Strengthening the Safety Net in Butte County

The California Community Foundation and North Valley Community Foundation, with the help of csb consulting,  have produced a report titled “Strengthening the Safety Net in Butte County – Findings and Recommendations.” We hope this thorough and alarming statistical analysis can be a tool for advocacy, collaboration and development of a deeper understanding of how Butte County rebuilds its social safety net after the devastating Camp Fire.

The social safety net is defined as the range of government and nonprofit services, including food, shelter, housing, health care, behavioral health, case management, workforce development and financial assistance available to lower-income and vulnerable populations. This report is a synthesis of early findings, concerns and potential ways to build a stronger safety net for the future, providing a starting place for interested funders. Click here to download the full report.

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NVCF’s six-month Camp Fire Relief
and Recovery report is now available

Read our report to the community on NVCF’s Camp Fire relief and recovery effort — with details on $55 million raised $14 million granted by the six-month anniversary, and the long-term strategies for collaboration and grants going forward. Click here to download the full report.

Please note: All numbers are as of May 8, 2019.

We’re Helping

Butte Strong Fund

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 five categories: housing, business recovery, community development, health and wellness, and education. Grants are approved by a committee of nine community members, several of whom lost homes in the Camp Fire.

To see a list of projects funded, click here.

To learn more and apply for a grant, click here.

We’re Helping

Camp Fire Relief Grant Program

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 or awarding grants. All grants are being made through the Butte Strong Fund.

To see a list of grants made from this program, click here.

We’re helping

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.

To learn more about this program and see grants made, click here.

I Want to Help


The NVCF Camp Fire Relief Fund has a 1% administrative fee to support our operations.

Donor FAQs

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.

I want to donate a vehicle
Learn how to donate an RV to RV4CampfireFamily

I want to volunteer
Learn how to volunteer with the Fire Angels Network

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
I made a contribution in honor of someone else: Click here to download a letter.

Please DO NOT mail/drop-off non-monetary donations at 240 Main St.
Click here to learn how/where to donate physical items.

I Need Help

NVCF does not have a direct assistance program, but instead funds direct assistance through affiliated case managers.

Multiple local agencies are providing this service through a coordinated team of case managers working through the Camp Fire Long Term Recovery Group. Survivors outside of Butte County can also receive assistance.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to high demand, there is a wait for new callers to be connected with a case manager. Please call Butte-Glenn 2-1-1 to be placed on the case management list. You will be assigned to a case manager as soon as there is an opening.

The Long Term Recovery Group recognizes the importance and urgency of case management services and every effort is being made to build the capacity needed to ensure those needing assistance will receive help.

If you previously had a case manager through the federal IDCM (Immediate Disaster Case Management) program and you would like to receive follow-up local case management services, or if you are a resident of FEMA housing, please call Northern Valley Catholic Social Services at 1-844-556-6272 to be placed on a wait list for case review. 

If you have immediate needs, call Butte-Glenn 2-1-1 or text your zip code to 898211 to get connected to recovery resources for assistance with utilities and rent, furniture and household goods, food, propane, gas, medical care, property repairs, emotional support and wellness, transportation, employment assistance, programs for children and families, and more. Because of limited local resources, not all services are consistently available.

Survivors outside of Butte and Glenn counties can dial the toll-free number 1-866-916-3566 to reach the 2-1-1 Center in Chico.

Assistance FAQs

Local relief information

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