Hewlett Foundation

Arts Council Napa Valley (ACNV) announced that The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation has awarded a $270,000 grant to the county’s arts and culture agency to service general operating support.

The Hewlett Foundation -- which concentrates its resources on activities in education, the environment, global development and population, the performing arts, and effective philanthropy -- will make funds available to ACNV as a three-year general operating support grant beginning in 2016 and ending in 2018.

Through The Hewlett Foundation’s investment, ACNV will continue its ongoing mission to create a flourishing creative culture for Napa County residents. The grant will serve to further ACNV's initiatives by providing every student with a comprehensive arts education, bringing art to public spaces, and nurturing the arts through community festivals and events.

The foundation's grant will help launch ACNV’s new ACNV Community Fund, which plans to provide capital to local organizations and artists in an effort to deepen the impact of arts and culture locally.

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The Hewlett Foundation money will also support the ACNV Education Alliance, a public-private partnership that oversees access to arts education for all children in transitional kindergarten-12th grade public schools; implementation of Napa’s 1 percent Art Ordinance; the Napa ARTwalk Program and the annual Arts in April festival.