Nonprofit & Agency Grants

Open to a variety of nonprofit organizations and funds, program support is offered by grantors of all types: businesses, individuals, family funds, and more. Check here for available grants, guidelines, and deadlines.

Chico Children's Endowment Grant

NVCF and Anonymous Donors

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The Chico Children’s Endowment Fund (CCEF) is a charitable fund of the North Valley Community Foundation dedicated to benefiting children in Chico and its surrounding areas with unmet physical, emotional, or mental needs. The CCEF annual strategic grant program supports and strengthens organizations serving children.

This grant program is available to organizations who assist families with children through existing programmatic offerings in Chico, California, and surrounding areas. The grant funds are unrestricted.

Grant requests will be considered on a rolling basis. Recipients may only receive one grant in a 12-month period.


Chico Children's Endowment Fund

To submit a grant request, please review the guidelines, fill out the application below, print a copy for your records and click submit. Address questions to Logan Todd at ltodd@nvcf.org.

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Stiefvater Senior Endowment Grant

The Emil & Leonora Stiefvater Senior Endowment

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The Stiefvater Senior Endowment exists to support the emotional, physical, and/or spiritual needs of older adults. Its grant program provides financial and infrastructure support to build capacity in nonprofit organizations that serve seniors.

Grant applicants are invited to complete the application in order to begin a conversation with the funder about the needs of seniors in their community. Successful applicants will describe their current efforts, their goals for growth, and how they plan to craft sustainable long-term solutions to challenges facing seniors. Grants are intended to leverage existing funds and income streams to complete or enhance existing projects.

Grant requests will be considered on a rolling basis. The Stiefvater Senior Endowment will award one grant per organization per fiscal year (September 1 – August 31).


Stiefvater Senior Endowment Fund

To submit a grant request, please review the guidelines, fill out the application below, print a copy for your records and click submit. Address questions to Logan Todd at ltodd@nvcf.org.

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Community Impact Grant

The Hignell Companies Foundation

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The Community Impact Fund of The Hignell Companies Foundation provides financial resources for the community in areas they are eager to make an impact. All grant applications are reviewed by the Community Impact Fund Advisory Team, made up of employees from The Hignell Companies. Grants are available for industry investment, social welfare, community betterment, and Christian spiritual growth and transformation.

For more information, visit The Hignell Companies website.

Guidelines for Each Priority

The Community Impact Fund has been created to fund the following areas of priority:

1. Industry Related Education Scholarships
2. Social Welfare
3. Community Betterment
4. Christian Spiritual Growth & Betterment

Below is an overview of the fund priorities we have established, along with some examples of projects that might fit those funding priorities. This list is designed only to illustrate ideas, but not limit projects or ideas that fit within the overall guidelines.

1. Industry Related Educational Scholarships
Scholarships are intended for high school, college students or alternative students in related industries such as property management, property, construction management, carpentry, cleaning, electrical, HVAC, etc. Grants can provide funds to cover fees or tuition for educational programs and conferences. An employee recommendation is required to accompany an application.

2. Social Welfare
The Social Welfare priority focuses on widows, orphans, at-risk and vulnerable populations such as women, children, seniors and the disabled in order to improve their futures and ease the strain of daily life.
Examples of FUNDABLE projects:
• Job retraining programs
• Independent living skill development
• Special outings, camps and excursions
• Emergency shelter or rehabilitation facilities

3. Community Betterment
The Community Betterment priority focuses on public safety, and programs that enhance the habitability of our community for all citizens.
Examples of FUNDABLE projects:
• Collaborative safety projects
• Sober grad night
• Specialized task forces
• Equipment
• Homeless service provision
• Programs that encourage community service

4. Christian Spiritual Growth/Transformation
The Hignell Companies Foundation is interested in investing in the personal and spiritual development of individuals served by nonprofits in the community.
Examples of FUNDABLE projects:
• Mission Trips
• Conference fees
• Counseling fees
• Books or other materials
• Retreat fees
• Group training or special speakers

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
The Community Impact Fund of The Hignell Companies Foundation provides financial resources for the community in areas of desired impact for the company. All grant applications are reviewed by an employee advisory team. Funds are available for industry related educational scholarships, social welfare, community betterment, and spiritual growth and transformation. Individuals and organizations that qualify would be one of the following:
• 501(c)(3) or charitable equivalent
• Grant request meets one of the funding priorities
• Educational institutions
• Individuals may apply for industry related educational scholarships (with Hignell employee
recommendation)
Your organization needs to be located in or serve in Butte, Tehama or Shasta Counties.
Finances
• Average gift size: $500-$2500
• The average gift amount is not guaranteed and in some cases a lesser amount will be awarded.

Quarterly deadlines are:
January 1
April 1
July 1
October 1

To submit a grant request, please review the guidelines, fill out the application, print a copy for your records and push submit. Address questions to Tina Rosenquist at Tina@Hignell.com.


Hignell Community Impact Fund

To submit a grant request, please review the guidelines, fill out the application, print a copy for your records and push submit. Address questions to Tina Rosenquist at tina@hignell.com.

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Lundberg Family Foundation

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As an expression of gratitude, The Lundberg Family Foundation seeks to serve others by supporting organizations that strive to provide creative, sustainable opportunities for access to basic human services including (but not limited to) education, sustenance and shelter.

The Lundberg Family Foundation is sustained through the Lundberg Family council, representing four generations of the family.

Average gift size: $500-$5000

The average gift amount is not guaranteed and in some cases a lesser amount will be awarded.

Grantees’ projects will match the desire of the grantor to make an impact on the community.

Grant requests will be considered on a rolling basis.

Recipients may only receive one grant in a 12-month period.

Grant recipients:
Interim Grant Report Form


Lundberg Family Foundation

To submit a grant request, please review the guidelines and fill out the application. Address questions to Logan Todd at ltodd@nvcf.org.

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Music Therapy Impact Grant

Grants to fund music interventions to address spiritual, developmental, and physical needs of the whole person.

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Music therapy is the use of evidence-based music interventions to address spiritual, developmental, and physical needs of the whole person. The immediate goals of The Music Therapy Impact Fund are to:

  1. Develop a Music Therapy Program for hospice and palliative care
  2. Provide evidence that demonstrates the efficacy of music therapy in hospice and palliative care, specifically
  3. Create the foundation for a community-initiated program that becomes an established mainstream service
  4. Establish Chico as a place for innovative healthcare
  5. Bring awareness to the profession of music therapy and the benefits in overall healthcare

Grants are available to hospice and/or palliative hospitals, facilities, or organizations to provide music therapy services or to develop in-house music therapy programs.

Grants are also available to individuals who meet the criteria of receiving hospice or palliative care, but are not receiving services from a recognized hospice/palliative care facility or organization.

USE OF FUNDS
Funds are to be used to pay for direct music therapy services. Additionally, funds may be used for materials, insurance, or travel expenses directly related to the music therapy service/program.

Any music therapist hired MUST be a current board-certified music therapist in good standing with the American Music Therapy Association.

Grant requests will be considered on a rolling basis.


Grant Process

To submit a grant request, please review the guidelines, fill out the application, make a copy, and click submit. Notification will be sent out as soon as possible and no longer than 4 weeks after grant submission.

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