Napa Valley Vintners Grants Nearly $6 Million from Auction Napa Valley Proceeds

New multi-year grants allow nonprofits to serve more Napa County residents



3/14/2016 - St. Helena, CA - The Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) wine trade association announced today it has granted nearly $6 million from Auction Napa Valley proceeds to 17 nonprofits that provide community health services. These organizations specialize in the areas of physical and mental health, family support services and senior support services. To date, the NVV through its auction proceeds has given more than $150 million to Napa County nonprofits.

According to the NVV’s most recent Grants Report, Auction Napa Valley giving helps more than 100,000 clients of Napa County nonprofits every year. This allows every child in Napa County to have access to affordable health care and one in six local residents to receive their primary health care through OLE Health. Napa County residents are assisted from birth through life’s later stages via programs offered by agencies like the birthing center at St. Helena Hospital and Collabria Care and Collabria Hospice (formerly Napa Valley Hospice & Adult Day Services). Funding for crucial mental health and family support services provides a firm foundation for creating a strong and vital local community

As part of its continuous assessment of best practices in grant funding, this year the NVV is providing secure, multi-year, unrestricted funding to nearly a third of the recipient nonprofit organizations in the community health sector. Leading philanthropic research, such as that from the Stanford Social Innovation Review, indicates that multi-year funding for stable nonprofits allows organizations to more effectively plan for the needs of their clients. Agencies can also leverage the secured grants to attract additional funding.

“Helping people make long-lasting life changes takes time,” said Joelle Gallagher, executive director of Cope Family Center. “One such program made possible by the NVV’s progressive, new funding model is Triple P, a world-renowned positive parenting program that offers families a scientifically proven solution to strengthen family relationships and address everyday parenting challenges.”

Marie, mother to Brian aged 5 and Sophie, aged 2, has recently participated in the Triple P program at Cope Family Center in Napa. “I loved my Triple P class,” said Maria. “It was helpful to hear other parents discuss difficult issues and listen to feedback from the instructor on ways to deal with our kids’ behaviors

Today’s announcement of giving to 18 community health organizations totals $5,903,000.

Health Care: $3,069,000, serving 45,712 clients annually

Local health care nonprofits fill critical gaps in community health services by addressing some of the most pressing needs for timely primary, preventative, acute and emergency care. For example, the NVV’s investment in this category ensures every child in Napa County has access to affordable insurance for health, dental, vision and mental health care.

• Community Health Initiative (formerly Children’s Health Initiative)
• OLE Health (formerly Clinic OLE)
• PDI Surgery Center
• Planned Parenthood of Northern California
• Queen of the Valley Medical Center
• St. Helena Hospital Family Birth Center

Emotional Health: $1,225,000, serving 12,846 clients annually

Collectively, these nonprofits provide help for at-risk youth and families to deal with challenges of untreated mental illness, child abuse and neglect, domestic violence and substance abuse. The organizations funded under this category employ coordinated inter-agency approaches to best identify and serve vulnerable children and families in finding solutions to often overwhelming circumstances.

• Aldea Children & Family Services
• Mentis (formerly Family Services of Napa Valley)
• Napa Emergency Women’s Services

Family Support Services: $944,000, serving 3,353 clients annually

These organizations connect families with programs and professionals who help them become more stable by incorporating healthy life choices into their homes through enhanced parenting, academic, life and work skills. These building blocks add to the wellbeing and productivity of children, their families and the community as a whole.

• American Canyon Family Resource Center
• Cope Family Center
• ParentsCAN
• Puertas Abiertas Community Resource Center
• UpValley Family Centers

Aging Population: $665,000, serving 4,443 clients annually

Addressing the needs of an aging population, the work of these nonprofits allows people to remain physically, mentally and socially active and to live safely at home as they strive to have full lives in later years. Collabria Care offers both critical support to caregivers and clients suffering from debilitating diseases, including dementia, and compassionate end-of-life care.

• Area Agency on Aging
• Collabria Care (formerly Napa Valley Hospice & Adult Day Services)
• Rianda House Senior Activity Center

Read Stories of Impact depicting how Auction Napa Valley proceeds have helped individuals and families in Napa County.

About the Napa Valley Vintners
The Napa Valley Vintners nonprofit trade association has been cultivating excellence since 1944 by inspiring its more than 525 members to consistently produce wines of the highest quality, to provide environmental leadership and to care for the extraordinary place they call home. Learn more at

About Auction Napa Valley
Auction Napa Valley is the NVV's annual community fundraiser that for more than 35 years has utilized the worldwide reputation of Napa Valley wines and the scenic beauty of the region to raise funds to enhance the health and wellbeing of the Napa Valley community. To date, the NVV has invested more than $150 million from Auction Napa Valley proceeds in Napa County nonprofit organizations.

Contact: Cate Conniff, Communications Manager 707.968.4229


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