Butte Strong Fund has awarded five grants totaling more than $100,000 for Camp Fire recovery efforts

Contacts​:  David Little, director of communications, North Valley Community Foundation. Email:​, 530-891-1150, ext. 30. 
The Butte Strong Fund has awarded five grants totaling more than $100,000 for Camp Fire recovery efforts.

The most recent grants include:

St. John’s Episcopal Church ($22,200): To help pay for maintenance at the facility in Chico. St John's has housed several fire-related groups that meet at its facilities regularly, including the Camp Fire Long-Term Recovery Group, the American Red Cross and others.

White Pony Express ($5,000): White Pony Express and North State Food Bank are providing additional fresh produce to more than 400 Camp Fire survivor families living in Concow and in FEMA trailers in other counties. 

Listening Sessions and Community Based Recovery ($22,500): For Collaborations Works Consulting and the Upper Ridge Community Council  to host two listening sessions each for Magalia, Concow and Centerville. After, Collaborations Works Consulting will prepare a final report and proposed plan that will be presented to the Butte County Board of Supervisors and the Upper Ridge Community Council.

Sacramento Grove of the Oak ($25,000): To fund Campaign Propane, which provides refilled propane tanks for fire survivors. Some of the tanks are delivered to fire victims while others are left at the Hope Center in Paradise to meet emergency needs.  

Paradise Alliance Church ($27,272): To cover the continued expenses of the regular Community Dinner for another three months. 

To date, the NVCF has awarded more than $14 million in grants related to Camp Fire relief. The Butte Strong Fund was established earlier this year as a partnership of three major fundraising efforts by the NVCF, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and the Aaron Rodgers NorCal Fire Recovery Fund.

The Butte Strong Fund ​provides funding for eligible organizations or local government entities that are directly serving people affected by the Camp Fire. Individual assistance is handled through those organizations.

Organizations interested in applying for Butte Strong Fund grants can visit​ to determine if they qualify for funding. Those that do can submit a brief grant inquiry before being invited to submit a full application. Staff at NVCF will facilitate the application process.

The Butte Strong Fund is still receiving donations. ​Tax-deductible donations can be sent to Butte Strong Fund, 240 Main St., Suite 260, Chico, CA 95928 or by visiting​.