NVV Donates $4.6 Million to Napa County Charities
Auction beneficiaries share a message of giving at four local holiday celebrations over the next two weeks
12/8/2004 - Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) will bring more than holiday cheer to community celebrations in Calistoga, American Canyon, St. Helena and Napa over the next two weeks - they'll be delivering $4.6 million in much needed funding to numerous and varied Napa County health, youth and housing non-profit agencies (see attached 2004 Summary of Funding).
"To be able to reward the good work of our local charities with significant financial assistance seems particularly poignant at this time of year," says Jamie Davies, whose family chaired the 2004 Napa Valley wine auction. "We are excited to join community leaders and local business owners across the Valley in recognizing the contributions these beneficiaries make to our county; and celebrating the great tradition of community giving made possible by our fellow vintners, volunteers, donors, and auction bidders."
In the coming days more than $2.7 million will be awarded to local health care organizations; $870,500 to youth development agencies; $398,352 to affordable housing organizations; and $441,898 to a Special Project Fund created to provide support for unanticipated community needs that fall outside of the current giving timeframe. In addition to the millions in direct distributions, a $690,000 contribution (15 percent of the 2004 Auction proceeds) has been deposited into the Health Care Fund. The Health Care Fund is an account established and grown annually by the NVV to fund special health-related projects and to ensure funding in the event of an emergency including the auction not occurring.
This brings total contributions from the 2004 Auction to $4.6 million, elevating Napa County contributions by the Napa Valley Vintners to more than $52 million since the wine auction's inception in 1981.
Davies family members, along with NVV board representatives, will distribute checks to a host of local nonprofit organizations between December 9 and December 16 at four separate holiday functions hosted by local Chambers of Commerce, and community members are encouraged to attend. The first event, held in Calistoga on December 9 will be followed by events in American Canyon and St. Helena on the 15th, finishing in Napa on December 16. Complete details are available by calling the NVV at 707.963.3388.
2004 NAPA VALLEY WINE AUCTION FUNDS DISTRIBUTION
SUMMARY OF FUNDING
I. HEALTH - TOTAL DISBTRIBUTION $2,706,500
Aldea Children and Family Services - collaborative
Aldea, Hospice of Napa Valley and Family Service of Napa Valley ("Aldea collaborative") provide mental health services for uninsured and underinsured Napa Children and families. The funds requested are for continuing operation support. Funded: $370,000
Community Health Clinic Ole
Clinic Ole is the premier provider of health care prevention, education, and treatment services for uninsured and underinsured people in Napa County. The funds requested are for continuing operation support. Funded: $625,000
Healthy Moms & Babies
This program is the only comprehensive prenatal service program in Napa County offering bilingual case management for prenatal care. This project is dedicated to improving pregnancy outcomes of low-income women through access to prenatal obstetrical care, comprehensive case management services and perinatal educational programs. The funds requested are for continuing operation support. Funded: $180,000
Hospice of Napa Valley, Inc.
Hospice of Napa Valley is the only community based nonprofit organization that provides hospice and adult day health services for the terminally and chronically ill. In 2003, a new level of care, Mind Boosters, targeted to individuals in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease was added to the array of services provided. The funds requested are for continuing operation support.
Napa Solano SANE/SART
The mission of Napa Solano SANE/SART (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners/Sexual Assault Response Team) is to counter the experience of sexual assault with a sensitive and competent multi disciplinary response, to support efforts to restore well being to the victim, and to bring responsible persons to justice. The funds requested are to provide program support to train sexual assault nurse examiners. Funded:$25,000
Queen of the Valley Hospital Foundation
Queen of the Valley Hospital is the largest, most comprehensive health care facility in the region. These funds are requested for renovation of the Maternity Center. Funded: $450,000
Sister Ann Community Dental Clinic
Sister Ann provides basic dental care to those who do not have access to private dental insurance and cannot afford to pay for private-sector care. The funds requested are for continuing operation support. Funded: $315,000
St. Helena Hospital
St. Helena Hospital is a full-service nonprofit community hospital that provides acute care and community wellness programs. These funds would be applied toward the purchase of a nuclear medicine camera. Funded: $450,000
The Women's Center - St. Helena Hospital
The Women's Center provides easy access to high quality breast cancer and osteoporosis prevention services. This funding provides support for the low or not cost screenings for the vulnerable program. Funded: $100,000
II. Housing - Total Distribution $398,352
Calistoga Affordable Housing
Calistoga Affordable Housing is a nonprofit organization run primarily on volunteer support and focused on providing low income housing in and around the city of Calistoga. The funds requested will assist with operating expenses and completing site feasibility investigations of properties in Calistoga.
Catholic Charities offers a variety of social and human services for the needy in Napa County. Home Base provides affordable transitional housing for homeless individuals. The Transitional Housing provides housing units for those clients who are the hardest to serve. Through these programs, Catholic Charities educates clients to work through barriers that prevent them from renting units in the open market. The funds requested are for a facilities manager.
Christmas in April
Christmas in April Napa Valley/Rebuilding Together addresses the County-wide need for housing rehabilitation for owner occupants who are low income, elderly, and/or disabled. The funds requested are to support the rehabilitation of 13 homes. Funded: $10,000
Family Service of Napa Valley
Family Service of Napa Valley is a nonprofit mental health organization dedicated to providing affordable counseling services and support to those in need and housing for people with special needs. The funds requested are to support the satellite housing program. Funded: $60,000
Napa Valley Community Housing
Napa Valley Community Housing has been building low income housing for more than ten years and approximately 80% of their current tenant base is Hispanic. They provide mandatory compliance documentation to lenders. The farmworker housing program began in December 2002 and has proved to be very helpful to all those involved in farmworker issues. The funds requested are for program support for farmworker housing programs and a new low income housing project. Funded: $213,352
III. Youth - Total Distribution $870,500
Boys and Girls Club of Napa Valley and American Canyon
The Boys and Girls Club of Napa Valley and American Canyon provide wide range of after school activities for youth 6 - 18 years old. The funds requested are for the Campaign 3PM after school program. Funded: $100,000
Boys and Girls Club of St. Helena and Calistoga
The Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Helena and Calistoga are the only up-valley youth organizations offering daily after-school and summer youth development, recreational and educational activities for young people in grades 1 through 12. Childhood obesity has become a silent epidemic. To address this issue, the Boys & Girls Clubs of St Helena and Calist