Wildfire Relief Fund

The California Community Foundation’s Wildfire Relief Fund supports immediate, mid- and long-term recovery efforts for major California wildfires, as well as support for animals affected by wildfires. Since the Wildfire Relief Fund opened in 2003, we have granted more than $24 million to support relief and recovery efforts in the aftermath of devastating California wildfires.

In the aftermath of a disaster, immediate relief needs are often clear – shelter, food, cash, and other basic needs. Long-term recovery is more complex and depends on each affected community’s needs.

Grants from the Wildfire Relief Fund will go to community foundations or key anchor organizations in the affected areas because they  are best positioned to establish a marathon viewpoint, as opposed to a sprint, due to their deep knowledge and enduring commitment to each specific community.

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.

If you would like to give to preparedness and resiliency efforts, visit our California Disaster Fund. 

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

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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