MEDIA RELEASE: Butte Strong Fund opens grant inquiries for community development projects


David Little, executive vice president, North Valley Community Foundation. Email:, 530-891-1150, ext. 30.




The Butte Strong Fund is accepting inquiries from organizations seeking funding for community development projects in the Camp Fire burn area.

Though the Butte Strong Fund remains focused on its top two priorities of housing and health and wellness, there will be two periods this year when groups can make requests for funding to augment larger projects to help build or rebuild community landmarks and gathering places.

Examples of potential projects could include museums, community centers, historic landmarks, gathering spaces and projects that inspire hope or are central to recovery.

A limited amount of funding will be available and average grants will be between $50,000 and $150,000. Partnerships are vital. The Butte Strong Fund will not consider projects in which it would be the sole funder.

For information on eligibility and selection criteria, and how to apply, please go to

Two funding cycles are planned in 2020. The first deadline to make a grant inquiry is March 15. The second and final grant inquiry deadline is Aug. 15. Only applications made via will be considered.

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