Wildfire Relief Fund

The California Community Foundation’s Wildfire Relief Fund supports intermediate and long-term recovery efforts for major California wildfires, as well as preparedness efforts.

Since the Wildfire Relief Fund opened in 2003, we have granted more than $11 million to support relief and recovery efforts in the aftermath of devastating California wildfires.

Grants from the Wildfire Relief Fund have supported those who were displaced or lost housing, belongings and/or employment, or suffered physical or mental health problems; helped to rebuild homes; provided case management services, basic needs assistance, mental health services and financial assistance; upgraded 2-1-1 phone and information system; assisted California wildfire victims with follow-up medical care and supplies; provided respiratory equipment and information to people with lung disease; educated homeowners about green rebuilding; and provided disaster preparedness information.

If you or someone you know has been affected by the wildfires and is seeking assistance, please visit our Southern California Wildfire and Northern California Wildfire resource pages. Please note that the Wildfire Relief Fund cannot accept donations of food, clothing or other supplies.

For more information, contact us at disaster [@] calfund [.] org or call 213-413-4130.

The California Community Foundation is waiving all our fees on gifts to this fund. Gifts made by credit card are subject to a third-party administrative fee, which can be avoided by giving via check.

UPDATE: On February 28, the California Community Foundation announced $5 million in support to key organizations working on the ground in communities affected by the Camp, Woolsey and Hill fires. With a mix of longer-term recovery grants and grants focused on immediate needs of fire survivors, these grants represent the second round of funding, bringing the total granted to communities affected by the Camp, Woolsey and Hill Fires to $6.2 million. In the coming months, CCF will work with stakeholders to identify additional longer-term recovery needs, which will guide future grantmaking.

A complete list of Wildfire Relief Fund grants related to the Camp, Hill & Woolsey Fires, along with pictures and stories from grantee organizations, can be found on the our Community Impact Page. To stay informed on how these and future grants help wildfire-affected communities recover and rebound, subscribe to our Impact Updates.

To make a secure, tax-deductible donation online, click on the button below. You may also send checks payable to the California Community Foundation, noting that the donation is for the Wildfire Relief Fund. Checks should be mailed to:

California Community Foundation
221 S. Figueroa St., Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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When supporting relief organizations, consider marking your gift as general operating support. By doing so, you enable the organization to both respond to current disasters and be prepared for those that may arise in the future. Visit CCF’s disaster giving page for more tips on how to maximize your impact when giving to disaster relief.

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