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2018 November California Fires: How to Help

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
CalFire firefighters battle the beginnings of the Camp Fire in Paradise, CA.
(Photo SF Gate) 


The long road to recovery for communities impacted by the devastating wildfires in Northern and Southern California has begun. The devastation caused by the three fires – Camp Fire in Butte County and Woolsey and Hill Fires in Ventura and Los Angeles counties – is unprecedented. 

In Northern California, the Camp Fire has become the most destructive fire in California’s history. NCG has been in touch with funders across the region to identify partners to reliably support response and recovery from this disaster. Check this page for resources from past webinars and updates for webinars to come. 

For information on the Butte County’s Camp Fire, KQED is updating what you need to know. See the Latest Updates >

How to Help the Northern California Fires

  • United Way of Northern California: UWNC has set up a disaster relief fund to provide both immediate and long-term support for disaster survivors and non-profits that support them. At the moment, UWNC is providing emergency cash grants to those who have lost their homes to support basic needs.
  • North Valley Community Foundation: NVCF has set up the Camp Fire Relief Fund to provide eligible organizations that are directly serving people displaced by the Camp Fire. The fund has already distributed over $1 million to a range of organizations and agencies for immediate response. A long-term recovery grant process will be established soon with consultation with local stakeholders.

How to Help the Southern California Fires

Our Philanthropy CA partners are tracking ways to help respond to the Woosley Fire and the Hill Fire affecting the southern part of our state. How to Help > 

Additional Resources

To access our two recorded webinars from November 12th and 19th, please visit our resource page here. To register for our next briefing on December 12, register here.