Giving Compass' Take:

• Northern California Grantmakers shares information, events, resources, and funds that donors can use to guide their response to the 2020 Northern California fires. Check back to the page for updated information. 

• What role are you prepared to take on in addressing the ongoing fires in Northern California? What can you do to prevent further damage from future fires? 

• Read about how to address wildfires as they get worse

Northern California is experiencing widespread wildfires and wildfire impacts that include damaged homes and structures, displacements, smoke, and other socioeconomic impacts, all of which are being exacerbated by extreme heat and the current COVID-19 pandemic. Over a dozen counties and hundreds of thousands of residents are impacted by the wildfires.

Statewide Guidance

Community Foundation Relief Funds
Community foundations are the philanthropic “first responders” for their communities during natural hazards and crises, and they are leaders in the long-term work of rebuilding, recovery and resilience. Find a fund to support local relief efforts for California’s communities.

Guide to Disaster Assistance Services
The State of California’s Guide to Disaster Assistance Services for Immigrant Californians provides information on health, housing, emergency supplies, employment and other services available to all Californians, regardless of their immigration status.

California Governor's Office of Emergency Services
The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services connects residents with a wide range of services and programs targeted specifically at those who have been affected by wildfires.

Regional Funds

Community Foundation for Monterey County: Fire Relief Fund 
Created to assist communities affected by current and future fires including the #RiverFire #CarmelFire and #DolanFire.

Community Foundation Santa Cruz County: Fire Response Fund
Donations to the fund will be distributed to nonprofit agencies and organizations directly assisting individuals to meet needs as they arise.

Community Foundation Sonoma County: Resilience Fund 
The Resilience Fund supports long-term recovery efforts from wildfires and other natural hazards.

Access the full California fire information hub at Northern California Grantmakers.