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.

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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 Military Heros
Chico Veterans Honor Fund
Chico Welcome Sign
Durham Baseball Club
Eric Christopher Scholarship Fund
Good Guys Youth Sports
John K. Meally Scholarship Fund
(Supporting Chico Youth in Sports and Academics)
Lambda Pi Alumni Association
Lynn Eaton Memorial Girl Scout Scholarship
Mini's for a Cause - Camp Fire Fund
Northern California Fertility Foundation
PV Vikings Dugout Club
Redding Area Fire Relief Fund
Robo Scholarship 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

COVID-19 Relief Program

Golden Valley Bank contributed $250,000 to the Golden Valley Bank Community Foundation to assist local nonprofit organizations struggling with their fundraising efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.


To request information about criteria and eligibility requirements, please email


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Bear/North Complex Fire Relief

Donate to the Bear/North Complex Fire Relief Efforts 


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General Funds:

Golden Valley Bank Bear/North Complex Fire Relief General Fund

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Business Partner Funds:

Lundberg Family Farms










Camp Fire Relief Efforts

Thank you for donating to the Camp Fire Relief Efforts

Learn more about how funds are being disbursed

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Camp Fire Relief
General Funds 

Golden Valley Bank Camp Fire Relief General Fund

Sierra Nevada Brewery

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

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

AmazonSmile Donations

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Golden Valley Bank Community Foundation is registered with The AmazonSmile Foundation as one of their charities. AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets you enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile (, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by you.

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How Does AmazonSmile Work?

Amazon has set up a special website which ‘mirrors’ the main website. AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Golden Valley Bank Community Foundation every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as you would on, with the added bonus that the AmazonSmile Foundation makes a donation to Golden Valley Bank Community Foundation.

How can you sign up and start helping Golden Valley Bank Community Foundation?

  1. Go to from the web browser on your computer, tablet or mobile phone. You may also want to add a bookmark to make it easy to return and start your shopping at
  2. On your first site visit to AmazonSmile (, you need to select a charitable organization (Golden Valley Bank Community Foundation) to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at the website will result in a donation.

What products are eligible for charitable donations?

Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages.

Can you use your existing account on AmazonSmile?

Yes, you use the same account on and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, etc, and other account settings are also the same.

How much of your purchase does AmazonSmile donate?

The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. The purchase price is the amount paid for the item minus any rebates and excluding shipping & handling, gift-wrapping fees, taxes, or service charges. From time to time, Amazon may offer special, limited time promotions that increase the donation amount on one or more products or services or provide for additional donations to charitable organizations. Special terms and restrictions may apply. Donations are made to Golden Valley Bank Community Foundation by the AmazonSmile Foundation and are not tax deductible by you.

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