Annie B’s Community Drive Opens for Donations
Chico, California (August 6, 2009) – Annie B’s Community Drive has started, with over 170 charitable causes in Butte, Glenn, Tehama and Colusa counties participating in this program to stimulate donations. North Valley Community Foundation is challenging our region with $500,000 in percentage 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, August 1 - September 30.
During the 2007 and 2008 campaigns, approximately $2,000,000 in contributions for local nonprofits was matched by $200,000 from North Valley Community Foundation, allowing donors’ contributions to make an even greater difference in the region.
Donors to nonprofit organizations participating in the Annie B’s Community Drive must make their contributions by September 30. Gifts are made to NVCF by a donor on behalf of the qualified local charity. Nonprofits receive 100% of these donor contributions plus monies will be added from the grant funds available. The total amount of donations determines the match percentage.
A special event will be held September 3 in conjunction with the Thursday Might Market at the Chico City Plaza highlighting participating nonprofits. A complete list of participating nonprofits is available on the NVCF website, www.nvcf.org, where donations can be made online.
In addition to increasing support for local nonprofit organizations, the goal of Annie B’s Community Drive is to help organizations fulfill their missions in sustainable ways and to increase support from donations. Many participating organizations will use this opportunity to create and/or increase their endowment funds at NVCF.
NVCF is a nonprofit, 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 for community members. Since 1986, over 200 individuals, families, businesses, and community groups have established funds at the Foundation.
North Valley Community Foundation is one of approximately 700 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, Call (530) 891-1150 with any questions or visit the NVCF website, www.nvcf.org, to learn more about programs and services.