CanDo welcomes applications from Napa County nonprofits for the 2017 Napa Valley Give!Guide and for this year's CanDo Spirit Award.
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Present free concerts to young audiences with limited access to live classical music. Performances held at the Napa and American Canyon clubhouses of the Boys and Girls Clubs. Present free outreach performances at Napa retirement communities, bringing chamber music to music lovers who can no longer travel to performances. Seek to enrich and inspire Napa communities.
- $2996 Donated
- 23 Donors
Provide three and four year old children in St. Helena an opportunity to experience preschool before entering kindergarten. Give scholarships to children to attend local preschools. Parents attend monthly educational meetings and classes to develop better relationships and understanding of their children and their community.
- $2470 Donated
- 16 Donors
The Napa Valley Education Foundation creates a bridge between schools and the community, filling gaps in funding and services to ensure the success of all students in the Napa Valley Unified School District. Each year they raise nearly $500,000 to help local schools provide an excellent education for children.
- $3170 Donated
- 48 Donors
Empower healthy girls. Combine life-skills curriculum with fun, experiential activities, and running or just moving. Girls are given tools to choose positive talk, healthy foods, movement, satisfied body image, and healthy friendships. 1,000 girls annually are empowered, focusing on low-income households (76%) and diverse ethnicities (71%).
- $14185 Donated
- 76 Donors
CANV believes no one should live in poverty. Every day they offer emergency assistance along with tools and skills to rebuild lives through: CANV's Food Bank network; homeless shelters; housing assistance; Meals on Wheels; culinary training, childcare and Stop Smoking programs.
- $24929 Donated
- 121 Donors
Act as the sole UpValley senior center serving over 976 older adults, ages 50-100 years young, their families, and caregivers. Rianda House provides a weekly menu of 25 low-to-no-cost health and wellness activities, lifelong learning and enrichment classes, entertaining social activities, and connections to local social service resources.
- $3045 Donated
- 29 Donors
Grow fresh organic fruits and vegetables for distribution to the Napa Valley Food Bank to help struggling families put delicious and nutritious meals on their tables. During 2015 the Mission Farm delivered over 12,000 pounds of produce to the Napa Food Bank.
- $4855 Donated
- 43 Donors
Provide bilingual professional mental health services to people throughout Napa County of every age, stage, and income level. They believe that equipping residents with needed tools to live emotionally healthy lives creates a community of enduring strength. Mentis is the only mental health provider that accepts uninsured clients
- $9035 Donated
- 59 Donors
Build community awareness of the river as a valuable but impaired resource. Ensure the completion of the Living River Flood Control Project. Advocate for improved public access to the river. Inspire our next generation of environmental stewards and river enthusiasts. Bring the community together to celebrate the Napa River.
- $2830 Donated
- 60 Donors
Provide basic school supplies to every public school in Napa County, as far north as Howell Mountain and south to American Canyon. Ensure that every student has the materials necessary to succeed in the classroom, including pencils, glue sticks, notebooks, copy paper, dry erase markers, and more.
- $7270.87 Donated
- 97 Donors
Provide unique experiences that enrich the cultural fabric of our community through exhibitions and educational programs. Inspire life-long learning by providing a place for both adults and children to explore the history, art, and environment of the Napa Valley.
- $1645 Donated
- 31 Donors
Build and manage quality affordable homes for low-income residents. Work with tenants to create safe, attractive communities. Create stable places for children to live in order to support improved health and academic performance. Resident Services provide guidance and support leading to increased well-being and possibilities for entire families. Home Sharing Match Up pairs qualified renters with homeowners’ extra space.
- $8810 Donated
- 54 Donors
Enhance the lives of Napa County's children and youth in foster care, including those in transition to independent living that helps them adjust to foster care and normalize their lives. Individual support includes education, sports, recreation, technology, camps, clothing, special events, and more.
- $6270.5 Donated
- 86 Donors
Rescue and provide sanctuary, care, and companionship to abused, neglected, hungry, and abandoned horses. Provide people of all ages with life-enhancing skills and personal growth experiences derived from horsemanship. Sunrise also offers natural horsemanship training, youth education, and many volunteer opportunities. Over 75 horses have been saved since 2007.
- $10242 Donated
- 85 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.
- $11483.5 Donated
- 87 Donors
Provide a safe, supportive harbor for Napa’s homeless young mothers and children as they rebuild their lives. Established in 1994, Catholic Charities has provided transitional housing and supportive case management at Rainbow House serving 50 families annually. All services are tailored to meet the unique needs of young mothers and their children.
- $2580 Donated
- 40 Donors
Preserve Native American culture and share the beauty and complexity of Napa Valley's first peoples from a culturally-accurate perspective. Offer dynamic programs to public schools. Host an annual Pow Wow and Native American Art Auction to create memorable experiences that combine drums, dance, art, and food to develop appreciation for Native American culture.
- $3655 Donated
- 35 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.
- $15640 Donated
- 122 Donors
An all-volunteer organization, CanDo inspires Valley residents to meaningful action benefiting our community. CanDo created this Give!Guide to support local nonprofits, spear-headed ordinances limiting single-use plastic bags, fights hunger by growing produce for Food Bank clients and orchestrates the Napa Food Project. Volunteers regularly clean our river and streams and non-partisan forums educate voters.
- $14840 Donated
- 135 Donors
Empower families to build brighter futures. Prevent child abuse through parental engagement, education, leadership programs, peer support groups, and safety net services. Offer a safe, friendly facility for children, parents, and caregivers. Serve the needs of over 2,000 Napa Valley families annually, making life healthier for over 4,000 children.
- $6525 Donated
- 68 Donors
Provide a musical home for budding musicians 8-18 years old from 27 Napa Valley schools. Bring together a diverse group of students with inspiring directors and professional coaches to produce high-caliber performances of classical music by the great composers. Develop creativity, discipline, and leadership skills that serve Napa students and the community.
- $6425 Donated
- 70 Donors
Provide fun opportunities in a supportive environment for girls to learn life skills and create lasting friendships and memories. Promote leadership, trust, self-confidence, teamwork, and respect through hands-on activities and projects, so scouts become caring adults and effective community leaders.
- $2350 Donated
- 35 Donors
Present world-class national performers, local community shows, and Napa’s only symphonic orchestra. Offer classes in music and dance to K-12 students through their artists-in-residence and teach arts integration to 400 preschoolers. Produces free concerts for all ages, including “LolliPOPS” and “HipPOPS” for kids. Provides free student tickets to symphonic and other shows.
- $1288 Donated
- 25 Donors
Play a unique role in the Napa Valley as the only dedicated venue for 12-step recovery meetings, providing a clean and sober environment where people can heal emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. Provide information to people regarding housing, education, medical services, and other 12-step meetings.
- $3087 Donated
- 37 Donors
Create smiles by bringing certified therapy pets to Napa's most deserving residents: special-needs children, incarcerated teens, and seniors in assisted living. Train volunteer/pet teams to the highest standards of safety and effective animal-assisted therapy. Dogs, cats, and mini-horses share their furry love with young and old alike.
- $12010 Donated
- 105 Donors
Provide mentoring, guidance, and financial assistance to support Napa County high school graduates who have overcome tremendous obstacles. Increase access to formal and non-formal learning opportunities and help students grow into responsible, caring, and contributing members of society.
- $11115 Donated
- 75 Donors
Designed an innovative, sustainable, and replicable program to assist 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 improves mental and physical health and assists participants as they achieve success in both academic endeavors and community integration.
- $17700 Donated
- 134 Donors
Save lives with affordable spay/neuter, vaccinations and microchipping for 8,500 pets each year. Reach 6,000 children annually with lessons of compassion, responsible care, and how to be safe around dogs and cats. Field 1,500 calls a year for behavior help and counseling to keep pets safe, healthy, and in their homes.
- $35997 Donated
- 183 Donors
Empower the community to conserve, protect, and restore our natural resources in a landscape that supports agriculture, urban areas, and wild spaces. Promote cooperation, sound science, and youth engagement to improve the resiliency of our watersheds.
- $13928.7 Donated
- 58 Donors
Give at-risk children a positive, life-changing experience: hands-on ranching 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 hard physical work and how to contribute to a team.
- $9769.2 Donated
- 30 Donors
Help over 1,100 families with children with special needs. Parents learn how to help their vulnerable child by developing new routines and expectations and acquiring appropriate care and accommodations for their child. They learn how to integrate positively into their family, school and community.
- $4451.05 Donated
- 55 Donors
Increase support, love, and understanding for vulnerable lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth, senior citizens, and families. Create a healthy, diverse, and inclusive county so that nobody has to leave Napa in order to find needed care and connection.
- $5925 Donated
- 68 Donors
Empower families by helping them access health and social services, improve education skills, become more engaged in the community, and achieve self-sufficiency. To reach these goals, they adapt and realign services with partners in public, private, and nonprofit sectors to meet the most pressing needs of the most under-served community in our county.
- $3360 Donated
- 39 Donors
Break cycles of poverty, drug use, and violence by matching healthy and caring adult role models with at-risk youth to form a one-on-one relationship in the youth’s community. The adult role models guide children to a lifelong path of success, focusing on academic achievement, avoidance of risky behaviors, and confidence building.
- $7065 Donated
- 33 Donors
Rescue, rehabilitate, & release/reunite wildlife back into the wild. Wildlife Rescue Center of Napa County is the only organization in Napa County permitted by California Dept. of Fish & Wildlife to do so. Each year, thousands of wildlife are injured or orphaned in the Valley. Injury or separation in the wild can be a death sentence.
- $18376 Donated
- 93 Donors
Assist the City of Napa’s Parks and Recreation Services Department through funding programs and scholarships. Support recreational programs for youth, seniors, and those with special needs. Funding is also used to sponsor park amenities and provide free community special events.
- $1566.4 Donated
- 22 Donors
Partner with individuals and families coping with serious illness, the transitions of aging, or the end of life. Provide care and expert resources in three main service areas: Hospice, Palliative Services, and the Day Program- which specializes in care for adults with Alzheimer’s or other dementia.
- $7179 Donated
- 71 Donors
Support local farmers. Provide a place for the community to learn about and purchase farm-fresh, sustainably grown produce, specialty foods, and artisan goods direct from the source. This California-Certified farmers’ market facilitates the donation of fresh produce to The Table and the Napa Food Bank. Hosts children’s events, live music, and chef demos.
- $1355 Donated
- 36 Donors
Make a difference in the lives of abused and neglected children in Napa County. Provide critical advocacy, support, and mentorship to children, newborn to age 18. Support and advocate for children the entire time they are in foster care. Work with children who have been removed from their homes and need the safety and protection of the court.
- $7235 Donated
- 69 Donors
Encourage and empower victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. 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.
- $18560 Donated
- 100 Donors
Through the operation of a free clothing center for the past 40 years, Church Women United has served the Napa County needy by providing clothing to men, women, and children. In 2015 the center served 1,988 clients, which represented 6,492 family members. Open 9 AM to Noon, Monday through Friday.
- $8104 Donated
- 59 Donors
Provide rescue and sanctuary to Napa County’s neediest animals through robust foster and adoption program, providing Emergency Fund grants for responsible pet owners, a Forever Foster program pairing senior citizens with companion animals and providing support; PAWs on Wheels pet food drive for low income, seniors and the homeless.
- $11435 Donated
- 91 Donors
Build affordable, quality housing for low-income workforce families in Napa and Solano Counties with volunteer crews. Make necessary home repairs for disabled and/or elderly homeowners, improving their quality of life and enabling them to safely "age in place." Employ, where possible, sustainable and environmentally sound building practices.
- $13315 Donated
- 66 Donors