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.
Recipients may only receive one grant in a 12-month period unless specifically invited to apply again by the committee.
How to create an account in NVCF's Grant System
The Diane Ruby Memorial Hope Fund Grant
The Diane Ruby Memorial Hope Fund was established to honor Diane Ruby, a long-time NVCF board member, who passed away in 2020. Diane was known for her overwhelming kindness, tenderheartedness, and generosity. Her servant heart and unwavering faith allowed her to passionately immerse herself in giving to others. This program will provide a means to love, encourage, serve, and financially support those affected by the death of a loved one.
This grant program is available to assist those in financial need as a result of the death of a family member for residents within the Chico area. An approved grant will pay vendors on behalf of the applicant for expenses including costs associated with the death (funeral, medical), rent, utilities, car payments, and credit card payments.
Chico Children's Endowment Fund Grant Program
Funded by NVCF and anonymous donors
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 and surrounding areas. The grant funds are unrestricted.
Stiefvater Senior Endowment Grant Program
The Emil and Leonora Stiefvater Senior Endowment
The Emil and Leonora 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 seekers are invited to apply in order to begin a conversation with the funder about the needs of seniors in their community. This grant program strongly prioritizes proposals that provide basic needs to seniors (food, shelter, access to medical care, among other basic needs). Proposals in which seniors are not the primary audience of the program will not be considered. Grants are intended to leverage existing funds and income streams to complete or enhance existing projects.
The Stiefvater Senior Endowment will award one grant per organization per fiscal year (September 1 – August 31).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Yellow Door Cares Grant
Serving individuals with ASD and their families
As an expression of gratitude, The Yellow Door seeks to serve others by funding individuals with ASD and their families in a wide range of needs (but not limited to) education, medical expenses, food & shelter. Medical and education requests must have evidence of best practices as deemed by substantial scientific evidence as determined by the grant director. Potential gifts for need could include: Gas, Lodging for Traveling out of town for services or medical Co-pays Prescriptions Diapers, Groceries, cleaning supplies PG&E or other necessary utilities or household needs Special medical or technological equipment
Average gift size: $100-300
The average gift amount is not guaranteed and in some cases a lesser amount will be awarded. Grantees needs must reflect a substantial family need and demonstration of how the funds will directly affect an individual with ASD.
Lundberg Family Foundation
Supporting organizations that provide access to basic human services
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-$5,000
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. The committee makes grant decisions twice a year: March and September
Music Therapy Impact Grant
Grants to fund music interventions to address spiritual, developmental and physical needs of the whole person.
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:
Develop a music therapy program for hospice and palliative care
Provide evidence that demonstrates the efficacy of music therapy in hospice and palliative care, specifically
Create the foundation for a community-initiated program that becomes an established mainstream service
Establish Chico as a place for innovative health care
Bring awareness to the profession of music therapy and the benefits in overall health care
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 four weeks after grant submission.
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.
Community Impact Grant
The Hignell Companies Foundation
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, https://www.hignell.com/why-hignell/hignell-foundation.
The Community Impact Fund has been created to fund the following areas of priority:
Industry Related Education Scholarships
Christian Spiritual Growth & Betterment
One the grant page 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.