Camp Fire Recovery

The North Valley Community Foundation has awarded more than $35 million in grants since the Camp Fire via the Butte Strong Fund, Camp Fire Relief Fund and donor-designated funds.

Camp Fire Relief Fund

In the immediate aftermath of the fire, the North Valley Community Foundation awarded grants for the immediate and overwhelming need for emergency relief and response.

Butte Strong Fund

A partnership of the North Valley Community Foundation, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and the Aaron Rodgers NorCal Fire Recovery Fund, the Butte Strong Fund was set up to work alongside communities for years after the fire.


Butte Strong Fund

The Butte Strong Fund issues grants in five categories: housing, business recovery, community development, health and wellness, and children and youth services.


Grants are approved by a committee of nine community members. So far, the Butte Strong Fund has awarded more than $29 million in grants.

The committee's funding emphasis in year two are the categories of housing and health and wellness.

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Camp Fire Relief Fund

Through the Camp Fire Relief Fund, in the six months after the fire, we awarded 210 grants for relief and response totaling more than $3.6 million. The money was given to organizations and government agencies working directly with Camp Fire survivors, often in the form of direct assistance.


The Camp Fire Relief Fund grant program closed April 2019. NVCF's assistance continues with the Butte Strong Fund. 

Please note: The Camp Fire Relief Fund is no longer accepting new applications. All applications should go through the Butte Strong Fund.

Six-month Camp Fire Relief & Recovery Report

Read our report to the community on North Valley Community Foundation's Camp Fire relief and recovery effort — with details on $55 million raised $14 million granted by the six-month anniversary, and the long-term strategies for collaboration and grants going forward

Strengthening the Safety Net in Butte County

The California Community Foundation and North Valley Community Foundation, with the help of csb consulting,  have produced a report titled “Strengthening the Safety Net in Butte County – Findings and Recommendations.”


We hope this thorough and alarming statistical analysis can be a tool for advocacy, collaboration and development of a deeper understanding of how Butte County rebuilds its social safety net after the devastating Camp Fire.

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