North Valley Community Foundation (NVCF) Releases Additional Grants to Schools, Projects and Groups
David Little / North Valley Community Foundation
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The North Valley Community Foundation released nearly $120,000 in grants today to schools, projects and groups in the aftermath of the Camp Fire.

That brings the total to $2,719,683.88 in Camp Fire Relief Fund grants distributed so far.

This week’s relief fund grants, approved by a majority of the NVCF board of directors, include the following:

  • North Valley Animal Disaster Group ($25,000): To go toward a communications vehicle that will be used for animal rescue team communication within mountainous areas.
  • Thrive Homeschool Program, on behalf of Camp Wild Heart ($25,000): Camp Wild Heart requested assistance to fund a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) day camp for 50 children for up to 11 days.
  • Pine Ridge Elementary School, Paradise ($20,000): To offer additional accommodations for a special-needs education environment at the school.
  • Social Good Fund, on behalf of Empower Me Art ($15,000): Empower Me Art requested assistance to offer safe and creative expressive art workshops to help bring normality to communities affected by the Camp Fire.
  • Chico Art Center and Celebration of People Inc., on behalf of Butte County Art of Wheels ($15,000): Butte County Art on Wheels requested assistance to fund a series of portable murals for each school that was displaced by the Camp Fire.
  • Neal Dow School ($7,425): To hire ASSIST Team Sports for a structured and safe recess.
  • Ponderosa Elementary School ($5,145): Ponderosa’s functional life skills class requested assistance for a changing table with steps, changing pad, changing table paper rolls, touch screen devices and durable cases for those devices. The items purchased will be used for the   education and care of students with severe special needs
  • Report for America ($6,760): Report for America requested assistance to cover 25 percet of the cost of placing a Reporter for America journalist in the Chico Enterprise-Record newsroom to report on Butte County's wildfire news for one year. Report for America covers half of the cost, the Enterprise-Record covers a quarter, and the final quarter is required to be covered by a local funding partner.

See a complete list of grants at

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