Along with many of you, we are based in Northern California and watching our friends and families flee from the fires raging to the north, south, east and west. Many of them have lost their homes while others are displaced and praying they have a home to return to. Our community has always been incredibly generous when it comes to our work to give everyone a place to play, regardless of ability or disability.  We know that many who support us will want to help those who are urgently in need.  Now.

We reached out to our community-at-large and began compiling a list of local and national nonprofits and organizations helping those displaced from the fires, animal shelters caring for thousands of pets, and first responders who are risking their lives to combat these flames.

This is a growing list and we will continue to update it daily.  Giving is indeed MAGICAL.  Kindly give what you can to organizations and groups on the frontlines.

Resources:

Ways to Support our Community:

  • Sempervirens Fund:  100% of donations go to recover from the devastation of these ongoing wildfires at Big Basin and throughout the region. They have launched two funds: the Big Basin Recovery Fund and the Santa Cruz Redwood Restoration Fund.
  • Santa Cruz Mountains Fire Response through Santa Cruz Community Foundation
  • Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County:
  • Meals of Gratitude:  Providing meals to frontline workers in the COVID-19 pandemic, firefighters, evacuees, and volunteers.
  • Puente:  Emergency fire relief fund for South Coast Families
  • GoFundMe Page from Palo Alto Educators Association:  PAEA and CSEA Educators affected by the fires
  • The Solano Disaster Relief Fund: Solano Disaster Relief Fund was established to support recovery and rebuilding efforts. After the initial frenzy, chaos, and loss caused by devastating disaster passes, the relief and recovery stages begin.  Grants from this Fund will help nonprofits provide direct services and financial assistance to individuals and families.  SCF is not able to support individuals with cash grants.
  • The Napa Valley Community Foundation: In response to a major Napa County fire complex that started burning in August 2020 and has displaced many area residents, Napa Valley Community Foundation (NVCF) has launched the 2020 Napa County Wildfires Fund to assist those affected by this season’s Napa County wildfires.
  • The North Valley Community Foundation:  The North Valley Community Foundation has activated its Wildfire Relief and Recovery Fund to support those displaced by wildfires, including the lightning fires in Glenn and Tehama counties.
  • The American Red Cross, which is paying to house people in motels this year instead of in traditional shelters due to the pandemic, is calling for cash donations. Its website provides numerous ways to donate.
  • The Diocese of Sacramento Fire Assistance Fund is accepting donations by mail at Diocese of Sacramento Fire Assistance Fund, 2110 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818; by phone: (916) 733-0266; or online by visiting www.scd.org/donate. Click “Fire Assistance Fund.”
  • ALAS (Half Moon Bay):  A.L.A.S. is a dream that has risen to give wings to Latino children, families, farmworkers and newcomers of the San Mateo Coastside.
  • Silicon Valley Community Foundation:  In response to the August 2020 wildfires that are endangering communities in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, Silicon Valley Community Foundation has established a charitable fund that will benefit those affected by these destructive fires and their aftermath. Donations to the San Mateo & Santa Clara County Fire Relief Fund will support nonprofit organizations based in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties that are working directly with individuals and families who have been harmed by this disaster
  • Coastside Hope:  Neighbors helping neighbors.
  • Jewish Family and Children’s Services of the Peninsula and San Francisco:  With hundreds of fires now raging in California, Jewish Family and Children’s Services is ensuring that the most vulnerable members of our community are safe during this time. We are monitoring the situation closely and stand ready to provide financial, practical, and emotional support to those who need it.
  • World Central Kitchen:  WCK’s Relief Team activated several days ago, first getting a kitchen up and running in Vacaville, a city about 30 minutes west of Sacramento. The LNU Lightning Complex Fire—burning to the north of Vacaville.
  • LaHonda Fire Brigade
  • GoFundMe Page for Boulder Creek Fire Department:  We are starting a fundraiser for the volunteer firefighters and their families of the Boulder Creek Volunteer Fire Department in the beautiful mountains of Santa Cruz California. These hero’s are working selflessly night and day to save our town and the residents who live there from the August Lightning Complex Fire! They are volunteer firefighters who are still working hard to save their community.
  • The California Fire Foundation:  Provides critical support to surviving families of fallen firefighters, firefighters, and the communities they serve, including providing aid to victims of fire and natural disasters.
  • CDP California Wildfires Recovery Fund: Help the Center for Disaster Philanthropy support those affected by the wildfires.
  • Community Foundation Santa Cruz County: This foundation is seeking help to support those affected by the lightning complex fires.
  • GlobalGiving: California Wildfire: Providing support for firefighters and supplying food, water and medicine to people in need.
  • GoFundMe: Has launched a centralized hub of fundraisers that will help residents who have lost their homes and have been displaced by the fires. www.gofundme.com/c/safety/gofundme-guarantee. In addition, they have launched California Wildfire Cause General Fund to offer relief to Californians in need. www.gofundme.com/f/CaliforniaWildfireReliefFund
  • Monterey County Community Resilience Program: Send supplies, donate money or lend a hand to those impacted by the River Fire.
  • The Salvation Army: Donations support disaster relief for the current wildfires as well as potential future disasters.
  • Second Harvest Food Bank of Silicon Valley
  • Morgan Hill Community Foundation:  Under their disaster relief fund, they will be working with their city manager and CalFire to distribute these donations.

If your nonprofit, community group or organization would like to be included on this list, kindly email Jill Asher at jill@magicalbridge.org.  We will continue to regularly update this list.

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