California Community Foundation: Wildfire Recovery Fund
The California Community Foundation Wildfire Recovery Fund focuses on intermediate and long-term recovery needs that follow wildfires in California, with special efforts to serve the most disaster-vulnerable populations including the disabled, farmworkers and other migrant communities whose homes and employment are impacted by wildfires, Native American populations living on or proximate to impacted tribal lands, economically-disadvantaged populations without resources to respond to and recover from wildfire impacts, and specific impacted vulnerable populations whose lives have also been affected by structural racism which limit their practical ability to access disaster response, recovery and mitigation resources.
California Fire Foundation: Disaster Relief Programs
The California Fire Foundation administers a variety of programs that provide assistance to the victims, firefighters, and communities that are affected by natural disaster. These programs support critical needs of those touched by natural disaster — from immediate assistance to long-term recovery.
Center for Disaster Philanthropy: California Wildfires Recovery Fund
The Center for Disaster Philanthropy’s California Wildfires Recovery Fund supports communities across the state as they work to rebuild and recover from wildfires. Since its inception, CDP has awarded grants to nonprofits and community groups in northern and southern California to help families and entire communities recover through targeted grantmaking that prioritizes medium- to long-term recovery, especially among populations made vulnerable by systemic inequities.
Community Foundation of the North State: Lincoln Heights Community Fund
The Lincoln Heights Community Fund will support short, intermediate, and long-term recovery efforts in the community of Lincoln Heights in Weed, California following the devastation of the Mill Fire that started on September 2, 2022. The Fund will assist wildfire survivors by aiding nonprofits and/or public agencies that support individuals who lost housing or belongings. Types of assistance funded may include help to rebuild homes, case management services, basic needs assistance, mental health services, and financial assistance. Funding will be distributed by the Community Foundation Board and staff in the form of grants directed to the Lincoln Heights community on an ongoing and as needed basis.
County Served: Siskiyou
Community Foundation of the North State: North State Wildfire Recovery Fund
This Fund supports intermediate and long-term recovery efforts for wildfires as well as preparedness efforts. Grants will aid nonprofits or public agencies who assist individuals who lost housing, help rebuild homes, case management services, basic needs assistance, mental health services and financial assistance, provide firefighters with safety equipment, and/or environmental restoration activities. Grants may also support lessening future wildfire impact through mitigation and brush clearing efforts, prevention, and preparedness education. Specific grants will be determined by the CFNS Board and staff on an ongoing and as needed basis. This fund is not specific to any one named wildfire disaster. Counties Served: Shasta, Siskiyou, and Tehama.
Direct Relief: California Fire Relief
During fire responses, Direct Relief provides N-95 masks, medical aid, portable Wildfire Health Kits, and financial assistance to healthcare agencies and first responders in wildfire-affected communities across California.
El Dorado Community Foundation: Community Relief Fund
The El Dorado Community Foundation Community Relief Fund acts as the conduit to meet critical community needs in times of disasters. These can include assistance in housing during prolonged winter power outages, assistance with displacement in mandatory evacuations and supporting our community partners as they strive to meet emerging need.
County Served: El Dorado County
Inland Empire Community Foundation: Inland Empire Disaster Relief Fund – Riverside County
A fund established in 2019 by the Board of Directors to provide relief funds to those affected by disasters in Riverside County. Donations to the fund will be used to help residents impacted by the fires in Riverside County.
County Served: Riverside
Inland Empire Community Foundation: Inland Empire Disaster Relief Fund – San Bernardino County
A fund established in 2019 by the Board of Directors to provide relief funds to those affected by disasters in San Bernardino County. Donations to the fund will be used to help residents impacted by the fires in Yucaipa and surrounding communities.
County Served: San Bernardino
Latino Community Foundation: California Wildfire Relief Fund
Contributions to this fund support Latino-led organizations responding to the immediate needs of Latino and farmworker families impacted by the current wildfires across all the state of California. Funding provides emergency food and financial assistance, rapid rehousing, and relief and recovery support to low-income, undocumented, Latino and indigenous workers and families.
League of California Community Foundations: Disaster Relief, Recovery, and Resilience Fund
This fund supports relief, recovery and resilience for natural hazard events in communities across the state of California. Through a statewide coalition of community foundations, funds support:
- Provide emergency disaster relief for individuals, families, and communities
- Fill critical gaps in local safety net services that may include food and housing security, physical and mental health access and support, and emergency assistance
- Support the long-term recovery of impacted individuals, families, and communities
- Support the capacity of organizations to provide long-term recovery services
- Support case management, project management and construction management associated with recovery
- Support community-based leadership activities such as convening recovery committees
- Prepare for and minimize damage from catastrophic events
- Invest in hazard mitigation and prevention for communities at risk of and impacted by natural hazards
- Support coordinated planning with public/private sector entities, reduce duplication of efforts, and increase the overall effectiveness of disaster prevention and preparedness activities
Placer Community Foundation: Mosquito Fire Relief Fund
Mosquito Fire Relief Fund is actively collecting donations that will provide direct support to those affected and to the recovery efforts. The Foundation works with local public officials to identify areas where philanthropy can have the greatest impact. In past fire events, such as the River Fire in 2021, dollars went to assist with needs such as food, clothing, long-term rental assistance or hotel stays, and much more.
County Served: Placer County
Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples: Flicker Fund
The Flicker Fund provides crisis relief, climate fire response, and is designed for emergency response. The Flicker Fund directs support basic and urgent health and wellness needs of the most vulnerable with a focus on elders, multi-generational households and families with children; engage with traditional healing practices and remedies, food systems and immune support; and amplify historic and cultural teachings, stories and lifeways that advance traditional knowledge systems informing community members on health, healing and moving forward with vitality.
United Way of Northern California: Wildfire Recovery and Disaster Relief
Several wildfires have ravaged Northern California over the past few years. United Way of Northern California is accepting donations, offering help and supporting programs to assist with relief and long-term recovery operations. The fund provide emergency cash grants to those who lost their homes and assist nonprofit partners in their provision of direct services to survivors. It also provides help for survivors through our mid- to long-term wildfire recovery programs. Counties Served: Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehema, and Trinity.