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Peter A. & Vernice H. Gasser Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-10-25

At A Glance

Peter A. & Vernice H. Gasser Foundation

433 Soscol Ave., Ste. A120

Napa, CA United States 94559-1314

Telephone: (707) 255-1646


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-12-31)

Assets: $69,377,159

Total giving: $3,189,312






Established in 1982 in CA

Purpose and Activities

The foundation supports programs which enhance quality of life and sustain the environment. Fields of interest include the arts, education, economic development for charitable purposes, health and human services, nutrition and shelter, recreation and the environment. Environmental sustainability guides the foundation's action in all its undertakings. Every year the foundation also gives scholarships to each of the high schools in Napa County as well as Napa Valley College, and the Napa Valley Adult School. Most grants are for $1,000.00 and with a preference given to aging out foster children. In September, the foundation invites elementary and middle school teachers in Napa County (public, private and religious) to apply for grants up to $500.00, which can be used for a variety of purposes (i.e.: new projectors, field trips, musical instruments and planting school gardens). Grants are limited to two per school.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Child welfare
  • Community and economic development
  • Education
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Environment
  • Family services
  • Hospital care
  • Human services
  • Natural resources
  • Performing arts
  • Secondary education
  • Sustainable development
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Adolescents
  • Catholics
  • Children and youth
  • Christians
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-12-31

Assets: $69,377,159 (market value)

Expenditures: $5,170,743

Total giving: $3,189,312

Qualifying distributions: $3,386,217

Giving activities include:

$3,189,312 for 193 grants (high: $200,000; low: $250)