Napa Valley Grapegrowers Foundation

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Napa Valley Grapegrowers Foundation

EIN: 82-2012860


To cultivate viticultural excellence and environmental stewardship for the Napa Valley

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Executive Director

Caleb Mosley

Main address

831 Latour Ct Ste A

Napa, CA 94558 USA

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Subject area info

Climate change

Natural resources

Environmental education

Agriculture, fishing and forestry

Population served info


NTEE code info

Other Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition N.E.C. (K99)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Our programs

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For nearly 50 years, our educational programs support the preservation of agriculture in the Napa Valley to ensure a thriving industry and prosperous community. We provide workshops and seminars on sustainable farming and climate-smart practices, low-smoke burning, integrative pest, disease and weed management, water conservation and so much more, all of which helped to preserve the quality of air, water, and land that our entire community relies on for its physical and economic well-being.

Population(s) Served

We advocate through education directed at fostering a greater understanding of the needs of our farming community and the role we play in solving problems that our community-at-large face. In the last 10 years we have tracked 450 advocacy efforts directed towards policy makers and our community. Those efforts have included commentary letters, public comments, and participation in meetings and forums focused on establishing long-term resiliency to protect our land, water, and air for the benefit of everyone who lives, works, and visits in the Napa Valley.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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How we listen

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Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

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  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback


Napa Valley Grapegrowers Foundation
Fiscal year: Dec 01 - Dec 31
Financial documents
2022 Napa Valley Grapegrowers
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 4.09 over 7 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 127.6 over 7 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 7% over 7 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Napa Valley Grapegrowers Foundation

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Dec 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Napa Valley Grapegrowers Foundation

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Dec 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Dec 01 - Nov 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Napa Valley Grapegrowers Foundation’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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* This organization changed its fiscal year accounting period in 2022. Please refer to its 2022 990s for more information.

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Profitability info 2019 2020 2021 2022 *
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $2,081,194 $331,781 $915,262 $954,951
As % of expenses 119.5% 26.5% 65.2% 50.9%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $2,065,554 $303,677 $887,303 $927,419
As % of expenses 117.6% 23.7% 61.9% 48.7%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $4,778,595 $1,520,378 $2,606,656 $2,940,285
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% -68.2% 71.4% 12.8%
Program services revenue 15.5% 36.9% 22.3% 22.7%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.7% 0.2% 0.1%
Government grants 2.1% 0.0% 6.6% 8.6%
All other grants and contributions 81.3% 62.2% 70.3% 67.2%
Other revenue 1.2% 0.3% 0.6% 1.5%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $1,741,033 $1,254,246 $1,404,429 $1,877,966
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% -28.0% 12.0% 33.7%
Personnel 56.7% 74.1% 71.3% 67.3%
Professional fees 11.7% 2.9% 6.8% 5.9%
Occupancy 3.4% 4.1% 3.8% 3.8%
Interest 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 9.0% 6.1% 5.2% 10.6%
All other expenses 19.0% 12.7% 12.8% 12.5%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $1,756,673 $1,282,350 $1,432,388 $1,905,498
One month of savings $145,086 $104,521 $117,036 $156,497
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $176,265 $0
Fixed asset additions $2,091,606 $229,093 $65,498 $64,833
Total full costs (estimated) $3,993,365 $1,615,964 $1,791,187 $2,126,828

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 13.7 26.4 29.7 35.0
Months of cash and investments 13.7 26.4 29.7 35.0
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 8.7 13.1 19.0 19.8
Balance sheet composition info 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $1,985,110 $2,754,888 $3,473,933 $5,471,214
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $1,106,195 $513,270 $918,787 $624,473
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $2,175,640 $2,402,739 $2,478,780 $2,554,364
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 4.6% 5.2% 6.6% 7.9%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 8.2% 10.2% 7.7% 14.6%
Unrestricted net assets $3,327,211 $3,630,888 $4,518,191 $5,445,610
Temporarily restricted net assets $1,587,098 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $1,587,098 $1,521,449 $1,808,414 $1,915,782
Total net assets $4,914,309 $5,152,337 $6,326,605 $7,361,392

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Executive Director

Caleb Mosley

Mosley grew up on a mountaintop vineyard before studying Wine and Viticulture at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. He then landed back in the rugged Santa Cruz Mountains in 2006 as the Viticulturist at Ridge Vineyards, Monte Bello, under the tutelage of David Gates and Paul Draper. At the onset of the 2011 vintage, he moved to Araujo Estate in Calistoga to manage the Eisele Vineyard, working with Steve Matthiasson, Bob Gallagher, and Jeff Dawson, while collaborating with winemakers Nigel Kinsman, Francoise Peschon, and Michel Rolland. From the Eisele Vineyard, Mosley continued to the estate at Quintessa in Rutherford, bringing technological advances and detailed methodologies to the forefront. In 2016 he was hired as Senior Viticulturist for Michael Wolf Vineyard Services, where he farmed 800 acres spanning Carneros in the south to the far reaches of Calistoga in the north, providing perspective on the entirety and complexity of the Napa Valley. He then joined Matthiasson Family Vineyards in

Number of employees

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Napa Valley Grapegrowers Foundation

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Napa Valley Grapegrowers Foundation

Board of directors
as of 02/23/2024
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Board chair

Pete Richmond

Silverado Farming Company

Term: 2024 - 2025

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Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
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Professional fundraisers

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SOURCE: IRS Form 990 Schedule G

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