Our Commitment To Our Community
We believe in taking care of this special place with the same devotion and care we give to our wines. We’re committed to being good stewards of our environment and to helping build a stronger, better, healthier community.
Our history of fundraising for the good of the community began with the founding of Auction Napa Valley in 1981. For forty years, the annual June event combined the allure of Napa Valley wine, the region’s iconic scenery, vintner hospitality and meaningful philanthropy. Through our efforts we have invested more than $225 million in local nonprofits.
While the majority of funding has been granted to local nonprofit organizations that are meeting a demonstrated need in the areas of community health and children’s education, the remaining has been invested in major initiatives and capital projects. Learn more about our history of giving and Community Investment.
In 2020, Auction Napa Valley came to an end to make way for Collective Napa Valley. Through this new endeavor, NVV will continue to use the world-class reputation of Napa Valley wines to enhance the well-being of our community and also support new endeavors focused on the taking care of this very special place. Our funding priorities through the first year of Collective Napa Valley included health care and youth development programs, Wellness Center programming for all schools in Napa County (learn more about Shine) and our Forest Health Initiative.