Napa Valley Community Foundation

Last Updated on August 22, 2023 by Hannah Stevens

Response to COVID-19 and Assistance Available

The Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. Up to $5.4 million has been donated to provide emergency financial assistance to more than 1,700 local families and farmworkers. They have also helped more than 25,000 Napa County residents with important recovery services, including medical care and counseling, groceries, hot meals, legal and housing assistance, domestic violence programs, and support for seniors and disabled people.

For more information, please read the press releases from March 12, 2020, March 20, 2020, April 7, 2020, July 15, 2020, February 16, 2021, March 18, 2021, and September 24, 2021.

Contact nonprofit partners below if you require assistance in applying for the Housing Is Key rent relief program.

Are you interested in more Free Money Grants and Government Grants for Individuals?


  • If you live in Calistoga, St. Helena, Yountville and surrounding areas, please contact UpValley Family Centers at (707) 965-5010 or send an email to [email protected]
  • If you live in Napa or American Canyon, please contact On the Move at (707) 277-2721 or send an email to [email protected]
  • Information about rent relief for tenants is also available on Fair Housing’s website or at the Housing Is Key of California website.


  • Please contact Fair Housing Napa Valley at (707) 224-7920 or send an email to [email protected]

You can find more information in the flyer.

Click here to donate to these efforts.

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Napa Valley Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD)

In 2016, the Napa Valley Community Foundation established the Napa Valley CoAD. This network includes more than 100 nonprofit, faith community, and government sector groups whose mission is to improve coordination and communication prior, during, and after disasters. In Napa County, Napa Valley CoAD was activated in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and it acts as a liaison between the Emergency Operations Center and local government and nonprofits that serve our community. The Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund supports the operations of the Napa Valley CoAD as well as many disaster relief services given through safety net nonprofits that collaborate through CoAD to address unmet needs that arise.

The following are current second responder nonprofits that have been awarded Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Funds in order to provide immediate safety net services:

Aldea Children & Family Services

Bay Area Legal Aid

Collabria Care

Community Action of Napa Valley

Community Resources for Children

Community Health Initiative

Cope Family Center

County of Napa

Fair Housing Napa Valley


Napa Valley Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD) 


Ole Health

On the Move


Puertas Abiertas Community Resource Center

St. Helena Hospital Foundation 

Salvation Army Napa Corps

UpValley Family Centers

Napa Valley Community Foundation also supported the County of Napa’s Public Health Department to give COVID-19 Testing for uninsured and under-insured residents of Napa County who were referred for testing, but unable to afford the test kits.

Keep checking back often for additional information as more assistance becomes available.

Remember to read our article about the Angeleno Campaign Fund.

About the Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund

Napa Valley Community Foundation manages the Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund. It was established following the 2014 South Napa earthquake with a lead gift of $10 million from Napa Valley Vintners. The Fund has already distributed more than $25 million for recovery and relief from recent disasters.