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Years of extreme wildfires have created hardships in our region, with each successive wildfire compounding the problem. This fund exists to provide rapid assistance when a wildfire hits our area and also to help in resiliency efforts to prepare for or prevent the next fire.


The Wildfire Relief & Recovery Fund exists to raise money to support nonprofits and agencies doing the fire recovery and prevention work in the region. Since the devastating Camp Fire in Butte County in 2018, our region has suffered immensely. Wildfires have become more and more dangerous, happen more frequently and are incredibly destructive. 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

This fund allows us 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.

This fund was opened so foundations, businesses and individuals can make donations to help vulnerable members of our communities during and after this crisis – and even before. NVCF collects a 5 percent service fee on donations to this fund to administer the effort.

Wildfire Relief & Recovery Grants

The Wildfire Relief and Recovery grants listed here are for general wildfire education and preparedness projects. 

Applicants interested in applying for a Wildfire Relief and Recovery Fund grant must contact an NVCF program officer prior to submitting. Send an initial email to Kim DuFour at

Click here to view grants from the Dixie Fire Grant Program and the North Complex Grant Program

Funded Projects
Butte County Sheriff's Search and Rescue
To begin a Butte County SAR Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (drone) fleet to help with wildfire evacuations, post-fire search for unaccounted-for individuals, aerial imagery of burn scars, and planning the repopulation of evacuated areas
Feb. 2023
Search and Rescue Drone Unit Startup
Home & Heart
To support the hiring of a program coordinator, pay for technical support to adapt current CRM and support executive director.
Aug. 2022
Disaster Relief Home Share
Project Camp
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.
May 2022
Community Organizing Program
Gateway Science Museum - From Earthquakes to Epidemics
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.
Aug. 2022
Wildfire preparedness

Wildfire Relief Grant Programs


Dixie Fire
Grant Program

Housing and survivor assistance are identified as top priorities facing our community in the wake of the Dixie Fire disaster.


Butte Strong Fund Grant Program

The Butte Strong Fund aims to provide long-term recovery to communities impacted by the 2018 Camp Fire. 

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