Nonprofits & Agencies

Regional nonprofits rely on and take advantage of the fiscal strength and investment expertise provided by North Valley Community Foundation. In turn, nonprofits can concentrate on making a direct impact in the community. Our partners represent some of the most diverse nonprofits in the North Valley.

Get Started

These steps will help you identify the type of NVCF fund or program that can best serve your organization’s needs.

Our expertise lets changemakers focus on their impact

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Set the scope and strategic plan for your social endeavor

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Start making a difference!

Fiscal Sponsorship

North Valley Community Foundation serves as a fiscal sponsor for charitable projects that do not have an affiliation with a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We provide the means for charitable contributions and grants to be received and handle the many administrative functions for the charitable projects, allowing volunteers to focus on their charitable mission. We can also act as fiscal sponsor for 501(c)(3) organizations when collaborating on grants, as well as assist with the administrative aspects of their operations.

Social Enterprise Incubator

The North Valley Community Foundation helps new community charitable projects without nonprofit status get off the ground by providing fiscal and administrative support in the form of a social enterprise incubator. NVCF has launched the Social Enterprise Incubator to community efforts, including emerging project ideas that need incubation, philanthropic collaborations among foundations, community efforts responding to crises, and projects of limited duration.

Program Sponsor Fund

Our clients want to do good throughout the community, however doing good often requires some type of general liability and activity-specific insurance. As a program sponsor, NVCF can provide the type of coverage hosting programs and events needs.

Nonprofit Advised Funds

A designated fund is a pass-through fund at NVCF. It is a simple and efficient way to fund a specific project or program.

Endowment Funds

Endowments invest in the marketplace so as to grow the principle while also allowing annual disbursements to nonprofits. Nonprofit organizations often partner with NVCF to manage their endowment funds for long-term benefit.

Giving Circles

The concept is as simple as it is powerful. A Giving Circle is formed when individuals come together, pool their resources, and determine where to give their money (and other resources such as volunteer time), while creatively and effectively addressing challenges in our communities.


Our process of facilitation through our Center for Community Engagement is a collaborative process of bringing appropriate stakeholders around community initiatives.  NVCF is a neutral convener to address regional issues, bringing  together diverse groups of problem-solvers, mobilizing resources, and equipping community leaders.  

Benefits to Nonprofits & Agencies

The North Valley Community Foundation specializes in partnering with nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and community associations. Whether it's for a particular project or program, or through strategic fundraising strategies, we want to help. NVCF believes that collaborative and effective strategies for community impact can achieve better results for transformation, whatever the charitable cause you are tackling.

Streamlined Process

NVCF facilitates a process that focuses on your charitable goals and realizing your dreams for social impact.  Creating a charitable fund at NVCF is an easy, low-cost alternative to forming and administering a private foundation or nonprofit organization. Our professional program staff can help you understand community needs, assess local organizations, and direct gift dollars to high-impact areas.

Community Engagement

One of the most powerful advantages NVCF has to offer is an inspiring experience of philanthropy. NVCF includes a network of highly engaged and passionate community members. You don’t have to make social change alone. NVCF is a network of social entrepreneurs, donors, community activists and influencers who desire to be a part of making our community better. This network is involved in both international and social ventures seeking to make a difference in a myriad of ways.


NVCF accepts a wide variety of gifts – including cash, stocks, real estate, and other assets. We can help you create a fund that addresses virtually any charitable purpose.

Planned Giving

Planned Giving is an important means to transfer personal or family resources (wealth/ assets) into philanthropy for the benefit of charitable causes and nonprofits—locally, nationally, or internationally. NVCF can facilitate this process.

Cost Savings

Due to the economies of scale and the charitable mission of the community foundation, we offer these services and products at the lowest cost to the donor.

Strategic Philanthropy

The North Valley Community Foundation specializes in helping individuals, families, and businesses create strategic philanthropy plans, working to help you identify the scope of your giving to maximize community impact. Our process of facilitation results in a plan that identifies your giving mission, scope, interests, and procedures. Through this process, we harness your ideas to create grant processes, ventures, and initiatives that lead to tangible outcomes.

Tax Benefits

NVCF offers maximum federal and state tax benefits. As a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization, donors may deduct contributions as provided in IRC 170 of the U.S. Tax Code. Donor receipts are distributed on a quarterly basis.