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Three of the latest Butte Strong Fund grants

Contacts:

David Little, director of communications, North Valley Community Foundation. Email: dlittle@nvcf.org, 530-891-1150, ext. 30.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 12, 2019

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

The most recent capacity-building grants include:

Enloe Foundation ($50,000): To help cover gift cards, housing deposits, down payment assistance for trailers, necessary medical equipment not covered by insurance and car repairs for the Camp Fire Compassion Fund through Enloe. This assistance ensures safe discharge plans for patients affected by the Camp Fire.

CSU Chico Foundation ($50,000): Provides funding to cover a portion of the campus-community liaison position for Chico State. This coordinator works with community, campus and out-of-area partners, as well as the Camp Fire Long-Term Recovery Group, to encourage collaboration in recovery efforts.

North Valley Catholic Social Services ($4,000): To provide lodging for two trainers from Sonoma County Catholic Charities, as well as food, beverages and utensils for a disaster case management training June 24-26 for members of the Case Management Committee.

To date, the NVCF has awarded more than $15 million in grants related to Camp Fire relief via the Butte Strong Fund, Camp Fire Relief Fund and donor-designated funds.

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 ButteStrongFund.org 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 www.buttestrongfund.org.