#Napastrong became popular to give us strength during the troubled times of the wildfires, and I think it worked. But really, we have been Napa Strong for a long time thanks to the tapestry of people, business and nonprofit organizations that thrive in the valley.

A nonprofit organization uses its surplus revenues to further achieve its purpose or mission, rather than distributing its surplus income to the organization's shareholders (or equivalents) as profit or dividends.

There are about 600 nonprofit organizations working in Napa County, all of them contributing to create a vibrant, thriving, and more equitable community through their hundreds of services. These organizations are also important drivers of the local economy, and they add broad social and community value.

Nonprofits are also a tool to channel the prosperity of the Valley, a conduit to share some of what we have with others, based on our particular interests.

The Napa Valley Give!Guide highlights 46 of these organizations. All of them have a trajectory of success and they are registered in the IRS to be able to provide acknowledgments for donations that you can deduct in your tax return.

I encourage you to visit napavalleygiveguide.org to learn more about them and consider sharing some of your own prosperity. I am sure you will find at least one organization that you can relate to. When we care and support each other we are definitely Napa Strong.

Norma Ferriz

Upper Valley Girl Scouts

St. Helena

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