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Auction Napa Valley Funding Helps More than 100,000 Clients in 2014

St. Helena, CA - More than 100,000 clients of Napa County nonprofits were helped in one year as a result of investments by the Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) through Auction Napa Valley proceeds, according to a new report.

The report is an annual assessment to evaluate and quantify the work of the NVV’s nonprofit partners and to demonstrate how the NVV is meeting its long-term goals to make a meaningful difference in the quality of life for Napa County residents.

This new report indicates a significant increase in the number of people and programs that were assisted through the NVV’s Community Support Fund (CSF), the NVV’s traditional grant funding supporting a core group of local nonprofits. In 2014, the NVV granted more than $6.9 million to 26 nonprofit agencies in the areas of community health and children’s education. A few notable results include:

• More than 100,000 clients were helped in Napa County overall by nonprofits including OLE Health, Community Health Initiative, local Boys & Girls clubs from American Canyon to Calistoga, Napa Valley Hospice & Adult Day Services, Aldea Children & Family Services and more (includes some overlap for those receiving services from multiple organizations).
• The total number of Napa County clients assisted increased by 11 percent compared to 2013.
• 430 classrooms (up from 252) benefitted from 449 teachers and preschool providers (up from 243) receiving training and support, with 92 percent reporting gains in knowledge or positive impact on instruction.
• 8,623 clients, volunteers or providers received training to prevent or reduce the risk of illness or injury at 854 training sessions.
• Nearly 1,000 low income households participated in free tax preparation services to increase financial stability resulting in more than $2.4 million in tax refunds to low income families – an increase of nearly $400,000 compared to 2013.

“The contributions made through Auction Napa Valley continue to improve the quality of life in Napa County and show the strong charitable spirit of our community,” said Assemblyman Bill Dodd. “The effectiveness of the NVV’s support of local nonprofits acts as a model for how businesses and nonprofit organizations can effectively come together to help build a better future for the individuals and families in our community.”

The $6.9 million in grants to 26 Napa County nonprofits in 2014 is part of a constellation of giving made possible by the NVV through Auction Napa Valley proceeds. In 2014 alone, the NVV also contributed more than $15 million to deeply fund strategic initiatives and capital projects to meet the Napa County community’s greatest needs, including a $10 million lead grant to the Napa Valley Disaster Relief Fund in the wake of the South Napa Earthquake.

Over the next several months, the NVV will make additional announcements regarding community investments from Auction Napa Valley proceeds.

About Auction Napa Valley
Auction Napa Valley is the NVV's annual community fundraiser that for nearly 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 $145 million from Auction Napa Valley proceeds in Napa County nonprofit organizations. Learn more at

About the Napa Valley Vintners
The Napa Valley Vintners nonprofit trade association has been cultivating excellence since 1944 by inspiring its more than 500 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

To read 2014 Community Support Fund Grants Report
To read Stories of Impact from individuals and families who have been helped by funds raised at Auction Napa Valley