North Valley Community Foundation's COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund Grant Program will help employers reward workers and volunteers who are serving at-risk populations.

The NVCF COVID-19 Employee Care Grant Program is for nonprofits that serve vulnerable populations and residential care facilities. Companies and organizations in Butte, Glenn, Tehama and Colusa counties can apply for grants that reward employees and volunteers with self-care initiatives or gestures. With the coronavirus pandemic complicating an already difficult year, many of these workers think of themselves last. This grant helps employers do something for these front-line workers and volunteers.

Applications are currently closed. If you have questions regarding the grant application process or the guidelines, contact Logan Todd, Vice President of Grant Programs and Client Services, at

Jesus Center

 Boys and Girls Clubs of the North Valley

 Youth For Change

 Northern Valley Catholic Social Service

 Sycamore Glen Active Retirement Community

 Country Village

 Valley Oak Children’s Services

 Children’s Hope Foster Family Agency

 Hmong Cultural Center of Butte County

 African American Family and Cultural Center

 Community Housing Improvement Program

 Orchard Hospital

Feather River Health Foundation

 Chico State University School of Social Work

 Butte County Local Food Network

 True North Housing Alliance

 Empower Tehama

Almond Blossom Assisted Living

 Community Action Agency of Butte County

 Reading Pals

 Family Service Agency of Tehama County

 Caring Choices, Safe Space Winter Shelter


 Northern California Youth and Family Programs

 Stonewall Alliance

 Dreamcatchers Empowerment Network

 Disability Action Center

 The Salvation Army


 Friends of the Chico Animal Shelter

 Westside Domestic Violence Shelter

 Butte-Glenn 211

From the Ground Up Farms

Staff or volunteer appreciation and gratitude events (Zoom celebration with food, music, mindfulness, etc.)

Self-care options for your staff (massage sessions, music classes, book clubs, meditation apps, staff social gathering, etc.)

Exercise options (virtual exercise class, exercise equipment, etc.)

Special recognition for employees (gift certificates, gift baskets, certificates of appreciation, gratitude gifts, etc.)

January 26, 2021

NVCF awards more than $100,000 to organizations with employee and volunteers serving at-risk populations during pandemic