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NORTH COMPLEX FIRE

GRANT PROGRAM

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This fund exists to raise money to support nonprofits and agencies providing immediate assistance to evacuees, animals and others impacted by fires in our area. 

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The Wildfire Relief & Recovery Fund supports the rebuilding and revitalization of communities throughout our region impacted by wildfire. Tragically, the wildfires have become more and more dangerous, happen more frequently and are incredibly destructive in recent years. More specifically our region has suffered immensely. The impact of these fires has been felt by everyone in our region, and it will take many years of collaborative work for us to rebuild and revitalize homes, health, and wellbeing for all of our neighbors. 

Our goal is to work collaboratively with the nonprofit, government, philanthropic and private sectors to accelerate recovery and rebuilding to create a thriving, resilient and even stronger region. 

The North Complex Fire Grant Program is closed, however, you may still contribute the Wildfire Relief and Recovery Fund to support other relief efforts. 

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In December 2021, the North Complex Fire Grant Program closed after granting a total of $1,167,940 for survivors. 

Grants Issued

Grant
Amount
Description
Butte County CERT
$10,000
To purchase radio equipment required to assist the community
Northern Valley Catholic Social Service
$10,000
To provide a walk-in location for services critical to the recovery of fire survivors at the Lakeside Wildfire Recovery Resource Center
Yankee Hill Fire Safe Council
$10,000
For the North Complex Fire Small Business and Family Relief Project allowing for vouchers to be distributed to those in need to be used at local stores
The Salvation Army, Chico
$10,000
Gift cards for survivors to be distributed at the Local Assistance Center
Pioneer Union Elementary School District
$10,000
For "Give Away Days" every two to three weeks where families can receive donated items along with a gift card for food/gas
American Red Cross
$10,000
To support Gridley evacuation centers
Oroville Hope Center
$10,000
To provide gas and essential supplies to fire survivors
Oroville Southside Community Improvement Association
$10,000
Basic hygiene products, mobile shower and laundry unit usage, and additional cleaning due to COVID-19
Paradise Gleaners/Butte County Gleaners
$10,000
To provide basic needs and comfort to those most affected by the COVID crisis
Lake Madrone Water District
$125,000
For a fire prevention project in the Berry Creek area completing a fire break surrounding its 484-acre district
BC Volunteer Fire Dept. Company 52
$17,773
To replace items that will keep power and water to building in order to aid in community response efforts
Oroville Southside Community Improvement Association
$2,000
To purchase meals for Bear Fire survivors for the organization's drive-through Thanksgiving dinner giveaway
American Humane
$2,000
The grant would help cover the costs of medical supplies, pet food, supplies, shelter costs, transportation costs, and other costs associated with the deployment.
The Axiom Project
$2,250
To support clothing giveaways for fire survivors
Northern Valley Catholic Social Service
$2,500
To provide fire survivors with emergency gas cards
Gateway Science Museum - From Earthquakes to Epidemics
$2,500
To support the Gateway Science Museum during the From Earthquakes to Epidemics: How Disaster's Transform California's People and Places exhibit. The exhibit will talk about lessons learned and way that we can prepare for the future disasters, including wildfires.
Yankee Hill Fire Safe Council
$20,000
Vouchers to provide gas, propane, toiletries, groceries, meals pet supplies and household goods
Help Central Inc. (Butte-Glenn 211)
$23,760
To conduct intake, needs assessment, facilitate connection to available resources and provide follow up and care coordination for recovery
St. Vincent de Paul
$25,000
For simple unmet needs for disaster case managers
Project Camp
$25,000
To support the creation of a coalition of child-focused individuals and groups to help address the needs of children and families in future disasters.
Butte County
$25,000
For fire survivor assistance of safe and stable housing
Northern Valley Catholic Social Service
$25,000
For gift cards in response to the North Complex Fire
United Policyholders
$25,000
To provide fire-impacted families with up to $5,000 in assistance to secure temporary housing during their period of displacement
Butte County Dept. of Employment and Social Services
$25,000
To assist survivors in transitioning from sheltering or unsheltered status to the next step in their recovery
Butte Hope/NVCSS
$25,000
To provide gift cards for food to survivors
Mountain Springs Grange
$25,565
To rebuild and enhance an outdoor gathering space at the grange property in Feather Falls
Butte County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue
$26,000
To purchase of Nomex suits and fire shelters for teams performing searches for missing people in burned-over areas
Northern Valley Catholic Social Service
$29,430
To support Butte Hope which provides mental health support, education and referrals to fire survivors throughout the area
Tiny Pine Foundation
$3,100
To deliver free firewood to 75 fire-affected households
Butte County
$34,500
To help remove financially barriers so survivors can safely rebuild and move home, and to re-establish communities
Home & Heart
$35,000
To support the hiring of a program coordinator, pay for technical support to adapt current CRM and support executive director.
Help Central Inc. (Butte-Glenn 211)
$4,000
To provide tarps, dehumidifiers and winter supplies for survivors in need
NVCF & United Way
$410,562
The Unmet Needs Roundtable will provide another outlet for resources to help case managers and their clients reach recovery goals.
Boys & Girls Club of the North Valley
$5,000
To immediately respond to and bring resources to families that have been displaced
Berry Creek Community Council
$5,000
To provide food and gas cards for basic needs in winter.
Northern Valley Catholic Social Service
$5,000
To provide gift cards for fire survivors attending the Bear Fire Remembrance event at Lakeside Plaza
Northern Valley Catholic Social Service
$5,000
To purchase meals for Bear Fire survivors to sign up for disaster case management services at two Resources Round Up events
Berry Creek Community Council
$5,000
To provide food and gas cards for basic needs in winter
Northern Valley Catholic Social Service
$5,000
For gift cards that encouraged Bear Fire survivors to sign up for disaster case management services at two Resource Round Up events
Northern Valley Catholic Social Service
$5,000
To purchase meals for Bear Fire survivors for the organization’s drive-through Thanksgiving dinner giveaway
Tiny Pine Foundation
$5,000
To provide electric blankets to fire survivors
Northern Valley Catholic Social Service
$5,000
For gift card distribution to fire survivors
Northern Valley Catholic Social Service
$5,000
Gas cards for Butte County Office of Education (Pioneer (Berry Creek), Hearthstone, OCESD, OUHSD)
Paradise Evangelical Free Church
$5,000
The funding we receive will go towards the purchase of tools and equipment needed to remove brush, cut up felled trees, and clean up properties.
From the Ground Up Farms, Inc.
$5,000
To provide gift cards for gas, groceries and shelter as direct aid to the new and old fire evacuees
Paradise Gleaners/Butte County Gleaners
$5,000
To collaborate with E&J's Mobile Kitchen to provide food and resources for fire victims, first responders and all their pet needs
Sewa International
$5,000
To donate food, fresh vegetables, fruits, hygiene kits, gas cards, gift cards to evacuees in Oroville area weekly
Tiny Pine Foundation
$5,000
To supply gift cards to help North Complex Fire evacuees and survivors obtain gas and food
Youth for Change (6th Street Center)
$5,000
Supplying food, lodging vouchers and supplies for foster youth and foster families
Northern Valley Catholic Social Service
$5,000
Gift cards for gas and food for victims
Boys & Girls Clubs of the North Valley
$5,000
To provide gift cards, gas cards and hotel vouchers to displaced families
North Valley Animal Disaster Group
$5,000
To shelter evacuated animals
United Way of Northern California
$50,000
To support the unmet needs of North Complex Fire survivors through case management.
NVCF COVID-19 Employee Care Grant Program
$50,000
Approved transfer from Wildfire Relief and Recovery Fund approved December 16, 2020
Paradise Alliance Church
$62,500
To expand the defensible space program to the Bear/North Complex Fire
Oroville Rescue Mission
$7,000
To provide gift cards, mission supplies and blankets to fire survivors
Butte County Sheriff Search and Rescue
$9,900
To purchase supplies necessary for search and rescue efforts
 

Media

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NSPR SPECIAL COVERAGE

Listen to NSPR's COVID-19 special coverage interviewing President and CEO, Alexa Benson-Valavanis about how the responding to the Camp Fire has prepared NVCF to help survivors during the latest wildfires.

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NORTH COMPLEX FIRE INFO

Click the graphic above for more information about the North Complex Fire and NVCF response and recovery efforts.