2017-2018 Grant Participants
Boys & Girls Club of the North Valley
Butte Environmental Council
Catholic Ladies Relief Society #3
Chico Meals on Wheels
Community Action Agency of Butte County
Friends of Bidwell Park
Friends of Comanche Creek Greenway
Help Central, 2-1-1
Museum of Northern California Art (MONCA)
Peg Taylor Center
The Jesus Center
The City of Chico Community Grant Program is run in partnership with the North Valley Community Foundation, leveraging City funding to engage citizens, empower nonprofits, and build sustainable funding with less dependency on City money. In May 2017, The City of Chico invited community organizations to submit grant proposals as part of the Community Grant Program for fiscal year 2017-2018.
The purpose of the grant program is to engage community organizations with the goals and the objectives of the City through a community impact fund. Rather than being a primary source of funding, the City of Chico Community Grant Program requires the applicant to raise funds in the community for one month from August 1 through August 31. Grant awards will be based on a percentage of the funds raised by each organization and limited to the first $10,000 raised; participating organizations will receive 100% of the funds they raise plus the applicable percentage of grant funding. Selected participants were chosen based on proposals submitted in May which demonstrated alignment with the outlined priorities of the City for 2017-2018.
To qualify for participation in the City of Chico Community Grant Fund percentage grant, community organizations needed to demonstrate adherence to the following requirements:
-Local nonprofit organization or local program with a fiscal receiver providing direct or indirect services to Chico citizens or benefits to the City of Chico itself.
-Funds will go toward a project/initiative aligned with the outlined priorities of the Chico City Council: Public Safety, Finance & Administrative Services, Economic Development, Community Development & the Environment, and Technology & Civic Engagement. There are a number of City-adopted plans that promote and implement the City’s priorities (i.e., 2030 General Plan, Arts Master Plan, Economic Development Action Plan, Climate Action Plan, etc.).
The funds for the Community Grant Program were approved through the City Budget with a total of $50,000 designated for this program. The selection committee selected 13 of 28 applicants to participate.