Grantmaking

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

Chico Children's Endowment Fund Grant Program

Funded by NVCF and anonymous donors

Description

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.

Eligibility

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.

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.

Stiefvater Senior Endowment Grant Program

The Emil and Leonora Stiefvater Senior Endowment

Description

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.

Eligibility

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.

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 ltodd@nvcf.org.

The Yellow Door Cares Grant

Serving individuals with ASD and their families

Description

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

Eligibility

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.

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.

Lundberg Family Foundation

Supporting organizations that provide access to basic human services

Description

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.

Eligibility

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

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.

Music Therapy Impact Grant

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

Description

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 health care

  5. 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.

Eligibility

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

Description

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.

Eligibility

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.

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

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.

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