Napa Valley Vintners Gifts $1 Million to Mentis for New Mental Wellness Campus

Donation enables a significant step toward plans for the expansion of services in 2025

Napa, Calif. (February 29, 2024)Mentis, a leader in mental health and one of the oldest nonprofits in Napa County, announced today that Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) made a significant $1 million commitment toward Mentis’ plans for a new, centralized mental health and wellness campus. NVV has been a partner of Mentis for over 25 years, donating over $5 million to the organization’s mission of providing a continuum of mental health prevention and treatment services to people of all ages and incomes in the Napa County region.

“Napa Valley Vintners has been an outstanding supporter of Mentis, integral in empowering and increasing mental health access for current and future Napa County residents,” said Rob Weiss, Executive Director of Mentis. “Their commitment to improving the lives of our local youth is exceptional. With this most recent substantial investment of $1 million, we’ll see immediate and long-term mental health benefits for our young residents through increased services and programming.”

The proposed campus, which Blue Oak Middle School currently occupies, is at 1272 Hayes Street in Napa. With 13,000 square feet of space — over 10,000 more square feet than the current Mentis headquarters — it stands to consolidate the Mentis staff, expand programming for people of all ages, offer youth-focused art and wellness spaces and ultimately serve as a centralized hub for mental health resources, from prevention programs to mental health treatment.

“Through the work of Collective Napa Valley, NVV has remained steadfast in our commitment to the mental health and wellness of our community,” said Cyril Chappellet, NVV Board Chair and CEO & Chairman of Chappellet Vineyard. “We’re proud to support the forthcoming Mentis Wellness Campus and increase access to vital mental health services especially for local youth, as well as our entire community.”

NVV has a long history of philanthropy, with over 40 years dedicated to using the world-class reputation of Napa Valley wines to enhance the well-being of the local community. Their long-term support has helped to build a stronger, better, healthier Napa Valley. Since 1981, NVV has invested more than $230 million in local nonprofits, with a large portion dedicated to children’s education and wellness.

Thanks to the generous contribution of NVV, a sizeable grant from the state of California and a few other notable donors, funding for the new mental wellness campus is underway. Mentis will continue fundraising this year to meet the total project amount of $14 million and ensure doors to the new space can open in early 2025.

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About Mentis

With over 75 years of service, Mentis is one the oldest continually operating nonprofits in Napa County and a leader in the region’s mental health and wellness space. Founded in 1948 to help families adjust to civilian life after WWII, Mentis is dedicated to the emotional well-being of all Napa County residents. It provides bilingual, affordable mental health services to people of every age and income level. Mentis offers a continuum of services, including early prevention, outpatient, and residential programming, accessible through schools and community partners.

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