Chico, California (September 8, 2011) – Nonprofits participating in the Annie B’s Community Drive will showcase
their services in the Chico City Plaza during the Thursday Night Market Presents on September 15. North Valley
Community Foundation, sponsor of the Annie B’s Community Drive, is partnering with the Downtown Chico Business
Association, on this special Thursday Night Market event.
At this year’s Thursday Night Market Presents event, there will be 50 nonprofits with booths set up in the downtown
Chico City Plaza. Some of the nonprofits who signed up for this unique event include Butte County Library,
Esplanade House Children’s Fund, Friday Night Live, Girls on the Run of Butte County, Gateway Science Museum, Just
One Person, Women’s Health Specialists, Work Training Center and many more.
The Annie B’s grant funds are made possible through a donation of $250,000 (over five years) from anonymous donors.
The Community Foundation is seeking to add additional co-challengers’ donations to this year’s pool, through the
support of local businesses. This year’s co-challengers include Karen & Brian Sweeney, Gregory Debord of Bank of
America/Merrill Lynch, Holbrook’s Furniture Clearance, Marshall Burghardt Mieske Harp & Johnson LLP, Pacific Gas &
Electric, Joan E. Stoner Certified Public Accountants, John & Sandora Nishio, Apothecary Options, Durham Community
Foundation, Matson & Isom Certified Public Accountants, Stifel Nicolaus, Tittle & Company, LLP, Soroptimist
International of Chico, Stewart Humpherys Molin & Griffith, LLP, along with our media partner Chico News & Review.
Over 200 local nonprofits are participating in the 2011 Annie B’s Community Drive. These include a wide variety of
community services – animal welfare, education, scholarships, older adult services, human services, healthcare,
environment, the arts, community services, youth development, and international services. The public will have a
chance to learn more about the services provided by these nonprofits at this event. Nonprofits will have displays
showcasing services to the community. In addition, there will be a performance by DJ Wild. A complete list of
organizations and funds received is available at nvcf.org.
Between August 1 and September 30, participating organizations in Butte, Glenn, Tehama and Colusa counties are
actively seeking donations from their supporters. Donors are encouraged to give with the incentive of grant funds
as a percentage match for donations made through the Annie B’s Community Drive. One hundred percent of all Annie B’s
donations go directly to participating nonprofits.
During the first four years, over $3.8 million in donations from thousands of donors in our community has been
distributed through the Annie B’s Community Drive. This includes almost $400,000 in grant funds distributed to
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. The NVCF office is
open Monday-Wednesday and Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm and by appointments on the weekends; closed for lunch from 1-2pm.
NVCF is located at 3120 Cohasset Rd., Suite 8 in Chico, California, (530) 891-1150. Visit the NVCF website,
nvcf.org, to learn more about programs and services.
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