Community Foundation

The Golden Valley Bank Community Foundation is a nonprofit corporation that supports programs in the areas of financial literacy, the environment, health, human, and family services, and best practices for small nonprofit organizations. We serve as a catalyst, and partner in finding innovative and workable solutions for the betterment of the communities we serve.

Get Involved! 

Below is a list of the projects that the Golden Valley Bank Community Foundation is currently active in and those it has completed.

Click on corresponding projects you would like to donate to or learn more about.

Golden Valley Bank Community Foundation commits $50,000 to Redding area fire relief. Click on image to donate.


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Staying Active

Chico Aces Baseball
Chico High Foundation
Chico Military Heros
Chico Welcome Sign
Elizabeth LaMar Fund
End of Frost Season
Friends of Rick Cinquini
Good Guys Youth Sports
Lambda Pi Alumni Association
Little Red Hen
Matthew Oberholtz Fund
Northern California Fertility Foundation
PV Vikings Dugout Club
Redding Area Fire Relief Fund
RMC Fire Relief Fund
Robo Scholarship Fund
Wildcat Alumni Football Scholarship Fund

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Getting it Done

Ability First Sports
Bart Rose Memorial
Bark for Life: Canines for a Cure
Blake Hendrix Support Fund
Brad Carley Fund
Bridging the Gap
Chico Cyclists Club 
Chico Skatepark Solutions
Clara Chrisco Support Fund
Christine Roberts Support Fund
Durham Odyssey Minds
Everybody / Healthy Body
Fred Davis Fund
Glasses for Kids
Grant a Wish Support Fund
Hooker Oak Disc Golf
Ignite the Fight
Izzy Foundation
Jesus Center - House of Hope
Karie Hubbard Memorial
Laura's Literacy Project
Maleree Chambers Fund
Marshall Gregory Memorial
Melanie McAfee Support Fund
Open Atmospheric Society
PV Foundation
Robert T. Shepherd Legacy Scholarship Fund
Steve Herrick Fund
Torres Community Shelter

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Annual Support

Boys & Girls Clubs of the North Valley
Butte Humane Society
Catalyst Domestic Violence Services
Chico Art Center
Chico Chamber of Commerce
Chico Community Scholarship Association
Chico High School Boosters
Chico High Grad Night
Chico Noon Exchange Club
Chico Rotary Foundation
Children's Choir of Chico
Enloe Foundation 
Gateway Science Museum
Habitat For Humanity
Hooked on Fishing
Jesus Center
Omega Nu
Paradise Rotary
PV High Grad Night
PV High Sports Boosters
University Foundation
Wings of Eagles



Legacy Merit Scholarship Program

The Legacy Merit Scholarship is awarded to an incoming college freshman who is the child or grandchild of a Founder or employee of the Bank. The Foundation also provides up to two merit scholarships to Chico area high school students through the Chico Community Scholarship Association as well as supporting programs in the areas of financial literacy, the environment, health, human, and family services, and best practices for small nonprofit organizations.GVBCF_2017 Merit Scholarship Winner


  • 200-400 word essay
  • 1-2 letters of recommendation
  • Activity record/Senior Profile
  • Application submissions are accepted anytime in the Spring
  • Application deadline: April 30th

Apply Today!


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