Napa Valley is well-known not only for its vineyards and wines, picturesque landscapes and scenic views, healthcare, and vibrant community but also for the generosity of its residents. As a result, Napa Valley is home to a bevy of non-profit organizations dedicated to making the community a better place for all.
Non-profit organizations make significant contributions to the community by providing critical services to those in need. They are frequently led by committed volunteers who want to make a difference in the lives of others. Below, we will highlight seven Napa Valley non-profits that make living in Wine Country even more special:
- Collective Napa Valley: Collective Napa Valley is a non-profit organization that helps over 100,000 people each year through strategic initiatives in health care and youth development. Their mission statement is to “do good while having fun.” As a Collective Napa Valley member, you will have early member access to some of Napa Valley’s most exclusive wine events while also doing good for the Napa Valley community.
- UpValley Family Center: The UpValley Family Center serves children, youth, adults, and seniors who live and/or work in the rural communities of Calistoga, St. Helena, and Rutherford. The Family Center is a “one-stop shop” for prevention-focused, community-responsive programs that benefit families and communities. Over 3,000 people are helped each year through educational and mentoring opportunities, case management, parenting resources, immigration, health outreach, financial coaching, and tax preparation.
- Napa Valley Vine Trail Coalition: The Napa Valley Vine Trail Coalition is working to build a 47-mile recreational trail that will connect Napa Valley communities from Calistoga to Vallejo. This trail will offer a safe, scenic, and easily accessible route for walking, running, biking, and other activities. Currently, the trail from Napa to Yountville is open with work on the St. Helena to Calistoga section underway with a completion date by the end of 2023. The Yountville to St. Helena section is in the planning and fundraising stage.
- Boys and Girls Club of Calistoga & St. Helena: Boys and Girls Club of Calistoga and St. Helena is a non-profit organization offering four clubs, after-school programs, and summer programs for children aged 5 to 18 in Calistoga and St. Helena. The Boys and Girls Club provides a safe and nurturing environment for children to learn, grow, and thrive. In 2019, Calistoga welcomed the opening of a new state-of-the art Clubhouse thanks to the generous support of the local community.
- Rockout-Knockout Cancer: This organization support the St. Helena Hospital Foundation and is dedicated to supporting its mission by raising funds for equipment, programs, and services that benefit the community.
- Staglin Music Festival for Mental Health: The Staglin Music Festival for Mental Health is a non-profit organization that raises funds and awareness for mental health research through an annual music festival held in Napa Valley.
- Calistoga Art Center: The Calistoga Art Center is a non-profit organization working to promote and support the arts in Calistoga and the surrounding communities. They offer classes, workshops, and exhibitions for artists of all ages and skill levels.
These 7 non-profits making Napa Valley a better place are just a few of the many non-profit organizations making a difference in Napa Valley. Each non-profit is working in a different way to help the community, and they all rely on the generosity of donors and volunteers to continue their vital work.
If you would like to contribute to any of these organizations, please visit their websites to learn more about their programs and how you can get involved.
Arthur Goodrich specializes in luxury real estate and lives in Calistoga, Napa Valley’s new resort destination and its northern most town. Arthur has extensive knowledge of the Calistoga and St. Helena areas, as well as years of experience and a deep understanding of the unique characteristics of the UpValley. For more information about the area, call Arthur at 415.735.8779.