On November 8, 2018, the Camp Fire swept through Paradise and surrounding communities in Butte County, destroying the city and displacing tens of thousands of people.
Since early this year, Northern California Grantmakers has coordinated bi-monthly meetings for funders across the state and country to support the recovery efforts in Butte County. The meetings have identified existing funding gaps, key initiatives for potential funding alignment and pooled funding, and opportunities for future collaboration. Over the past few months, funders have identified two areas of focus requiring significant investments: affordable housing and mental health.
Already, the North Valley Community Foundation has granted over $13 million to disaster relief and recovery. The foundation published a six-month progress report on the Camp Fire relief and recovery grantmaking. Furthermore, the California Community Foundation and the North Valley Community Foundation recently published a report that reflects a comprehensive evaluation of the condition and capacity of the social safety net of Butte County, primarily focused on the burgeoning needs of low-income and other vulnerable populations. This report offers an analysis on how funders, along with other stakeholders, can support advocacy and collaboration to rebuilding Butte County’s social safety net. This meeting will celebrate some of the successes in coordinated funding decisions and explore further opportunities for grantmaking to support the on-going recovery of Butte County. Please join us to learn more and be engaged in the recovery process.
For more information, read Butte is Strong: Funder Coordination Meeting Shines a Light on Resilience by NCG's Disaster Resilience Director, Alan Kwok. Read More >
Once you've registered, you will recieve the webinar access information via email one week prior to the event. You will also be able to access the Zoom information live on this event page the day of the event.
This event is open to NCG members and nonmembers funders.