Since 2001, the Napa Valley Grapegrowers have provided education for farmworkers through programs such as the Spanish Brown Bag Series and Napa County Pruning Contest. In 2010, NVG Board Member, Arnulfo Solorio, presented his dream of creating a foundation to provide education opportunities for farmworkers year-round. With overwhelming support, his vision became a reality and the Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation was established in 2011, the first grower-supported organization of its kind in the United States.
The Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation provides a variety of programs annually that focus on developing skills in adult literacy, vineyard operations & safety, leadership & management, mentorship, and family life.
Employees benefit tremendously from employers who support and encourage professional development. By putting opportunity within reach, we all rise together. The Napa Valley farmworker community is critical to the success of the wine industry and we believe that by investing in the people who tend the vineyards, we are investing in the future of our valley.