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2020 Wildfire Relief Fund


The immediate needs of those affected by the wildfires are great, and the recovery process will be long and difficult in communities throughout several states. The list below are organizations providing immediate and long-term relief. Please note donations to this Fund will be distributed equally to the organizations listed below. If you would only like to donate directly to one or more, but not all, please use the campaign option and select only the organization(s) or you can upload your receipt and select the wildfire campaign.

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Direct Relief

Direct Relief is a medical relief organization, active in all 50 states and 80 countries, with a mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergency situations. Direct Relief earns a 100% fundraising efficiency rating from Forbes, tops Charity Navigator's list of the "10 Best Charities Everyone's Heard Of" and is named among "the world's most innovative companies in not-for-profit" by Fast Company Among other distinctions, Direct Relief received the 2014 CECP Director's Award, the President's Award from Esri for excellence in GIS mapping, and the Peter F. Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation.

California Fire Foundation

Thousands of California firefighters work tirelessly for our communities, day in and day out. Following the unprecedented devastation of many catastrophic wildfires in recent years, the California Fire Foundation saw the need to provide ongoing, long-term support to the communities affected by disaster.

Community Foundation of the Napa Valley dba Napa Valley Community Foundation

Napa Valley Community Foundation 2020 Napa Valley Wildfire Fund provides relief and recovery services to those affected by this most recent natural disaster in Napa Valley.

Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano

Started in 1975, the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano stores and distributes donated and purchased perishable and nonperishable food items. An alarming 1 in 9 people within Contra Costa and Solano counties turn to the Food Bank for emergency and supplemental food. The Food Bank has developed programs that address the size of this need as well as nutritional needs of the people we serve.

Community Action Board of Santa Cruz County Inc

Located ten miles north of Santa Cruz, the Davenport Resource Service Center (DRSC), provides services to support the culturally diverse and low-income population in the rural north coast. Emergency and prevention services we provide include food programs, youth services, senior services, immigration services, and much more.

American National Red Cross

There are at least 77 large complexes of wildfires burning in 15 states across the country, with almost a third of them in California. Estimates are that over 45 million people remain under some sort of heat warning or advisory, and no reprieve from the record heat is expected until the weekend. California Governor, Gavin Newsom has declared a statewide emergency, as we continued to battle over 35 fires happening across the state, dozens of which are burning nearly in every Bay Area county as of this morning. The magnitude and spread of these fires has pushed Cal Fire to group them into specific territories. Red Cross teams across affected areas are working to activate disaster workers and response plans.

Community Foundation for Monterey County

The Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) has created the Monterey County Fire Relief Fund to assist communities affected by current and future fires including the #RiverFire #CarmelFire and #DolanFire. The River Fire, south of Salinas, began August 16, 2020 in the hills near Mt. Toro. The Carmel Fire started in the Cachagua area of Carmel Valley on August 18, 2020, and the Dolan Fire in Big Sur began August 18, 2020. Donations to the fund will support both immediate relief and recovery efforts.

Food Bank for Monterey County

The Food Bank for Monterey County is the largest provider of emergency supplemental food in Monterey County. Our mission is “to lead community efforts in the awareness and elimination of hunger in Monterey County.” The Food Bank solicits, collects, stores, and redistributes food to individuals as well as nonprofit agencies that serve the aged, ill and needy.

The Food Bank for Monterey County is a member of Feeding America, the national network of food banks. Feeding America is the largest domestic hunger relief organization in the United States.

Puente de la Costa Sur

As the region’s only Community Resource Center, Puente serves the San Mateo County South Coast communities of Pescadero, La Honda, Loma Mar, and San Gregorio. Puente both advocates for our communities and leverages resources that foster economic prosperity and security, and that promote individual and community health and wellness. We support local leaders and work together with our neighbors creating solutions for our diverse communities.

Community Foundation Sonoma County

We are the Hub of Philanthropy for Sonoma County

The Humane Society of the United States

Community Animal Response during disasters.

Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County

Our mission is to end hunger through healthy food, education and leadership.

Second Harvest of Silicon Valley

Our mission is to end hunger through healthy food, education and leadership.

Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Silicon Valley Community Foundation advances innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems, engaging donors to make our region and world a better place for all.

Oregon Food Bank Inc

The mission of Oregon Food Bank (OFB) is to eliminate hunger and its root causes. Oregon Food Bank's vision is that everyone shall have ready access to an ample, nutritious, and affordable food supply. Since OFB's founding in 1982, our primary activity has been the collection and distribution of emergency food through a statewide network of 21 Regional Food Banks, four operated by OFB, and over 1,200 hunger-relief agencies.

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