Chico, California (February 7, 2007) – Today, North Valley Community Foundation (NVCF) announced 15 local grantees for its “Planned Giving Grant Program”. These funds will help local nonprofit organizations create long-term financial sustainability by developing new approaches and strategies to expand public outreach and fundraising. The Foundation is also supporting activity that encourages staff and board training, as well as collaboration with other nonprofit organizations.
Chico, California (May 1, 2007) – All charitable causes in Butte, Glenn, Tehama and Colusa counties are invited to participate in a new program to stimulate donations. North Valley Community Foundation is challenging our region with $500,000 in matching grants (over five years) for local nonprofits. The Annie B’s Community Drive is designed to encourage giving to local nonprofits during a two-month donation period, mid-August to mid-October.
Chico, California (April 2, 2007) – Local nonprofit leaders will have the opportunity to participate in the second of a series of trainings provided by the Nonprofit Leadership Institute, a program of North Valley Community Foundation. On April 13, the second session of this training series will be offered. The topic will be “Nonprofit Leadership; a Primer for Boards and Senior Staff.” The facilitator for this session will be Laura Cootsona, a local consultant to nonprofit organizations and Assistant Director of the Jesus Center.
Chico, California (February 27, 2007) – Local nonprofit leaders will have the opportunity to participate in the first of a series of trainings provided by the Butte Pioneers Non Profit Leadership Institute. On Friday, March 23, the topic will be “Resource Development for the Nonprofit Organization; Is it all about the money?” The facilitator for this session will be Laura Cootsona, a local consultant to nonprofit organizations and Assistant Director of the Jesus Center.
Chico, California (November 22, 2006) – Last month a tragic car accident took the lives of two local high school students, Collin Sweeney and Alan Fleming. The devastating loss of these magnetic young men, who were best friends and church brothers, rocked this community at its core.
In the wake of this tragedy there has been an outpouring of community support to the families and friends, and a fund in Collin Sweeney’s name has been established at the North Valley Community Foundation.
Chico, California (November 2, 2006) – The North Valley Community Foundation (NVCF) announced today a new grant program aimed at encouraging local nonprofit organizations take steps towards long-term financial sustainability.
Chico, California (Oct. 26, 2006) North Valley Community Foundation presented, to an audience of more than 150 local professional advisors and nonprofits executives, a full-day workshop on planned giving called “North State Planned Giving Summit”.
Seven of the regions’ experts in the area of planned giving presented sessions on issues ranging from “Real Estate Gifts” to “Charitable Tax Law” to “Making the Ask”.
Chico, California (March 21, 2006) – The North Valley Community Foundation (NVCF) announces the conclusion of its Endowment Building for Local Nonprofits Challenge. This program, the vision of a local anonymous donor, generated great support from local community members and businesses.
“The program’s success is a testament to the power of the public and private sector working together, and our Foundation is eager to encourage those efforts.” Alexa Valavanis, Executive Director for NVCF.
Chico, California (March 2, 2006) – “The North Valley Community Foundation (NVCF), through the initiative and gift of a local anonymous donor, will contribute $100,000 in gifts and matching funds for the endowment growth of numerous nonprofit organizations held at the Community Foundation.
Chico, California (August 10, 2005) – The Board of Directors of the North Valley Community Foundation (NVCF) announced today the appointment of Alexa Valavanis, as its Executive Director.