Community Fund

California Wildfires

This fund offers support to victims from the 2018 California Wildfires.

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The reason why

The challenge

Over 150,000 acres burned in the Camp Fire wildfire in the northern part of California. It turned into the most destructive in the state’s history and one of the most deadly. Another 88,000 acres were been scorched in Southern California by the Woolsey and Hill fires.

The approach

The solution

"Sending money is almost always the most efficient way to help in a disaster", according to the Center for International Disaster Information, part of the United States Agency for International Development.

Donate to wildfire relief today and help the California wildfires.

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Meet the creator

The New York Times

Nonprofits selected by The New York Times in "How to Help Those Affected by the California Fires" on November 11, 2018.

We evaluated the nonprofits referenced in the article to create this fund on ALMA. 100% of your support will go directly to the featured nonprofits.

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The nonprofits

100% of your donation to this fund will go directly to these nonprofits.

  • Nonprofit

    California Fire Foundation

    This organization is on the ground distributing financial assistance to people who have lost everything in the fires. Through its emergency assistance program, firefighters distribute pre-paid gift cards to help those who need to purchase necessities like food, medicine and clothing.

    • Location:


    • Focus:

      Financial assistance for wildfire victims

  • Nonprofit

    Humane Society of Ventura County

    This nonprofit is accepting donations to help animals displaced by the Woolsey and Hill Fires. It is taking in domestic animals, such as dogs, cats and birds, as well as livestock.

    • Location:

      Ventura County, CA

    • Focus:

      Accepting animals evacuated from the fires

  • Nonprofit

    North Valley Community Foundation

    This nonprofit in Chico is raising money to support organizations that are sheltering evacuees of the Camp Fire. These could include churches, fairgrounds and community centers, said Logan Todd, a foundation spokesman.

    • Location:

      Chico, CA

    • Focus:

      Supporting evacuation centers

  • Nonprofit

    United Way of Northern California

    This local chapter of the national nonprofit has established a disaster relief fund to offer emergency cash and help to people who have lost their homes, according to a news release.

    • Location:

      Northern California

    • Focus:

      Emergency cash and help for fire victims

  • Nonprofit

    Wildfire Relief Fund

    For 15 years, the California Community Foundation has offered aid to those affected by wildfires. The Wildfire Relief Fund supports intermediate and long-term recovery efforts for major California wildfires, as well as preparedness efforts.

    • Location:


    • Focus:

      Wildfire Relief Fund

Your Donation

Your journey starts here

Get started by setting up a small monthly donation to California Wildfires. These are more effective than one-time donations as they allow nonprofits to focus on solutions rather than fundraising.

Next Steps

What happens after I donate?

Step 1

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Thanks to your incredible generosity we'll be able to split your pooled donations equally between all the nonprofits in your fund every month.

Step 2

Following the progress

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Step 3

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