SOCIAL JUSTICE INITIATIVES

NVCF stands with nonprofits and organizations fighting for equality in America. Below are initiatives and resources to promote justice and support those in our community impacted by racial prejudice.

North State Equity Fund

In a collaborative effort, United Way of Northern California, Community Foundation of the North State and North Valley Community Foundation are establishing the North State Racial & Social Equity Fund. 

The organizations are providing $100,000 in seed money to establish the North State Racial & Social Equity Fund. Within two weeks, the fund will announce a first round of grants to agencies that are doing constructive and unifying work that promotes justice and healing. As the fund grows, it will sponsor public forums and capacity-building activities for non-profits.

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Bethel AME Church Restoration Project Fund

As our nation continues to grieve over the senseless murders of members of the Black 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 Black American community.

The completion of the first phase of the community effort to restore Chico's oldest church will be celebrated Saturday, March 13, 2021. 

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Support Black-Owned Organizations

Let's support our community! We've assembled a list of Black-owned and Black-operated organizations here in Butte County. 

Retail

Food & Drink

Nonprofits

African American Family & Cultural Center

Amma Culture

Oroville Southside Community Improvement Association

Media

Religious

Bethel AME Church

Rhema Word of Faith Church

Wynn Memorial Church of God in Christ

Services

Crown Love Culture

Dennis O'Neil Attorney at Law

Nyasia Griffin, dermatological-certified esthetician & Ulta makeup artist

Provided below are social justice organizations actively campaigning for legislation to end police violence and racial injustice.

"LDF seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans."

"EJI is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the U.S., challenging racial and economic injustice, and protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society."

"Funds donated to Campaign Zero support the analysis of policing practices across the country, research to identify effective solutions to end police violence, technical assistance to organizers leading police accountability campaigns and the development of model legislation and advocacy to end police violence nationwide."