$2,000 in Grants Available to Serve Upper Ridge At-Risk Youth
Chico, California (January 15, 2009) – Local nonprofit organizations interested in providing services that benefit at-risk youth residing in the Upper Ridge area of Paradise/Magalia are eligible to receive a portion of $2,000 in grant funds from the Harold Williams Grant Program, through North Valley Community Foundation. Proposals for funding must be submitted no later than February 10.
Interested organizations are invited to see details of this announcement on the North Valley Community Foundation web site, www.nvcf.org or call 891-1150 ext. 28. It is expected that several grants in the range of $500-$1000 will be awarded.
This program is possible through an endowment established with a bequest from Harold Williams, who directed that funds be used to help at-risk children in the Upper Ridge/Magalia area. Typically this is an area in need of more services to help local youth develop into healthy, active, aware and engaged citizens.
“These grants will enable NVCF to encourage local nonprofits to extend services to youth in this relatively remote are of our region” states NVCF CEO Alexa Valavanis. “We have many excellent programs serving youth in Paradise and throughout Butte County. We hope these funds will allow youth to get involved who would otherwise not be able to access services.”
NVCF is a non-profit, philanthropic organization that builds financial resources to meet community needs through grants and programs primarily for residents in the Butte, Colusa, Glenn and Tehama counties. With net assets of over $5 million, NVCF provides financial and administrative services to donors, professional advisors and nonprofit organizations with the goal of enriching the quality of life of its community members. Since 1986, over 250 individuals, families, businesses, and community groups have established funds at the Foundation.
North Valley Community Foundation is one of approximately 750 community foundations throughout the United States that provides similar services. Each is dedicated to increasing philanthropy and improving and enriching the lives of community members in a specific geographic area.
The NVCF office is open Monday – Friday, 8am-5pm and by appointments on the weekends. NVCF is located at 3120 Cohasset Rd., Suite 8 in Chico, California, (530) 891-1150. Details on all NVCF services and program can be seen at www.nvcf.org.