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Napa Valley Vintners Invests Additional $4.1 Million in Funding Toward Community Health Nonprofits

St. Helena, CA—The Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) today announced an additional $4.1 million in funding to 15 Napa County nonprofit partners. These local nonprofits provide services via these funds to nearly 70,000 Napa County clients under the community health umbrella.

The $4.1 million allocated to a core group of nonprofit partners is in addition to the final $2 million of a $6 million grant to OLE Health for its new medical facility in south Napa. Expected to open in 2019, the OLE Health Napa Valley Vintners South Napa Campus will serve more than 15,000 patients annually.

This funding is made possible through proceeds from the NVV’s annual fundraiser, Auction Napa Valley. To date, the NVV has invested more than $185 million in the Napa Valley community via Auction Napa Valley proceeds.

From American Canyon to Calistoga, and from before birth to compassionate end-of-life care, NVV funding supports services in the areas of primary healthcare, critical pediatric dental needs, mental health, family strengthening and other facets of creating a healthy, vital community.

“The NVV is grateful for the opportunity to support the dedicated, resourceful and impactful non-profits working to improve community health in Napa County,” noted Carol Kingery Ritter, an Auction Napa Valley Community Board Member and Chair of the NVV’s Grants Review Committee. “This opportunity wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of our members, bidders and the dedication of every member of this community in making Napa Valley a unique place that cultivates the spirit of giving.”

Affordable healthcare and access to quality mental health services, especially effecting youth in Napa County community, are community concerns that are directly affected by funding in this announcement. A few examples include:

  • One in five Napa County residents use OLE Health as their primary care provider. OLE Health is the largest recipient of NVV funding and Napa County’s only nonprofit health clinic.
  • Every child in Napa County has access to health insurance through the Community Health Initiative, of which NVV is the largest local private funder.
  • Non-profit partners including Aldea, Inc., Cope Family Center, Mentis and NEWS provide a wide net of mental health services for children and their families throughout Napa County.

To read Stories of Impact and meet some of the people who have been helped by Auction Napa Valley proceeds, visit

About the Napa Valley Vintners
The Napa Valley Vintners nonprofit trade association has been cultivating excellence since 1944 by inspiring its 550 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

About Auction Napa Valley
Since 1981, Auction Napa Valley, the Napa Valley Vintners’ (NVV) annual community fundraiser, has utilized the worldwide reputation of Napa Valley wines and the scenic beauty of the region to enhance the health and wellbeing of the Napa County community. To date, the NVV has invested $185 million from Auction Napa Valley proceeds in local nonprofit organizations. Learn more at

About the Community Health Nonprofits Funded in This Announcement

Aldea Children & Family Services 

$835,000 (2,085 clients served)

Aldea Children & Family Services improves the lives of the people they serve by providing professional mental health, child welfare and family support services in a manner that respects and supports the dignity and individuality of each person.

Collabria Care

$500,000 (2,962 clients served)

Collabria Care is committed to providing professional healthcare, expert resources and compassionate support to individuals and their loved ones experiencing the transitions of aging, serious illness or facing the end of life.

Community Health Initiative (CHI) Napa County 

$250,000 (12,5000 clients served)

CHI’s mission is to improve the health of children and their families residing in Napa County by improving access to healthcare services through health insurance enrollment, education, advocacy and resource support.

Cope Family Center  

$400,000 (2,642 clients served)

Cope’s mission is to empower parents, nurture children and strengthen communities by providing parents with the education, resources and support they need to raise children who thrive.

Girls on the Run Napa & Solano 

$50,000 (462 clients served)

Girls participate in a 10-week session to create a stronger sense of self and a life skills tool kit so that they are better prepared to make healthy life choices, avoid risky behaviors and maintain higher self-esteem.

Lilliput Children’s Services 

$60,000 (410 clients served)

Lilliput Children’s Services provides foster adoption services, post-adoption services, workshops and trainings for parents and professional development for child welfare and mental health professionals.


$325,000 (1,078 clients served)

Mentis provides affordable, bi-lingual and professional mental health services for people of all ages living in Napa County.


$185,000 (1,390 clients served)

NEWS is dedicated to providing safety, hope, healing and empowerment for survivors of domestic and sexual abuse.

OLE Health 

$500,000 (25,205 clients served)

OLE Health’s mission is to provide high-quality primary healthcare to the entire Napa County community through a team-based model ensuring that patients reach their wellness goals with comprehensive services including behavioral health, nutritionists, clinical pharmacists and care coordinators.


$115,000 (4,569 clients served)

ParentsCAN offers wide variety of services free of charge to all families raising a child with special needs, with services tailored to meet the needs of each individual and family. 

Pediatric Dental Initiative (PDI)  

$75,000 (4,652 clients served)

PDI provides oral surgery under anesthesia to treat children with severe tooth decay, while offering oral health education, screenings and dental coverage assistance.

Planned Parenthood of Northern California 

$230,000 (3,374 clients served)

Planned Parenthood provides clients with information to make well-informed decisions about sexuality, family planning and childbearing, with an emphasis on teen pregnancy and STD-HIV prevention.

Puertas Abiertas  

$100,000 (2,263 clients served)

The mission of Puertas Abiertas is to work hand in hand with Latinos to achieve healthy lifestyles, self-sufficiency and opportunities for leadership and community engagement.

Rianda House Senior Activity Center 

$85,000 (1,000 clients served)

Rianda House provides up-valley seniors with programs, support services and experiences that stimulate minds, strengthen bodies and promote independent living through education, recreation and social involvement.

UpValley Family Centers of Napa County 

$400,000 (3,652 clients served)

UpValley Family Centers provides applications assistance, translation, case management, legal services, housing and other services toward self-sufficiency for up-valley Napa Valley residents.