The Doug Hignell Memorial Fund is designed to support nonprofit organizations and projects that reflect the strong community spirit so important to Doug. His family will assist in selecting fund recipients.
This fund will provide scholarships to Pleasant Valley High School students who plan to major in a field related to video production.
Chris was a 2013 P.V. High graduate. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts (as well as the nickname “the Wizard” for his magical editing skills) from San Francisco State University in 2017. He loved his career as a video editor at Circle Visions, in Berkeley. He passed away in May 2020.
The primary activities of this Charitable Project are as follows: To raise funds that can be used for restoration of the Bethel AME Church bell tower and steeple, followed by other restoration needs as funds are available.
As our nation continues to grieve over the senseless murders of members of the African American community, a group has gathered with the vision of performing an act of service with the intention of making a statement as to the better side of us as Americans, and in this case, citizens of Chico.
The leadership at Bethel AME church has had a dream to one day restore their building’s steeple and bell tower to its original 1863 condition. After three building relocations, the building lost its bell tower and steeple. This love offering will be made with the attempt to come in the opposite spirit of the hate and bigotry, and honor the lives lost with this tangible symbol of our love and respect for the African American community.
Even with all the volunteer work that will be donated, the entire project will exceed $100,000.00. This would truly be a love offering from our community.
The primary purpose of the fund shall be to acquire goods from local businesses that are needed by nonprofit organizations to support at-risk populations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund payments and grants will serve at-risk populations as well as support local businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The purpose of this fund is to purchase meals from local Chico area restaurants and provide those meals to at-risk populations through local nonprofits. The Foundation will provide Advisors with a list of area nonprofits who are providing food to at-risk populations during the Covid-19 pandemic and can accept food deliveries from local restaurants. Advisors will then request grants be provided to particular nonprofits. Approved requests will be followed by Foundation ordering and paying local restaurants to deliver the food to the nonprofits.
The primary purpose of the Fund shall be to provide Disaster Assistance grants to employees of restaurants having table service and bars in downtown Chico (west of the 99 freeway between Eaton Avenue and the Skyway) who were laid off as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and who need financial assistance due to lack of income.
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COVID-19 Idea Fab Lab Face Shields and Face Masks for Butte County Medical Workers
Soul Centered Solutions is a nonprofit incubator fund meaning the fund will be used to establish an independent nonprofit 501c3.
Mission: Soul Centered Solutions (SCS) is dedicated to helping people access and apply the profound resources of Higher Consciousness to the felt needs and areas of struggle and challenge that characterize our everyday lives. SCS is in service to the great planetary shift that is currently taking place, a shift from ego-centered living to Soul-centered living, from living from fear and separation, to living from Wisdom and Love in service to the well-being of all.
Purpose: SCS operates from the understanding that the Universe is a multitudinous expression of a single Supreme Consciousness, called by many names, and yet beyond all names. As such all things contain some spark of this One Consciousness, however deeply buried. ‘Soul,’ as we use the term, is the Presence of that Consciousness that can be found in the heart of all beings.
It is the purpose of SCS to help people to discover and align with their Souls. ‘Soul-alignment’ is a process of perceiving that Presence within and aligning one’s thoughts, words, values, and actions with the Wisdom, Power, and Love of that Presence. Soul-alignment is a deep and pervasive reorientation in how we view ourselves and others. It is not a philosophy, but a deeply experiential shift in the center from which we operate, resulting in radical changes in how we see and feel about ourselves, how we interact with others, and how we relate to the world at large. We believe that the next stage of human evolution is to live Soul-aligned, or Soul-centered, rather than ego-centered.
Action: SCS accomplishes this purpose in the following ways: - Sessions with individuals — highly experiential sessions that progressively move from learning to heal the deep wounds of the past, to shifting one’s identity to that of the Soul, that is, a unique expressions of Divine Truth and Love. - Work with groups — an extension of individual work, but with the benefit of practically applying the principle of ‘Oneness’: that others are extensions of one’s self, that care for oneself can be of benefit to others, and that care for others can richly enhance our own lives. - Classes — multi-week classes that equip participants with conceptual understanding, as well as skills in the spiritual practices that cultivate Soul-alignment and measurable shifts in expanded consciousness. - Satsangs — gatherings around spiritual practices designed to generate glimpses of our Inner Light and inspiration regarding how to live from that Light in the world. - Consulting in organizations — practically applying the principles and practices of Soul-alignment to the organizational culture and functioning. - Collaboration with other individuals and organizations that share the common goal of being of service to the evolution of human consciousness and the transformation of global systems around the truth of our true nature and our responsibility to support and care for one another.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Rapid Response Fund for Local Nonprofits and Agencies
To help local nonprofit organizations and government agencies on the front lines prepare, rapidly respond to and deploy resources for coronavirus response in Butte, Glenn, Tehama and Colusa counties.
Those 501(c)(3) organizations and government agencies would be eligible for assistance to help prepare and deploy resources in the area. Particular attention will be focused on food security and health care for low income individuals and families including senior citizens, children and people experiencing homelessness.