Our WorkWe provide critical extra programs to schools

Our Impact

We believe NVUSD provides an excellent education for students in our community.  Every day, we support their work by providing critical extra programs students need to perform their best.  We want all our students to graduate from high school ready for college or a successful career.  

Napa Valley Education Foundation mobilizes community resources and provides leadership to inspire children to achieve their educational potential by enhancing the priorities of the Napa Valley Unified School District. We do this by providing programs, raising funds, and uniting the community in support of educational excellence.

Each year, we raise nearly $500,000 to fund critical gaps in public funding for education. We believe an investment in education is an investment in our future!

Primary Goals

  • Goal 1

    Serving as a catalyst and resource to effectively support school district needs.

  • Goal 2

    Encouraging private giving for public good.

  • Goal 3

    Acting as a nonprofit leader in the area of youth, arts, wellness and education.

Operational Accomplishments

In August, 2014, the Foundation jumped to respond to the immediate needs of NVUSD teachers by collecting community donations and distributing earthquake grants to teachers within two weeks of the disaster. The Foundation distributed more than $20,000 in grants directly to classrooms to replace school supplies and classroom equipment damaged by the earthquake.

In 2015, the Foundation was awarded the certification of Service Enterprise. Staff members completed a two-month training to certify the Foundation through the Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership. Service Enterprise organizations are trained to engage volunteers in all aspects of their work. Research shows that a $1 investment in volunteer capacity can deliver up to $6 in return.

The Foundation is a participant in the Community Foundation’s Capacity Grant Financial Management Program, providing instruction and direct coaching to the Foundation’s leadership team to build excellence in financial planning and monitoring.