JLD Ag Land Preservation Fund

$11,800 raised from 44 donations

Category: Environment

How We Impact the Community

We are one of the NPO’s in the County dedicated to protecting the heart and soul of the Napa Valley: our agriculture and environment. We aim to conserve our Valley’s rural and small town character, enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. Our primary goal is to preserve, protect and promote the priceless, non-renewable resource, and the national treasure that is Napa Valley’s agricultural land.

We work toward our primary goal in two major ways: first, through programs to fund education about agriculture and its centrality to Napa County; and second, by commissioning research on sustainable land use and promoting wise public policy whenever county ag lands are threatened.

More specifically, we educate the public and inform local governments about the Ag Preserve’s history and its importance to Napa County communities. We fund public policy research, educational outreach, public forums, and annual scholarships to local students pursuing agricultural studies.


Since 1968, pressures on the Ag Preserve have only increased. We must educate Napa residents about its importance. The Ag Fund has been an indispensable advocate for protecting and educating people about this critical resource.

Melinda Mendelson, former JLD ALPF Board member, Ag Preserve advocate

What a $10 donation buys

10 minutes commissioned research by a land-use policy expert;
4 appetizers for a reception at an exhibit on AP history

What a $50 donation buys

One – two course textbooks for a graduating high school or college scholarship recipient who is pursuing agricultural studies

Other Ways to Help

  • Help with email communications to our mailing list
  • A donation link on your website
  • If you’re a student, help with outreach to school ag programs to reach younger audiences
  • Encourage others to donate through the Give!Guide
  • Annual fundraising letter directing people to donate through the Guide.

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  • Karen Stern
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  • Drew Lehman
    In Honor of Sandy Elles
  • Lisa Scherer
  • Hugh Davies
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  • Jeff And Renee Claes
  • Dawnine Dyer
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  • Wakoh Shannon Hickey
  • Paula Rice
  • David & Andrea Marquardt
  • Christiane Eisele
    In Honor of Volker Eisele and family
  • Shannon Kuleto
  • Harris And Johanna Nussbaum And Muth
  • Kelli Marchbanks
  • Castello Di Amorosa
  • William And Andrea Phelps
  • Ron Wicker
  • Anonymous
  • Christiane Eisele
    In Honor of Matching Funds
  • Barbara Nemko
  • Richard Salvestrin
  • Melinda M. Mendelson Fund
  • Sandra Elles
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  • Allison Saether
  • Markley Sutton Phd
  • Yvonne Rasmussen
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  • Jessica Harcourt
  • Yoli Rankenburg
  • Heather Butler Singer
  • Hugh Davies
  • Christiane Eisele
  • Linda Rose
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  • Richard Seiferheld
  • Janet Stillman
  • Carol Glaser
  • Nancy Fireman

Special Opportunity

Donations of $75 or more made to JLD Ag Fund through CanDo's Give!Guide will receive a tote bag.

Matching Funds

JLD Ag Land Preservation Fund Board match of $600 has been met.
(707) 942-4558
1400 Schramsberg Road
Calistoga, CA 94515
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