ANNUAL REPORT 2022-2023
July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023
By David Little
At North Valley Community Foundation, each year is busier than the last.
As our visibility grows, so do our programs and funds. The four-county region turns to NVCF for solutions and expertise, a trusted conduit to make good things happen in our communities.
Four years ago, the majority of staff time was spent on Camp Fire recovery projects. Those donations are nearly exhausted. A gargantuan effort to thoughtfully deploy tens of millions of dollars for recovery through our Butte Strong Fund should wrap up around the five-year anniversary of the fire this year.
Our work on Dixie Fire recovery in Plumas County ramped up, and our drought relief efforts for Glenn County residents whose household wells have run dry expanded into Tehama County.
In addition to fires and drought, we responded to a different kind of disaster this year: the return of winter weather. We opened a Disaster Immediate Relief Fund and distributed $35,000 for organizations that were helping impacted residents.
Our leadership initiative, Lead, graduated its first class from the Community Leadership Program and is picking its second class. Lead also launched the Nonprofit Leadership Institute and the Focus on Fundraising instructional series.
Our wellness initiative, Thrive, unfortunately saw so much need for its youth suicide prevention services that we had to add four CARE Team coaches, bringing the total to 16.
We opened nearly 30 funds in the past year for individuals and organizations that wanted to do something good in the world, adding to our compilation of nearly 500 funds.
We do all of that with the help of donations from people like you. Thanks to you, you can count on us to meet whatever crisis is next.
Message from the
PRESIDENT & CEO
We do so many things at NVCF to address the suffering in our region and our world. We don’t just run toward the hurt, we also stand up when there is a dream or hope to make things better for others.
I’m incredibly proud of this work and the small and mighty team at NVCF doing it every day. But we didn’t do it alone. We did it with thousands of donors, community members and partners. We did this together.
July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023
Net assets, end of year
Fiscal year investment return
Grants, charitable projects and scholarships made in fiscal year
10-year average investment return
Charitable funds at NVCF
Money raised in fiscal year for social good
New funds opened in fiscal year
Camp Fire projects, grants since Nov. 8, 2018
Grants, charitable projects and scholarships made
Dixie Fire grants issued since July 2021
WORDS OF APPRECIATION
The town and all government agencies worked arm in arm with NVCF to ensure that donations were put to the best use to help our area recover. We wouldn’t be where we are today without NVCF and the Butte Strong Fund.
— Kevin Phillips, former Paradise town manager
TO OUR DONORS
In a disaster or any community crisis, things need to happen rapidly. NVCF has proven it can meet any challenge. We’ve been there for Camp Fire recovery and wildfires that followed. We mobilized millions of dollars for COVID-19 response. We’ve developed innovative approaches to teen suicide prevention. We’ve delivered water when household wells have run dry.
We’re small enough to pivot quickly. We’re large enough to mobilize quickly. We offer grants to fund small organizations that help others. We develop homegrown programs to meet needs if those solutions don’t exist.
We do all of that with donations from people like you. We would love to say we have faced our last crisis as a community. But we are realists. You can count on NVCF to meet whatever crisis is next but we need your help to do it. Please give to our Community Response Fund, which allows us to respond to current and future needs in our community. You can count on us.