Northern California Wildfire Grants Support Most Vulnerable

Northern California Wildfire Grants Support Most Vulnerable

On The Move has been awarded a Northern California Wildfires grant from the Center for Disaster Philanthropy to support our long-term recovery efforts. The grant will build our capacity and provide us the resources we need to address unmet needs.

In Northern California, forgotten victims of the wildfires struggle to regain their footing

In Northern California, forgotten victims of the wildfires struggle to regain their footing

For a while after the October wildfires, people thought Napa Valley, renowned for its wineries and tourism, would bounce right back. It wasn’t hit as hard as Sonoma and Mendocino counties. Of the 600 homes that were lost here, as many as 45% were second homes. But recovery has been slower than anticipated. An almost-invisible class of people in the agriculture and hospitality industries has been hurt.

Napa aids the working poor and moderate income earners

Napa aids the working poor and moderate income earners

Thousands of low and moderate income hourly workers in Napa's agriculture, hospitality and retail industries are getting direct financial aid thanks to the generosity of the Napa Valley Community Foundation, vintners, grape growers and many individual donations.  

‘On the Verge’ of Greater Mental Health Access

‘On the Verge’ of Greater Mental Health Access

“Our founders were looking out, looking forward, and asking, ‘What is going to happen when all the Baby Boomers leave their leadership positions?” explains etsuko kubo, On the Verge program director. “Will we have people who are trained and who have personal and professional networks built that will help to serve the social good?"

Tutoring program helps permanent residents in Napa County become citizens

Tutoring program helps permanent residents in Napa County become citizens

Ygnacio Lopez first came to the United States when he was 30. He couldn’t read or write in Spanish and didn’t speak any English. More than three decades later, he still struggles with both, but with the help of volunteers from Napa’s On The Move, Lopez spent months studying American civics, passed his citizenship test and interview.

Napa’s On the Move debuts mobile office

Napa’s On the Move debuts mobile office

On the Move is adding a mobile office – a hitch trailer dubbed “Community on the Move” – to its fleet of programs and services. The concept was created by a group of professionals participating in On the Verge, an On the Move leadership program. The “Vergers” presented the 1969 Silver Streak Travel Trailer, which took about 35 days to refurbish, to Napa County providers during a kickoff event at Napa Lutheran Church on Thursday.

Latino Leadership

Latino Leadership

In 2015 the Community Foundation Sonoma County established the Latino Leadership Fund, recognizing the opportunity to act as a catalyst in building diverse leadership so that our future leaders reflect the demographics of the communities they are serving.