If Given A Chance Foundation

If Given A Chance Foundation

What They Do:

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.

The If Given A Chance Foundation awards monetary assistance and mentoring support to students who
have overcome extraordinary challenges. Since 1995, the Foundation has sponsored more than 281 Napa Valley teens through a three-part program – Discovery, Recognition, and Support. Students who demonstrate committed determination to stay on the right path through college or a vocational training program are provided funds, training, guidance, and emotional support to achieve and maintain success as they complete their chosen life enhancing educational program.


For 21 years I have watched If Given A Chance help troubled but courageous high school graduates advance their education beyond high school. Its mentoring and financial help has made graduates strong contributors to our Napa Valley community.

~ Mike Thompson, Member, US Congress, California’s Fifth District

  1. Anonymous
  2. Sheila Grandfield
  3. Cindy Bannister
  4. Brian & Brenda Hunt
  5. Maryellen Vander Sluis in honor of Matthew Vander Sluis
  6. Meryll Gobler
  7. Joanne Sutro
  8. Anonymous
  9. Anonymous
  10. Anonymous
  11. Joan Harris
  12. Anonymous
  13. Norma Beltrami
  14. Diane and Peter Dexter
  15. Anne Percelay
  16. Melinda Walker
  17. Carol Nelsen
  18. Robert & Carolyn Passmore
  19. Anonymous
  20. Anonymous
  21. Anonymous
  22. Susan Flagg and Carlo Rocca
  23. Anonymous
  24. Anonymous
  25. Anonymous in honor of Desmond and Carol Stewart
  26. Heather Watson-Troedson and Family
  27. Anonymous
  28. Il Posto Trattoria in honor of Dine & Donate
  29. Marie Dolcini
  30. Carole DeBell
  31. Robert Fioretti
  32. Anonymous in honor of Mrs. Ruth Solomon and Dr. Edward Solomon Sr.
  33. Harris Nussbaum
  34. Bill and Susie Ashby
  35. Paulette LITZ in honor of Kate Devine
  36. Paul Irwin
  37. borden wright
  38. Stacy Soberalski Hersly
  39. Anonymous
  40. Leslie Erickson
  41. Anonymous in honor of the memory of Leonard McClish
  42. Janice and Stephen Robertson
  43. Anonymous
  44. Thomas Kennelly
  45. DEBRA RE
  46. Anonymous
  47. Marilyn Page and Jim Test
  48. David and Lana Stanley
  49. Anonymous
  50. Penny Pawl
  51. Penny Pawl
  52. Dorothy Wilson
  53. jacqueline jackson
  54. Carol Frizzell and Don Spirlock in honor of Jim Phillips
  55. Kassandra Talbot
  56. Anonymous
  57. Anonymous in honor of the memory of Dennis Banks
  58. Jeffrey Scott
  59. Mary Ann Formosa
  60. Vicki Green, Ph.D.
  61. Jean E. Pihl
  62. Carol Glaser
  63. John Lansingh
  64. Anonymous
  65. Anonymous
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