The North Valley Community Foundation released more than $150,000 in grants for Camp Fire recovery
David Little / North Valley Community Foundation (NVCF)
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

The North Valley Community Foundation released more than $150,000 in additional grants Tuesday, March 19, 2019 for Camp Fire recovery.

That brings the total to $2,873,283.88 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:

Throwing Starfish Foundation ($20,000): To provide items on Amazon wish lists for Camp Fire families, offset the cost of rent, provide relocation assistance and provide help for people off the grid.

California Vocations ($25,000): To replace a portion of their adapted communication systems and physical stimuli equipment that were lost in the fire, and replace client iPads and communication/interactive software and physical/visual stimuli equipment.

Bidwell Wildlife Rehabilitation ($15,000): To purchase a shed to house newborn wildlife; funding to buy formula and food for newborn wildlife, and funding to buy miscellaneous supplies that were lost in the fire.

From the Ground Up Farms, Inc. ($25,000): To replace medical devices, pay mechanics, replace tires and support other needs of Camp Fire victims.

The Salvation Army, Oroville Corps ($15,000): For a Salvation Army Mobile Kitchen, which will enable them to provide three meals a day to up to 1000 people as they transition back to their properties.

Paradise Elementary School ($10,000): For 100 gas cards to assist Paradise Elementary School staff teaching in Durham because of the Camp Fire.

Camelot Equestrian Park Foundation ($25,000): To improve and repair the Butte County Large Animal Disaster Evacuation Center located at Camelot Equestrian Park.

The Lyme Center ($10,000): To provide funds toward the replacement of medications, supplements and medical supplies lost in the fire. This would provide 20 grants of $500 to cover remedies.

Catholic Foundation, Diocese of Sacramento ($8,600): For money that will be used to credit students' tuition accounts, directly offset associated fees, such as school lunches, sports fees, fees for books and technology.

See a complete list of grants at

This is separate from the Butte Strong Fund, which also has distributed millions in grants