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Napa Valley CanDo’s 2019 Give!Guide

Inspiring a Community of Givers

Napa Valley CanDo has been inspiring community action for over ten years. A grassroots effort to effect change through individual actions, CanDo orchestrates volunteer projects addressing everyday social challenges.

CanDo’s annual Give!Guide uses a catalog and website to centralize end-of-year giving. In six years, the Give!Guide has generated over 1.8 million dollars. We recently asked donors what prompts them to give. Responses were informative and inspiring.

Why People Give

According to happiness researchers, donors give for the personal satisfaction of knowing they make a difference. Here’s why some Napa community members give.

Giving locally strengthens our community.

Community-based organizations provide resources to improve the lives of others. Betsy Van Dyne says it well: “I love to see my donations go to use in local organizations. I want to help keep Napa a safe and positive community to live and work in. The Give!Guide makes it easy to donate in one place. When you can only give small amounts, it makes it feel like a larger donation when they are bundled together.”

Streamlined giving is simple.

I like watching my donations added to the real-time running totals online and the “one-stop-shopping” provided by the Give!Guide website. Kathleen Stewart-Lightner agrees, “Donating through the Give!Guide gives me the opportunity to read and discover the various local non-profits and makes it easy to donate to several at one time.”

Giving really does make a difference.

Whatever moves you to give, CanDo’s Give!Guide offers something for everyone! This year’s catalog features 46 nonprofits, including eight not included last year. Donations are tax-deductible.

“Seeing the direct effect of my dollars … in our local community is a powerful antidote to the dismay I feel when I read the national news. I give through the Give!Guide because I know that the featured NPOs have been thoroughly vetted using a fair and rigorous process. And 100% of my donation goes directly to the NPOs!” ~ Karen Garcia

CanDo’s 2019 Nonprofits

*= 1st Time Participants

Aldea Children & Family Services

American Canyon Community & Parks Foundation

Canine Guardians


CASA, A Voice for Children

Collabria Care

Community Health Initiative (CHI)

Community Resources for Children

Cope Family Center

E & M Presents *

Expressions of Hope *

Fair Housing Napa Valley (FHNV)

Friends of Napa County Animal Shelter *

Friends of the Napa Library (FOL) *

Habitat for Humanity

If Given A Chance

League of Women Voters of Napa Co. *

Loving Animals Providing Smiles

Molly’s Angels

Moving Forward

Napa Co. Resource Conservation District

Napa Farmers Market

Napa Humane

Napa Valley CanDo

Napa Valley Community Housing

Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation

Napa Valley State Parks Association

Napa Valley Vine Trail Coalition

Napa Valley Youth Symphony

Napa Wildlife Rescue


NEWS – Domestic Violence & Sexual Abuse Services

On The Move: VOICES


Paws for Healing

Puertas Abiertas Community Resource Center

Rianda House Senior Activity Center

Share the Care Napa Valley *

St Helena Preschool for All

Sunrise Horse Rescue

Teacher Resource Center of the North Bay

Teens Connect *

The Saint Helena Community Band

The Table

Valley Players *

We Care Animal Rescue, Inc.


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