CanDo's 2018 Napa Valley Give!Guide?
The journey starts here.
Want to learn more about how the Give!Guide works and whether or not it might be a good fit for your Napa County nonprofit? Or are you already eager to apply?
ORIENTATIONS: THURSDAY, MAY 3
10:30 - Noon
Napa County Library - 520 Coombs Street, Napa
3:30 - 5:00 PM
Rianda House - 1475 Main Street - St Helena
NOTE: In the past, this orientation has been mandatory for ALL nonprofits. That has changed.
This year it is mandatory for the following three groups to 1) send a representative and 2) RSVP:
1. Nonprofits that have never appeared in the Give!Guide.
2. Nonprofits that have participated in the past, but did NOT participate in 2017.
3. Nonprofits that participated in 2017, but have new staff or new volunteers designated to coordinate the G!G campaign.
If your circumstances meet the criteria above but you do NOT send a representative to the orientation, your nonprofit will not be eligible to apply.
OPTION: Last year's participating nonprofits may send a representative if they choose to do so. Please RSVP.
Encourage and empower victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse. Give them the strength and hope to lift themselves and their children into a healing and safe environment. Bring respect, understanding, and resources to survivors. Foster kindness and support from the community to help create peaceful homes and healthy neighborhoods.
- $17340 Donated
- 128 Donors
Create smiles by bringing certified therapy pets to Napa’s most deserving residents: children with emotional, behavioral, and learning challenges; incarcerated teens; seniors in assisted-living and memory care; patients in skilled nursing facilities. Train teams to the highest standards of safe and effective animal-assisted therapy. Dogs and cats share their furry love with young and old alike.
- $12563 Donated
- 124 Donors
Provide free door-to-door transportation for seniors to medical and dental appointments, pharmacies, banks, and grocery stores. Enable seniors the opportunity to remain in their homes longer, helping to maintain their independence and dignity.
- $11700 Donated
- 110 Donors
Collabria Care is the leading center for community-based care delivery and resources in Napa County and beyond, for those facing the transitions of aging, serious illness, or end of life. Our three main service areas are Hospice, Palliative Services, and the Day Program — which specializes in care for adults with Alzheimer’s or other dementia.
- $14583 Donated
- 95 Donors
Serve promising youth facing challenges in their educational and personal lives. Students participate in leadership development, mentorship and civic engagement opportunities. The Napa Valley Education Foundation’s Legacy Youth Project works daily with more than 120 struggling students to develop their hearts and minds, helping them set high expectations for themselves and each other.
- $3410 Donated
- 63 Donors
Napa County High School graduates who have overcome extraordinary challenges are provided financial aid and mentoring so that they can continue college or vocational education to become positive members of the community.
- $8837.5 Donated
- 69 Donors
We are an innovative, one-of-a-kind program assisting student Veterans impacted by deployment-related stress. These problems include PTSD, mild Traumatic Brain Injury, depression, substance abuse, strained relationships, and academic difficulties. The Pathway Home helps improve mental and physical health and assists participants as they achieve success in both academic endeavors and community integration.
- $17669 Donated
- 149 Donors
Foster a sense of community by being outdoors and around nature. Advocate for nature-based play that connects families to nature. Support underserved youth by donating scholarship funds for camp and recreation programs. Raise funds for park and open space improvement projects. Provide hands-on opportunities for volunteers to improve our community. Provide unique outdoor-themed events.
- $3385 Donated
- 24 Donors
Create this Give!Guide to raise funds and awareness for local nonprofits. Ease the path from intent to action to promote volunteerism. Fight hunger by growing organic produce for the Food Bank. Orchestrate the Napa Food Project to collect non-perishable food donations year-round. Clean Napa waterways. Offer non-partisan public forums. Led successful efforts to limit single-use plastic bags county-wide.
- $17159 Donated
- 158 Donors
Empower families to make positive changes by accessing health and social services, improving educational skills, becoming more engaged in the community, and achieving self-sufficiency. They align services with partners in private, public, and nonprofit sectors to meet clients’ most pressing needs. In 2017, Puertas Abiertas added immigration assistance and mental health and wellness programs.
- $4685 Donated
- 54 Donors
Make a difference in the lives of abused and neglected children in Napa County. Provide critical advocacy, support, and mentorship to children in the foster care system ages newborn to 18. CASA also provides positive relationships with a responsible adult. This is the single most important factor influencing a positive outcome for children in foster care.
- $9625 Donated
- 82 Donors
Community Action Napa Valley believes no one should live in poverty and offers daily emergency assistance along with tools and skills to rebuild lives through CANV’s Food Bank network, Meals on Wheels, housing assistance, culinary training, Kids Development & Family Program, and Tobacco Education and Stop Smoking programs. CANV improves lives and increases self-sufficiency for Napa’s most vulnerable neighbors.
- $22460.5 Donated
- 110 Donors
Share a love of the “wild things” of Napa with the community. Offer free admission and scheduled tours for groups. Plants and animals on display were once alive. Exhibits depict their local habitats, and docents give details on ecosystems. They also guide examinations of skins and skulls and tours of their native gardens.
- $1880 Donated
- 40 Donors
Provide fun opportunities in a supportive environment for girls to learn life skills and create lasting friendships and memories. Girl Scouts also promotes leadership, trust, self-confidence, teamwork, and respect through hands-on activities and projects, so scouts become caring adults and effective community leaders.
- $3380 Donated
- 40 Donors
Ensure that every public school student in the Napa Valley, from Pope Valley to American Canyon, has the materials needed to succeed in the classroom, including pencils, glue sticks, notebooks, copy paper, dry erase markers and more. Teachers shop for FREE at TRCNB once each semester.
- $12900 Donated
- 110 Donors
Lead the effort to design, fund, construct, and maintain a 47-mile family-friendly walking and biking trail from Vallejo’s Ferry to Calistoga. When complete, 85% of county residents will live within 10 minutes of the Trail. The NVVTC integrates art, culture, education and health into the trail design and programming.
- $13332 Donated
- 72 Donors
OLE Health cares for the health and wellbeing of the entire community. They are a nonprofit health center founded 45 years ago and provide high-quality primary healthcare to over 35,000 community members. Their doors are open to all, and no one is ever turned away for financial reasons.
- $8108 Donated
- 54 Donors
Work to eliminate housing discrimination and to ensure equal housing choices for all residents. Strive to create a more inclusive county by providing landlords and tenants with education, investigation, mediation, and counseling for all housing issues; conduct public outreach to increase awareness of fair housing rights; and build collaborative partnerships with nonprofits to meet every client’s needs.
- $3915 Donated
- 41 Donors
Rescue, provide sanctuary, care, and— most importantly—companionship and love to abused, neglected, starving, and abandoned horses. Equip people of all ages with life-enhancing skills and personal growth experiences through horsemanship training. With further resources, we can help more horses, create additional opportunities for youth education, and build more volunteer programs for novices and experienced horsemen.
- $13155 Donated
- 94 Donors
Empower the community to conserve, protect, and restore our environment in a landscape that supports agriculture, urban living, and wild spaces. Promote cooperation, sound science, and youth engagement as keys to improving the resiliency of our watersheds for the benefit of future generations.
- $8117 Donated
- 70 Donors
Transform the lives of children, families, individuals, and seniors by building and managing safe, attractive, affordable housing. Their Resident Services Team provides 1000+ classes annually in health, financial and computer literacy, ESL, arts and crafts, and homework help. They also provide residents hundreds of health care, education, legal, and job training connections to numerous Napa County organizations.
- $11252.5 Donated
- 64 Donors
Enrich the lives of 4,300+ people annually through early learning programs, family events, workshops, and coaching. Promote quality early learning environments for children at home, in child care, in preschool and throughout Napa County. Strengthen child care providers through 1:1 coaching and professional development. Provide referrals and financial support to working families in need of child care.
- $13377.5 Donated
- 65 Donors
Support and promote Napa Valley’s vineyard workers through education and professional development. Reach almost 3,000 farmworkers and their families each year, providing top quality educational programs, leadership and management courses, Día de la Familia, summer mentor programs, advanced viticulture seminars, and more. The Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation was the first of its kind in the United States.
- $9500 Donated
- 65 Donors
Grow fresh organic fruits and vegetables for distribution through the Napa Valley Food Bank to help struggling families put delicious and nutritious meals on their tables. During 2016, the Mission Farm delivered over 16,000 pounds of produce to the Napa Food Bank.
- $7683 Donated
- 38 Donors
Provide three and four year old children in St. Helena an opportunity to experience preschool before entering kindergarten. SPFA provides scholarships for children to attend local preschools. Parents attend monthly educational meetings and classes to develop a better relationship and understanding of their child and community.
- $5325 Donated
- 18 Donors
Building our first new home for a workforce Napa family. Alongside volunteers, the family works 500 sweat equity hours and pays a 30-year no-interest mortgage to Habitat. We also make repairs to existing homes of low-income, disabled, or elderly homeowners so they can safely “age in place.” All proceeds from the Give!Guide remain in Napa County.
- $20452 Donated
- 91 Donors
House and care for the largest publicly displayed collection dedicated to Robert Louis Stevenson, author of classics such as Treasure Island and Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Through educational programs, public events, and creative installations, the RLSM celebrates the story of Robert Louis Stevenson with Napa Valley and the world.
- $900 Donated
- 18 Donors
Provide affordable, quality live entertainment including plays, musicals, readings, and comedy. Audition process is open to everyone and performances are accessible to the entire community. Offer summer camps and youth activities centered on theatre and music. Their Community Arts Center is available to Napa nonprofits for meetings and special events.
- $7970 Donated
- 73 Donors
Help Napa’s at-risk and low-income children, teens, and adults learn and practice martial arts and self-defense in a positive, non-judgmental environment. Your donations help these students learn life-long lessons, including the importance of healthy eating, hard work, honesty, and respect.
- $955 Donated
- 27 Donors
Assist struggling families and individuals living in Napa County by giving them free clothing, shoes, and linens. Clients can use the organization’s Clothing Center every two months and can fill two grocery bags. Anyone can use the Center one time if they are afflicted by an emergency such as a fire, flood, or earthquake.
- $9534 Donated
- 73 Donors
Aldea believes every family in our community deserves to be healthy and whole. They improve people’s mental health so they can strengthen relationships and become engaged in the community. Through critical services – mental health treatment, foster care, adoption, and support — Aldea helps more than 3,900 people annually who face obstacles to accessing and receiving effective treatment.
- $6665 Donated
- 70 Donors
Provide comprehensive services and support for the highest risk families in Napa County. Help families step out of crisis into stability to prevent child abuse. Cope’s Family Resource Center, parenting classes, support groups, and emergency services give parents the tools they need to meet the physical and emotional needs of their children.
- $8310 Donated
- 80 Donors
Provide residential support to postsecondary adults with developmental, learning, and autism spectrum disabilities. Offer training in transitional and independent living skills. Moving Forward’s mission is to help each individual achieve his or her highest potential in social, vocational, and independent living skills within a safe and supportive community environment.
- $4890 Donated
- 50 Donors
Help over 1,100 families and their children with special needs every year. Parents learn how to help their vulnerable child and plan for an uncertain future by developing new routines and expectations, acquiring appropriate care and accommodations for their child, and learning how to promote acceptance in their family, school and community.
- $9085 Donated
- 51 Donors
Provide shelter and sanctuary to countless animals. Adoption is the goal at this no-kill rescue center, but if animals do not find their forever home, they stay at the Sanctuary, receiving food, shelter, excellent medical care, love, and companionship for the rest of their lives. We Care walks the walk in animal rescue!
- $9345 Donated
- 96 Donors
Help thousands of children, teens, young adults, and their families enroll in free or low-cost health and dental insurance that covers the costs of check-ups, immunizations, doctor and dentist visits, hospital care, medications, mental health services, and more. Trained staff members assist clients to understand and compare various programs and health plans available to them.
- $4520 Donated
- 36 Donors
Inspire our next generation of river enthusiasts and environmental stewards through classroom presentations, hands-on field trips, community education, and outreach. Increase awareness about the river as a valuable resource. Represent the public at project reviews affecting the Napa River. Advocate for completion of the Living River Flood Control Project and for improved public access to the river.
- $2759 Donated
- 57 Donors
Bring together talented kids (8-18) from 23 Napa Valley schools to promote a love for music and excellence. Rehearse original works of world composers. Learn teamwork, dedication, and leadership while making new friends. This award winning orchestra performs four concerts annually and provides needs-based scholarships for lessons and tuition to serve all kids in the Valley.
- $6827.5 Donated
- 81 Donors
Provide bilingual professional mental health services to residents throughout Napa County of every age, stage, and income level. They believe equipping people with the tools they need to live emotionally healthy lives creates a community of enduring strength. Mentis is the only local mental health provider that accepts uninsured clients.
- $12810 Donated
- 79 Donors
Through more than 100 classes offered at six elementary schools, Parent University fosters volunteerism and leadership to mobilize parent participation in the classroom. Each year over 1,600 parents learn how to support their child’s literacy, gain computer skills, and improve their English. As their confidence grows, parents nurture their children’s healthy habits and lifelong learning skills.
- $1935 Donated
- 42 Donors
Give at-risk children a positive, life-changing experience: • Offer hands-on ranch training in an after school community that supports them from ages 9 through 19. • Provide the caring supervision of adults in a safe, structured, outdoor learning environment. • Youths learn about ranching, hard physical work, and the reward from contributing to a team.
- $12789 Donated
- 28 Donors
NWR is the only organization in Napa County permitted by the California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife to temporarily possess wildlife for the purpose of rehabilitation and release. They rescue, raise, and heal orphaned, sick and injured wildlife, and return them to the wild. In 2016, NWR volunteers helped over 1,200 birds and mammals.
- $27857 Donated
- 119 Donors
Provide seed-funding for innovative teaching programs in all public schools in Napa County. Support teacher professional development and coaching to transform all classrooms into 21st Century learning environments. Prepare all students to be self-directed learners and to become successful participants in college, careers, and our community.
- $4232.5 Donated
- 24 Donors
Provide community programs and services that create and support humane homes for companion animals and help prevent pet homelessness. Napa Humane operates a high-quality, low-cost clinic for spay/neuter, vaccination, and microchipping services; provides free wellness clinics for Napa’s most vulnerable pets; delivers Humane Education programs in our schools and communities; and offers “Companion Connection,” a non-emergency pet behavior helpline.
- $28321 Donated
- 205 Donors
Feed Napa’s most vulnerable residents in a clean, respectful, and welcoming environment. Since 1986, 25+ local community groups have coordinated efforts to prepare and serve meals every weekday. The generosity of this community has enabled The Table to provide more than 40,000 free nutritious meals to guests each year.
- $23593 Donated
- 129 Donors
Empower healthy girls. Combine life-skills curriculum with experiential activities, engaging talks, and running or just moving. Give tools for choosing positive over negative self-talk, movement over sedentary lifestyle, satisfaction over negative body image, and healthy friendships over destructive relationships. 1,100 girls annually are empowered, focusing on low-income households (75%) and diverse ethnicities (73%).
- $12165 Donated
- 74 Donors