In The News

NVCF In The News

Scroll through the links below to find out what the North Valley Community Foundation has been doing in the community. Keep up to date with press releases covering grants and foundation involvement in organizations around Butte County. Below there will also be articles covering updates on grants given by the Camp Fire Relief Fund and the Butte Strong Fund.

Archive

Action News Now

October 24, 2019

Our Future After the Fire: Non-profit donates $1 million to help first responders with trauma

Action News Now covered the $1 million donation from the NVCF to the Butte County Sheriff’s Office supporting specialized counseling and fitness programs for first responders. 

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Chico Enterprise-Record

October 24, 2019

Shortage of case management workers concerns Butte County supervisors

The Chico Enterprise-Record covers the case management worker shortage in Butte County. Due to the shortage, the work load has mostly fallen upon nonprofits including the North Valley Community Foundation. 

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Chico State Today

October 23, 2019

University’s Ecological Reserves Receive Funding for Forest Therapy for Community Recovery Project

Chico State Today reported on CSU, Chico’s Ecological Reserve receiving a $49,683 grant from NVCF’s Butte Strong Fund for the “Forest Therapy for Community Recovery” project.

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Action News Now

October 23, 2019

Paradise Rebuilding and Recovery: Town to receive $346,000 for Resiliency Center

Action News Now reported Paradise recovery updates, highlighting the $346,000 grant the NVCF’s Butte Strong Fund has approved for the Building Resiliency Center in Paradise. 

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Paradise Post

October 23, 2019

Town moves Hope Plaza plan forward

The Paradise Post reported on the advancement of plans for the Hope Plaza Camp Fire Memorial. Plan proponent Paradise Town Manager Chuck Rough mentioned working with NVCF to endorse the project.

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Paradise Post

October 23, 2019

$800,000 more in housing-related grants released

The Paradise Post covered the NVCF’s Butte Strong Fund announcing it has approved new grants totaling more than $800,000 for Camp Fire housing recovery efforts. 

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Chico Enterprise-Record

October 14, 2019

Gavin Newsom signs bill allowing Paradise emergency room

The Chico Enterprise-Record reported on Governor Gavin Newsom signing a bill allowing Adventist Health to build a new emergency in Paradise. A grant from the NVCF is helping to fund the ems construction. 

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KFBK News Sacramento

October 11, 2019

The Salvation Army Of Chico’s “Power Outage Café”

KFBK News reported on the Salvation Army of Chico and the NVCF’s effort to open a Power Outage Cafe for those affected by PG&E’s Public Safety Power Shutoff. 

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Red Bluff Daily News

October 10, 2019

Red Bluff residents continue finding ways through power outage

The Red Bluff Daily News covered the PG&E Public Power Safety Shutoff and its effect on Red Bluff residents. Mentioned in the story is the Salvation Army of Chico and NVCF’s effort to open a Power Outage Cafe for those without electricity. 

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Action News Now

October 10, 2019

The Salvation Army of Chico opens power outage cafe

With the prompt help of the NVCF, the Salvation Army of Chico opened a Power Outage Cafe for those affected by PG&E’s Public Safety Powr Shutoffs. 

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Glenn County Transcript

October 8, 2019

Dogs in blue

Glenn County Transcript created a feature piece on Orland Police Department Officer Grant Carmon and his German Shepherd mix partner, Ruger. Those wanting to donate to Orland PD can do so through the NVCF website.

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Glenn County Transcript

October 8, 2019

CHIP receives grants for Camp Fire housing recovery

The Glenn County Transcript reported on CHIP’s press release announcing their accumulation of over $500,000 in grants from the NVCF and the Butte Strong Fund. These funds will help fund their Camp Fire housing recovery efforts. 

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Chico Enterprise-Record

October 7, 2019

American Fitness Contests donates to Camp Fire relief

Funds raised from the American Fitness Contests’ Kids Adventure Course and the Sierra Nevada Classic Fitness Expo were presented to the NVCF and the Butte Strong Fund. Both events helped raise over $1,600. 

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Chico Enterprise-Record

October 6, 2019

Doc Burnstein’s Ice Cream Benefit

The first evening Doc Burnstein’s Ice Cream Lab opening was dedicated to raising funds for Camp Fire Survivors. Over $800 was raised for the North Valley Community Foundation. 

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Ambulance Service Back in Paradise

October 4 & 5, 2019

New EMS Base Station in Paradise

The Paradise Post and Action News Now covered Adventist Health’s announcement of securing funds to build a new EMS base station in Paradise. The NVCF’s Butte Strong Fund has granted Adventist Health with $49,000 for the venture.

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CHIP moves forward with rebuilding affordable housing

October 2 & 4, 2019

CHIP moves forward with rebuilding affordable housing

The Paradise Post and Action News Now reported on the Community Housing Improvement Program’s announcement to rebuild the burned down Paradise Community Village. This was made possible with a $560,000 grant from the NVCF’s Butte Strong Fund.

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September 2019 Highlights

Chico Enterprise-Record

September 27, 2019

Editorial: Voting topic of league event Saturday

All voting in Butte County from now on will be through mail-in ballots. To spread the word about  the change, the Butte County League of Women’s Voters will be holding an informational event. The NVCF is available to accept donations on behalf of the league. 

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Chico Enterprise-Record

September 26, 2019

Chico celebrates compassion in the face of cancer

Celebration Chico is being held on Saturday, Sept. 28. The celebration intends to benefit the Celebration Compassion Fund for Enloe Regional Cancer Center cancer patients. Celebration is a charitable fund of the North Valley Community Foundation.

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Action News Now

September 25, 2019

Paradise families receive “Welcome Home Kits”

The NVCF provided the “Throwing Fish Foundation” with a $30,000 grant to make 150 kits for Camp Fire survivors. 

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Action News Now

September 24, 2019

Paradise Rebuilding and Recovery: Town will open one-stop-shop Building Resiliency Center

Action News Now provides a debris removal update report, as well as other updates, including NVCF’s Butte Strong Fund $1 million cash assistance to Camp Fire survivors.

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Globe Newswire

September 24, 2019

FHLBank San Francisco Awards $781,250 in Grants for Five Disaster Recovery and Resiliency Initiatives in California

The Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco has provided $781,250 in grants for for disaster recovery initiatives in Northern California. The Bank, to date, have pledged $625,500 to a number of organizations, one of them being the NVCF. 

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Chico Enterprise-Record

September 23, 2019

New ice cream store Doc Burnstein’s Ice Cream Lab coming to downtown Chico

Proceeds from sales during the Thursday, Sept. 26 opening will be donated to the NVCF’s Camp Fire Relief Fund. 

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Paradise Post

September 20, 2019

Camp Fire News and Information

The Paradise Post reports on news updates and upcoming events in the community. NVCF, along with the Boys and Girls Club and Anthem Blue Cross, hosted a resource round-up. 

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Paradise Post

September 21, 2019

NVCF hands out another $1 million

NVCF’s Butte Strong Fund have committed $1 million toward tree removal upkeep, Paradise ambulance service restoration, and to recovery centers in Magalia. 

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Philanthropy News Digest

September 21, 2019

Community Foundation Update

The Philanthropy News Digest reported on the CCF and NVCF’s Strengthening the Safety Net in Butte County Findings and Recommendations, a published report on health-related needs of Camp Fire survivors and the strain on local resources. 

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Chico Enterprise-Record

September 19, 2019

Latest Butte Strong Fund grants include ambulances, $1 million in cash assistance

The latest round of the NVCF’s Butte Strong Fund grants total more the $1.6 million for direct Camp Fire assistance. 

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Action News Now

September 18, 2019

NVCF commits $1 million for cash assistance to Camp Fire survivors

The North Valley community foundation announced that it committed another $1 million for cash assistance to Camp Fire survivors.

 

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Globe Newswire

September 17, 2019

Wildfire Relief Fund Commits $11 Million to Support California Communities Impacted by 2018 Wildfires

With this additional $11 million, a total of $17.2 million has been granted to longer-term recovery efforts. The NVCF is a recipient of funds from the CCF’s Wildfire Relief Fund.

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Chico Enterprise-Record

September 13, 2019

Connecting patients to health care a struggle after Camp Fire

Volunteers to hold free clinic this weekend; providers to hold summit this week. 

The NVCF, Physicians for a Healthy California and Butte-Glenn Medical Society hosted a conference to address health care needs for Camp Fire survivors. 

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Chico Enterprise-Record

September 11, 2019

North state granted $1.1 million for Camp Fire relief

For its Camp Fire recovery and relief efforts, the NVCF has been granted $1.1 million from the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, the Camp Fire Long Term Recovery Group and the Community Housing Improvement Program. 

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Chico Enterprise-Record

September 11, 2019

Butte College sees major drop in enrolled students after Camp Fire

The Chico Enterprise-Record reported the decreased enrollment at Butte College following the Camp Fire. A grant from the NVCF and the Aaron Rogers Foundation had been given to the college for students in need of financial support. 

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Action News Now

September 10, 2019

Healing program for students and teachers of Paradise

A grant provided by the North Valley Community Foundation to the school district has funded the year-long program.

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Oroville Mercury-Register

September 9, 2019

Flag replacement | Snapshot

Chico Chapter Daughter of the American Revolution took part in the Paradise Parade of Flags Replacement Project. The funds for the project were provided by the Butte Strong Fund through the North Valley Community Foundation. 

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Chico Enterprise-Record

September 7, 2019

Local competitors show their physique for Camp Fire relief

The Sierra Nevada Classic Fitness Expo was held at Chico State in an effort to fundraise for Camp Fire relief through the North Valley Community Foundation and the Butte Strong Fund. 

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Chico Enterprise-Record

September 3, 2019

First 5 Butte County gets new director

Butte Strong Fund committee member Anna Bauer will be taking the position of executive director of the First 5 Butte County Children and Families Commission. 

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KRCR News

September 3, 2019

“Some things don’t go away”: Pee Wee Preschool reopens to Paradise kids

KRCR News reported the reopening of Pee Wee Preschool since its closure after the Camp Fire. With the help of grant from the Butte Strong Fund, renovations to the building made it safe enough for kids to return.

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August 2019 Highlights

Chico Enterprise-Record

August 31, 2019

Seniors, Paradise residents get a workout at Paradise U

The Chico Enterprise-Record covers Paradise U’s new, free fitness classes offered to Camp Fire survivors. This program was made possible from funds provided by the NVCF and the Aaron Rodgers Foundation. 

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Chico Enterprise-Record

August 28, 2019

Editorial: Fire victims taking charge more and more

The Chico Enterprise-Record editorial discusses the ways in which Camp Fire victims are showing further signs of hope and recovery over time. 

Mentioned in the story is the communal sawmill, funded by the NVCF, for Concow residents rebuilding their homes. 

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Philanthropy News Digest

August 23, 2019

Center for Disaster Philanthropy Awards Grants Totaling $5.8 Million

The Philanthropy News Digest covers the Center for Disaster Philanthropy grants totaling over $5.8 million. NVCF is one of the seven non-profits to receive grants through the 2018 CDP California Wildfires Recovery Fund.

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Upgraded Living

August 2019

The Weight of Reading

Upgraded Living feature story covers the importance of Reading Pals, a local literacy campaign operated by NVCF, and its impact in the community

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California Native Plant Society

August 20, 2019

California Native Plant Society Releases Statewide Wildfire Recovery Guide

A new, science-based resource addresses post-fire land care and common misconceptions.

The California Native Plant Society covers the NVCF’s contribution that helped fund the statewide booklet

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Chico Enterprise-Record

August 19. 2019

Butte County receives 2020 Census update

$180,000 will be spent in Butte County for outreach

The Chico Enterprise-Record covers the NVCF’s efforts to accurately collect census data despite challenges in the counting process

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Butte Strong Fund Coverage

August 19-20, 2019

Butte Strong Fund Awarded Grants totaling over $800,000 for Camp Fire Recovery

The Paradise Post, Chico ER and Action News Now covered the NVCF’s contribution to the 17 grants awarded by the Butte Strong Fund

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Chico Enterprise-Record

August 17, 2019

Six Camp Fire recovery projects

The Chico Enterprise-Record covers projects spearheaded by staff, faculty and students that have been supported by the Butte Strong Fund. 

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Action News Now

August 14, 2019

Chico schools prepare for rising number of students

The surge that followed the November fire is continuing through the 2019-2020 school year as many families have made Chico a permanent home.

Action News Now covers the NVCF’s involvement securing grants for new part-time high school counselors. 

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KRCR News

August 13, 2019

Hard to count areas at the forefront of Butte County census presentations

KRCR News covers the difficulty census officials have counting everyone in Butte County due to varying demographic and socioeconomic factors. 

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Action News Now

August 12, 2019

State and Federal lawmakers held town hall meeting to discuss wildfire recovery in Butte County

Action News Now covered the August 12 town hall meeting held to share concerns regarding wildfire recovery efforts. 

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Chico Enterprise-Record

August 12, 2019

Butte County leaders look to finalize Centerville Road project

2020 Census and critical Camp Fire updates to be heard

The Chico Enterprise-Record covers advancements made in the Upper Centerville Road project to repair critically damaged roads and facilities. Updates regarding the 2020 Census are also reported. 

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July 2019 Highlights

Paradise Post

July 25, 2019

Schools in Paradise prepare for return in 3 weeks
Nearly two thirds of the students are expected to enroll elsewhere

The Paradise Post covered the upcoming school start deadline for the Paradise schools and some of the plans for the upcoming school year. 

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Washington Post

July 23, 2019

Forced from Paradise
Leaving home after one of America’s deadliest fires. 

The Washington Post discusses the relocating issues after the Camp Fire and how the road to recovery is a long one.

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June 2019 Highlights

Chico Enterprise-Record

June 28, 2019

‘Hard-to-reach households and individuals’: Butte County’s 2020 Census challenges

The Chico Enterprise-Record covered the 2020 census plans for Butte County and how the Camp Fire causing many people to be displaced has made it more difficult to get accurate numbers. 

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Paradise Post

June 25, 2019

NCVF issues six month Camp Fire report

Paradise Post covers the publishing of NVCF’s six month report on their involvement in the Camp Fire relief effort. 

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May 2019 Highlights

Chico Enterprise-Record

May 30, 2019

North Valley Community Foundation lands nonprofit of the year

The Chico Enterprise-Record covered NVCF being chosen by  Assemblyman James Gallagher to be one of the nonprofit organizations to be recognized as 2019 Nonprofit of the Year.

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Chico News & Review

May 23, 2019

‘Resource for repair’ Jess Mercer makes healing art with Camp Fire kids

Chico News & Review covered the involvement of NVCF in the Boys & Girls club after receiving a grant from NVCF to help fund projects. 

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April 2019 Highlights

Chico Enterprise-Record

April 30, 2019

NVCF: More than $400,000 given to Camp Fire-related programs

The Chico E-R released an article covering NVCF releasing 22 more grants through the Camp Fire Relief Fund, totaling over $400,000. 

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Chico Enterprise-Record

April 25, 2019

Enterprise-Record selects wildfire reporter in Report for America partnership
Camille von Kaenel will start with the newspaper in June

The Chico Enterprise – Record will be welcoming Camille von Kaenel who will be focusing on wildfire stories in this coming year. She will also be supported partially by the North Valley Community Foundation.

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