Teacher Innovation

Where it all began in 1983.

Teacher Innovation Grants

$1.3 million awarded to K – 12th grade teachers for innovative learning experiences that motivate students and provide real-world learning.

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

The Napa School Garden Network, est. 2017

NVEF has awarded more than $20,000 to support “garden-to-classroom” trainings, materials and basic farming equipment shared by the 29 teachers leading this initiative.

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).

Please submit your application using the link below.  Applications will close 10/19/2020 at 5:00pm.