A partnership of the North Valley Community Foundation, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and the Aaron Rodgers NorCal Fire Recovery Fund, the Butte Strong Fund was set up to work alongside communities for years after the fire. It issues grants in six categories: housing, business recovery, community development, health and wellness, children and youth services, and education. Grants are approved by a committee of nine community members, several of whom lost homes in the Camp Fire. So far, the Butte Strong Fund has awarded more than $6 million in grants.
In the immediate aftermath of the fire, the North Valley Community Foundation awarded grants because of the immediate and overwhelming need for emergency relief and response. In the six months after the fire, we awarded 210 grants for relief and response totaling more than $3.6 million through our Camp Fire Relief Fund. The money was given to organizations and government agencies working directly with Camp Fire survivors, often in the form of direct assistance.
Please note: The Camp Fire Relief Fund is no longer accepting new applications.
In the immediate aftermath of the fire, Aaron Rodgers, the Green Bay Packers quarterback and Butte County native, established the Aaron Rodgers NorCal Fire Recovery Fund. The grant fund has focused on kids programs (in school and after school), youth and high school sports, and housing. All grants are approved by Aaron Rodgers Foundation committee.
NVCF does not have a direct assistance program.
Direct individual assistance/Gift cards
1-800-RedCross (733-2767) (dial 5, then 5 again on next menu)
Fire Angels Network
Local relief information
Call 2-1-1 if you’re in Butte or Glenn County. If you’re outside the county, call 1-866-916-3566 to reach Butte 2-1-1. You can also visit helpcentral.org
The NVCF Camp Fire Relief Fund has a 1% administrative fee to support our operations.
Learn how we make grants, where the money goes, tax and fee questions, and information for corporate and foundation grants, stocks, crowdfunding, and fundraiser events.
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Send checks to: NVCF Camp Fire Relief, 240 Main St Ste 260, Chico, CA 95928
Send gift cards to: NVCF, 240 Main St Ste 260, Chico, CA 95928
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Please DO NOT mail/drop-off non-monetary donations at 240 Main St.
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