Community Grants

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Community Impact Grants

United Way of Northern California announced its 2022 Community Impact Grants, which invest $50,000 in organizations to support wildfire mitigation and drought preparedness within its nine-county service area. 

Grantees received assistance for various disaster resilience measures, including drought-tolerant indigenous plant training for native youth, water tank installations in extreme fire-risk areas with depleted water sources, and purchasing equipment for volunteer fire departments. Funded organizations included fire safe councils, volunteer fire departments, tribal organizations, and others involved in similar work. 

The ten grantees are: Konkau Association Corporation, Willows Volunteer Fire Department, Shasta Mutual Aid, RISE (Resources for Indian Student Education, Inc.), Manton Fire Safe Council, Orland Volunteer Fire Department, Yankee Hill Fire Safe Council, Wolfpack Clubhouse, Shasta County Fire Safe Council, and Lakehead Volunteer Fire Company, Inc.

More information coming in March 2023 for how to apply for the next grants cycle.

North State Equity Fund

The North State Equity Fund (NSEF) is a collaboration between United Way of Northern California and the North Valley Community Foundation. The fund supports efforts to promote racial justice, social equity, and deepen collaborations between organizations or emerging groups doing this important work in the North State. This fund is available to organizations or groups based in one or more of these nine counties: Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, or Trinity.

New funding opportunities will open again soon for the 2023 grant cycle. For more information, fill out the NSEF interest form here, and UWNC will notify you when applications open.