The Napa Valley Vintners makes grants from Auction Napa Valley proceeds to agencies within Napa County that are meeting a documented, demonstrated, community need in the areas of community health and children's education.

Our goal is to invest deeply rather than broadly to have a meaningful, measurable impact on the community. The majority of grants support organizations providing programs for Napa County's neediest residents, focusing on strategies for prevention and early intervention.

Based on these priorities, NVV awards grants from its Community Support Fund to provide substantial and typically unrestricted funding to a core group of about 25 organizations that work within the long-term priorities. NVV funding is an investment in the mission of the organization rather than for specific programs or projects.


Community Support Fund Grants – 2017 Application Process & Timeline

Potential grantees:
We are in the process of implementing a new web-based grants management system. Below is the approximate timeline for 2017 grants. Grant applicants will be provided training on the new system.


  • Children's Education

    • March 21 and 22 –Training sessions: Attendance at a training is mandatory for any organization that wishes to submit a grant application.
      • Tuesday, March 21 or Wednesday, March 22, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the NVV office in St. Helena.
      • We are eager to introduce our new grants management system and Results & Learning Framework for the 2017 Children's Education grant cycle. You will to learn how we will review and score grant applications, get trained on how to submit a competitive application and learn how to properly report if you receive a grant. The training will cover organizational goals, results setting, milestones, results verification and learning. You will leave with clarity on how to define, track, achieve, report and improve the results you want to achieve. We strongly suggest organizations have a small team of attendees; at least two people. Teams should include the CEO or VP, program director/manager(s), and grants/development staff. To rsvp or for more information contact Susan Duke, community investment manager.
    • April – Technical assistance provided for applicants
    • May 1 – Applications due
    • May/June – Applications reviewed by staff/committee
    • End of June – Board makes funding decisions and applicants are notified
  • Community Health

  • We will update the timeline and other materials as we finalize the new process. Thank you for your patience
    • Mid-July– Grant application available / applicant training session
    • August - Technical assistance provided for applicants
    • August 18 – Applications due
    • August/September – Applications reviewed by staff/committee
    • End of October – Board makes funding decisions and applicants are notified


For questions, contact Susan Duke, community investment manager.