Where volunteers, nonprofits, and leaders shine.

Nominations open through March 8, 2024, midnight

$22,500 in awards in six categories, recognizing and honoring Napa County’s outstanding nonprofit volunteers, leaders, and organizations. 


9th Annual Heart of Napa

The Corporate Community Service Award is presented to a business that has fostered and encouraged volunteerism and philanthropy among its employees.

Sponsor: OPEN

The Volunteer of the Year Award and $5,000 for the recipient’s nonprofit will be presented to an individual (other than a board member) who has provided exemplary volunteer service to a Napa County nonprofit organization.

Sponsor: Syar Foundation

The Excellence in Board Leadership Award and $2,500 for the recipient’s nonprofit is presented to an exceptional volunteer member of a Napa County nonprofit Board of Directors.

Sponsor: PG&E

Up to five Youth Volunteer of the Year Awards and $1,000 each will be presented to full-time middle or high school students serving a Napa County nonprofit in the community, education, or faith environment.

Sponsor: Redwood Credit Union

The Excellence in Leadership Award and $5,000 for the recipient’s nonprofit will be presented to an executive director who has demonstrated excellence in leadership and whose vision has inspired meaningful and lasting change benefiting the organization and community.

Sponsor: Comerica Bank


The Achievement in Nonprofit Excellence Award and $5,000 will be presented to an organization that has demonstrated exemplary service to its constituents.


Sponsor: The Peter A. & Vernice H. Gasser Foundation

Save the Date

9th Annual Heart of Napa Awards Luncheon & Celebration

Thursday, May 16, 2024, 11 AM – 1:30 PM

Yountville Community Center, 6516 Washington Street, Yountville, CA 94599

Thank You Presenting Sponsor

2024 Award Sponsors

Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL) has honored local leaders and their causes at the Heart of Napa Awards for eight consecutive years. As the largest recognition event in the county, the 9th Annual Heart of Napa Awards is expected to reach close to 300 attendees and give $22,500 to honor Napa nonprofits and the passionate individuals who dedicate their work to advancing our communities. 

Learn more about becoming an award or media sponsor and the benefits of sponsorship.

Thank you for your interest and support!​