Aaron Rodgers, the Chico native and NFL star quarterback, donated $1 million to help small, locally owned businesses in Butte County. Combined with an anonymous donation of $100,000 and others, the fund helped 80 restaurants and retail businesses with rent and other costs to help weather restrictions brought about by the pandemic.

Money left in the fund was augmented by "Jeopardy!", which matched the winnings of all contestants during Aaron's two weeks hosting the show and donated them to the fund. A second round of grants is now underway.

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We hold hundreds of individual funds, each embodying a community member's dream for a better world.

Some of our amazing stories...

Youth Development

Chico Children's Museum

A group of Chico parents recognized a need for a children's museum, and turned to NVCF for help to make it happen.

Animal Welfare

Purses for Primates

Allison Boyer was in the seventh grade in Chico when she started her own nonprofit to help orangutans.


Celebration Foundation

The Celebration Foundation, which exists under the NVCF umbrella, has donated $116,500 for cancer support.

Camp Fire

NVCF's Relief and Recovery Efforts

The North Valley Community Foundation has awarded more than $40 million in grants since the Camp Fire via the Butte Strong Fund, Camp Fire Relief Fund and donor-designated funds.

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Our Mission

To fuel healing and compassion for a better world.

Through grantmaking, partnerships, financial and philanthropic services we are the North Valley’s hub for social change. We help individuals, families, businesses and nonprofits maximize their impact on the local and global community.

There have been some incredible people who have jumped in to help (after the Camp Fire) and it starts, in my opinion, with the North Valley Community Foundation -- raising millions of dollars, out there assessing the needs of our communities in real time and finding the best places to help.

Aaron Rodgers, Butte County native and Green Bay Packers quarterback