Community Engagement

logo_engage_medAt the Community Foundation we believe that to engage is one of the most powerful ways we have as community members to create meaningful change. The very act of engagement aligns our time and energy with what we value.One of our roles at the Community Foundation is to encourage, inspire and mobilize this individual and collective engagement.

If you’d like to learn more about how to get involved or about the plethora of projects seeking engagement, please don’t hesitate to ring us at 530-891-1150. To make a fully tax-deductible investment into our Community Engagement Fund, in support of these on-going efforts, click on the link below. 


Strategic Philanthropy

The North Valley Community Foundation specializes in helping individuals, families and businesses create strategic philanthropy plans, working to help you identify the scope of your giving to maximize community impact. Our facilitation process results in a strategic philanthropy plan that identifies your giving mission, scope, interests, and procedures. Through this process, we harness your ideas to create grant processes that lead to tangible outcomes. 

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Community Engagement & Leadership

We are actively engaged in important, regional issues. By becoming a community catalyst through more strategic engagement with our philanthropic partners, we leverage our role in leading our community to more informed and strategic community engagement. As a neutral convener, we unite citizens and organizations that together can make a real difference in our community for greater social impact.

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Social Bank

The North Valley Community Foundation serves as your social bank where you can expect several distinct advantages as you make strategic philanthropy decisions that maximizes your charitable investment for greater community impact. Whether you want to restructure your giving or utilize the resources of NVCF to fully engage your dream for social change, there are many distinct advantages to a strategic partnership with the North Valley Community Foundation.

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The human capacity for compassion, empathy and positive action is overwhelming. It is this unshakable belief -that people are good and want to do good -that drives our work at the Community Foundation. After a decade at NVCF, my faith that together we can reduce the suffering in this world is stronger than it’s ever been.

Alexa Benson- Valavanis, President & CEO

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