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.

Grantmaking:

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.
      • 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

    • Mid-July– Grant application available
    • Thursday, July 20 - Applicant training session: Attendance at a training is mandatory for any organization that wishes to submit a grant application. See details below*
    • 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.

*Mandatory application workshop:
Date/time: Thursday, July 20, from 9 a.m. to approximately 2 p.m.; lunch provided
Location: Hampton Inn & Suites, 945 Hartle Court, Napa

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.
Contact Susan Duke to RSVP.