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The Butte Strong Fund, a partnership of the North Valley Community Foundation, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and the Aaron Rodgers NorCal Fire Recovery Fund, aims to provide long-term recovery to communities impacted by the Camp Fire. 

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Funded Projects

Below are lists of projects funded by the Butte Strong Fund in their respective categories. 

HOUSING

 
Funded Projects
Grantee
Award
Date
Description
Home and multi-family rental housing builds
Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP)
$649,000
Sep-21
To help build 17 homes for Camp Fire survivors and between 50 and 200 units of multi-family rental housing.
Housing Support for Crisis Aid Workers
Youth With A Mission Springs of Living Water
$ 25,000
Dec-18
Youth With A Mission Springs of Living Water requested assistance to provide housing support for crisis aid workers.
Relocation Project
Sacramento Grove of the Oak (on behalf of Fire Angels Network Fund)
$ 25,000
Apr-21
Fire Angels Network Fund requested assistance for their relocation project that relocates families displaced by the Camp Fire to productive safe sustainable areas
Concow Tree Removal
From the Ground Up Farms, Inc
$ 103,305
Apr-21
The organization will remove dangerous, deadly trees from Concow properties for families for free. This project would remove dangerous trees in the Highway 70 corridor (Concow, Yankee Hill, Pulga, Big Bend, Jarbo Gap and Cherokee). It also will help with defensible space requirements and lot clearing as needed. The program aims to help 24-36 families at first and estimates it will remove about 1,200 trees.
Securing households
Chico Housing Action Team
$ 500,000
Apr-21
To help at least 120 households secure housing over the course of two years.
Case managers
Volunteers Rebuilding Our Community
$ 250,000
Apr-21
Homeowner Guidance
United Policyholders
$ 50,000
Apr-21
To provide guidance for homeowners trying to navigate rebuilding and insurance settlements. The organization’s Roadmap to Recovery Program is free for fire survivors. It includes education workshops, virtual question-and-answer forums, a resource library, and virtual pro bono legal clinics and financial decision-making clinics.
"Rediscover the Ridge" video series
Youth on the Ridge Community Foundation
$ 50,000
Apr-21
For the recently unveiled “Rediscover the Ridge” video series and public relations initiative designed to draw visitors and homeowners to the ridge.
Temporary Workforce Housing
NVCF - Workforce Housing
$ 1,000,000
Jan-19
A grant has been earmarked for one or more temporary workforce housing projects. The goal is to provide housing to skilled workers and their families in an effort to keep the county’s workforce employed locally, rather than moving to areas with both jobs and stable housing. The projects most likely would utilize manufactured homes or trailers than can be redeployed when the occupants find more stable housing.
Housing for Adults with Disabilities
California Vocations, Inc.
$ 159,250
Feb-19
California Vocations, which provides housing for adults with developmental disabilities, provided residential services to 58 individuals in 22 homes before the fire. Only one home remained for clients after the fire. California Vocations purchased more than a dozen homes in the area after the fire. The grant helped with needed repairs on the purchased homes.
Rebuild Incentive Program
Town of Paradise
$ 1,000,000
Mar-19
Helps fund a fee-reduction program to assist residents in the rebuilding process. This program will provide an incentive for residents by reducing building and safety permit fees by a fixed amount for all residents, with additional funding available for those who were completely uninsured and intend to rebuild their homes. Learn more about the program when applying for rebuilding permits with the Paradise or Butte County development services department.
Rebuild Incentive Program
Butte County
$ 500,000
Mar-19
Helps fund a fee-reduction program to assist residents in the rebuilding process. This program will provide an incentive for residents by reducing building and safety permit fees by a fixed amount for all residents, with additional funding available for those who were completely uninsured and intend to rebuild their homes. Learn more about the program when applying for rebuilding permits with the Paradise or Butte County development services department.
Roadmap to Recovery
United Policyholders
$ 203,767
Aug-19
The grant will help United Policyholders continue its Roadmap to Recovery Program, which includes free public meetings and workshops as well as individual consultations.
SHOP
United Way of Northern California
$ 156,731
SHOP will help individuals and families who lost their homes to the Camp Fire and need financial resources in order to move to a stable housing situation. Eligible clients will receive grants up to $2,500 to cover such items as first month's rent, security deposit, transportation/relocation costs and early utility deposits and payments.
Housing Development Programs
Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP)
$ 280,000
Sep-19
The grant will support the reconstruction of affordable multi-family housing in Paradise destroyed by the Camp Fire.
Harvestable Timber
Butte County Fire Safe Council
$ 500,000
Rebuild Concow
From the Ground Up Farms, Inc
$ 122,400
Oct-19
Theis grant to the Rebuild Concow Project will allow From the Ground Up Farms to buy a backhoe and trailer for moving wood, a portable sawmill and for trenching. It also will purchase containers to house the tool lending library and the portable sawmill, and about $72,600 in tools and materials for a tool lending program.
Housing Manager
Butte County
$ 155,000
Oct-19
Butte County intends to use requested funds to hire a housing manager for the next two years. The new position will coordinate financing for housing projects and establish financing programs for single-family construction. The housing manager will work with local jurisdictions, regional housing partners and developers to identify affordable housing projects with gap funding needs that may be ideal for disaster recovery funding.
Building Resiliency Center
Town of Paradise
$ 346,953
Oct-19
The town of Paradise envisions the Building Resiliency Center as a one-stop shop for building permits, housing resources and assistance with the rebuilding process from town staff and supporting agencies. The staff also will offer guidance on property insurance options. The center will be housed in the former Bank of America building at 6295 Skyway.
Stable, Affordable Housing for Adults with Developmental Disabilities
California Vocations, Inc.
$ 199,200
Nov-19
California Vocations Inc. requested $199,200 to help with repairs and other maintenance needs on 15 homes purchased for 52 clients who lost their homes in the Camp Fire.
Rebuild Incentive Program 2020
Town of Paradise
$ 1,000,000
Apr-20
Helps fund a fee-reduction program to assist residents in the rebuilding process. This program will provide an incentive for residents by reducing building and safety permit fees by a fixed amount for all residents, with additional funding available for those who were completely uninsured and intend to rebuild their homes. Learn more about the program when applying for rebuilding permits with the Paradise or Butte County development services department.
Camp Fire Shed Project 2020
Paradise Adventist Church
$ 150,000
Apr-20
The grant will provide funding for another round of the highly successful volunteer effort. Members of Paradise Adventist Church will partner with Maranatha Volunteers International to build and deliver 400 high-quality, secure storage sheds to selected recipients who live throughout the Camp Fire burn scar. The project directly benefits people who lost their homes, are living in RVs and who intend to rebuild.
Sustaining Growth
Habitat for Humanity Butte County
$ 250,000
Apr-20
A $250,000 grant will support increased staffing, technology and systems to help the organization achieve its goal of increasing and sustaining more home production each year.
Rebuild Butte County Volunteer Housing
Paradise Alliance Church (VROC)
$ 250,000
Jul-20
The grant will help build a dormitory for volunteers who want to travel to the Paradise ridge area to rebuild homes in the aftermath of the Camp Fire.
Septic Infrasture Grant
Rebuild Paradise
$ 875,000
Oct-20
The grant will help reduce the cost of septic system repair and replacement for homeowners rebuilding in the Camp Fire area. The grant was issued to the Rebuild Paradise Foundation, which has been working for months to help Camp Fire survivors navigate hurdles to the rebuilding process.
Camp Fire Energy Equity Project
GRID Alternatives
$ 100,000
Nov-20
The grant will allow Grid Alternatives to deliver no-cost solar and energy storage solutions to low-income, disaster-affected households.
Camp Fire Tree Removal Capacity
Butte County Fire Safe Council
$ 50,000
Jul-19
The grant supported identifying barriers for utilizing Camp Fire wood, opportunities to improve communication between partners involved in tree utilization, and find locations to process trees and vegetation debris
Tiny House 3D Printing Project
True North Housing Alliance, Inc
$ 30,000
Aug-19
This grant provided stipends to enable students to continue working on a Tiny House 3D Printing project through the summer.
Camp Fire Welcome Home Kits
Throwing Starfish Foundation
$ 30,000
Aug-19
This grant to Throwing Starfish Foundation will provide 100 Camp Fire families with Welcome Home Kits. These kits include household necessities that help families settle into their new home, whether it be a FEMA home or a more permanent situation. The kits include $300 worth of household necessities and can alleviate the costs associated with moving into a new place and having to buy all new items. Throwing Starfish will work with case managers to get these kits to Camp Fire families who are in need.
Camp Fire Energy Equity Project
GRID Alternative
$ 50,000
Oct-19
The grant will allow Grid Alternatives to deliver no-cost solar and energy storage solutions to low-income, disaster-affected households.
Maranatha Fire Shed Project
Paradise Adventist Church
$ 100,000
Oct-19
This grant is for the Camp Fire Shed Project. The project is building 200 large, weather-proof sheds to provide storage for residents living on their property in recreational vehicles and other temporary housing.
Power to the People
Magalia Pines Baptist Church
$ 49,900
Nov-19
Magalia Pines Baptist Church requested $49,900 to provide 100 generators distributed though the Magalia Pines Recovery Center to fire victims who are now subjected to ongoing power outages. People with medical needs are the top priority to receive the generators, according to the church.
Concow Pump House Shed Project
From the Ground Up Farms
$ 24,250
Dec-19
A grant of $24,250 will help From The Ground Up Farms Inc. provide 30 sheds to protect pump houses for fire survivors in Concow, Yankee Hill, Jarbo Gap and other affected areas. The sheds will help ensure that people don’t lose their water supply over the winter.
Home and Heart Program
Home and Heart
$ 49,100
Feb-20
This grant will provide funding for a new homeshare program. Home and Heart is an affordable housing solution that offers to connect older adults in Butte County who have extra rooms in their houses (home providers) with members of the community in need of housing (home seekers), particularly those who lost housing in the Camp Fire.
Tree Removal
Paradise Alliance Church
$ 50,000
Feb-20
The grant will help Paradise Alliance Church with a new service that will help residents who don’t qualify for the government program to remove trees and provide defensible space on their property. The program will partner with the Fuels Reduction Assistance Program.
Alternative Spring Break Blitz (Shed)
Abundant Manifestations of HOPE
$ 19,479
Apr-20
A grant of $19,478 will provide propane distribution to eligible households at North State Food Bank distributions in the burn scar.
Chipper Trailer
Butte County Sheriff's Office
$ 7,040
Apr-20
A grant of $7,040 will purchase a trailer to carry a chipper for trees and brush. The Butte Fire Safe Council obtained a grant to buy the chipper but not a trailer. Inmates from Butte County Jail provide the labor, overseen by the Sheriff’s Office. With this trailer and chipper, work crews will be better equipped to assist with continuing efforts to clean up the more remote areas affected by the Camp Fire while also helping to maintain defensible space as vegetation returns.
Concow & Local Vets Gravel Project
Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 582
$ 11,500
Apr-20
A grant of $11,500 will buy and deliver gravel to the trailers, RVs and other temporary dwellings of 53 families or individuals in and around Concow who lost their homes in the Camp Fire.
Fund Dev Office for CF Affordable Houseing
Habitat for Humanity Yuba/Sutter
$ 50,000
Apr-20
A $50,000 grant will allow the organization to hire a fund development officer for Camp Fire-related affordable housing projects. The employee will play a vital role in securing funding for construction of homes for Camp Fire survivors.
Capacity Building Assistant
Habitat for Humanity Butte County
$ 50,000
Apr-20
To increase the internal capacity of Habitat of Humanity Butte County in order to respond to our community’s dire need for affordable housing after the Camp Fire, specifically to support an Administrative Assistant.
Shower Project
Paradise EV Free Church
$ 50,000
Apr-20
To fund a shower trailer serving the volunteer teams staying on the Ridge providing them with on-site access to basic hygiene.
Camp Fire Community Biomass Solutions
Butte County Fire Safe Council
$ 50,000
Jul-20
The project will identify and pave a path through roadblocks to establish a local biomass facility that will put dead and dying trees, vegetation, and re-growing (fire hazard) vegetation to sustainable use.  
Town of Paradise Recovery Communications
Town of Paradise
$ 50,000
Jul-20
The goal of this project, like all other projects undertaken by the Town of Paradise is the recovery and support of our residents as they come home to rebuild or reside in Paradise. Specifically, augmenting our communications staff with the addition of Blue Flamingo Marketing Advocates strengthens the vital link between the Town's technical and administrative staff with our residents as they look for information regarding recovery and rebuilding.
PDA Hosting (Showers)
Trinity Presbyterian Church
$ 7,600
Oct-20
To assist in the purchase of a mobile shower unit that is the major requirement for Trinity Presbyterian Church to becoming a Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) Host Site. With the shower unit we will be able to provide hosting services to groups volunteering to assist in the redevelopment of Paradise CA., as well as later, should the same need be required, for survivors of the Bear Fire.
Used RV Purchases and RV Repairs
RV4Campfirefamily
$ 25,000
Apr-21
RV4Campfirefamily requested assistance to purchase used RVs and make ongoing RV repairs to the recently purchased RVs.
Fire Angels Network Fund
Sacramento Grove of the Oak
$ 25,000
Apr-21
Fire Angels Network Fund requested assistance for their relocation project that relocates families displaced by the Camp Fire to productive safe sustainable areas
Patio/Bistro Sets
Beth Israel of Redding (on behalf of CARR Furnishings)
$ 10,500
Apr-21
CARR Furnishings requested assistance to make 150 patio/bistro sets available to the population of people displaced by the Camp Fire that they work with.
Furniture and Transportation
Beth Israel of Redding (on behalf of CARR Furnishings)
$ 15,000
Apr-21
CARR Furnishings requested assistance to provide furniture and transportation at no cost for an additional 2 months for those displaced by the Camp Fire as they transition into stable housing.
Furniture
Beth Israel of Redding (on behalf of CARR Furnishings)
$ 20,000
Jan-19
CARR Furnishings requested assistance to warehouse and provide furniture to those who relocated to Shasta County because of the Camp Fire.
Trailer Purchases
Friends of Folsom (on behalf of Hope 4 Homes)
$ 25,000
Apr-21
Hope 4 Homes is requesting assistance to purchase trailers and match them with survivors, as well as provide relocation expenses.
RV Purchases and Repairs
RV4Campfirefamily
$ 25,000
Jan-19
RV4Campfirefamily requested assistance to purchase and repair RVs for the RV matching program to benefit those affected by the Camp Fire.
Volunteer Crew Housing
Youth With A Mission -- Springs of Living Water
$ 25,000
Jan-19
Youth With A Mission -- Springs of Living Water requested assistance to provide housing to volunteer crews coming in to help in the wake of the fire, as well as transitional housing for several evacuees
Water Tests
Paradise Irrigation District
$ 25,000
Jan-19
Paradise Irrigation District is requesting assistance to offset the cost of water tests and staff time to test the water quality and safety of those residents in Paradise still living on their properties.
RV Relocation
Global Empowement Mission
$ 10,000
Jan-19
Global Empowerment Mission requested assistance to assist in the relocation of RVs from the Chico Campground to more permanent and stable locations.
Permanent Housing for Veterans
Veterans Resource Centers of America
$ 20,000
Jan-19
Veterans Resource Centers of America requested assistance to help veterans secure permanent housing
Sequoia House: Bridge Housing for Camp Fire Survivors
Jesus Center
$ 16,703
Dec-19
This grant will help the Jesus Center open the Sequoia House, a four-bedroom group home that will provide bridge housing for low-income Camp Fire survivors who have a difficult time affording housing.
Housing Senior Citizens
Petaluma Ecumencial Properties (DBA PEP Housing)
$ 1,900
Dec-18
PEP Housing is housing several senior citizens displaced by the Camp Fire and requested assistance to provide them with essential items.
Transitional Housing Repair
Chico Housing Action Team
$ 24,750
Mar-19
Chico Housing Action Team requested assistance to repair a transitional house that they have designated specifically for sheltering individuals and families directly displaced by the Camp Fire. This particular structure will have priority given to house others displaced by the Camp Fire if it becomes vacant within the next 5 years.

HEALTH & WELLNESS

 
Funded Projects
Grantee
Award
Date
Description
Coaching for Camp Fire Survivors
Sol Sanctuary
$ 25,000
Jun-20
For counseling and coaching for Camp Fire survivors.
Imagine You
Integrative Medical Clinic Foundation
$ 18,421
Jun-20
To allow the Imagine You Project to deliver online live training to staff and volunteers of community-based/faith-based organizations and agencies offering support across Butte County. In response to the COVID pandemic, Imagine You converted from existing classroom-based field-tested trainings into online live delivery modules in the social services sector, specifically second responders and volunteers working with all those directly impacted by the Camp Fire.
Social & Artistic Integration for CF Survivors
Blue Room Theatre
$ 7,500
Jun-20
Scholarships for Camp Fire survivors will provide 20 free Guild memberships, tuition for 15 children in the Fall Youth Theatre Program, and five spots per week for children in the Youth Theatre Summer Camp.
Fall 2020 Victory Garden Blitz for the Camp Fire Scar Area
Butte County Local Food Network
$ 8,530
Nov-20
To provide 50 4x4 raised garden boxes with hardware cloth on bottom and animal protection for top to residents of the Camp Fire Scar Area. To provide installation of boxes, mentoring to residents before and after garden box installation. To conduct follow-up survey and on-going workshops and community opportunities to foster success.
"The Secret Agency" 23 Skidoo - Healing through the Arts
CSU, Chico University Foundation
$ 11,561
Nov-20
To bring Joel Sullivan, aka Cactus Skidoo, Grammy winning Educator and Artist to Butte County for a week of hands on classroom demonstrations with students and teachers from Paradise School District.
Passport to Better Living
California Vocations
$ 50,000
Nov-20
To fund the development of a “Passport to Better Living” campaign to include interactive seminars and training videos to present proper examples on how adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) should be treated by healthcare and law enforcement providers, in actual real world scenarios that they can see and interact with.
California CareForce 2021 Clinic
California CareForce
$ 25,000
Nov-20
California CareForce, in concert with community resources, will hold a free clinic providing emergency, restorative, and preventive services to the Camp and Carr fire survivors and other underserved and uninsured individuals in Butte, and surrounding counties, to promote health and improve the quality of life for the patients served.
Cal Hope (Butte Hope)
Northern Valley Catholic Social Service
$ 50,000
Nov-20
Funding will cover the cost of salaries and overall operations of the crisis counseling and community outreach program CAL HOPE.
Art Connections
Upstate Community Enhancement Foundation
$ 20,000
Nov-20
This funding will make it possible to direct more funds toward artists/instructors, studio fees, videographer/editor, and supplies.
Art & Craft Kits
Chico Children's Museum
$ 5,165
Nov-20
To support the emotional and psychological health of children and families affected by the Camp Fire through engagement in imaginative and expressive art projects. A grant would allow Chico Children's Museum to provide two-hundred and fifty (250) Art & Craft Kits to the Camp Fire Collaborative, for distribution to families who have experienced adversity due to the Camp Fire, such as homelessness and job-loss.
Paradise Hope Center & Distribution
Nazarene Compassionate Ministries, Inc
$ 24,985
Oct-20
A grant of $24,985 will help the Hope Center maintain donations and services for the current needs to the community. The grant will support costs of utilities and other operating expenses for a year.
Palermo Middle School Rest Area
Palermo Middle School
$ 1,000
Mar-19
Palermo Middle School requested assistance to enhance a resting area for students to go to when they need a moment to reset and recover.
Refrigerated Truck Purchase
Community Action Agency of Butte County, Inc.
$ 24,000
Apr-19
Community Action Agency of Butte County is requesting assistance toward the purchase of a refrigerated truck in order to be able to expand their ability to deliver nutritious food to displaced populations.
Weekly Dinners
Paradise Alliance Church
$ 25,000
Apr-19
Paradise Alliance requested assistance to provide weekly dinners to the community at their facility as a way to rebuild a sense of community and reduce isolation.
Chico Community Acupuncture
Chico Community Acupuncture
$ 25,000
Chico Community Acupuncture is proposing to provide 1,250 free acupuncture treatments to serve approximately 200-300 people, with a standard treatment of 12 visits.
Camp Fire Acupuncture Program, Phase II
Chico Community Acupuncture
$ 25,000
Oct-19
Chico Community Acupuncture requested a $25,000 grant to continue an acupuncture treatment program. This installment will provide about 1,000 free acupuncture treatments to 200-300 individuals.
Trauma Assistance
Sacramento Kindness Campaign
$ 25,000
Apr-19
Sacramento Kindness Campaign requested assistance to provide Camp Fire survivors with trauma assistance, therapeutic space in Sacramento and practitioners for occupational health.
Trauma and Grief Recovery Program
The Growing Place Center for Helping People
$ 25,000
Apr-19
The Growing Place Trauma and Grief Recovery program requested assistance to expand their current programs including Hope During Grief and Loss, Hope After Grief, and a bereavement group for pet owners.
Mental Health Services and Therapy Dog Program
Golden Feather Union Elementary School District
$ 25,000
Jan-19
Golden Feather Union Elementary School District requested assistance to provide mental health services and a therapy dog program to affected students.
Ongoing Trauma Support
Chico High School
$ 20,000
Jan-19
Chico High School requested assistance to provide ongoing trauma support.
Medical Equipment and Home Items
Passages (CSU Chico Research Foundation)
$ 25,000
Feb-19
Passages requested assistance to help older adults affected by the Camp Fire secure medical equipment and home items.
Counseling Services
Heartstrings Counseling
$ 5,000
Feb-19
The Heartstrings Counseling requested assistance to start the Fire Survivor Counseling Fund. This fund will provide free counseling services to Camp Fire survivors who have relocated to Placer County.
Calming Rooms
Marsh Junior High School
$ 5,000
Feb-19
Marsh Junior High School requested assistance to create calming rooms at their school. The room will contain comfortable seating, low lighting, manipulatives, calming activities and therapeutic tools.
Parent Training
Sherwood Montessori
$ 1,538
Feb-19
Sherwood Montessori requested assistance to host a parent training to help parents support their children who have experienced trauma. They are also requesting funds to offer a scholarship for the wilderness camp as well as supplies for a 7th-grade student and instructor.
Mental Health Services to Students
Pleasant Valley High School
$ 25,000
Dec-18
Pleasant Valley High School requested assistance to provide mental health services to students affected by the Camp Fire.
Music Therapy and Instruments
The Music Therapy Fund
$ 15,769
Jan-19
The Music Therapy Impact Fund requested assistance to provide music therapy and instruments to those affected by the Camp Fire.
Portable Toilet and Handwashing Station
Yankee Hill Historical Society
$ 3,712
Jan-19
Yankee Hill Historical Society requested assistance to provide a portable toilet and handwashing station for a facility that would be used for community meetings in Yankee Hill/Concow
Health and Wellness Services
Simply Results Physical Therapy, Inc.
$ 4,000
Dec-18
Simply Results Physical Therapy, Inc. requested assistance to provide health and wellness services for those affected by the Camp Fire.
Administration on Community Living event
Rural Education Institute
$ 5,500
Feb-20
A grant of $5,500 will help fund an outreach event for the federal Administration on Community Living to hear feedback and identify shortcomings and ways to improve the health and safety of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Forest Therapy for Community Recovery
CSU, Chico Ecological Reserves
$ 49,683
Oct-19
A grant of $49,693 will cover project coordination, operational expenses and other costs to develop a pilot project that can be replicated elsewhere to provide forest therapy guide certifications to local mental health professionals, outdoor educators and other health and wellness service providers. They will facilitate guided forest therapy sessions for at least 450 Camp Fire survivors within the pilot program.
5 Gallon Jugs for Families
Paradise Irrigation District
$ 25,500
Dec-19
The grant will allow the Paradise Irrigation District to distribute 1,000 five-gallon water jugs to families that need them.
Trauma and Grief Recovery Program
The Growing Place Center for Helping People
$ 25,000
Oct-19
The Growing Place Center for Helping People requested $25,000 for a 10-week counseling program for 14- to 18-yearolds and the cost of running trauma and grief support groups.
Online and in-person health and wellness services
Sol Sanctuary
$ 50,000
Apr-21
to provide community wellness services to Camp Fire survivors. Sol Sanctuary offers both online and socially distanced in-person health and wellness services.
Adults and senior counseling services
Caring Choices
$ 50,000
Apr-21
The grant will allow Caring Choices to add 30 new clients for in-person and virtual counseling services in the next six months, as well as retain their current clients.
Child Trauma Reduction
Butte County Office of Education
$ 232,000
Trauma Response & Recovery
Butte County Office of Education
$ 1,861,270
Emergency Abatement Project
Butte County Mosquito & Vector Control District
$ 310,434
The mosquito district asked for the financial help for increased labor costs and insecticides needed to address increased mosquito breeding sources in the Paradise area, in part because of unoccupied properties.
Butte County Community Services
Butte County Behavioral Health & Department of Employment and Social Services
$ 100,000
Oct-19
Butte County requested the grant to pay for a one-year lease on a building at 7200 Skyway in Paradise for the Butte County Community Services Center. The center hopes to provide mental health and social support services in a location that is easy to access. The center will house adult mental health services, social support and employment eligibility services and disaster case management. The center still must be approved by county supervisors.
Butte County First Responders Wellness Program
Butte County Sheriff's Posse
$ 1,000,000
Oct-19
The funds will provide opportunities to proactively address emotional trauma among Butte County’s first responders and promote strategies to protect mental and physical well-being throughout the span of their careers.
The Center for Learning and Resilience
Butte County Office of Education
$ 500,000
Nov-19
The project funds will provide resources for children, families and caregivers to address trauma and healing.
Mobile Hygiene Unit
Oroville Southside Community Improvement Association
$ 220,000
May-20
To purchase the infrastructure and equipmentto stand up a mobile hygiene unit that serves Paradise and surrounding communities impacted by the Camp Fire.
Trauma Training
Green Cross (on behalf of Butte County CISM Team)
$ 4,300
Butte County CISM Team, along with a Green Cross, provided trauma training for 40-45 pastors of Butte County. Green Cross met with 5 churches providing services in Paradise, Magalia and Concow, providing mental health psychological first aid to both the congregants, the secular population and the pastors.
Butte County Office of Education
Butte County Office of Education
$ 25,000
Apr-19
BCOE requested assistance to provide an Early Childhood and Family Supports program, which would provide engagement and mental health supports to young children, their families and early childhood professionals.
Community Dinners
Paradise Alliance Church
$ 27,272
May-19
To cover the continued expenses of the regular Community Dinner for another three months.
Healing Through Art and the Word
MONCA
$ 15,000
Mobile Trauma Recovery
Sacramento Kindness Campaign
$ 25,000
WPE Food Delivery
White Pony Express
$ 5,000
May-19
White Pony Express and North State Food Bank are providing additional fresh produce to more than 400 Camp Fire survivor families living in Concow and in FEMA trailers in other counties.
Kevin Spencer Residency- Healing through the Arts
CSU, Chico University Foundation
$ 12,960
Trauma-Informed Artists in Schools
Butte County Office of Education
$ 29,235
Medical Clinic
California CareForce
$ 25,000
PUSD Healing Initiative
Ponderosa Elementary School
$ 50,000
Jun-20
Restoring Healthcare Infrastructure
Butte-Glenn Medical Society
$ 25,000
Jul-19
To fund a summit to envision the future of health care infrastructure in Paradise. The summit also hopes to determine how the community can restore 300 skilled nursing facility beds that were lost in the fire, analyze health care workforce needs and much more. The event plans to include all hospitals in the county, the county’s behavioral health and public health departments, the California Medical Association, and several health and wellness coalitions.
Camp Fire Survivor Counseling Fund
Heartstrings Counseling
$ 45,000
Jul-19
To cover more than 800 counseling sessions as part of the Camp Fire Survivor Counseling Fund.
Art on Wheels: Tap-Pen, Tap-Out
Chico Art Center
$ 25,000
Jul-19
To fund an art program in schools for students affected by the Camp Fire for the coming school year. The pop-up booths at schools provide an extra layer of emotional and mental support for youths and staff at sites experiencing trauma or behavioral issues during the school day.
Wellness Project
Stonewall Alliance
$ 25,000
Aug-19
This grant was funded to enable Stonewall to provide individual counseling to a minimum of 20 Camp Fire-affected community members, provide groups and outings to a minimum of 50 Camp Fire affected community members, and to provide LGBTQ+ culturally competent training to a minimum of 10 providers who serve the Camp Fire-affected community.
Butte Artists for Butte Strong Families
Social Good Fund
$ 15,000
Aug-19
The program aims to involve at least 300 children displaced by the Camp Fire, have at least 100 families complete a piece of art in 2020 and produce data by conducting surveys with all participants. There would be a total of 12 pop-up art workshops in seven Butte County communities. A similar program has been operating for the last 6 months.
Understanding Trauma in the Workplace
Alliance for Workforce Development
$ 35,000
Aug-19
The request from Alliance for Workforce Development covers providing training to 25-50 employers to cover a HR directors group training, workshops with the Butte College Economic and Workforce Department and The Training Place, and a post-workshop assessment with the overall goal to “provide training and support to assist employers and employees develop healing centered recovery strategies for dealing with post-traumatic stress.”
Paradise U
CASPER, CSU, Chico Foundation
$ 25,000
Aug-19
This program through Chico State University would fund two types of physical activity classes: a community-wide physical activity program that will provide about 20 physical activity classes per week in Paradise and Chico, serving up to 600 individuals per week, and an in-school program will serve interested K-6 classrooms with seven hours per week (divided between the classrooms) to serve approximately 150 children per week.
Healing Trauma through Nature
Paradise Parks & Recreation
$ 50,000
Aug-19
This project aims to support a comprehensive program to develop and deliver expanded outdoor experiences for those in the Paradise Recreation and Park District service area, designed to help heal the Camp Fire-related traumas experienced by the residents of Paradise, Concow, Yankee Hill, Magalia and Butte Creek Canyon.
Paradise Ambulance Subsidy
Adventist Health Feather River
$ 49,000
Sep-19
The grant will help pay for a facility to allow ambulance service to return to Paradise. The Butte EMS ambulance station in Paradise was destroyed in the Camp Fire. The subsidy, augmented by the Feather River Health Foundation, will re-establish a base station in Paradise, enable 24/7 ambulance service and reduce ambulance response time to pre-fire levels.
Strengthening Recovery for Vulnerable Adults
Peg Taylor Center
$ 50,000
Oct-19
The Peg Taylor Center requested $50,000 to partially cover salaries and benefits for a program director, administrator, assistant administrator, social workers, therapeutic activity coordinator and nurses. Other funding sources include the Direct Relief Foundation and the Emil and Leonora Stiefvater Senior Endowment.
Group Counseling
Resilience Resources
$ 50,000
Oct-19
Resilience Resources requested a grant of $50,000 for group counseling for people distressed by the Camp Fire.
Volunteers Rebuilding Our Community
Hope Crisis Response Network, Inc.
$ 50,000
Oct-19
The Hope Crisis Response Network to employ volunteer coordinators in Butte County. The coordinators will help Volunteers Rebuilding Our Community (VROC) recruit and coordinate volunteer teams for home rebuilding events in 2020.
Paradise Symphony Society
Paradise Symphony Society
$ 12,000
Oct-19
The Paradise Symphony Society requested a $12,000 grant to cover expenses and facility rental for four concerts at the Paradise Performing Arts Center.
Camp Fire Anniversary Rememberance Events Fund
Town of Paradise
$ 50,000
Oct-19
To coordinate activities of organizations around the anniversary of the Camp Fire in remembrance of the disaster and to celebrate the recovery of impacted communities. Funds will be distributed to organizations to assist in their cost of events.
Concow Camp Fire Anniversary BBQ
From the Ground Up Farms, Inc.
$ 2,000
Dec-19
A $2,000 grant helped From The Ground Up Farms Inc. host a barbecue and events on the anniversary of the Camp Fire
Community Dinners
Paradise Alliance Church
$ 22,728
Nov-19
A grant of $22,728 will help Paradise Alliance Church continue free weekly dinners that serve as a gathering place for fire survivors who live on the ridge
Two Community Impact Coordinators
Next Gen Churches
$ 24,960
Jan-20
The grant will provide funding for two part-time staff members and funding for unmet needs so Next Generation Churches can continue the second year of its relief program for ridge residents.
World Renew Needs Assessment
Camp Fire Long Term Recovery
$ 6,000
Jan-20
The grant provided gift cards for the Camp Fire Long Term Recovery Group to offer to participants in the World Renew needs assessment in January. The data gathered from the assessment will be critical to secure additional resources to address the unmet needs in the community.
Gridley Live Spot Youth Center
Butte County Behavioral Health Prevention Services
$ 50,000
Jan-20
This grant will provide programs at the Gridley Live Spot Youth Center, which has seen an influx of young Camp Fire survivors.
Trauma Recovery Process/Step into You Groups
Butte Schools Self-Funded Programs
$ 18,000
Apr-20
An $18,000 grant will provide mental health support services and group counseling to employees or retirees of Butte-Glenn Community College District, Butte County Office
Community Outreach
Yankee Hill Fire Safe Council
$ 49,995
Apr-20
A $49,995 grant will allow the organization to hire two part-timers and also will support a newsletter, website, payroll services and facility fees associated with meetings at Concow School and the historic schoolhouse.
Paradise Stronger, Inc.
Paradise Stronger, Inc.
$ 50,000
Nov-20
Welcome Home to the Ridge
St. Thomas Moore Church
$ 12,000
Nov-20
To help cover the costs of the magnificent crepe trees to.
Be Well Programs
Butte-Glenn Medical Society
$ 10,000
Nov-20
To offer 12 online Be Well sessions in May and June and 3 special sessions bringing in Chief Wellness Officers and psychologists. The sessions, focused on wellness coaching and individual wellness, are being offered online due to the COVID crisis.
Patient Services Center Generator
Adventist Health Feather River
$ 15,229
Jun-20
For a generator at the health organization’s Patient Services Center, which will prevent disruptions to this vital telecommunications hub.

DIRECT ASSISTANCE

 
Funded Projects
Grantee
Award
Date
Description
Animal Care
Wags and Whiskers Pet Rescue
$ 10,000
Nov-18
Wags and Whiskers Pet Rescue requested assistance to provide animal care for those affected by the Camp Fire
Safety Equipment for Fire-Responders
Butte County Sheriff's Search and Rescue Team
$ 25,000
Dec-18
Butte County Sheriff's Search and Rescue Team requested assistance to provide safety equipment for first-responders
Direct Assistance
Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP)
$ 25,000
Dec-18
Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP) requested assistance to provide direct services for those affected by the Camp Fire
Direct Assistance
Diocese of Sacramento
$ 12,000
Dec-18
Diocese of Sacramento requested assistance to provide direct assistance to those affected by the Camp Fire
Parkview Elementary School PTO
Parkview Elementary School PTO
$ 3,500
Dec-18
Parkview Elementary School PTO requested assistance to provide displaced student services for those affected by the Camp Fire.
Emergency Shelter
Plumas Crisis Intervention and Resource Center (For Plumas County Fairground)
$ 10,000
Nov-18
Plumas County Fairground was selected for a grant to continue to provide emergency shelter for those affected by the Camp Fire
Food and necessities to fire survivors
Paradise Gleaners/Butte County Gleaners
$ 30,000
Apr-21
To provide food and other necessities to fire survivors and at-risk populations. The grant was augmented by $10,000 from NVCF’s North Complex Fire Grant Program and $10,000 from NVCF’s Coronavirus Rapid Response Fund. The effort will take place over a two-month to three-month period and hopes to serve more than 3,000 people.
Food distribution center
Tzu Chi Foundation
$ 10,500
Apr-21
to build a food distribution center as part of John and Teri Rubiolo’s “I AM’s Garden” meal service facility. The grant will pay for the metal building, and Tzu Chi will fund the concrete foundation.
Gift vouchers and support
Yankee Hill Fire Safe Council
$ 50,000
Jun-21
The grant supports businesses in the area through a voucher program, with vouchers to fire survivors that are redeemable at businesses in the Concow/Yankee Hill area.
Food assessment study
Butte County Local Food Network
$ 43,340
Jun-21
The organization hopes to complete the study by the end of summer, the start of a process to create a network to address food insecurity and food distribution in the region.
Replacement of Lost Possessions and Specialized Job Tools
Global Empowerment Mission (on behalf of Paradise Fire Adopt a Family)
$ 20,000
Jan-19
Paradise Fire Adopt a Family requested assistance to provide grants to individuals who lost their possessions and require specialized tools for certified job use.
Portabe Wood Mill
From the Ground Up Farms
$ 25,000
Jan-19
From the Ground Up Farms requested assistance to purchase and provide a portable wood mill to individuals in Concow who are attempting to clean their properties.
Food Services to Evacuees
The Outpost Restaurant and Bar
$ 3,855
Jan-19
The Outpost Restaurant and Bar requested assistance to provide food services to evacuees in the immediate aftermath of the Camp Fire.
Direct Assistance
North Valley Catholic Social Services
$ 25,000
Jan-19
North Valley Catholic Social Services requested assistance to provide direct assistance to those displaced by the Camp Fire.
Gift/Cash Cards
From the Ground Up Farms
$ 25,000
Jan-19
From the Ground Up Farms requested assistance to provide gift/cash cards to those affected by the Camp Fire.
Celebration of Life Services
Hillel of Chico
$ 11,432
Jan-19
Hillel of Chico request assistance to offset the costs of a Celebration of Life service for those lost in the Camp Fire
Direct Assistance
Throwing Starfish Foundation
$ 20,000
Jan-19
Throwing Starfish Foundation requested assistance to provide direct assistance to those affected by the Camp Fire.
Emergency Shelter
Azad's Martial Arts
$ 10,000
Nov-18
Azad's Martial Arts was selected for a grant to continue to provide emergency shelter for those affected by the Camp Fire
Emergency Shelter
Bidwell Junior High School Foundation
$ 10,000
Nov-18
Bidwell Junior High School Foundation was selected for a grant to continue to provide emergency shelter for those affected by the Camp Fire
Emergency Supply Hub
Bidwell Presbyterian Church
$ 10,000
Nov-18
Bidwell Presbyterian Church requested assistance to offset the costs of becoming an emergency supply hub for Camp Fire evacuation centers
Emergency Shelter
Butte County Fairgrounds
$ 10,000
Nov-18
Butte County Fairgrounds was selected for a grant to continue to provide emergency shelter for those affected by the Camp Fire
Emergency Shelter
Chico Elks Lodge No. 423
$ 10,000
Nov-18
Chico Elks Lodge No. 423 was selected for a grant to continue to provide emergency shelter for those affected by the Camp Fire
Emergency Shelter
East Ave Church
$ 10,000
Nov-18
East Ave Church was selected for a grant to continue to provide emergency shelter for those affected by the Camp Fire
Emergency Shelter
Neighborhood Church of Chico
$ 10,000
Nov-18
Neighborhood Church of Chico was selected for a grant to continue to provide emergency shelter for those affected by the Camp Fire
Emergency Shelter
Oroville Church of the Nazarene
$ 10,000
Nov-18
Oroville Church of the Nazarene was selected for a grant to continue to provide emergency shelter for those affected by the Camp Fire
Emergency Shelter
Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds
$ 10,000
Nov-18
Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds was selected for a grant to continue to provide emergency shelter for those affected by the Camp Fire
Emergency Shelter
First Lutheran Church of Orland (For Glenn County Fairgrounds)
$ 10,000
Nov-18
Glenn County Fairgrounds was selected for a grant to continue to provide emergency shelter for those affected by the Camp Fire
Emergency Shelter
New Life Church
$ 10,000
Nov-18
New Life Church was selected for a grant to continue to provide emergency shelter for those affected by the Camp Fire
Animal Care
Butte Humane Society
$ 45,000
Nov-18
Butte Humane Society requested assistance to provide animal care for those affected by the Camp Fire
Emergency Information Assistance
HelpCentral.org
$ 10,000
Nov-18
HelpCentral.org requested assistance to provide emergency information assistance for those affected by the Camp Fire
Direct Services
Jesus Center
$ 25,000
Nov-18
The Jesus Center requested assistance to provide direct services to those affected by the Camp Fire
Animal Care
North Valley Animal Disaster Group
$ 10,000
Nov-18
North Valley Animal Disaster Group requested assistance to provide animal care and rescue for those affected by the Camp Fire
Direct Cash Assistance
Oroville Union High School District
$ 5,000
Nov-18
Oroville Union High School District requested assistance to provide direct cash assistance to those affected by the Camp Fire
Assistance to Older Adults
Passages Adult Resource Center
$ 10,000
Nov-18
Passages Adult Resource Center requested assistance to provide assistance to older adults who were affected by the Camp Fire
Emergency Shelter and Direct Services
Torres Shelter
$ 4,000
Nov-18
Torres Shelter requested assistance to provide emergency shelter and direct services for those affected by the Camp Fire
Assistance to Support First-Responder Families
Camp Fire Public Safety Family Relief Fund
$ 10,000
Nov-18
Camp Fire Public Safety Family Relief Fund requested assistance to provide support first-responder families
Emergency Shelter
Plumas Bank (For Chester Hall)
$ 10,000
Nov-18
Chester Hall was selected for a grant to continue to provide emergency shelter for those affected by the Camp Fire
Child Care
Boys & Girls Club of the North Valley
$ 20,000
Nov-18
Boys & Girls Club of the North Valley requested assistance to provide child care for those affected by the Camp Fire
Direct Services to Veterans
Chico Veterans Resource Center
$ 5,000
Nov-18
Chico Veterans Resource Center requested assistance to provide direct services for veterans who were affected by the Camp Fire
Medical Assistance
Enloe Medical Center
$ 10,000
Nov-18
Enloe Medical Center was selected for a grant to offset the costs of providing medical assistance for those affected by the Camp Fire
Medical Assistance
Oroville Hospital
$ 10,000
Nov-18
Oroville Hospital was selected for a grant to offset the costs of providing medical assistance for those affected by the Camp Fire
Assistance to Older Adults
Peg Taylor Center for Adult Day Health Care
$ 22,500
Nov-18
Peg Taylor Center for Adult Day Health Care requested assistance to provide assistance to older adults who were affected by the Camp Fire
Direct Assistance
Youth For Change
$ 10,000
Nov-18
Youth For Change requested assistance to provide direct assistance to those affected by the Camp Fire
Child Care
E Center
$ 25,000
Nov-18
E Center requested assistance to provide child care for those affected by the Camp Fire
Direct Material Assistance
Higman Graphics
$ 4,000
Nov-18
Higman Graphics requested assistance to provide direct material assistance for those affected by the Camp Fire
Child Care
Life Church
$ 20,000
Nov-18
Life Church requested assistance to provide child care for those affected by the Camp Fire
Direct Emergency Assistance
Northern Valley Catholic Social Services
$ 25,000
Nov-18
Northern Valley Catholic Social Services requested assistance to provide direct emergency assistance for those affected by the Camp Fire
Medical Assistance
Orchard Hospital
$ 10,000
Nov-18
Orchard Hospital was selected for a grant to offset the costs of providing medical assistance for those affected by the Camp Fire
Direct Cash Assistance
American Red Cross
$ 15,000
Nov-18
American Red Cross was selected fro a grant to provide direct emergency cash assistance to those affected by the Camp Fire
Emergency Shelter
The Fathers House
$ 5,000
Nov-18
The Fathers House of Live Oak requested assistance to provide emergency shelter for those affected by the Camp Fire
Direct Cash Assistance
Tzu Chi
$ 15,000
Nov-18
Tzu Chi requested assistance to provide direct cash assistance to those affected by the Camp Fire
Direct Cash Assistance
United Way of Northern California
$ 15,000
Nov-18
United Way of Northerm California requested assistance to provide direct cash assistance to those affected by the Camp Fire
Child Care
Valley Oak Children's Services
$ 20,000
Nov-18
Valley Oak Children's Services requested assistance to provide child care for those affected by the Camp Fire
Nutritional Assistance
World Central Kitchen
$ 25,000
Nov-18
World Central Kitchen requested assistance to provide nutritional assistance for Camp Fire evacuees
Emergency Shelter
Neighborhood Church of Chico
$ 25,000
Nov-18
Emergency Shelter for Camp Fire evacuees
Direct Assistance
Chico Posse Foundation
$ 10,000
Nov-18
Direct assistance for Camp Fire evacuees
Direct Assistance
Chico Posse Foundation
$ 50,000
Nov-18
Direct assistance for Camp Fire evacuees
Evacuation Centers
Safe Space Winter Shelter
$ 17,646
Nov-18
Safe Space Winter Shelter requested assistance to provide direct services evacuations centers and those affected by the Camp Fire
Adopt-a-Family Program
Soroptimist International of Chico
$ 24,000
Nov-18
Soroptimist International of Chico requested assitance to offset costs associated with their Adopt-A-Family program for those affected by the Camp Fire
Child Care
The Axiom Project
$ 13,500
Nov-18
The Axiom Project requested assistance to provide child care for those affected by the Camp Fire
Camp Fire Survivor Direct Assistance
Throwing Starfish Foundation
$ 20,000
Mar-19
Throwing Starfish Foundation requested assistance to provide items on Amazon Wishlists for Camp Fire families, offset the cost of rent, provide relocation assistance and provide help for people off the grid.
Assistance to Families and Pets affected by Camp Fire
Wags and Whiskers Pet Rescue
$ 25,000
Mar-19
Wags and Whiskers Pet Rescue requested assistance to continue providing services for families and pets affected by the Camp Fire. They have taken in 150 displaced pets and provided food, materials, and services to Camp Fire survivors at low or no cost.
Repeater for Emergency Radio Signals in Fire-Safe Area
GEARS/GARS Golden Empire Amateur Radio
$ 15,000
Apr-19
GEARS/GARS requested assistance to purchase and set up a repeater in a fire-safe area in order to be able to reliably provide assistance in the event of another emergency. GEARS/GARS operated emergency radio signals to help coordinate relief efforts in the Camp Fire
Essentials to Camp Fire Survivors
Friends of Folsom (on behalf of Julie's Purse Project)
$ 7,500
Apr-19
Julie’s Purse Project requested assistance to expand their program that provides essential items to those displaced by the Camp Fire.
Operating and Program Expenses
Boys and Girls Clubs of the North Valley
$ 25,000
Apr-19
Boys and Girls Clubs of the North Valley requested assistance to cover program and operating expenses related to operating their new facility to meet the increased demand for services in the wake of the Camp Fire.
Equipment Replacement
BSA Troop 316
$ 25,000
Apr-19
BSA Troop 316 requested assistance to replace equipment for the boy scouts lost in the fire, including a trailer used by the troop.
Direct Assistance
Yankee Hill Fire Safe Council
$ 25,000
Jan-19
Yankee Hill Fire Safe Council requested assistance to provide direct assistance to those affected by the Camp Fire.
Gift Card Distribution
Global Empowement Mission
$ 25,000
Jan-19
Global Empowerment Mission requested assistance to facilitate a gift card distribution network through Paradise Fire Adopt a Family.
Support for Disabled Clients
California Vocations, Inc.
$ 25,000
Jan-19
California Vocations, Inc. requested assistance to support 40 disabled clients
Warehouse Employee Costs
Oroville Hope Center
$ 25,000
Jan-19
Oroville Hope Center requested assistance to offset the costs of new warehouse employees for their distribution program.
Gift Cards
Chico Natural Foods Cooperative
$ 19,200
Jan-19
Chico Natural Foods Cooperative requested assistance to provide $100 gift cards to 192 displaced individuals for the Chico Co-op identified through the Hungry Wildcat Food Pantry.
Meet Increased Need
Chico Meals on Wheels
$ 25,000
Jan-19
Chico Meals on Wheels requested assistance to meet the increased need for their meal services due to the increased population in Chico, as well as their commitment to serve the clients of Paradise Meals on Wheels, which no longer exists. This grant was matched by a $10,000 from the Stiefvater Senior Endowment.
Costs for Providing Housing and Food
The Outpost Restaurant and Bar
$ 25,000
Feb-19
The Outpost Restaurant and Bar requested assistance to help offset the costs of providing housing and food to those affected by the Camp Fire for 1 year.
Operational Support
Camp Fire Long Term Recovery Group
$ 5,000
Feb-19
Camp Fire Long Term Recovery Group requested assistance for operational support.
Relief Warehouse Operations
Pedro Gtp Relief
$ 25,000
Feb-19
Pedro Gtp Relief is requesting assistance to continue the operation of their relief warehouse in Redding that has been serving those affected by the Camp Fire.
Shelter, Food and Transitional Housing
Disaster Relief Strike-Force
$ 25,000
Feb-19
Disaster Relief Strike-Force requested assistance to continue providing shelter, food, transitional housing and other resources for affected families.
Utilities and Property Insurance
Magalia Community Church
$ 25,000
Feb-19
Magnolia Community Church requested assistance to offset utility costs and property insurance at their location where they are providing services to Camp Fire victims.
Direct Assistance
Throwing Starfish Foundation
$ 25,000
Feb-19
The Throwing Starfish Foundation has requested assistance to provide more direct assistance for Camp Fire families. They have been supplying shelter, food service, medical, and transitional housing.
Direct Assistance
Alalusi Foundation
$ 5,000
Feb-19
Alalusi Foundation requested assistance to provide direct assistance to those affected by the Camp Fire.
Direct Assistance
Sacramento Kindness Campaign
$ 5,000
Feb-19
Sacramento Kindness Campaign requested assistance to provide direct assistance to those affected by the Camp Fire.
Custom Care Packages
North Bay Donate
$ 5,000
Feb-19
North Bay Donate requested assistance to make custom care packages for fire survivors. This will include groceries, propane, gas, housing, and car and RV repairs.
Housing Assistance, Therapy, Aid
Global Empowerment Mission, Inc.
$ 50,000
Feb-19
Global Empowerment Mission requested assistance to provide to residents in need with housing assistance, tools to get a job, therapy, relocation and aid to small businesses.
Internet Service
Paradise Unified School District
$ 25,000
Feb-19
Paradise Unified School District requested assistance to purchase data for internet use at Paradise Intermediate School, currently located in the old Orchard Hardware Store building, which lacks the infrastructure to provide internet at the level that a school needs. T-Mobile is donating the use of a cellular tower on wheels (COW) and hotspots, and the district is requesting a grant to pay for the discounted data costs.
Emergency Services
The Salvation Army
$ 10,000
Dec-18
The Salvation Army requested assistance to provide emergency services for those affected by the Camp Fire.
Child Care Services
Thrive Homeschool Program
$ 20,400
Dec-18
Thrive Homeschool Program requested assistance to provide child care for those affected by the Camp Fire
Assistance Services
Got Hope Inc. Miracle City Equipping Center
$ 10,525
Dec-18
Got Hope Inc. Miracle City Equipping Center requested assistance to provide direct assistance services for those affected by the Camp Fire
Gift Cards
Chico Posse Foundation
$ 10,000
Dec-18
The Chico Posse Foundation has been distributing gift cards and providing direct services to those displaced by the Camp Fire since it began.
Emergency Shelter and Services
Oroville Hope Center
$ 50,000
Dec-18
Oroville Hope Center emergency shelter and services for those affected by the Camp Fire
Emergency Assistance
St. Matthew Lutheran Church (For South Placer Acting Resource Community (SPARC))
$ 25,000
Dec-18
South Placer Acting Resource Community (SPARC) requested assistance to provide direct assistance to those affected by the Camp Fire
Direct Cash Assistance
Chico Country Day School PTP
$ 19,000
Dec-18
Chico Country Day School PTP requested assistance to provide direct cash assistance to families affected by the Camp Fire.
Shelter for Displaced Camp Fire Survivors
Chico Economic Planning Corporation (dba Chicostart)
$ 10,000
Dec-18
Chicostart requested assistance to provide office space for people displaced by the Camp Fire.
Direct Legal Assistance
Legal Services of Northern California
$ 10,000
Dec-18
Legal Services of Northern California requested assistance to provide direct legal assistance for people displaced by the Camp Fire.
Purchase Material for Displaced Camp Fire Survivors
Shasta Youth Alliance
$ 20,300
Dec-18
Shasta Youth Alliance requested assistance to purchase materials for a distribution warehouse for people who were displaced by the Camp Fire.
Direct Assistance and Resources
HelpCentral.org
$ 25,000
Dec-18
Help Central Inc. Dial 2-1-1 requested assistance to provide direct assistance and resources for people displaced by the Camp Fire.
Direct Services
Feather River Recreation & Park District
$ 7,500
Dec-18
Feather River Recreation & Park District requested assistance to provide direct services to people displaced by the Camp Fire at their location in Oroville.
Medical and Grooming Services
Promotion of Animal Welfare Society, dba PAWS
$ 10,000
Dec-18
Promotion of Animal Welfare Society requested assistance to provide medical and grooming services to pets affected by the Camp Fire.
Transportation Assistance
Butte County Office of Education (School Ties Program)
$ 25,000
Dec-18
Butte County Office of Education (School Ties Program) requested assistance to provide transportation assistance to 70 client families.
Child Care Services
Boys & Girls Club of the North Valley
$ 25,000
Dec-18
Boys & Girls Club of the North Valley requested assistance to provide vital child care services for families affected by the Camp Fire.
Child Care Services
Diocese of Sacramento
$ 13,410
Dec-18
Diocese of Sacramento requested assistance to provide child care to those affected by the Camp Fire
Child Care Task Force Coordinator
Butte County Office of Education
$ 44,800
Dec-18
Butte County Office of Education requested assistance to fund the creation of a Child Care Task Force Coordinator position.
Donated or Purchased Vehicles
Chabad Jewish Center of Chico, Inc.
$ 12,000
Dec-18
Chabad Jewish Center of Chico, Inc. requested assistance to operate a program to match those who lost vehicles in the Camp Fire with donated or purchased vehicles.
Butte 2-1-1 Grant
HelpCentral.org
$ 50,000
Dec-18
California CF initated a pass-through grant for Butte County 2-1-1 from funds donated to the Camp Fire Relief Fund
Direct Material Assistance
Sewa International
$ 25,000
Jan-19
Sewa International requested assistance to provide direct material assistance to those displace by the Camp Fire, as well as to host a Christmas event that was attended by more than 200.
Direct Cash Assistance
The Salvation Army Del Oro Division, Emergency Disaster Services
$ 25,000
Jan-19
The Salvation Army Del Oro Division, Emergency Disaster Services requested assistance to provide direct cash grants to individuals displaced by the Camp Fire.
Gift Card Distribution
Posse Foundation
$ 40,000
Jan-19
The Chico Posse Foundation has been distributing gift cards and providing direct services to those displaced by the Camp Fire since it began. This grant is our latest support of their program.
Food Service and Events
American Tents (On behalf of Angels Among Us)
$ 3,000
Jan-19
Angels Among Us requested assistance to provide food service and events for those affected by the Camp Fire.
Food Service and Events
We Do Designs (On behalf of Angels Among Us)
$ 3,500
Jan-19
Angels Among Us requested assistance to provide food service and events for those affected by the Camp Fire.
Microchips for Pets
Friends of the Chico Animal Shelter
$ 4,950
Jan-19
Friends of the Chico Animal Shelter requested assistance to provide 1,000 microchips for pets in Butte County.
Infrastructure and Operational Support
Paradise Animal Control and Shelter
$ 24,718
Jan-19
Paradise Animal Control and Shelter requested assistance for infrastructure and operational support to continue providing for and sheltering pets of displaced people.
Direct Assistance
Sacramento Grove of the Oak (on behalf of Fire Angels Network)
$ 25,000
Jan-19
Fire Angels Network requested assistance to continue to fund various direct assistance programs.
Laundry & Shower Trailers
Paradise Alliance Church
$ 30,000
Jul-19
To provide a trailer with eight showers, four washing machines and four dryers for Camp Fire victims. The shower and laundry facilities will be available four hours a day, five days a week.
First Baptist Church Food Pantry
First Baptist Church of Paradise
$ 14,400
Jul-19
To support the continued operations of the food pantry, which serves about 500 people per month. Since January, the food pantry has been open three times a week. The group receives food from the Contra Costa/Solano Food Bank at a discount.
Disaster Case Management Supervisor
Jesus Center
$ 28,781
Aug-19
Allowed the Jesus Center to increase the hours of a current staff member to assume the role of a case management supervisor to work exclusively with Camp Fire survivors. This will allow the Jesus Center to increase its caseload by 50 percent (from 20 to 30) and will decrease the costs to the Jesus Center to operate and supervise this program.
Expanded Emergency Financial Assist Project
Butte 211
$ 49,951
Aug-19
This grant allows Butte 2-1-1 to be able to process and verify up to 200 emergency financial assistance applications for distribution of direct assistance funds to Camp Fire survivors who have a demonstrated and verified need for immediate financial support for gas, food, housing, transportation, and medical/dental care. It also will allow them to train 3-4 new and existing staff to work with emergency financial assistance applications and the centralized computer system used by case managers.
Disaster Case Management
Boys and Girls Club
$ 50,000
Aug-19
Created a disaster case management position at the Boys and Girls Club to provide direct services to youth and families who have been impacted by the Camp Fire. This includes everything from triaging immediate needs, identifying unmet needs, directly connecting families with referrals and resources, providing direct financial support, and helping families return to their pre-fire housing status.
Gridley CF Community Health Case Management
Orchard Hospital
$ 50,000
Magalia Pines Recovery Center Temp Facility Upgrade
Magalia Pines Baptist Church
$ 22,900
Sep-19
A $22,900 grant request will allow the Magalia Pines Recovery Center, run by the Magalia Pines Baptist Church, to upgrade its temporary facility. The upgrade will include a temporary office area for case management.
Resource & Recovery Center
Magalia Community Church
$ 50,000
Dec-19
A $102,101 grant will help the church keep its resource center open an additional six months. The church serves thousands of Camp Fire survivors each month. The church offers food, clothing, housewares, counseling services, and laundry and shower facilities. It also hosts 24 recreational vehicles belonging to survivors.
Disaster Case Management
Jesus Center
$ 21,219
Sep-19
A grant of $21,219.15 will cover wages and benefits for a part-time case manager, which will allow the Jesus Center to take on more Camp Fire cases.
Camp Fire Survivor Winter Relief
Coral Apple Foundation
$ 19,970
Relocation Grant
GEM
$ 50,000
Aug-19
This program to Global Empowerment Mission is to provide 25-30 families with direct assistance of up to $1,500 per household for families interested in relocating and needing financial help to make this happen.
Food Pantry Support
First Christian Church of Paradise
$ 16,595
Jan-20
The grant will help the First Christian Church of Paradise continue to stock a food pantry. The church says it is serving roughly 150 families each month by providing food, including fresh meat, fruits and vegetables.
Program for Camp Fire Survivors - Support
Chico Meals on Wheels
$ 30,000
Jan-20
A $30,000 grant will help Chico Meals on Wheels deliver meals on the ridge because Paradise Meals on Wheels no longer exists.
Welcome Home Kits (second round)
Throwing Starfish Foundation
$ 20,000
Jan-20
The grant to Throwing Starfish Foundation will augment an earlier Butte Strong Fund grant that provides kitchen essentials and other household items. The proposal covers 150 of the welcome home kits.
Magalia Community Center
St. John's Episcopal Church
$ 50,000
Jan-20
This grant will help develop the Magalia Community Center. The former golf course clubhouse was designed as a conference center and affords 2,000 square feet of space that can accommodate up to 150 people for an assembly.
Program for Camp Fire Survivors - Support
Chico Meals on Wheels
$ 30,000
Feb-20
This grant will help Chico Meals on Wheels deliver meals on the ridge because Paradise Meals on Wheels no longer exists. 
Camp Fire Community Queue Relief
United Way of Northern California
$ 45,150
Apr-20
A grant of $45,150 provided support for United Way’s Stable Housing Opportunities Program and allowed United Way to deploy $900,000 to vulnerable households.
The CRC
Community Resource Coalition
$ 50,000
Feb-20
A $50,000 grant will help with ongoing needs of the resource center in Paradise that was established by the organization to provide goods and services to Camp Fire survivors.
Voucher Program
Yankee Hill Fire Safe Council
$ 49,995
Apr-20
Funds $49,995 in vouchers for residents to use at three markets and stores near Concow.
211CampFire.org
Butte 211
$ 25,000
Apr-20
A $25,000 grant will allow Butte 211 to create a public, user-friendly 211campfire.org website providing real time updated community resource information for fire survivors, disaster case managers and other workers assisting in the Camp Fire recovery.
Unmet Needs Provisions for Homeless Camp Fire Survivors
Paradise/Butte County Gleaners
$ 25,000
Apr-20
A $25,000 grant will provide provisions for homeless Camp Fire survivors in Concow, Magalia, Gridley, Paradise and Oroville that aren’t normally carried at the food bank. That includes disinfectant products, wipes, hand sanitizers, Lysol spray, bleach and other cleaning items.
Food Pantry Support
First Baptist Church of Paradise
$ 15,000
Apr-20
A $15,000 grant will allow the organization to continue to distribute food and other items for people affected by the Camp Fire.
COVID-19 Rapid Response
Adventist Health Feather River
$ 10,000
Mar-20
Adventist Health Feather River is one of the several organizations receiving a $10,000 grant for Camp Fire survivors' urgent needs amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
COVID-19 Rapid Response
Magalia Community Church
$ 10,000
Mar-20
Magalia Community Church is one of the several organizations receiving a $10,000 grant for Camp Fire survivors' urgent needs amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
COVID-19 Rapid Response
Paradise Alliance Church
$ 10,000
Mar-20
Paradise Alliance Church is one of the several organizations receiving a $10,000 grant for Camp Fire survivors' urgent needs amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
COVID-19 Rapid Response
Meals on Wheels
$ 10,000
Mar-20
Meals on Wheels is one of the several organizations receiving a $10,000 grant for Camp Fire survivors' urgent needs amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
COVID-19 Rapid Response
Passages
$ 10,000
Mar-20
Passages is one of the several organizations receiving a $10,000 grant for Camp Fire survivors' urgent needs amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
COVID-19 Rapid Response
Yankee Hill Fire Safe Council
$ 10,000
Mar-20
The Yankee Hill Fire Safe Council is one of the several organizations receiving a $10,000 grant for Camp Fire survivors' urgent needs amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
COVID-19 Rapid Response
Community Resource Coalition
$ 10,000
Mar-20
The Community Resource Coalition is one of the several organizations receiving a $10,000 grant for Camp Fire survivors' urgent needs amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
COVID-19 Rapid Response
Magalia Pines Baptist Church
$ 10,000
Mar-20
The First Baptist Church of Magalia is one of the several organizations receiving a $10,000 grant for Camp Fire survivors' urgent needs amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
COVID-19 Rapid Response
First Baptist Church of Paradise
$ 10,000
Mar-20
First Baptist Church of Paradise is one of the several organizations receiving a $10,000 grant for Camp Fire survivors' urgent needs amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
COVID-19 Rapid Response
First Christian Church of Paradise
$ 10,000
Mar-20
First Christian Church of Paradise is one of the several organizations receiving a $10,000 grant for Camp Fire survivors' urgent needs amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
COVID-19 Rapid Response
Oroville Hope Center
$ 50,000
Mar-20
Oroville Hope Center is one of the several organizations receiving grant for Camp Fire survivors' urgent needs amidst the coronavirus pandemic. The center serves as a distribution center for the Paradise Hope Center, several churches, nonprofits and schools in the burn area.
COVID-19 Rapid Response
Salvation Army
$ 25,000
Mar-20
This grant was provided to help with delivery of food and supplies in the Camp Fire burn scar. There is an increased need for such services for homebound residents because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Feed Butte County Direct
Butte County Local Food Network
$ 50,000
Nov-20
To provide 25 CSA share/boxes to families with children, the elderly or infirm, and/or those who are low or fixed income. Food share will be delievered to a few centrally located pickup points in both Concow and Magalia.
Love Delivers
Paradise Adventist Church
$ 5,000
Nov-20
To help a minimum of 250 Camp Fire Survivors who are living within the burn scar with daily grocery deliveries during this unprecedented time of the shelter-in-place mandate as a precaution to decrease the spread of the COVID-19 Pandemic currently facing our world.
Campaign Propane
Campaign Propane
$ 10,000
Nov-20
MCC operational expenses through December 2020
Magalia Community Church
$ 50,000
Nov-20
To secure additional funding to keep our Resource and Recovery Center open until the end of 2020. 
Tool Lending Library/Food Pantry Power Upgrade
From the Ground Up Farms, Inc.
$ 15,000
Nov-20
To upgrade the community tool lending library and to convert our sawmill garage to a “food pantry” or space that can be used by various agencies as a place to do giveaways in a comfortable environment. This would involve running electricity to the containers to allow for refrigeration and lights.
Throwing Starfish Foundation Direct Assistance
Throwing Starfish Foundation
$ 25,000
Apr-19
Throwing Starfish Foundation requested assistance to continue providing direct assistance to Camp Fire survivors.
El Medio Fire Protection District Repairs and Gear
El Medio Fire Protection District
$ 25,000
Apr-19
El Medio Fire Protection District is requesting assistance to repair one of their units, to purchase more fire hose for both engines, and wildland gear firefighters to better serve the community after the Camp Fire.
Camp Fire Reporter
Report for America
$ 6,760
Mar-19
Report for America requested assistance to cover 25% of the cost of placing a Reporter for America journalist in the Chico Enterprise-Record newsroom to report on Butte County's wildfire news for 1 year.
Animal Rescue Communications Vehicle
North Valley Animal Disaster Group
$ 25,000
Mar-19
North Valley Animal Disaster Group requested assistance to go towards a $50,000 Communications Vehicle that will be used for animal rescue team communication within mountainous areas.
Communication Equipment Replacement
California Vocations, Inc.
$ 25,000
Mar-19
California Vocations requested assistance to replace a portion of their adapted communication systems and physical stimuli equipment that were lost in the fire, and replace client I-pads and communication/interactive software and physical/visual stimuli equipment. This project will also help to fund a facilitator/consultant needed for a new strategic planning exercise for the reorganization their day programs that were destroyed in the fire.
Butte County Large Animal Disaster Evacuation Center Improvement
Camelot Equestrian Park Foundation
$ 25,000
Mar-19
Camelot Equestrian Park Foundation requested assistance to improve and repair the Butte County Large Animal Disaster Evacuation Center located at Camelot Equestrian Park.
Catholic Foundation - Diocese of Sacramento
Catholic Foundation - Diocese of Sacramento
$ 8,600
Mar-19
Catholic Foundation - Diocese of Sacramento requested assistance for money that will be used to credit students' tuition accounts, directly offset associated fees, such as school lunches, sports fees, fees for books and technology.
Staff Gas Cards
Durham Intermediate School
$ 10,000
Mar-19
Paradise Elementary School (at Durham Intermediate School) 100 gas cards to assist Paradise Elementary School staff teaching in Durham because of the Camp Fire.
Support Camp Fire Survivor Needs
From the Ground Up Farms, Inc
$ 25,000
Mar-19
From the Ground Up Farms, Inc requested assistance to replace medical devices, pay mechanics, replace tires and support other needs of Camp Fire victims.
Medication and Medical Supplies Replacement
The Lyme Center
$ 10,000
Mar-19
The Lyme Center requested assistance to provide funds towards the replacement of medications, supplements, naturopathic medications and medical supplies lost in the fire. This would provide 20 $500 grants to cover remedies.
Mobile Kitchen Meals
The Salvation Army - Oroville Corps
$ 15,000
Mar-19
The Salvation Army - Oroville Corps requested assistance to procure a Salvation Army Mobile Kitchen, which will enable them to provide 3 meals a day to up to 1000 people as they transition back to their properties.
Direct Assistance/ Unment Needs
Youth for Change
$ 2,271,000
Transportation - Bus Passes
NVCF - Transportation Fund
$ 160,000
With both schools and students displaced to other communities, a grant will provide free passes for students who need to ride B-Line buses to get to and from schools.
Shelter Transition and Unmet Needs
Butte County
$ 1,000,000
Jan-19
Butte County was granted up to $1 million, in installments, to provide services for families in the Camp Fire emergency shelter at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds in Chico, the last emergency shelter operating in the aftermath of the Camp Fire. Case workers identified families who were displaced by the Camp Fire yet were not eligible for aid because they were precariously housed before. The county’s potential solutions included providing rental assistance to work with families and other possibilities. The remainder of the grant can be used by the county for other unmet needs of fire victims.
Community Resource Specialists
Camp Fire Long Term Recovery Group
$ 450,000
Apr-19
Funds five full-time community resource specialists to assist Camp Fire survivors in navigating the recovery process and accessing resources to develop a long-term recovery plan, which includes securing safe and stable housing. The grant will fund community resource specialists from Youth For Change, United Way, Caring Choices, Tzu Chi and the Jesus Center to work with Camp Fire survivors. It also will fund a half-time coordinator to manage community support services through the Camp Fire Long-Term Recovery Group.
Emergency Financial Assistance
Youth For Change
$ 1,000,000
Emergency Financial Assistance
Youth for Change/ Butte County
$ 1,000,000
Butte 211
Help Central, Inc
$ 288,419
Apr-19
Funds four full-time and four part-time positions to allow Butte 2-1-1 to provide 24/7 coverage on emergency telephone lines.
Disaster Relief Divison
Oroville Hope Center
$ 218,493
Apr-20
A grant of $218,492, matched by $218,492 from the American Red Cross, will pay for operational support for long-term recovery and rebuilding efforts. The Disaster Relief Division of the Oroville Hope Center serves as the main county-designated Camp Fire donation hub. It works in conjunction with the Paradise Hope Center, where survivors can access food, water, clothes and support services.
Direct Financial Assistance
California Strong, LLC
$ 130,000
Apr-19
California Strong requests assistance to provide direct financial assistance to 127 qualified applicants identified through their Camp Fire intake process.
Magalia Pines Recovery Center
Magalia Pines Baptist Church
$ 25,000
Feb-19
Magalia Pines Baptist Church requested assistance to continue relief operations for the Magalia Pines Recovery Center. This includes food service, water, utility assistance, distribution of donated items and purchase and distribution of other items.
Supplies Delivery
Liberty Ministries Christian Fellowship
$ 25,000
Mar-19
Liberty Ministries Christian Fellowship requested assistance to increase the number of trips used to deliver supplies to multiple organizations who are serving Camp Fire victims.
Gas Cards, Repairs and Supplies
Stand For Kindness
$ 25,000
Mar-19
Stand For Kindness requested assistance to continue helping families by providing them with gas cards, car repairs, and new house-wares. They would provide $50 in gas cards for 100 families, $666.67 for car repair for 3 families, and $135.34 for new housewares for 133 families.
Campaign Propane
Sacramento Grove of the Oak
$ 50,000
Aug-19
This grant will allow Campaign Propane, fiscally sponsored by Sacramento Grove of the Oak, to continue its work procuring and delivering propane to areas affected by the Camp Fire. Propane has emerged as a vital resource for people living on the ridge, and consequentially can quickly drain their limited resources.
Program Training
NVCSS - Disaster Case Management
$ 4,000
Jun-19
To provide lodging for two trainers from Sonoma County Catholic Charities, as well as food, beverages and utensils for a disaster case management training June 24-26 for members of the Case Management Committee.
Camp Fire Compassion Fund
Enloe Foundation
$ 50,000
Jun-19
To help cover gift cards, housing deposits, down payment assistance for trailers, necessary medical equipment not covered by insurance and car repairs for the Camp Fire Compassion Fund through Enloe. This assistance ensures safe discharge plans for patients affected by the Camp Fire.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

 
Funded Projects
Grantee
Award
Date
Description
Paradise Community Chorus December Event
Paradise Community Chorus
$5,000.00
Sep-21
To recruit 30 or more members for Paradise Community Chorus, select appropriate music for a December performance, rent the Paradise Performing Arts Center facility for December 5, organize and implement 12 rehearsals for the group, successfully publicize concert and sell tickets for ongoing sustained support and successfully perform for the community
California Native Plant Society Wildfire Recovery Guide
Butte County Fire Safe Council
$ 15,000
Jan-19
Butte County Fire Safe Council request assistance to develop and publish the California Native Plant Society Wildfire Recovery Guide to help with wildfire prevention.
Playground Expansion
Gridley Recreation Division
$ 25,000
Mar-19
Gridley Recreation Division wants requested assistance to expand a playground area near a FEMA trailer site. The grant is to offset some of the costs of resurfacing the playground
Community Gatherings
Paradise Alliance Church
$ 21,500
Jun-21
Community gatherings in Paradise
Paradise Town Planning
Town of Paradise
$ 498,500
Jan-19
A grant allowed the town of Paradise to hire Barry Long of Urban Planning Associated to lead an extensive town planning effort. The town is hosting a series of community meetings to listen to residents and gather input about how Paradise should be rebuilt. Residents will have the opportunity to help identify the strengths, weaknesses and opportunities for the future. Then in April, residents will participate in helping to create the vision for the town.
Communications & Public Relations
Town of Paradise
$ 102,215
Mar-19
This grant requested by the town of Paradise provides one year of funding for a communications and public relations coordinator for Paradise town government. The coordinator will coordinate information and messaging through the town manager's office to Paradise citizens, media, community stakeholders, local public agencies, and state and federal organizations.
Grants Administrator Position
Town of Paradise
$ 226,883
Jan-20
The town of Paradise requested two years of funding for a three-year grants administrator position. The person will focus exclusively on securing and administering grant funding for the town-led projects identified in the town’s adopted Community Recovery Plan, which was previously funded by the Butte Strong Fund.
County Program Development Manager Position
Butte County
$ 282,800
Jan-20
The county requested two years of funding for a three-year grants and projects program manager position. The person will help improve the county’s ability to secure much-needed funding for its Camp Fire long-term recovery effort. It will allow the county to focus on pursuing public, private and nonprofit funding opportunities.
Grants/Projects Program Manager
City of Chico
$ 318,610
Jan-20
The city requested funding, which will be allocated to cover two years, to enable the city to search, apply for and manage grants for the city related to mitigating Camp Fire impacts in the city and the region.
Planning and Development Funding to Build a Safer, Healthier Ridge
Paradise Rec and Park
$ 150,000
Jun-20
To help fund Paradise Recreation and Park District projects.
Hope Plaza
Hope Plaza Steering Committee
$ 150,000
Jun-20
To help the Hope Plaza in Paradise building effort.
Rebuild Former Site
Gold Nugget Days Inc.
$ 214,000
Jun-20
To help the Gold Nugget Museum rebuilding effort.
Direct assistance for case management system
$ 3,200,000.00
Grants have been issued so case managers have a pool of money for unmet needs and other forms of financial assistance through the consolidated case management system.
Butte County Upper Ridge Community Plan
Department of Development Services
$ 250,000
Dec-19
To develop a planning blueprint for Magalia and the upper ridge – the unincorporated area north of Paradise town limits.
Tree removal
Butte County Fire Safe Council
$ 500,000
Sep-19
A grant $500,000 will keep tree removal projects moving forward. The town of Paradise and Butte County are hopeful that FEMA will pay for the costs of removing dead and dying trees from the burned area. The grant, however, will allow the Fire Safe Council to continue its effort to get as many trees as possible removed before the rainy season hits.
Site Rebuild
Honey Run Covered Bridge
$ 250,000
Jun-20
To help the Honey Run Covered Bridge rebuilding effort.
Golden Feather Pool Remodel
Butte County Recreation and Park District
$ 100,000
Jun-20
To help update and remodel the Golden Feather Pool in Concow.
Listening Sessions & Community Based Recovery
Paradise Lutheran Church
$ 22,500
May-19
For Collaborations Works Consulting and the Upper Ridge Community Council to host two listening sessions each for Magalia, Concow and Centerville. After, Collaborations Works Consulting will prepare a final report and proposed plan that will be presented to the Butte County Board of Supervisors and the Upper Ridge Community Council.
Paradise Road Assessment
Town of Paradise
$ 24,500
Jan-19
Hire a contractor to provide a crack-by-crack inventory of the town's public roadways using innovative technology. This inventory will ensure the infrastructure is restored to a pre-disaster condition, which is imperative to a successful rebuild and benefits all Paradise residents. Using this technology will allow the town to create a nearly irrefutable data set for conditions of the roads before and after debris removal.
Volunteers in Police Service
VIPS
$ 15,000
Jul-19
To replace a radar trailer, uniforms and equipment burned in the Camp Fire.
Paradise Parade of Flags Replacement
Chico Chapter 50 Daughters of American Revolution
$ 10,000
Aug-19
This project would allow Chico Chapter 52 Daughters of the American Revolution to replace flags to continue the tradition of raising 1,100 flags in Paradise on patriotic holidays (Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Veterans Day). This tradition has been going on for 20 years.
Butte County Sherriff's Office K-9 Unit
Butte County Sherriff's Office
$ 50,000
Oct-19
A grant of $50,000 will allow the Butte County Sheriff’s Office to add two K-9 units and provide a basic handler course for two officers.
Oroville Police Department K-9 Program
Oroville Public Safety Department
$ 20,000
Dec-19
A $20,000 grant will help Oroville police add one K-9 team to help the city address a population that increased significantly after the Camp Fire.
Butte County Fire Safe Council projects
Butte County Fire Safe Council
$ 50,000
Feb-20
A $50,000 grant will connect fire survivors with projects aimed at wildfire recovery, safety programs and other resources.
Orland Police Department K-9 Program
Orland Police Department
$ 13,000
Feb-20
A $13,000 grant will help pay for training, equipment, veterinarian visits and dog food for a police dog for the city, which has seen an infusion of new residents since the fire.
Share Your Voice
Rural Education Institute
$ 5,500
Welcome to Pardise Sign Rebuild
Welcome to Paradise Sign Committee
$ 50,000
Apr-20
A $50,000 grant will contribute to rebuilding the iconic sign on the Skyway.
Broadband Feasibility Study
Town of Paradise
$ 50,000
Apr-20
To fund a feasibility study to examine avenues to create a premier broadband network for Paradise. All costs are associated with the study and include evaluating current infrastructure, need, and demand, as well as considerations related to a broader regional approach.
Creekside Native Village
From the Ground Up Farms
$ 23,000
Apr-20
To rebuild the Creekside Native Village that was on the property of Lake Conco Campground, an important historic landmark for the burn areas in Butte County.
Concow Campground
From the Ground Up Farms
$ 47,472
Jun-20
To begin improvements to Concow Campground near the lake. The owners of the campground have agreed to allow public use of the playground and bathrooms during daylight hours in good weather for free, as well as free use of facilities for community and nonprofit events. The campground has traditionally been a community gathering spot for many years.
Town of Paradise Radio System Rebuild
Paradise Police Department
$ 24,345
Jul-20
To immediately improve Officer safety, to purchase six portable (hand-held) radios and necessary accessories that are compatible with and comply with the requirements of Butte County's 700 MHz radio network.
Radical Collaboration Pilot Training
CFC
$ 5,000
Oct-20
To build the capacity of the staff, board and committee leadership for the Camp Fire Collaborative.
Camp Fire Restoration Project
Sol Sanctuary
$ 25,000
Oct-20
A $25,000 grant will allow the organization to engage with community partners and work toward environmental restoration and Camp Fire recovery. The group also plans to hold two events that educate the community on how to restore and protect their properties in each season.
Pioneers Wanted: An Economic Development Video for the ToP
Town of Paradise
$ 15,017
Jul-20
To produce a video to encapsulate the current resilient rebuilding efforts and share a vision for the future of Paradise as a place for those with a pioneer spirit to live, work, and play.
Gridley-Biggs Police Department - K9 Unit
Gridley-Biggs Police Department - K9 Unit
$ 18,000
Apr-19
Gridley-Biggs Police Department requested assistance to establish a K9 unit to assist law enforcement after the town grew in size following the Camp Fire.
Palermo Union School District Counselor
Palermo Union School District
$ 25,000
Apr-19
Palermo Union School District requested assistance to hire a counselor to support for families and staff directly impacted by the Camp Fire
The Red Wagon Classes
The Red Wagon
$ 25,000
Apr-19
The Red Wagon requested assistance to expand its painting, sewing, and art classes for Paradise affected by the Camp Fire
Empower Me Art Workshops
Social Good Fund (on behalf of Empower Me Art)
$ 15,000
Mar-19
Empower Me Art requested assistance to offer safe and creative expressive art workshops to help bring normality to communities affected by the Camp Fire.
Newborn Wildlife Housing
Bidwell Wildlife Rehabilitation
$ 15,000
Mar-19
Bidwell Wildlife Rehabilitation requested assistance to purchase a shed to house newborn wildlife; funding to buy formula and food for newborn wildlife, and funding to buy miscellaneous supplies that were lost in the fire.
Butte County Fire Safe Council
Butte County Fire Safe Council
$ 10,925
Mar-19
Butte County Fire Safe Council requested assistance to help with preventing tree falling, brush piling and conducting safe burning in the community of Buzztail.
Paradise Police K-9 Unit
Paradise Police K-9 Unit
$ 25,000
Mar-19
Paradise Police K-9 Unit requested assistance to continue the current K-9 unit and add a new K-9 unit to the team. The money will be used towards the day to day operations of the program and adopting/training a new K-9.
SCVFD Services for Fire and Medical Responses
Stirling City Volunteer Fire Department
$ 19,000
Apr-19
Stirling City Volunteer Fire Department requested assistance to ensure the community continues to be serviced by the SCVFD for fire and medical responses. The costs will fund updating equipment, weatherproofing for the station, and Stirling City Community Hall kitchen updates.
Welcome to Magalia Sign
Magalia Beautification Association
$ 10,000
Feb-19
The Magalia Beautification Association requested assistance to reconstruct the community gardens, planters and the "Welcome to Magalia" sign damaged by the fire.

EDUCATION

 
Funded Projects
Grantee
Award
Date
Description
Paradise Community Chorus December Event
Paradise Community Chorus
$5,000.00
Sep-21
To recruit 30 or more members for Paradise Community Chorus, select appropriate music for a December performance, rent the Paradise Performing Arts Center facility for December 5, organize and implement 12 rehearsals for the group, successfully publicize concert and sell tickets for ongoing sustained support and successfully perform for the community
California Native Plant Society Wildfire Recovery Guide
Butte County Fire Safe Council
$ 15,000
Jan-19
Butte County Fire Safe Council request assistance to develop and publish the California Native Plant Society Wildfire Recovery Guide to help with wildfire prevention.
Playground Expansion
Gridley Recreation Division
$ 25,000
Mar-19
Gridley Recreation Division wants requested assistance to expand a playground area near a FEMA trailer site. The grant is to offset some of the costs of resurfacing the playground
Community Gatherings
Paradise Alliance Church
$ 21,500
Jun-21
Community gatherings in Paradise
Paradise Town Planning
Town of Paradise
$ 498,500
Jan-19
A grant allowed the town of Paradise to hire Barry Long of Urban Planning Associated to lead an extensive town planning effort. The town is hosting a series of community meetings to listen to residents and gather input about how Paradise should be rebuilt. Residents will have the opportunity to help identify the strengths, weaknesses and opportunities for the future. Then in April, residents will participate in helping to create the vision for the town.
Communications & Public Relations
Town of Paradise
$ 102,215
Mar-19
This grant requested by the town of Paradise provides one year of funding for a communications and public relations coordinator for Paradise town government. The coordinator will coordinate information and messaging through the town manager's office to Paradise citizens, media, community stakeholders, local public agencies, and state and federal organizations.
Grants Administrator Position
Town of Paradise
$ 226,883
Jan-20
The town of Paradise requested two years of funding for a three-year grants administrator position. The person will focus exclusively on securing and administering grant funding for the town-led projects identified in the town’s adopted Community Recovery Plan, which was previously funded by the Butte Strong Fund.
County Program Development Manager Position
Butte County
$ 282,800
Jan-20
The county requested two years of funding for a three-year grants and projects program manager position. The person will help improve the county’s ability to secure much-needed funding for its Camp Fire long-term recovery effort. It will allow the county to focus on pursuing public, private and nonprofit funding opportunities.
Grants/Projects Program Manager
City of Chico
$ 318,610
Jan-20
The city requested funding, which will be allocated to cover two years, to enable the city to search, apply for and manage grants for the city related to mitigating Camp Fire impacts in the city and the region.
Planning and Development Funding to Build a Safer, Healthier Ridge
Paradise Rec and Park
$ 150,000
Jun-20
To help fund Paradise Recreation and Park District projects.
Hope Plaza
Hope Plaza Steering Committee
$ 150,000
Jun-20
To help the Hope Plaza in Paradise building effort.
Rebuild Former Site
Gold Nugget Days Inc.
$ 214,000
Jun-20
To help the Gold Nugget Museum rebuilding effort.
Direct assistance for case management system
$ 3,200,000.00
Grants have been issued so case managers have a pool of money for unmet needs and other forms of financial assistance through the consolidated case management system.
Butte County Upper Ridge Community Plan
Department of Development Services
$ 250,000
Dec-19
To develop a planning blueprint for Magalia and the upper ridge – the unincorporated area north of Paradise town limits.
Tree removal
Butte County Fire Safe Council
$ 500,000
Sep-19
A grant $500,000 will keep tree removal projects moving forward. The town of Paradise and Butte County are hopeful that FEMA will pay for the costs of removing dead and dying trees from the burned area. The grant, however, will allow the Fire Safe Council to continue its effort to get as many trees as possible removed before the rainy season hits.
Site Rebuild
Honey Run Covered Bridge
$ 250,000
Jun-20
To help the Honey Run Covered Bridge rebuilding effort.
Golden Feather Pool Remodel
Butte County Recreation and Park District
$ 100,000
Jun-20
To help update and remodel the Golden Feather Pool in Concow.
Listening Sessions & Community Based Recovery
Paradise Lutheran Church
$ 22,500
May-19
For Collaborations Works Consulting and the Upper Ridge Community Council to host two listening sessions each for Magalia, Concow and Centerville. After, Collaborations Works Consulting will prepare a final report and proposed plan that will be presented to the Butte County Board of Supervisors and the Upper Ridge Community Council.
Paradise Road Assessment
Town of Paradise
$ 24,500
Jan-19
Hire a contractor to provide a crack-by-crack inventory of the town's public roadways using innovative technology. This inventory will ensure the infrastructure is restored to a pre-disaster condition, which is imperative to a successful rebuild and benefits all Paradise residents. Using this technology will allow the town to create a nearly irrefutable data set for conditions of the roads before and after debris removal.
Volunteers in Police Service
VIPS
$ 15,000
Jul-19
To replace a radar trailer, uniforms and equipment burned in the Camp Fire.
Paradise Parade of Flags Replacement
Chico Chapter 50 Daughters of American Revolution
$ 10,000
Aug-19
This project would allow Chico Chapter 52 Daughters of the American Revolution to replace flags to continue the tradition of raising 1,100 flags in Paradise on patriotic holidays (Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Veterans Day). This tradition has been going on for 20 years.
Butte County Sherriff's Office K-9 Unit
Butte County Sherriff's Office
$ 50,000
Oct-19
A grant of $50,000 will allow the Butte County Sheriff’s Office to add two K-9 units and provide a basic handler course for two officers.
Oroville Police Department K-9 Program
Oroville Public Safety Department
$ 20,000
Dec-19
A $20,000 grant will help Oroville police add one K-9 team to help the city address a population that increased significantly after the Camp Fire.
Butte County Fire Safe Council projects
Butte County Fire Safe Council
$ 50,000
Feb-20
A $50,000 grant will connect fire survivors with projects aimed at wildfire recovery, safety programs and other resources.
Orland Police Department K-9 Program
Orland Police Department
$ 13,000
Feb-20
A $13,000 grant will help pay for training, equipment, veterinarian visits and dog food for a police dog for the city, which has seen an infusion of new residents since the fire.
Share Your Voice
Rural Education Institute
$ 5,500
Welcome to Pardise Sign Rebuild
Welcome to Paradise Sign Committee
$ 50,000
Apr-20
A $50,000 grant will contribute to rebuilding the iconic sign on the Skyway.
Broadband Feasibility Study
Town of Paradise
$ 50,000
Apr-20
To fund a feasibility study to examine avenues to create a premier broadband network for Paradise. All costs are associated with the study and include evaluating current infrastructure, need, and demand, as well as considerations related to a broader regional approach.
Creekside Native Village
From the Ground Up Farms
$ 23,000
Apr-20
To rebuild the Creekside Native Village that was on the property of Lake Conco Campground, an important historic landmark for the burn areas in Butte County.
Concow Campground
From the Ground Up Farms
$ 47,472
Jun-20
To begin improvements to Concow Campground near the lake. The owners of the campground have agreed to allow public use of the playground and bathrooms during daylight hours in good weather for free, as well as free use of facilities for community and nonprofit events. The campground has traditionally been a community gathering spot for many years.
Town of Paradise Radio System Rebuild
Paradise Police Department
$ 24,345
Jul-20
To immediately improve Officer safety, to purchase six portable (hand-held) radios and necessary accessories that are compatible with and comply with the requirements of Butte County's 700 MHz radio network.
Radical Collaboration Pilot Training
CFC
$ 5,000
Oct-20
To build the capacity of the staff, board and committee leadership for the Camp Fire Collaborative.
Camp Fire Restoration Project
Sol Sanctuary
$ 25,000
Oct-20
A $25,000 grant will allow the organization to engage with community partners and work toward environmental restoration and Camp Fire recovery. The group also plans to hold two events that educate the community on how to restore and protect their properties in each season.
Pioneers Wanted: An Economic Development Video for the ToP
Town of Paradise
$ 15,017
Jul-20
To produce a video to encapsulate the current resilient rebuilding efforts and share a vision for the future of Paradise as a place for those with a pioneer spirit to live, work, and play.
Gridley-Biggs Police Department - K9 Unit
Gridley-Biggs Police Department - K9 Unit
$ 18,000
Apr-19
Gridley-Biggs Police Department requested assistance to establish a K9 unit to assist law enforcement after the town grew in size following the Camp Fire.
Palermo Union School District Counselor
Palermo Union School District
$ 25,000
Apr-19
Palermo Union School District requested assistance to hire a counselor to support for families and staff directly impacted by the Camp Fire
The Red Wagon Classes
The Red Wagon
$ 25,000
Apr-19
The Red Wagon requested assistance to expand its painting, sewing, and art classes for Paradise affected by the Camp Fire
Empower Me Art Workshops
Social Good Fund (on behalf of Empower Me Art)
$ 15,000
Mar-19
Empower Me Art requested assistance to offer safe and creative expressive art workshops to help bring normality to communities affected by the Camp Fire.
Newborn Wildlife Housing
Bidwell Wildlife Rehabilitation
$ 15,000
Mar-19
Bidwell Wildlife Rehabilitation requested assistance to purchase a shed to house newborn wildlife; funding to buy formula and food for newborn wildlife, and funding to buy miscellaneous supplies that were lost in the fire.
Butte County Fire Safe Council
Butte County Fire Safe Council
$ 10,925
Mar-19
Butte County Fire Safe Council requested assistance to help with preventing tree falling, brush piling and conducting safe burning in the community of Buzztail.
Paradise Police K-9 Unit
Paradise Police K-9 Unit
$ 25,000
Mar-19
Paradise Police K-9 Unit requested assistance to continue the current K-9 unit and add a new K-9 unit to the team. The money will be used towards the day to day operations of the program and adopting/training a new K-9.
SCVFD Services for Fire and Medical Responses
Stirling City Volunteer Fire Department
$ 19,000
Apr-19
Stirling City Volunteer Fire Department requested assistance to ensure the community continues to be serviced by the SCVFD for fire and medical responses. The costs will fund updating equipment, weatherproofing for the station, and Stirling City Community Hall kitchen updates.
Welcome to Magalia Sign
Magalia Beautification Association
$ 10,000
Feb-19
The Magalia Beautification Association requested assistance to reconstruct the community gardens, planters and the "Welcome to Magalia" sign damaged by the fire.

ECONOMIC RECOVERY

 
Funded Projects
Grantee
Award
Date
Description
Mobile Training Force
Valley Contractors Exchange
$326,000
Sep-21
To recruit new workers and develop skills of existing workers to help fill a gaping need for skilled workers in building trades such as electricians, plumbers and concrete finishers.
Business Assistance Fund
3 CORE
$ 750,000
The funding is allocated into two focus areas: 1) funding the 3CORE community resource manager over two years; and 2) consulting for recovery work for two years.
Economic Impact Analysis
3 CORE
$ 100,000
This grant serves as a local match for a U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration (EDA) revolving loan fund application for up to $2 million for business recovery.
Business Assistance Loan Fund
3 CORE
$ 400,000
Aug-19
This grant is a local match requirement for a federal revolving loan fund to support small-business lending.

MISC. CAPACITY BUILDING GRANTS

 
Funded Projects
Grantee
Award
Date
Description
December community concert
Paradise Community Chorus
$5,000
Sep-21
To help the organization stage a December community concert
Organizational Support
Oroville Hope Center
$ 50,000
Jul-19
For staffing, a warehouse lease and other infrastructure support for the organization that supplies food, water and goods to more than 10 sites in Butte County in response to the Camp Fire. The organization supports on average 1,500 families or individuals per month out of the Paradise Hope Center.
Community Wildlife Preparedness
Butte County Fire/Town Paradise Fire
$ 25,000
Jul-19
Funds to create a surplus stock of community evacuation plans and wildfire preparedness pamphlets for distribution throughout the county. 
Yankee Hill Historical Society Grant
Yankee Hill Historical Society
$ 5,761
Sep-19
To rent toilets and handwashing stations at the restored Messilla Valley Schoolhouse.
St. John's Facilities Support
St. John's Episcopal Church
$ 22,200
Jun-19
To help pay for maintenance at the facility in Chico. St John's has housed several fire-related groups that meet at its facilities regularly, including the Camp Fire Long-Term Recovery Group, the American Red Cross and others.
Campus-Community Liaison
CSU, Chico Foundation
$ 50,000
Jun-19
Provides funding to cover a portion of the campuscommunity liaison position for Chico State. This coordinator works with community, campus and out-of-area partners, as well as the Camp Fire Long-Term Recovery Group, to encourage collaboration in recovery efforts.
Yearbook Reprints
Herff Jones Yearbooks
$ 25,000
Apr-19
Herr Jones Yearbooks requested assistance to do a professional scan of past yearbooks and then print and sell discounted yearbooks to those who lost theirs in the Camp Fire, going back as far as 1962.
Yearbooks
Children's Community Charter School
$ 4,150
Mar-19
Children's Community Charter School requested assistance to provide yearbooks for their students at Children's Community Charter School. The money will go towards the cost for 175 copies. This includes several for interested students who have had to leave the area due to the fire.
Recreation and Play Voucher Program
EveryBody Healthy Body
$ 25,000
Oct-20
A $25,000 grant will fund the organization’s Recreation and Play Voucher Program. EveryBody Healthy Body’s overall goal is to help 400-500 children get involved in some type of play or recreation. This grant will allow 100 kids the opportunity to participate in a community recreation program or an opportunity through an equipment voucher to start participating at home.
Yearbook Reprints
Herff Jones Yearbooks
$ 25,000
Apr-19
Herr Jones Yearbooks requested assistance to do a professional scan of past yearbooks and then print and sell discounted yearbooks to those who lost theirs in the Camp Fire, going back as far as 1962.