment activities designed to help them enjoy the unique environment of our historic home. We also help foster relationships to support the emotional need for connection to others and to nature. Activities include golf tournaments to regenerate the human spirit and the Veterans Puppet Troop for creative communication.

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  • $2294 Donated
  • 39 Donors

Napa County RCD

Special Opportunity

Matching Funds

Help our community care for land, water, soil, and wildlife. Support resiliency of and connections between agriculture, urban living, and wild spaces. Promote cooperation, sound science, and youth engagement as key ways to improve the health and beauty of our watersheds for future generations.

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  • $8795 Donated
  • 101 Donors

COPE Family Center

Cope Family Center is a Family Resource Center in downtown Napa that empowers parents with the education, resources and support they need to raise children who thrive. Our goal is to help parents manage stressful situations and challenging life events so they can give their children a brighter future.

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  • $10010 Donated
  • 106 Donors

Sunrise Horse Rescue

Match Has Been Met

Rescue and provide sanctuary, care, and companionship to abused, neglected, and abandoned horses. Provide resources to horses and horse owners in need of help. Offer equine welfare education and therapy programs, and advocate for the unwanted horse.

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  • $18723 Donated
  • 101 Donors

Moving Forward

We are a unique, lifelong residential program for adults with developmental, learning, and autism spectrum disabilities. We foster autonomy while building community. Our residential program helps residents achieve their highest level of independence as they practice life, job, and social skills in a safe and loving environment.

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  • $6865 Donated
  • 41 Donors

Immigration Institute of the Bay Area

Matching Funds

IIBA is the largest non profit provider of high-quality, low-cost immigration legal services in Northern California. In 2013, the Napa Valley Community Foundation (NVCF) invited IIBA to open an office and lead an initiative to provide legal assistance to residents eligible for citizenship. We have since celebrated more than 1,500 new citizens.

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  • $36310 Donated
  • 77 Donors

CASA, A Voice for Children

Match Has Been Met

Make a difference in the lives of abused and/or neglected children. Provide critical advocacy and support for children from newborn to 20 in the foster care system. Provide a caring, stable and consistent adult to help children cope with adversity and develop resilience.

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  • $15964 Donated
  • 104 Donors

Serenity Homes of Napa Valley

The journey to sobriety is not easy, but it is attainable. We create paths and opportunities for those seeking greater self-sufficiency, independence and dignity, by providing a safe, structured 12-step-based sober living environment. We’ve helped more than 3,000 chemically dependent adults attain sobriety over the past 25 years.

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  • $8005 Donated
  • 29 Donors

Expressions of Hope

We are dedicated to serving and supporting the foster care community in Napa County. We provide hope through backpacks filled with comfort items, clothing and shoes for kids in care. We also help meet the emotional needs of the resource family through mentoring, support groups, training, and respite.

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  • $7505 Donated
  • 65 Donors

10,000 Degrees

We convert potential to degree by helping students from low-income backgrounds get to and through college. Unlike most high school and college assistance programs, our College Success Programs have no GPA requirement to join. We are also unique in helping students move from community college to a baccalaureate pathway.

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  • $4750 Donated
  • 52 Donors

Waggin’ Trails Rescue Foundation

We rescue companion animals from overcrowded California shelters and abandonment situations. Then, we find them loving forever homes through local placement and through partnerships with like-minded rescue organizations, humane societies and no-kill shelters. We also provide public education about animal welfare.

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  • $4385 Donated
  • 58 Donors

Napa CART

Napa Community Animal Response Team (CART) works to ensure the best possible outcome for animals during emergencies or disasters. We educate about animal-related disaster preparedness, response, and recovery; assist emergency services in the sheltering, evacuation, and care of animals during a disaster; and train first responders, veterinary professionals, and volunteers in animal rescue and trauma care.

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  • $11080 Donated
  • 84 Donors

Friends of the Napa Library

FOL serves the community by supporting the diverse programs and services of the Napa City County Library through financial and volunteer contributions. These fiscal and human resources are dedicated to supporting the Library’s role as a critical forum for disseminating information and providing vital support for the community’s many constituencies.

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  • $7810 Donated
  • 98 Donors

Teacher Resource Center of the North Bay

Our mission is to ensure that all public school students in the Napa Valley have materials needed to succeed in the classroom and beyond. This levels the playing field for all students and increases self-esteem while improving students’ learning experiences. Our efforts also reduce teachers’ out-of-pocket personal spending.

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  • $16000 Donated
  • 103 Donors

Napa Valley Vine Trail Coalition

Special Opportunity

Lead the effort to design, fund, construct, and maintain a 47-mile family-friendly walking and biking trail from the Vallejo 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.

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  • $7735 Donated
  • 78 Donors

Keep Napa Beautiful.

It Takes a Community.

Make sure your materials
end up in the right container.

Napa Valley Education Foundation

Every day, NVEF supports the work of the Napa Valley Unified School District by providing critical extra programs students need to perform their best:  music and arts, health and wellness, career preparation, and teacher innovation grants. We are the lead organization in the Napa Wellness Collaborative and its Crisis Response Project.

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  • $2915 Donated
  • 42 Donors

The Table

Match Has Been Met

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.

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  • $26000 Donated
  • 154 Donors
girl running

Girls On The Run

Match Has Been Met

We build young girls’ resilience to stand up for themselves and others, especially now, with the additional stress of COVID-19. In a safe space, after school, girls connect, talk and move. Social and emotional learning, particularly self-esteem and physical health, are positively impacted. Most girls come from financially disadvantaged and traditionally under-represented ethnic/racial families.

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  • $17854 Donated
  • 85 Donors

Napa Farmers Market

Match Has Been Met

We build community around local food. In 2020 the Market faced unprecedented challenges:  relocating three times, reduced operational revenue, and a nearly 100% increase in our CalFresh Market Match food assistance program. Your donation will help the market recover and further our mission to provide community access to local food.

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  • $12850 Donated
  • 101 Donors

Fair Housing Napa Valley

Special Opportunity

Upholding our civil rights is more important than ever. FHNV works to eliminate housing discrimination and to ensure equal housing choices for all residents. We provide education, counseling, and mediation for all housing issues, investigate allegations of housing discrimination, increase fair housing awareness, and build collaborative partnerships in our community.

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  • $9765 Donated
  • 58 Donors

Jameson Humane

Guided by the connection among animals, humans, and our planet, we seek to improve animal welfare through global collaboration and education for the benefit of all life. Jameson’s program includes novel solutions and approaches driven by education. Community services include financial assistance, pet temporary housing during times of domestic violence/retreat, vet care subsidy, and more.

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  • $4900 Donated
  • 74 Donors

Napa Wildlife Rescue

Match Has Been Met

NWR saves orphaned, injured or sick birds and mammals. We are the only organization in Napa County permitted by California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife to rescue, rehabilitate and release wildlife back into the wild. In 2019, NWR helped 1200 birds and mammals. Our education and outreach programs have taught thousands about local wildlife.

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  • $51254 Donated
  • 139 Donors

Napa Valley Youth Symphony

We offer life-changing musical education to 80+ Napa youth 8-18 years old, including the opportunity to play with professional guest artists, train with coaches, perform on big stages, learn the works of the classical masters, play rock-n-roll at BottleRock, and perform in the great halls of Europe.

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  • $9040 Donated
  • 56 Donors

Loving Animals Providing Smiles

Special Opportunity

Create smiles by connecting volunteers and certified therapy pets with Napa’s most-deserving residents:  children; incarcerated teens; seniors in assisted living and memory care; and patients in skilled nursing facilities. Train volunteers and pets to the highest safety standards so dogs, cats and mini-horses may share their furry love with young and old.

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  • $5870 Donated
  • 112 Donors

Molly’s Angels of Napa Valley

Fulfill critical needs of seniors in Napa County to help them maintain their independence and dignity. We provide free transportation to medical appointments; make weekly check-in calls to isolated and lonely seniors; and now coordinate emergency grocery, essential supply and prescription deliveries for needy seniors.

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  • $18065 Donated
  • 147 Donors

Share the Care

We strive to keep people out of hospitals and nursing homes by ensuring safety at home, first. The right environment can reduce falls, bring in assistance before a crisis, and make life better. We offer clients home safety assessments, modifications, and connections to resources for living safely at home as they age, or with disability.

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  • $8445 Donated
  • 59 Donors

Soroptimist International of Napa

Match Has Been Met

Education is the key to unlocking economic empowerment of the world’s women and girls. Soroptimist International of Napa is one of few local organizations that provides grants to women re-entering higher education or training. Through education, we offer women and girls opportunities and the power to make healthy decisions for themselves and their families.

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  • $10165 Donated
  • 70 Donors

Stay safe Napa Valley.

Let’s help each other out.

Think positive and be kind!

Rianda House Senior Activity Center

Rianda House expanded in 2020, in response to COVID-19, from being a physical location into a senior center without walls. Our doors remain virtually wide open for all UpValley older adults, as we continue to help older adults find vital resources, keep their bodies moving, and fill their lives with purpose and joy.

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  • $7699 Donated
  • 43 Donors

On The Move: VOICES

Help approximately 2,000 emancipated 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; and youth leadership and advocacy.

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  • $15305 Donated
  • 120 Donors

Puertas Abiertas Community Resource Center

We empower families to aspire for and achieve positive changes by improving educational skills, engaging in the community, becoming self-sufficient, and living a healthier life. We provide a variety of health, social, and educational services that have a significant impact on family interaction, financial stability, civic involvement, and educational success.

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  • $32535 Donated
  • 106 Donors

Connolly Ranch Education Center

Match Has Been Met

We deepen children’s connection to nature through our unique farm-based educational programs. Time on our farm gives youth hands-on experiences centered around cultivating social, emotional, and ecological intelligence. Children of all ages explore and interact with our animals, garden, and wild spaces, inspiring them to be the next generation of environmental stewards.

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  • $6030 Donated
  • 67 Donors

Friends of Napa County Animal Shelter

Help us help the animals of Napa County find loving homes and keep them healthy! We assist the Napa County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center with pet adoptions and lifetime care, including providing medical assistance, promoting volunteer opportunities, and offering community education so families and their pets can stay together.

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  • $6545 Donated
  • 96 Donors

Canine Guardians

Special Opportunity

Empower PTSD/disabled veterans and people with illnesses/disabilities to live a more independent life by pairing them with a trained service dog. Their Canine Guardian assists with physical needs and everyday routines/tasks, helps them feel safe in public, addresses/soothes emotional wounds, aids, calms, comforts, adores and unconditionally loves them.

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  • $4756 Donated
  • 80 Donors

Napa Valley Community Housing

Matching Funds

We transform the lives of children, families, seniors and farmworkers by providing safe and affordable homes. During COVID, our Resident Services assists residents with unemployment and rental assistance applications, connects residents to mental health services and food banks, and keeps residents current with accurate emergency pandemic and fire information.

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  • $13305 Donated
  • 64 Donors

Cafeteria Kids Theater

Match Has Been Met

Performing arts set the stage for children and families to develop and celebrate creativity, inclusion, and compassion. Acting students improve public speaking skills and build trust, confidence, empathy, and self-esteem. We support and nurture this expanding and affirming process through drama classes, camps, and productions. Ages 3 to college.

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  • $5890 Donated
  • 30 Donors

ParentsCAN

Matching Funds

With so much more to think about, worry about, plan for, research and manage, special needs parents really do have … special needs! ParentsCAN works with parents when challenges arise in their child’s education, health, behavior, or development offering comprehensive services so that the whole family thrives.

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  • $6261 Donated
  • 53 Donors

Community Health Initiative

Match Has Been Met

Help thousands of Napa children, families, teens, young adults and seniors receive no-cost or low-cost medical care, counseling, check-ups, medication, dental, vision services and more. Trained staff help vulnerable community members understand and enroll in health insurance and navigate health plans so that they can receive the care they need.

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  • $6292 Donated
  • 59 Donors

Community Resources for Children

Match Has Been Met

Provides children with the best possible start by empowering the adults who impact their care and education. Connects parents to quality child care, allowing them to work and support their families and ultimately help our economy recover. Coaches individuals in starting and growing thriving child care businesses.

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  • $10505 Donated
  • 76 Donors

Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation

We support Napa Valley’s vineyard workforce through education and professional development. NVFF provides an English literacy program, advanced leadership and professional development courses, scholarships, and mentor/internship program. We elevate the backbone of our industry. Since 2011, the Foundation has provided over 2,900 hours of education, affecting more than 21,000 vineyard workers.

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  • $10500 Donated
  • 89 Donors

Napa County Bicycle Coalition

We make riding a bicycle in Napa County safe, convenient, and accessible for all ages and abilities. Safe Routes to Schools makes it safer for kids to walk or ride their bike to school. Bilingual family biking workshops, Kidical Mass rides, Bike to Work Day and other activities make bike riding fun.

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  • $2295 Donated
  • 38 Donors

St. Helena Preschool For All

Provide access to year-round early childhood education and parent education for under-served families in St. Helena. Scholarships enable 3- and 4-year-old children to attend local preschools before entering kindergarten, fostering their physical, emotional, social, and cognitive development, and providing an educational foundation and love of learning necessary for future success.

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  • $3115 Donated
  • 32 Donors

We Care Animal Rescue

Provide shelter, sanctuary, medical care, loving support, and socialization for homeless, elderly, and special needs animals. Every animal in our unique, no-kill, free-roaming shelter is promised a forever home, whether with us in our sanctuary or through adoption. We also provide assistance for cat owners and feral caretakers.

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  • $6455 Donated
  • 96 Donors

American Canyon Community and Parks Foundation

Special Opportunity

ACCPF turns “screen time” into “green time” by connecting the community with the outdoors. Outdoor time is more important than ever for the wellness of our community, and we encourage connection by hosting docent-led hikes, mobile community wellness and play programs, trail improvement days, and environment-based school enrichment.

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  • $3630 Donated
  • 37 Donors

NapaLearns

Match Has Been Met

NapaLearns is a catalyst for innovation in Napa County schools, transforming teaching practices by using technology so that all students have opportunities for success in college and career. The NapaLearns Fellows program has graduated over 170 teachers with master’s degrees in Innovative Learning, teachers who are successfully engaging their students thourgh distance learning.

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  • $3520 Donated
  • 35 Donors