Community Leadership

NVCF builds and energizes a community of engaged citizens who strengthen the common good. We are a neutral convener—a nonpartisan “action tank” committed to regional problem-solving and collaborative impact. We act as a bridge, uniting neighbors and organizations that together can make a real difference in our community.

Community Visionaries

NVCF identifies emerging challenges in our region and addresses them by bringing together diverse groups of problem-solvers, mobilizing resources, and equipping community leaders.

Community-benefit projects sometimes need a place to incubate their ideas without having to become independent nonprofit organizations. We support, champion, and provide services to unincorporated nonprofit projects that benefit the community.

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Program Sponsorships

The North Valley Community Foundation helps new community charitable programs without nonprofit status get off the ground by providing fiscal and administrative support as well as insurance coverage.

Social Venture Incubator

NVCF helps identify and launch the next generation of high impact social ventures. We invest in bold ideas, providing changemakers with a comprehensive set of innovative resources to profit the world.


One of our greatest contributions to the community is our ability to bring people together to engage in public discussions and problem solving.


Community leadership requires collaboration and we partner with other foundations, corporations, nonprofits, donors and government agencies on cross-sector solutions that multiply our reach and impact.


NVCF offers the knowledge, skills and tools to help community members be as effective as possible in working with others to create the future together.

Whether you are an established or emerging leader or work in business, government, education, or public service, each of us has an important role to play in making our organizations and communities all they can be.

Reading Pals is a local literacy campaign started by community members who recognize the importance of reading and the implications that illiteracy will have on our community if the problem is not addressed. 

We are committed to providing every child an opportunity for an excellent education through one-on-one reading help for students who currently do not read at grade level with a focus on 3rd grade.

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Clean & Safe Chico

Clean & Safe Chico is an action group comprised of diverse organizations that have come together to address growing concerns about cleanliness and safety issues in Chico through collaborative problem-solving, resource-sharing, research, and advocacy. All participants vet the projects presented under the Clean & Safe Chico umbrella, but endorsement for particular programs, policies, and issues must be given by each individual organization to show support.

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