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.

Camp Fire Relief Efforts

Thank you for donating to the Camp Fire Relief Efforts


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Camp Fire Relief
General Funds 

Golden Valley Bank Camp Fire Relief General Fund

Sierra Nevada Brewery

Boys and Girls Club of the North Valley

Public Safety Workers

Shelter Storage

Mini's for a Cause

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Camp Fire Relief
Business Partner Funds

Sierra Nevada Brewery

Fifth Sun


Klean Kanteen


Russell, Gallaway Associates, Inc.

GRID Alternatives North Valley

MJB Welding Supply

 BCM Construction


Chico Honda Motorsports

Ray Morgan Company

Cascade Orthopedic Supply

Common Questions

Where will my donation go?

100% of your donation will stay local. We will be making decisions as needs arise over the next year or more.

How do I make a donation with a credit card?

We are accepting online donations via PayPal. All of the links under Camp Fire Relief funds below are directed towards those specific funds to donate through PayPal. Click on the corresponding fund you would like to donate to proceed.

How do I set up a fund?

We are no longer setting up Camp Fire Relief funds for individuals or organizations due to an overwhelming amount of requests.

Will any of my donation go towards administrative fees for your Foundation?

None of your donation will go towards administrative fees. There is a small fee to use PayPal services, if you choose to donate that way instead of a check.

Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes.  You will receive a receipt within 5-7 business days.

If you have questions, please email

Please find donation options through multiple organizations below. Electronic transfers are accepted through PayPal.

Another option is to drop off or mail a check to either address below.

Please make checks payable to "GVBCF-Camp Fire". If you would like your donation to go toward a specific fund, please put the Fund's name in the memo on the check.

190 Cohasset Road, Chico, CA 95926

250 Hemsted Dr., Ste. 100 Redding, CA 96002

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.


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Staying Active

Chico Aces Baseball
Chico High Foundation
Chico Military Heros
Chico Veterans Honors Fund
Chico Welcome Sign
Dennis Sorenson Memorial Fund
Durham Baseball Club
End of Frost Season
Good Guys Youth Sports
John K. Meally Scholarship Fund
(Supporting Chico Youth in Sports and Academics)
Lambda Pi Alumni Association
Make A Wish Foundation
Mini's for a Cause - Camp Fire Fund
Northern California Fertility Foundation
PV Vikings Dugout Club
Redding Area Fire Relief Fund
Robo Scholarship Fund
Sabina Watroba Hutchins Fund
Wildcat Alumni Football Scholarship Fund

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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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