Schools Receive Additional Grants from North Valley Community Foundation Camp Fire Relief Fund
David Little / North Valley Community Foundation (NVCF)
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

The North Valley Community Foundation released more than $100,000 in grants today to groups that are providing relief to individuals affected by the Camp Fire.

That brings the total to $2,516,903.30 in Camp Fire Relief Fund grants distributed so far.

This week’s relief fund grants include the following:

Paradise Unified School District ($25,000): To purchase data for internet use at Paradise Intermediate School, currently located in the old Orchard Hardware Store building in Chico. That facility lacks the infrastructure to provide internet at the level a school needs. T-Mobile is donating the use of a cellular tower on wheels and hotspots, and the district is requesting a grant to pay for the discounted data costs.

Magalia Pines Baptist Church ($25,000): To continue relief operations for the Magalia Pines Recovery Center. This includes food service, water, utility assistance, distribution of donated items and purchase and distribution of other items.

Marsh Junior High School ($5,000): To create calming rooms at their school. The room will contain comfortable seating, low lighting, manipulatives, calming activities and therapeutic tools.

Sherwood Montessori ($1,538): To host a parent training to help parents support their children who have experienced trauma. They are also requesting funds to offer a scholarship for the wilderness camp as well as supplies for a seventh-grade student and instructor.

Global Empowerment Mission, Inc. ($50,000): In cooperation with Paradise Fire Adopt a Family, Global Empowerment Mission requested assistance to provide to residents in need of housing assistance, tools to get a job, therapy, relocation and aid to small businesses.

Paradise High School ($1,075): To provide 135 world history students a free trip to screen “Schindler's List” as part of their Holocaust curriculum.

Paradise Intermediate School ($1,500): Assistance to have Keith Hawkins as a speaker to speak about trauma and money toward a new PA system for the presentation, and later for school announcements and events.

Cedarwood Elementary School ($800): To host the Traveling Lantern Theatre Company for Children to provide two performances for children at the school.

Heartstrings Counseling ($5,000): To start the Fire Survivor Counseling Fund. This fund will provide free counseling services to Camp Fire survivors who have relocated to Placer County.

North Bay Donate ($5,000): For custom care packages for fire survivors. This will include groceries, propane, gas, housing, and car and RV repairs.

See a complete list of grants at

This is separate from the Butte Schools Fire Relief Fund and from the Butte Strong Fund, which has also distributed millions in grants.