Wildfire Recovery Fund
The California Community Foundation’s wildfire recovery fund supports intermediate and long-term recovery efforts for major California wildfires, as well as preparedness efforts. Since 2003, the fund has granted more than $32 million to support relief and recovery efforts in the aftermath of devastating California wildfires.
Grants from the Wildfire Recovery 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 in-home care providers, domestic workers, and day laborers with financial assistance, health and safety education; provided financial disaster aid, information on farmworker labor laws, immigration services, and immigrant rights support to low-wage immigrant or mixed status families; and provided firefighters with updated safety equipment.
2022 Wildfire Season
The Oak Fire (outside of Yosemite National Park) began on July 22, 2022 and forced more than 3,000 people to evacuate in Mariposa County. Over 19,000 acres were scorched, destroying 127 homes and 66 outbuildings. Officials lifted evacuation orders and fire advisements in the area on August 4.
The McKinney fire (Klamath National Forest) ignited on July 28, 2022 and has displaced over 3,000 people in Siskiyou County. The wildfire has burned 59,636 acres as of August 5 and is at 10% containment. So far, over 100 buildings have been destroyed by the fire.
CCF will continue to monitor ongoing wildfires as they arise and as more information becomes available to determine the immediate needs of those affected as well as the long-term recovery efforts.
For more information, contact us at disaster [@] calfund [.] org or call 213-413-4130.
CLICK HERE to see the complete list of CCF’s 2020 Wildfire Recovery Fund Grantees.
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 Recovery Fund. Checks should be mailed to:
California Community Foundation
221 S. Figueroa St., Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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.