Teacher Innovation

Where it all began in 1983.

Teacher Innovation Grants - Applications Now Open

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

Since 1983, more than $1.3 million has been awarded to K – 12th grade educators to support classroom innovation.

Making a difference every day

teachers supported
students supported
schools supported


Art history
California history
Field trips
Garden-to-classroom programs
Life skills
School creek restoration
STEM projects
Theater and music

School GardenS

NVEF has awarded more than $20,000 to support “garden-to-classroom” trainings, materials and basic farming equipment shared by teachers. In 2021, this support expanded county-wide.

District-Wide Physical Education

NVEF has provided more than $100,000 to support training and equipment for rotating elementary PE teachers.
Since 1983, The Napa Valley Education Foundation has provided more than $1.2 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).