11/15/2021 - St. Helena, CA – The Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) announces its latest in community support with $5.9 million in giving this November. Over the last 40 years, the NVV has invested more than $200 million in the health and wellbeing of its community.
“We’re humbled to be able to invest deeply to ensure that equitable access to healthcare and educational opportunities are available to all those who live and work in Napa County,” said Linda Reiff, President and CEO of Napa Valley Vintners. “We believe a community is only as strong as its people, and we’re honored to contribute to programs that help our community members to thrive and succeed in life.”
Receiving funding this year are 24 non-profit partners who serve more than 100,000 community members each year.
$2.7 million will be given in the areas of mental and physical health for critical services that help maintain a healthy community.
$1.8 million will be given to family resource centers that serve as one-stop-shops for resources, referrals and direct services for communities.
$1.4 million will be given to help close the opportunity gap, giving Napa County youth the best chance to succeed in life.
“Napa Valley is fortunate to have the support of the Napa Valley Vintners. Through their generous funding, our local agencies are able to make a big impact in the lives of residents through a variety of services, including: physical health, mental health, family support, domestic violence and connection to community resources and programs that help to meet basic needs and promote wellness,“ said Rob Weiss, Executive Director of Mentis.
In 2020, NVV canceled its long-running Auction Napa Valley fundraiser due to the pandemic and pledged to raise funds in new ways for the good of its community. In early 2022, NVV will launch a new year-round philanthropy program called Collective Napa Valley, and has committed to giving $15 million over three years while it ramps up the new program.
Community members are invited to join the Collective when it launches next year. Varying levels of membership, from free on upwards, will provide opportunities to stay informed on how fundraising makes a difference in Napa Valley and to interact with winemakers through tastings and events.
“We’re excited to introduce Collective Napa Valley to the community and to wine enthusiasts around the world. We hope to have as many community members involved as possible, and we look forward to reconnecting with our long-time volunteer network who play a key role in making our fundraising endeavors such a success,” said John Hamilton, Collective Napa Valley community board member.
About the Napa Valley Vintners
The Napa Valley Vintners nonprofit trade association has been cultivating excellence since 1944 by inspiring its nearly 550 members to consistently produce wines of the highest quality, provide environmental leadership and care for the extraordinary place they call home. Since 1981, the NVV has invested more than $200 million in its community to provide equitable access to healthcare and opportunity for advancement in children’s education. NVV is dedicated to improving diversity and championing inclusivity in its community and in the wine industry. Learn more at napavintners.com.
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