Wildfire Relief Fund – Disaster Relief for Camp, Hill & Woolsey Fires

  • Overview

    The California Community Foundation’s Wildfire Relief Fund is seeking proposals for funding from organizations providing mid- and long-term relief for communities affected by the Woolsey, Hill and Camp fires.

    Our goal is to ensure that affected communities, especially low income and other vulnerable populations, are able to recover from the Camp, Woolsey and Hill fires even stronger.

    The Camp Fire is the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history. The fire caused at least 85 fatalities, 32,700 mandatory evacuations, and burned an area of 153,335 acres destroying 18,804 structures (95% of the total buildings in Paradise and Concow, CA). The Camp Fire also destroyed five of the nine schools in the Paradise Unified School District, a rest home, churches, part of the Feather River hospital, and numerous small businesses. The Camp Fire cleanup is currently the largest hazardous material cleanup in state history.

    The Woolsey and Hill Fires burned over 101,000 acres in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties, and has destroyed an estimated 1,643 structures, killed 3 people, and prompted 1,600 mandatory evacuations.

    The ripple effects of these disasters are significant, and the recovery process will be long and difficult in communities throughout the state.

    This grant opportunity is by invitation only. If you believe that your organization fits the funding criteria outlined below, please contact Morgan Moore to discuss the possibility of applying.

    Morgan Moore
    Project Manager, Wildfire Relief Fund
    mmoore [@] calfund [.] org

  • Criteria

    Funding will be considered for proposals that can clearly show the capacity of an organization to:

    • Address the long-term recovery needs of poor, working poor, or lower middle class; disenfranchised; seniors, people with disabilities, undocumented and/or other vulnerable populations affected by the Woolsey, Hill and Camp Fires.
    • Support the transition of wildfire victims back into a sense of normalcy by addressing affordable housing solutions.
    • Support the transition of wildfire victims back into a sense of normalcy by addressing economic continuity issues.
    • Address long-term stress and trauma issues for fire victims by supporting and/or promoting free or low-cost access to mental and behavioral health care.
  • Types of Support

    Grant funds can be used for such things as:

    • Program Support to design new programs or to expand existing programs and services.
    • Capacity Building to help organizations plan, manage more effectively, retool systems or methods or build internal strategy that promotes organizational sustainability.
    • Core operating or general support to maintain provision of high quality, much needed services with demonstrated outcomes and strong participation.
    • Support innovative “proof of concept” style projects that are higher-risk but offer a catalyzing effect.
  • Application Information

    Typical funding awards will range from $10,000 – $250,000 though requests outside this range will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Funding requests are open to single or multi-year grants.

    Applications must be submitted through NonprofitConnect, CCF’s online grants portal. If your organization does not have an existing NonprofitConnect profile in our portal, you will need to create one before you can submit.

    Invited organizations will be provided with a password allowing them to access the application. A PDF of the application is also available for your review.

    Once completed, we will send an email acknowledgement confirming your proposal submission.

    For questions, please contact Morgan Moore, Project Manager for the Wildfire Relief Fund at mmoore [@] calfund [.] org.

  • Timeline
    MilestoneDate
    Application OpenJuly 9
    Deadline for SubmissionAugust 2
    Organizations NotifiedSeptember
    Funds ReleasedEarly Fall
  • Apply Now

    This grant opportunity is by invitation only. If you believe that your organization fits the funding criteria outlined below, please contact Morgan Moore to discuss the possibility of applying.

    Apply Now

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