Classroom Innovation

Where it all began in 1983

Since 1983, The Napa Valley Education Foundation has provided more than $1.5 million directly to NVUSD classrooms, supporting teacher innovation and student achievement. In 2016, the Foundation embarked on a new fundraising campaign to help funnel even more funds back into the Foundation’s grant program (and directly back to schools, too).

Transforming Classrooms, Empowering Students: For nearly four decades, the Napa Valley Education Foundation has been a beacon of support, injecting millions directly into classrooms in our community to fuel teacher creativity and elevate student success.

Making a difference every day

$ 1 M

Teacher grants awarded to invest in innovative teaching and learning.

1 in 100

Napa County teachers with a Masters Degree are NapaLearns Fellows.


Students impacted annually by Teacher Grants across Napa County.

Classroom Grants

Every year the Napa Valley Education Foundation awards grants to dedicated educators who develop creative and inventive learning experiences that motivate students and provide real-world learning opportunities.

NapaLearns Fellows

Napa Valley Education Foundation is proud to provide up to 50% tuition support for Napa County teachers, classified employees, and administrators to earn their Master’s degree in Innovative Learning or Teaching Mathematics at Touro University of California. ​

Digital Innovator Program

The Digital Innovator Program is a professional development initiative in collaboration with the Napa County Office of Education and Napa Valley Education Foundation. The Digital Innovator Program is to accelerate the adoption of technology-infused teaching tools and strategies in Napa County classrooms.

We Heart Teachers

We Heart Teachers is focused on ensuring that all educators in Napa County have access to the support and resources they need to inspire the next generation. From networking to wellness events, we recognize the hard work educators do every day to make learning fun, effective, and engaging in their classrooms. ​

Current Opportunities

Our health and wellness initiative offers a wide range of programs and services available to all students in Napa County. 

We ❤️ School Employees

Join Napa Valley Education Foundation for a series of free school employee appreciation events! Our We ❤️ School Employees events are designed to provide appreciation, relaxation, and rejuvenation to Napa’s school workforce.

NapaLearns Fellows

50% Tuition Fellowship 

Earn your master’s degree in Innovative Learning or Mathematics and have 50% of your tuition fees paid by Napa Valley Education Foundation. Join the more than 175 innovative Napa County educators who call themselves NapaLearns Fellows!

John P. Glaser Leadership Award

Recognizing Collaborative Leadership in Napa County’s School 

OUR PURPOSE: Throughout his career, Dr. John P. Glaser was committed to instilling an atmosphere of thoughtful and inclusive problem solving throughout the District. The John P. Glaser Leadership Award is designed to recognize and honor a school employee in Napa County, including classified staff members and teachers, whose work and actions exhibit partnership, creativity, and thoughtful communication skills. We invite nominations of individuals in the schools of Napa County who have repeatedly shown an ability and belief in the value of leading through collaboration.

All nominees must be teachers, educators, administrators, or public school employees currently working in Napa County

  Nominators may be anyone formally affiliated with Napa County public schools, including teachers, educators, administrators, or public school employees currently working in Napa County, as well as students.

A successful nominee is a leader who:
  • is willing to break traditional patterns by opening conversations, activating creativity, and empowering people
  • focuses on possibilities, not limitations
  • encourages learning that results in seeing the world differently
  • inspires joint commitment to a common cause
  • respects and authentically engages differing perspectives
  • mindfully and respectfully attends to people and relationships
  • demonstrates excellent, open, inclusive communication and problem solving that builds the team

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: Open February 2024 – March 2024


Questions? Please direct all inquiries and requests for application modifications to