To enhance the charitable contributions to the Nonprofit, illuminAid, through the Foundation website and provide an opportunity for donations to be made online with credit cards.
illuminAid's mission is to help in educating the world’s poorest billion people through low-cost video technology. illuminAid envisions a world where electricity, illiteracy, location, language and materials are no longer barriers to positive social change. Through locally created video instruction, small improvements in knowledge dissemination can fuel this progress for individuals and communities. Each person deserves the opportunity to improve their life through education. Each person should be able to learn within a community–regardless of language, literacy, or location. Each person should receive highly-relevant instruction from the best teachers in the community. Each person should benefit from efficient and effective instruction through video technologies.
The fund purpose is to assist in the establishment of Story Makers as a nonprofit legal entity. Story Makers will bring a nonprofit community writing hub to Chico, offering free writer's workshop sessions to children, teens, and adults.
C.S. Lewis brilliantly said: "You can make anything by writing." At Story Makers, we believe this to be true on so many levels. Now more than ever, students need support, positive mentors, a creative outlet, and a sense of purpose and belonging. Writing provides a pathway to all of this and more. Story Makers is geared toward students age 5-18, as well as adults in the community. Our writing workshops will cover dozens of different themes and genres, and they will be completely free to those registered. Workshops will be taught by educators, industry professionals, and CSUC students.
The fund purpose is to assist in the establishment of The Good Kitchen as a nonprofit legal entity within California and as a 501c3 under the Code. Fund Advisors agree that said purpose shall be diligently pursued and accomplished within 18 months of creation of this Fund. The Good Kitchen will feed those in Butte county in need with wholesome, home cooked, restaurant quality meals.
The Good Kitchen is an up and coming nonprofit based out of Chico, we aim to deliver high quality nutritious meals to the community. We hope to be a community project with help from local volunteers, community members, restaurants, farms and schools to build a community around food and helping others. Your donation will go to feeding those in need in our community(s).
The fund purpose is to assist in the establishment of Wildwood Perinatal Collective as a nonprofit legal entity within California and as a 501c3 under the Code. Wildwood Perinatal Collective will provide multidisciplinary integrative perinatal care for families in need.
At Wildwood Perinatal Collective, we believe that every family deserves comprehensive and compassionate support throughout their parenthood journey. In our community, high-quality care is often challenging to access - families might feel overwhelmed by searching for a care provider, unsure of how to navigate complex systems, or struggle to get a response from providers. We hope to change all of that by providing multidisciplinary integrative care that is easily accessible, client-centered, community-oriented, and outstanding in quality. By offering a variety of services including mental health support, classes, wellness planning, referrals, and community building opportunities, we hope to help every parent feel supported, safe, and well. With your help, we can build this beautiful and necessary resource - please consider donating to Wildwood Perinatal Collective to help us realize our mission! Thank you for being part of our community and our story. Your support is immensely appreciated!
The primary purpose of this fund shall be to provide scholarship grants to graduating high school seniors of Butte County that are pursuing degrees in nursing or nursing programs.
Ethan McCoy passed away from pediatric brain cancer at the age of ten years old on October 22, 2020. This scholarship serves to keep his memory and honor all the nurses who helped him along his medical journey. Ethan’s medical journey is documented through his parents’ video diary on YouTube:
Ethan loved gardening, reading, and the great outdoors. He was a young entrepreneur who loved to make birdhouses with his grandfather and grow succulents. He was a proud member of the Million Word Reading Club at his elementary school and participated in his local swim team, 4H club, and Awana group. Ethan also enjoyed camping in state parks, finding agates at Patrick’s Point, and fishing at his family’s cabin. As a child on the Autism Spectrum, Ethan approached life in a very unique way. Despite social challenges, Ethan connected with people and developed meaningful relationships throughout his community and beyond. His endearing personality, infectious smile, and quirky nature are remembered by all who knew him. Additional information can be found on Ethan's Facebook page linked under the donate button.
The fund purpose is to assist in the establishment of the Upcycled Makers Market as a nonprofit legal entity within California and as a 501(c)(3) under the code. When the nonprofit entity is established, its purpose will be to create an arts-based thrift store that supports local artists and promotes upcycling and conservation. Advisor agrees that said purpose shall be diligently pursued and accomplished within 18 months of creation of the fund.
Upcycled Makers Market - It is what you make it
Your contributions will go to fund the development and operations of Upcycled Makers Market and to support our mission.
There is an increasing number of reusable items going into landfills. Upcycled Makers Market diverts reusable items, uses them to fill the need of supplies and materials for artists, makers and facilitators, while developing opportunities for creative reuse, expression, healing through art, community camaraderie and environmental stewardship.
We intend to use funds for the following: - Filing fees for nonprofit status - Costs related to acquiring location including rent and remodel - Branding and marketing materials for collaboration opportunities with local art and environmental advocacy-based organizations - A vehicle and two bicycles for sourcing materials and outreach
The primary purpose of the Fund shall be to provide scholarship grants to underprivileged African American youth who are seniors in a high school located in Butte County.
Chico Tar Heels Scholarship Fund one-pager:
On November 10, 2020, Marlon Gambol, Zach Whiting, and Brad Nielsen, in partnership with the North Valley Community Foundation proudly established the Chico Tar Heels Family Scholarship Fund. Our Mission is to Level the Playing Field by providing underprivileged African American youth opportunities through education, experience, and mentorship to inspire future leaders.
Our nation has failed African Americans for hundreds of years – Black Lives Matter. We stand with and support justice, equity, and safety for all, including and especially the African American community. When we fail to create a community which upholds those rights, we have not lived up to our responsibilities and must find ways to do better. On the heels of heightened racism, oppression, and racial injustice in 2020, Marlon, Zach, and Brad decided to do something about it and get personally invested. It was of paramount importance we do something impactful, real, and sustainable; we believe the Mission of the Chico Tar Heels Family Scholarship Fund accomplishes our collective goal to help provide African American youth in our communities a chance to succeed. With this chance, coupled with ongoing mentorship and support by our team, we are hopeful the opportunities provided to our recipients will not only lay a foundation for their future success, but will also allow African American leaders to emerge in our communities and the workplace.
Marlon founded the Chico Tar Heels Basketball Family in 1997, where Zach and Brad had the special opportunity to play on that very first team. Amongst the countless lifelong memories and friendships, this team taught us how to work hard, not to be afraid, how to compete (and win), and most importantly, provided the greatest sense of team – to be a family and to have each other’s back. We are applying these same core principles to this scholarship and want it to have the same special impact the Chico Tar Heels had on us. This is not a ‘check-the-box and move-on’ endeavor – it must impactful and it must be lasting – and we need your help. We humbly ask you to join our team and support us on this journey to Level the Playing Field.
Marlon Gambol was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. He relocated to Chico to attend Chico State and graduated with a degree in Social work in 1998. While at Chico state, he founded the Chico Tarheels Basketball Family.
Since 1997 he has had the opportunity to coach and mentor several outstanding young men and women, on and off the court. He takes pride is having lasting relationships with his former players, many which he considers family now. He spends much of his free time watching his former players compete at the collegiate and professional levels. Marlon works as a Medical Social Worker for a home health care agency. He resides in Chico with his daughter Aiiyana Jaylin Gambol.
Brad Nielsen was born and raised in Chico and proudly played for the Chico Tar Heels AAU Organization (including the inaugural team in 1997) under coach, mentor, and friend, Marlon Gambol.
Brad graduated from Pleasant Valley High School in 2002 and went on to earn his B.A. in Economics from UC San Diego (2006) and M.B.A. (w/ Honors) from Saint Mary’s College (2015).
Brad has spent his career in healthcare consulting and technology, focused on running revenue integrity engagements for some of the nation’s top health systems and hospitals (including Enloe Medical Center) and has held numerous leadership positions at both his employer (Cloudmed), in the community (Big Brothers Big Sisters), and in his field (Healthcare Financial Management Association).
He lives in Sacramento with his wife, Meryl, and two children, Connor and Hannah.
Zach Whiting was born and raised in Chico, Calif., and played for the Chico Tarheels AAU organization under Coach/Director and best friend Marlon Gambol. A 2002 graduate of Pleasant Valley High School in Chico, Whiting was a sectional MVP and all-league basketball player.
Whiting graduated from Chaminade University in Honolulu, Hawaii, in 2007. A communications major, Whiting was a standout point guard for the Division II Silverswords. As a senior earned second-team All-America honors. Whiting was a finalist for the Bob Cousy Award, given annually to the nation's top point guard, and was also named the 2006-07 Pacific West Conference Player of the Year.
After graduating from Chaminade, Whiting went on to play professionally in Germany in the Bundesliga First Division for three years from 2007-10.
He currently resides in Henderson, NV with his wife, Ashley, and their son, ZJ.
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