Meet our Industry Grant partner,
Vital Wines!

Vital Wines is a non-profit organization that dedicates 100% of its net proceeds from wine sales to go to promoting the health and wellness of vineyard and winery workers in Washington state.

Vital Wines utilizes the grant to help fund a bi-lingual Promotora de Salud Community Health Worker position in the Walla Walla Valley.

The AWW Industry Grant seeks to provide funding within industry communities to support the growth in the following areas: 

  • Services that directly impact employees and/or families of employees of wine grape growers or wine producers
  • Wine and wine grape education or research
  • Other Washington wine industry needs which support industry diversity and growth 

For more information or consideration, please contact Laura Kleinhofs at

Help fund the fund

The following organizations have helped AWW to support the community! For as little as $2,500, you or your organization will be recognized as a supporter of the Industry Grant. 


2020 – La Casa Hogar

La Casa Hogar is a community organization which connects and educates Latina families in Yakima Valley, Wash. The grant supported La Casa Hogar’s Adult Education Programs for farmworkers, including wine grape pickers, growers and wine producers, as well as their families.

2019 – Walla Walla Community College Institute for Enology and Viticulture 

Walla Walla Community College is an award-winning school  focused on educating the next generation of vintners and viticulturists through hands-on training. Career training programs are designed to meet the growing demands of industry, so students graduate ready to work in their chosen profession. 

2018 – SOS Health Services of Walla Walla

Providing health services to the under and uninsured, SOS Health Service sof Walla Walla is an urgent care facility that provides quality walk-in healthcare services to individuals without health insurance (or without adequate health insurance) in the Walla Walla Valley. SOS Health Services does not deny people access to services regardless of citizenship status or geographic location. 


2200 6th Ave Suite 411
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 741-0212


The Northwest Wine Benefit Foundation, DBA Auction of Washington Wines, is committed to supporting the growth and awareness of the Washington state wine industry through a series of celebrated events benefiting our community. We have raised over $63 million since our inception in 1988. 

The Auction of Washington Wines is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital or familial status.

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