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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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Community Development Grant Program 

The Butte Strong Fund is accepting inquiries from organizations seeking funding for community development projects in the Camp Fire burn area.

Though the Butte Strong Fund remains focused on its top two priorities of housing and health and wellness, groups can make requests over the next month for funding to augment larger projects to help build or rebuild community landmarks and gathering places.

Please review the grant guidelines before applying for a Butte Strong Fund grant. Note: the grant inquiry will not be required for the community development grant application.

Deadline Nov. 17

 

Eligibility

To be eligible to request funding, an organization must clearly show the direct benefit to Butte County community members impacted by the Camp Fire that will be achieved through their project or program and clearly demonstrate the relationship with the key area of work that the request is being submitted under. See grant inquiry eligibility criteria below.

STEP 1: Grant Inquiry

To predetermine eligibility, the representative for the applying organization will create an account in the grant system and apply to the appropriate program (See Currently Active Programs below). Inquiries will be evaluated and responded to within 30 days, and if the proposal fits Butte Strong Fund priorities and guidelines, you will be invited to submit a more detailed application.

If you are applying to the Butte Strong Fund - Capacity Building grant program, there is no grant inquiry. Simply select Butte Strong Fund - Capacity Building Grant Program below and apply to that program from the Grant Portal.

Note: the grant inquiry will not be required for the community development grant application.

STEP 2: Full Application

Those who are invited to apply will be asked to provide more details to the proposal submitted in the inquiry stage. This will include a detailed program/project budget as well as specific, measurable outcomes the proposal seeks to address.

Please note: The Butte Strong Fund does not have a direct assistance program. Individuals are not eligible for direct funding. Funding is provided only to eligible organizations that are directly serving people displaced by the Camp Fire. We rely on the collective capacity of our partner organizations to most effectively and directly give the necessary assistance to those displaced by the Camp Fire.

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How to Apply

Refer to the links below to learn how to create an account on the grant interface and how to apply. Please review the grant guidelines before applying for a Butte Strong Fund grant.