United Way community grants to focus on wildfire recovery

$250,000 to be awarded to North State nonprofits

United Way of Northern California (UWNC) announced the opening of the application process for its 2019-20 Community Impact Grants on July 1.

UWNC will make a total of $250,000 available to North State nonprofits, which are providing services, connected with the devastating 2018 Carr and Camp fires.

Larry Olmstead, UWNC president and CEO, said grant awards will range from $10,000 to $25,000 and can be sought by nonprofits throughout the nine counties served by the agency, including Plumas. Those counties also include Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama and Trinity.“While the fires hit communities primarily in Shasta and Butte counties, we recognize that survivors have resettled throughout the region, and that non-profits in many counties have had to step up to provide services,” Olmstead said.

The process is open to all 501 (c) (3) nonprofits in the region. Applications will be evaluated by United Way staff and by a committee of community members. United Way’s board of directors will make the final decisions in September, with grants distributed in October.

Grant applications are available at www.norcalunitedway.org, and are due Wednesday, July 31.

For more information, visit the website or contact Theresa McCausland, community impact manager, at [email protected]