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.

UWNC looks forward to investing more in the community through its 2023 grant cycle. 

For more information on Community Impact Grants, email Melody Proebstel at


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.

The current NSEF grant cycle is closed. Stay tuned for our next round of North State Equity Fund grants. For more information on the North State Equity Fund, email Melody Proebstel at or check out our YouTube channel where some of our grant recipients' stories are featured.