Aaron Rodgers Small-Business COVID-19 Fund

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Aaron Rodgers and the North Valley Community Foundation are joining forces again, this time to help small, locally owned businesses in Butte County weather the coronavirus pandemic.

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Round Two of Grant Recipients Announced

After receiving a substantial donation from “Jeopardy!” after Aaron Rodgers guest hosted the show for two weeks in April, the Aaron Rodgers Small-Business COVID-19 Fund at North Valley Community Foundation will pay $578,000 in rent to help out 79 businesses in Butte County.

Listed are the 79 locally owned small businesses in Butte County that have received substantial financial help from the Aaron Rodgers Small-Business COVID-19 Fund.

These businesses will receive grants to help cover rent for, on average, two months or longer and/or other operation costs. Round one of the grants total $1,599,967.

Social Media Announcements

Nine of the business owners from the first round of grants were notified personally by Rodgers and NVCF President and CEO Alexa Benson-Valavanis. Follow Aaron Rodgers and North Valley Community Foundation on Instagram to watch the roll-out of the video calls with these selected businesses. 

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Surprise Call to Pueblito

Surprise Call to Nic's Restaurant

Press Releases

May 17, 2021

Aaron Rodgers will pay $578,000 in rent to help out 79 businesses in Butte County

March 1, 2021

Eighty Butte County small businesses are selected to receive grants from Aaron Rodgers Small-Business COVID-19 Fund

April 20, 2021

NVCF is opening applications for a second round of grants from the Aaron Rodgers Small-Business COVID-19 Fund

February 3, 2021

Aaron Rodgers donates a half-million dollars for new fund supporting Butte County businesses

Aaron Rodgers Small-Business COVID-19 Fund

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Restaurants and retail businesses have been among the hardest hit in the COVID-19 pandemic. The Aaron Rodgers Small-Business COVID-19 Fund will benefit locally owned and operated retail and restaurant businesses in Butte County and our service area.

The deadline to apply has passed. You can still donate to the fund.