2017 #GivingTuesday Nonprofit Wish List

Thegtheader_1 Center for Nonprofit Leadership is proud to produce Western Nevada County’s annual #GivingTuesday Nonprofit Wish List.

#GivingTuesday 2017
is November 28th

Keep an eye out for our #GivingTuesday 1/2 page ad in The Union Newspaper.

Organizations appear by sector in the listing. To make a donation, please use the information at the end of each Wish List.

Animal Assistance  ¦  Arts & Culture ¦  Community Support  ¦  Environmental  ¦  Health Services   ¦ Human Services  ¦  Legal Support  ¦  Youth Services


CNL_LOGO_09The Center for Nonprofit Leadership
The Center for Nonprofit Leadership is a resource center for nonprofit organizations and individuals in Western Nevada County providing hands-on seminars and workshops, peer learning and networking events and on-site coaching and mentoring for its members. CNL is committed to helping nonprofits become effective and well-managed organizations. Donations to CNL benefit our over 60 member organizations.

$50 will provide printed materials for one workshop
$100 will provide catering for one workshop
$500 will fund two peer-learning/networking events

cnlsierra.org \ PO Box 1227, Nevada City, CA 95959 \ 530.265.5600 \ info@cnlsierra.org


Animal Assistance Organizations

5 Animal Save logoAnimalSave
AnimalSave transforms the lives of cats and dogs by providing humane education, affordable spay and neuter services and by finding loving homes.  We envision a time when all animals are valued and treated with kindness and compassion.

$50 provides care for a foster animal that is waiting for a forever home by supporting AnimalSave’s Foster/Adoption Program
$75 spays or neuters a dog or cat reducing the number of homeless animals in our community by supporting AnimalSave’s Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic

animalsave.org\ PO Box 817, Grass Valley CA 95945 \ 530.271.7071 x 201


Kitten Central of Placer County
Kitten Central seeks to reduce euthanasia rates for medically dependent neonate kittens through action and education.

kittencentralofplacercounty.org  \ 5130 Fruitvale Rd., Newcastle, CA 95658 \ 916.645.2217 \ info@kittencentral.org


Sammie’s Friends
The mission of Sammie’s Friends is to provide medical care for the animals at the Nevada County Animal Shelter, making them adoptable, and to support other disadvantaged animals in Nevada County that, without help, would continue to suffer or would be euthanized.

sammiesfriends.org \14647 Mc Courtney Rd., Grass Valley, CA 95949 \ 530.471.5041



Wildlife Rehabilitation & Release
Starving Hawks – Orphaned Baby Squirrels – Injured Songbirds – or Bats Unable to Fly.  Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release (WR&R) treats over 1,200 injured or orphaned wild animals and birds each year and releases them back into the wild.  As an all-volunteer, non-profit organization, WR&R seeks donations for food, medication, vet bills and caging for critters in need.

$25 will purchase mealworms to feed a brood of orphaned baby Robins for a month
$50 will  provide food for a Great Horned Owl for a month
$100 will obtain X-rays for a Red-tailed Hawk with an injured wing
$250 will purchase the supplies needed to build a Squirrel release cage
$500 will purchase a new flight cage so that injured Songbirds can test their wings before release

cawildlife911.org  \ PO Box 868, Penn Valley, CA 95946  \ 530.432.5522


Arts and Culture Organizations

The Center for the Arts
The Center for the Arts is a cultural and educational organization that promotes and presents the literary, visual & performing arts for the enrichment of our community.

$100 will cover a day of entertainment for a family at Family Fun Day
$250 will send one child to summer camp for a week
$500 will bring 60 students (two local classrooms) to The Center for touring arts education programs
$750 will provide 30, $25 vouchers for local social service organizations to distribute to constituents
$1000 will help launch a Speaker Series at The Center

thecenterforthearts.org \ 314 W. Main Street, Grass Valley, CA 95945 \ 530.274.8384


10 CATS logo 2Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra (CATS)
The mission of the Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra (CATS) is to promote diversity in the arts through Asian-themed theatre, events, and workshops, serving Nevada County and the greater Sacramento Region since 1994

$100 and above would support the Spring production of South Pacific, directed by Susan Mason and Jeff Mason, at the Nevada Theater from April 12 to May 5, 2018.

catsweb.org \ PO Box 1266, Grass Valley, CA 95945 \ 530.265.2990



Curious Forge
Curious Forge provides access to traditional and advanced tools, a large space 20,000sf, and a variety of skill sets in a collaborative and innovative environment that enables the members to create what matters to them.

$35   for Google chromecast to stream tutorials and instructional videos for members
$200 will provide shelving for our office
$200 will purchase Wellness mats for our metal, wood and ceramic programs
$225 provides a scholarship for 3 months of membership for one person

All gifts are used to maintain equipment or attain more

thecuriousforge.org\ 13024 Bitney Springs Road, Nevada City, CA 95959 \ 530.210.6040 or 530.277.3319 \ spark@thecuriousforge.org


19 inconcert logoInConcert Sierra
InConcert Sierra presents exceptional classical and choral performances that inspire and enhance our cultural life. We offer a warm, inclusive community for enjoying music and we provide educational opportunities for youth and adults.

For our youth educational program:
$50 will help provide free tickets to our chamber concerts to at least four youth, ages 5 to 17
$100 will provide docent curriculum packages to five classrooms for our free concerts to 3rd grade students countywide
$500 will provide a grant for a youth, ages 12 – 21 to help with music lessons, summer camp registration, or a new instrument

inconcertsierra.org \ PO Box 205, Nevada City, CA  95959 \ 530.273.3990


21 KVMR logo grnKVMR Community Radio
KVMR provides community members opportunities to connect through the development and production of music, news, and public affairs programs that entertain, inform, and educate.  KVMR gives voice to the community and celebrates the music of the world.

$50 will purchase a replacement transport unit for our CD players
$150 will purchase a replacement hard drive for our server
$500 will purchase a backup server for KVMR’s expanding archive system
$1,000 will purchase an internet radio monitor to help provide uninterrupted online streaming of KVMR’s signal

kvmr.org \ 120 Bridge Street, Nevada City, CA 95959 \ 530.265.9073


22 MinersFoundryLogoMiners Foundry Cultural Center
The Miners Foundry Cultural Center is a living historic treasure serving Nevada County as a cultural arts and community events center. More than a venue, the nonprofit’s mission is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities in Nevada County. It is a symbol of California’s rich historical heritage, providing an educational and social bridge from our past to the present and future.

$50 will support one girl to attend Soundgirls.org sound tech camp in June 2018
$75 will support local students to attend a free master dance class taught by a world-class dance company during Nevada City Dance Festival in September 2018
$100 will go to support the upgrade of our free public history mining and manufacturing exhibits
$125 will support a curated art exhibit of young and emerging artists at the Osborn Woods Gallery
$500 will go to restoring the antique chandeliers in the Stone Hall

minersfoundry.org \ 325 Spring Street, Nevada City, CA 95959 \ 530.265.5040


Mu24_MIMmusicinthemountains_color_-_Copysic in the Mountains
Music in the Mountains inspires and connects people of all ages through extraordinary classical music performances, community engagement, and music education. Support from individuals keeps classical music alive and thriving in the Sierra Foothills region.

$50 brings 10 hours of music appreciation lessons into one K-5 classroom
$100 teaches 10 children to play recorder and perform with an orchestra
$250 provides a student an instrument and 2 semesters in our Youth Orchestra
$500 supports a young composer’s weekly private lessons and group classes to result in a professional World Premiere performance

musicinthemountains.org \  PO Box 1451, Nevada City, CA 95959 \ 530.265.6173 \ MIM@MusicintheMountains.org


Nevada City Film Festival
Nevada City Film Festival (NCFF) serves Nevada County and nearby regions by providing art, entertainment, education and culture through the medium of film and multi-media. Since 2001, NCFF has brought top independent cinema and filmmakers together for a world-class international film festival. This is in addition to producing outdoor family film screenings, filmmaker residencies, and local filmmaker grants and showcases.

$50 – offsets the submission fees for 5 local filmmakers
$100 – offsets the lodging of visiting filmmakers during the festival
$500 – covers the cost of hosting 600 students from Nevada City Schools for a private screening by Pixar Films

nevadacityfilmfestival.com \ 110 Union Street, Nevada City, CA 95959 \ 530.362.8601 \ info@nevadacityfilmfestival.com


27 NCArts logo - CopyNevada County Arts
Nevada County Arts is the State/Local Partner with the California Arts Council and the designated representative for the Arts in Nevada County. We promote and sustain the visual, literary, and performing arts of Nevada County to advance the cultural, social, and economic life of our community.

$50 will help fund music at special events
$100 will support a student field-trip
$500 will fund an artist scholarship towards professional development

Any amount can help to build a scholarship fund for local students to attend the California State Summer School for the Arts.

nevadacountyarts.org \ 128 East Main Street, Grass Valley, CA 95945 \ 530.718.0727 \ director@nevadacountyarts.org


NCTV 2015Nevada County Television (NCTV)
Nevada County Television (NCTV) is our local noncommercial, public access television station. NCTV has three channels: public, education and government that air on Comcast and Suddenlink. This year, NCTV launched its live web broadcasting services so local audiences, in addition to cable subscribers, can watch real-time events on their computer, laptop, and mobile devices.

$20 will provide a scholarship for a student to become a member of NCTV to check out equipment and to use the studio and editing software
$75 will provide a scholarship for a student to take one of NCTV’s training classes in film production or broadcasting software
$100 will help subsidize an instructor for NCTV’s training classes
$200 will help subsidize a crew to broadcast a live local event

The donation of time, skills or expertise would help mentor our student interns in video production and editing.

nevadacountytv.org \ 134 East Main Street, Grass Valley, CA 95945 \ 530.272.8862

Nevada County Historical Society
The Nevada County Historical Society is a nonprofit, cultural and educational organization that collects, preserves, interprets and disseminates knowledge about the history of Nevada County and the surrounding mining area known as the Northern Mines. The Society operates three museums and a historical library. This past year, we dedicated the new location of the Searls Historical Library, as located within our History Center.

$50 will purchase a drought-tolerant, native-species plant for our History Center building’s front landscaping
$100 will enable us to frame and hang a large historical photograph in the new Searls Historical Library
$500 will install new lighting for our 40′ flag pole and allow us to permanently fly the American flag in front of History Center building

nevadacountyhistory.org \ 161 Nevada City Highway, Nevada City, CA 95959 \ 530.264.7569 \ info@nevadacountyhistory.org


logoNorth Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center
The mission of the North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center is to inspire and educate our community by providing a venue for gatherings, performance, art and education that enriches and sustains our rural character and traditions.


$20 will pay for 1% of a tapestry for the Ridge Tapestry Project
$100 will help maintain the building and grounds for a week
$150 will send one child to Summer Art Camp
$1000 will help us guarantee a special performer(s) to present their talents to our community
You can also become a member

northcolumbiaschoolhouse.org \ 17894 Tyler Foote Rd, Nevada City, CA 95959 \ 530.265.2826


PlacerArts Logo 2015PlacerArts
PlacerArts is a catalyst for the arts and humanities throughout Placer County and is the only Placer County nonprofit arts organization serving residents, visitors, artists, arts organizations and partner agencies with programs, advocacy, resources, collaborations and support.

$50 will provide a sponsorship for one of PlacerArts ARTspace classes allowing a child to attend at no cost
$100 will fund 50% of black and white printing of one ArtWalk brochure
$500 underwrites approximately one-half of artist fees for Summer Concert Series

placerarts.org  \ 808 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA  95603 \ 530.885.5670



Saint Joseph’s Cultural Center
The mission of the Saint Joseph’s Cultural Center is two-fold – first to preserve and maintain the structural integrity of the historical landmark that was built by the Sisters of Mercy in the 1860’s (this encompasses the Orphanage building, St. Joseph’s Chapel and the historic rose garden). And second, to provide space/access that promotes arts and education in our community.


$50 will help with maintaining the beauty of the Rose Garden
$100 will offset the cost of restoring one historic window
$500 will help SJCC restore the garden fountain damaged by vandals
$1000 would help with repairs to and replacement of existing gutter system which is causing damage/deterioration to other parts of the buildings

saintjosephsculturalcenter.org \ 410 S. Church Street, Grass Valley, CA 95945 \ 530.272.4725 \ saintjosephsculturalcenter@gmail.com


Sierra Stages
Sierra Stages is a community theater which enriches the cultural life of Nevada County by providing high quality, affordable and accessible performances for everyone.

For our  “A PLAY IN A DAY” one-day theatre workshops for children ages 7-15:

$50 supports a partial scholarship for a child who cannot afford the workshop fee
$100 helps cover the cost of play royalties, props and costume items, and other miscellaneous expenses for the workshop

SierraStages.org\ PO Box 709, Nevada City, CA 95959\ 530.346.3210


Community Support Organizations


Common Vision
Common Vision is creating a Healthy and Just Society by growing fruit tree orchards in low-income schools.


commonvision.org \ 19693 State Highway 49, Nevada City, California 95959 \ 831.588.5889


gvcmbrGrass Valley Chamber of Commerce
To serve our members by facilitating business development, promoting tourism and visitor direction and presenting information that supports responsible business growth in our community.

grassvalleychamber.com  \ 128 E Main St, Grass Valley, CA 95945 \ 530.273.4667


17 Habitat_Logo_StackedHabitat for Humanity, Nevada County
We bring people together to build homes, communities, and hope. With your help, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability, and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families. Everyone deserves a decent place to live, and every donation makes a difference.


$25 will purchase nails and hardware
$50 will purchase a bathroom faucet
$100 will purchase a kitchen faucet
$250 will purchase a front door
$500 will purchase two windows
$1000 will purchase a child’s bedroom
$5000 will purchase a permanent roof overhead

nchabitat.org \ PO Box 2997, Grass Valley, CA 95945 \ 530.274.1951 \ info@nchabitat.org

Modoc Harvest
Our mission is to provide access to healthy local food by: Operating Certified Farmers Markets that accept nutrition benefits; Supporting the Surprise Valley Grown food hub that supplies locally-sourced food to stores, restaurants and schools or other institutions; and Publicizing and supporting farm stands and other farm-direct businesses.

modocharvest.org \ PO Box 549, Cedarville, CA 96104 \ 530.456.6362 \ modocharvest@gmail.com


Nevada County Cannabis Alliance
The Nevada County Cannabis Alliance is an advocacy and trade association of cannabis farmers, producers, manufacturers, patients, and responsible cannabis businesses that recognize the economic and medicinal value that cannabis culture has brought to Nevada County.

nccannabisalliance.org \ 419 Broad St., Nevada City, CA 95959 \ 530.264.7376


Nevada County Housing Development Corporation
Our mission is to seek to help meet the housing needs of low income households in Grass Valley, Nevada City, and unincorporated areas of Nevada County.

www.nchdc.org \ PO Box 1164, Grass Valley CA 95945



Operation Tiny Home
Operation Tiny Home assists people struggling with severe housing instability to maintain a life of dignity through sustainable tiny housing solutions and empowerment training.

Operation Tiny Home is building a better future for veterans through Tiny Home Building Workshops. Our workshops are taught by industry leaders, free for veterans, and provide comprehensive carpentry skills training, while building a tiny home for a veteran in need.

$25 will purchase three boxes of nails and putty
$35 will purchase an interior door
$50 will purchase a utility window
$200 will purchase a front door
$2000 will purchase a full feature kitchenette

operationtinyhome.org \ 111 Bank Street #808, Grass Valley, California 95945 \ 650.282.3588 \ info@operationtinyhome.org


PVCFPenn Valley Community Foundation
The mission of the Penn Valley Community Foundation is to build and operate a Cultural Center in Penn Valley which will serve as a gathering place for the community, a meeting place for the many nonprofit organizations in the area, and a venue for cultural, educational, recreational and leisure activities for all ages and residents.

We are pleased to offer an exciting opportunity to help build the Cultural Center – you can sponsor one or more chairs in the performing arts hall – a plaque will be on each chair you sponsor with your name or you may consider honoring a friend or donating in memory of a loved one.

$1000 for one chair; $1600 for two; $750 each for three or more chairs

pennvalleycf.org \ PO Box 186, Penn Valley, CA 95946 \ 530.432.3527



PFLAG envisions a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued, and affirmed inclusive of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.  By meeting people where they are and collaborating with others, PFLAG realizes its vision through: Support for families, allies and people who are LGBTQ, Education for ourselves and others about the unique issues and challenges facing people who are LGBTQ, and Advocacy in our communities to change attitudes and create policies and laws that achieve full equality for people who are LGBTQ.

$50 will provide support for our Annual Community Picnic
$100 will help support the PFLAG booth at the Nevada County Fair
$500 will help support a college scholarship to a local high school student

pflagnevco.com  \ PO Box 3236, Grass Valley, CA 95945 \ 530.798.5367\ pflag@pflagnevco.com


RSVP & Volunteer Nevada County

volunteernevadacounty.org \ 471 Sutton Way #210, Grass Valley, CA 95945 \ 530.271.0255


Sierra Commons
Sierra Commons gives people the opportunity to stay motivated, connected, and focused while having the social support of a kind, collaborative environment.

sierracommons.org \ 792 Searls Ave, Nevada City, CA 95959 \ 530.265.8443

31 Sierra Harvst logoSierra Harvest
Sierra Harvest is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating, inspiring, and connecting Western Nevada County’s families to fresh, local, seasonal foods.  We accomplish this by offering farm to school programming, supporting farm fresh school meals, mentoring aspiring farmers and gardeners, celebrating our local food community and advocating for just, sustainable food systems.

$50 buys veggie starts for a low-income family to grow (and eat!) for a full season
$100 provides a partial scholarship for farm business and production classes
$500 sponsors an entire classroom for one year in our farm to school program

sierraharvest.org \ 313 Railroad Avenue, Suite 201, Nevada City, CA 95959 \ 530.265.2343


35 UWNC logoUnited Way of Nevada County
Improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community. United Way of Nevada County strives to ensure that individuals and families in Nevada County are able to meet their basic need for food, emergency shelter and access to healthcare. Donations this season will also go toward expanding the Food Access Saturday program.

$100 will pay help to feed 4 families through Food Access Saturday
$125 will pay for a canopy for use at special events
$500 will pay for an upgraded, modern phone system
Priceless:  Volunteers!

uwnc.org \ P.O. Box 2733  Grass Valley, CA 95945 \ 530.274.8111


Environmental Organizations

Bear Yuba Land Trust
Bear Yuba Land Trust exists to create a balance between nature and the needs of the people who make a life and a livelihood here. This is our home. Our mission is to enrich the deep community connection with our land – today, tomorrow and forever.  Save Land with a Gift to Bear Yuba Land Trust

$50 assists native plant propagation
$100 helps purchase wildlife cameras to track animals on Land Trust preserves
$500 supports riparian restoration at Garden Bar Preserve

bylt.org \ 12183 Auburn Road, Grass Valley, CA 95949 \ 530.272.5994


downloadBiodynamic Association of Northern California
The Biodynamic Association of Northern California seeks to inspire social, environmental and spiritual renewal through the cultivation of the art and science of biodynamic agriculture.

bdanc.org \ P.O. Box 1702, Nevada City, CA 95959


Forest Trails Alliance
Engaging Trails for a healthy and vital community

foresttrailsalliance.org  \ PO Box 1102, Nevada City, CA 95959 \ 530.274.2388

Good Sun Solar
To provide education and promote awareness about solar and renewable energy, sustainable design, and appropriate technology: To install solar and appropriate technology systems for use in both private and public facilities that meet needy, low-income, and/or charitable-use criteria.

Through its Local Power initiative, Good Sun has and will continue to provide free solar energy to existing and future local nonprofits and schools.

$50 will underwrite the costs of installation materials for 1000 watts of free power
$100 will support storage of donated panels for three months while designing rooftop applications
$300 will provide engineering services to one solar design
$500 will support design services for one installation

If you support your local nonprofit organizations, and if you believe solar power is the wave of the future, welcome to Good Sun’s circle!

goodsun.life \ 128 Race St., Grass Valley, CA 95945\ 530.559.5023 \ scott@goodsunsolar.org


South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL)
SYRCL (pronounced “circle”) is the leading voice for the protection and restoration of the Yuba River and the Greater Yuba Watershed.  With 3,500 members and 1,000 active volunteers, we are working to restore wild salmon to their native waters. We are replanting the banks of the Goldfields with trees. We are inspiring activism across the globe with our environmental film festival.

$50 sends one child on a salmon tour of the lower Yuba
$100 brings the “Great Water Mystery” Water Conservation Assembly to 25 local schoolchildren
500 cleans up 250 pounds of trash, broken glass, and other deadly debris from the Yuba

 yubariver.org \ 313 Railroad Ave, #101, Nevada City, CA 95959 \ 530.265.5961


Tahoe Cross Country Ski Education Association
The Tahoe Cross Country Ski Education Association (TCCSEA) promotes the sport of cross country skiing through educational activities for children and adults.
The Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships (SWEP) promotes environmental stewardship by connecting students to their community and local environment through comprehensive watershed education and service-learning.
Together these two non-profits have created The Winter Discovery Center at Tahoe Cross Country ski area in Tahoe City, California.

$50 provides 5 students with class materials each day
$100 provides 4 students with rental equipment and trail pass each day
$500 provides 2 volunteer instructors with trail passes for the season

tahoexc.org \ 925 Country Club Drive, Tahoe City, CA 96145 \ 530.583.5475 \ info@tahoexc.org 
Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships \ 4swep.org \ ashley@4swep.org 

WCCA_logo blue water 2015Wolf Creek Community Alliance
Our vision: A free-flowing clean creek and healthy watershed, with viable fish populations and public access.

Formed in 2003, Wolf Creek Community Alliance  has been actively raising awareness of Wolf Creek as a precious resource for the community of Grass Valley and Nevada County ever since. We have a number of ongoing volunteer projects, including “citizen-based” monthly water quality monitoring, and regularly scheduled stewardship & clean-up days.

$50 will pay for the supplies to monitor 20 sites for one month
$100 will pay for the replacement of a broken pH meter
$500 will pay to host a public meeting on the Wolf Creek watershed issue of your choice

WolfCreekAlliance.org \ PO Box 477, Grass Valley, CA 95945 \ 530.272.2347


Health Service Organizations

4 Anew logoAnew Day
Anew Day is a faith-based organization that provides healing and hope through free and low-cost counseling services for those who are hurting. Partnering with our clients, our professional and lay counselors meet community members where they are and equip them with the tools and skills to confidently face today’s struggles as well as tomorrow’s challenges.

$20 will provide a week of supplies for the participants of our Healing Through Art group therapy classes
$200 will provide scholarship for four community members to attend a Counseling Skills Workshop
$2000 will fund a month of necessary literature, supplies and professional services to individuals and families seeking material and emotional support

anew-day.com \117 New Mohawk Road, Ste. A, Nevada City, CA 95959 \ 530.470.9111


Hospice LOGOHospice of the Foothills
Our mission is to affirm life and promote dignity at the end-of-life by providing professional, comprehensive and compassionate care to our patients, their loved ones and our community.  Hospice of the Foothills patients and families are NEVER billed for the services we provide.

$25 provides a patient with medical equipment for 5 days
$50 provides a patient with prescription medications for a week
$100 provides a patient with home visits by a Certified Hospice Aide for a week
$500 provides 13 months of grief support for a spouse/family member
$1500 covers the cost of admitting a new patient onto hospice service

HospiceoftheFoothills.org \ 11270 Rough & Ready Hwy, Grass Valley, CA  95945 \ 530.272.5739


Mountain Steam Meditation
Mountain Steam Meditation’s mission and purpose is to offer the heart and depth of the Buddha’s teachings, to all beings, to ease suffering and to awaken to compassion and joy.

Donations support the Buddhist teachings and practice of Insight Meditation (Vipassana) at the Nevada City Insight Center. Mountain Stream has served as a resource for Buddhism in the Sierra foothills of Northern California for the past twenty–seven years.

Mtstream.org \ Nevada City Insight Center – 710 Zion Street, Nevada City, CA 95959 \ 530.265.6111

School of Care
PO Box 633, Grass Valley, CA 95945 \ 530.273.2481 \ schoolofcare@gmail.com


School Nurses of California Foundation
Our mission is to promote and advance education, training, technology, and research in school nursing practice, and assist in the development and improvement of school health programs for California students.

snocf.org  \  1225 8th  St,, Suite 342, Sacramento, CA 95814 \  916.448.5752  \Info@snocf.org


Sierr33 Sra NevMem Hospa Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation
Our mission is to nurture the spirit of generosity and volunteerism in the community. We focus our philanthropic efforts on fostering quality healthcare of the highest standards for Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital.  Currently, we are $5,000 away from our goal of raising $250,000 for the new infusion center at SNMH. All gifts are welcome.

$25 will buy eight Comfort Cuisine meals for cancer patients at SNMH’s Community Cancer Center
$50 will buy 25 books for our Read Me A Story Program
$100 – $500 will provide respite to Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia patients and their caregivers

SupportSierraNevada.org \ PO BOX 1810, Grass Valley, CA  95945 \ 530.477.9700


spiritSpirit Peer Empowerment Center
To provide effective and profound change in the delivery of mental health services. We empower each other through peer acceptance, respect, tolerance and hope. To provide a safe and confidential place to begin to heal and embark on your journey towards recovery. TOGETHER WE SAVE LIVES!!!!!!

spiritpeerempowermentcenter.org \ 276 Gates Place, Grass Valley, CA 95945 \ 530.274.1431


Human Service Organizations

Acres of Hope
Breaking the cycle of homelessness for women and children.

Acres of Hope is a spiritually based renewal center serving homeless women with children by providing them with a home and an environment of structured programming. Our unique approach allows residents to live onsite for up to two years while staff and volunteers invest heavily in their lives by providing encouragement, practical life-skills training, job skills, mentoring and spiritual direction. We are valued as the last program these families will ever need.

$20 – Essentials Sponsor – covers the cost of basic essentials (toilet paper, soap, hygiene supplies, etc) for one family for 1 month
$40 – Diaper Sponsor – covers the cost of diapers/wipes for one infant for 1 month
$60 – Transportation Sponsor – covers the cost of transportation for one family for 1 month
$80 – Dinner Sponsor – covers the cost of dinners for one family for 1 month
$100 – Cottage Sponsor – covers the cost of utilities for one family for 1 month

acresofhopeonline.org \ PO Box 238, Auburn, CA 95604 \ 530.878.8030 \ info@acresofhopeonline.org


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Citizens for Choice, Nevada County
Citizens for Choice believes that everyone deserves reproductive justice—the ability to make educated choices about their reproductive lives, health, and access to the affordable care they need.

$50 provides free condoms distributed at The Clinic! for one month
$100 provides a portion of a month’s utilities for The Clinic!
$500 provides a portion of a month’s rent for The Clinic!

citizensforchoice.org \ PO Box 3525, Grass Valley, CA 95945 \ 530.274.3331


Community Beyond Violence (formerly DVSAC)
Our mission is to offer resources for building healthy relationships and to work with community partners to provide services for healing the effects of interpersonal violence. Our vision is a community unified in peace and justice for the safety and well-being of every individual.

$50 provides emergency food and gas vouchers for a family of 3
$100 provides an emergency motel room night
$500 provides a month’s rent at our safehouse for a family of 4

cbv.org\ 960-E McCourtney Road, Grass Valley, 95949 \ 530.272.3467 \ info@cbv.org


13 freed_logoFREED
Our mission is to eliminate barriers to full equality for people with disabilities through programs, which promote independent living, and effect systems change, while honoring dignity and self- determination.

A donation to FREED will help us fund our many programs that impact people with disabilities and seniors in Nevada, Sierra, Yuba, Sutter and Colusa counties.  We appreciate your support.

freed.org \ 2059 Nevada City Highway, Ste. 102, Grass Valley, CA 95945 \ 530.477.3333


15 GCCSGold Country Community Services
Our primary goal is ensure critical services such as Meals on Wheels and the Senior Firewood Program, are available to seniors who need this support. Gold Country Community Services also offers a variety of activities, classes and events to promote socialization, health and well-being.  We use the tag line “food – firewood – fun – fitness” to simplify the good deeds that we do.

$100 will feed a homebound senior for a month
$200 will purchase tarps to cover the firewood
$500 will support the cost of providing a home delivered holiday meal
$825 will purchase a 3-way portable freezer to allow for meals service to outlying clients

goldcountryservices.org \ PO Box 968, Grass Valley, CA 95945\ 530.273.4961


Helping Hands Nurturing Center
At Helping Hands Nurturing Center, we promote healthy, nurturing parent-child relationships through support services and education. Families and their children will develop socially, emotionally and physically through nurturing and personal growth. Creating a foundation of hope for future generations.

$50 will provide basic needs, clothing for one deserving family
$100 will feed parents and children for one month while they participate weekly in a parenting group
$350 will provide a family with 2 months’ services for the Nurturing Parenting Program

We welcome and appreciate any donations-100% of your donation directly benefits a family.

helpinghandsnurturingcenter.org \ 248 Mill Street, Grass Valley, CA 95945 \ 530.559.2313


Hospitality House
The mission of Hospitality House is to bring homeless people in Nevada County into a circle of community caring that offers shelter, sustenance, medical care, advocacy, opportunity, dignity, and hope as we assist them in transitioning from homelessness to housing.

$50 will provide peanut butter & jelly sandwiches for 54 people for one day’s lunch
$100 will provide milk for a week for 54 people
$395 will help provide one night of shelter for 54 people

hhshelter.org \ Utah’s Place, 1262 Sutton Way, Grass Valley, CA 95945 \ 530.271.7144


ifmInterfaith Food Ministry
Interfaith Food Ministry works to reduce food insecurity in Western Nevada County. We feed the hungry, helping to sustain good health and human dignity.

$10 Feed the Need bag purchased at Safeway will provide $20 groceries for those in need
$10 Food for Families bag purchased at Raleys is worth $15 in groceries for those in need
$20 to IFM’s Sponsor a Family will provide groceries for a full holiday meal for an average family of four
$40 to IFM’s Sponsor a Family will provide both Thanksgiving and Christmas meals for an average family of four
$100 will provide 50 lbs of oats feeding 100 clients for 2 weeks
$500 will provide beans for 350 clients for 2 weeks

interfaithfoodministry.org \ 440 Henderson Street, Grass Valley, CA 95945 \  530.273.8132


25 Neighbrhd Cnt Logo - CopyNeighborhood Center of the Arts
Since 1984, our mission has been to provide the opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to grow to the best of their ability through the arts and community integration. Our programs promote creativity, independence and dignity.

$45 will purchase one set of 32 brand new oil pastels
$160 covers one month of elevator service fees. Without our elevator, many of our artists couldn’t participate in program
$675 can buy 3 months’ worth of hand soap, toilet paper, face tissue, disinfectants and other cleaning supplies to keep our program safe and clean for our artists and staff

neighborhoodcenterofthearts.org \ 200 Litton Drive, #212, Grass Valley, CA 95945 \ Amee Medeiros, 530.272.7287



One Source – Empowering Caregivers
The mission of One Source – Empowering Caregivers is to improve quality of life for caregivers and care recipients by providing free, high quality, non-medical, in-home respite care and community resource referrals.

$25 will provide one chair for program training
$28 will provide one training manual
$40 will provide finger print/ background check for volunteers
$65 will provide one locking briefcase for volunteer

Any amount will help us provide caregivers who are caring for their loved one at home with a Volunteer Care Specialist who is comprehensively trained, thoroughly screened and matched, with a caregivers loved one.

empoweringcaregivers.org\P.O. Box 311, Cedar Ridge, CA 95924\ 530.802.6154


30 PiELL logoPartners in English Language Learning (PiELL)
Helps English language learners become thriving members of our community by offering one-on-one language tutoring, and building bridges that foster cross-cultural respect, understanding, and friendship.

$50 will purchase two reading skill books
$100 will help purchase printer ink cartridges for use in correspondence
$500 will help purchase a much-needed computer for our office
Priceless: A quiet location where a tutor and student can study together

piell.org \ 103 Providence Mind Road, Ste. 104B, Nevada City, 95959 – 578 Sutton Way, PMB #198, Grass Valley, CA, 95945 \ 530.265.2116


Sierra Foothills Village
The Sierra Foothills Village (in development) is a locally governed, nonprofit membership organization serving communities in Nevada County that helps people remain safely and comfortably in their homes as they age.

sierrafoothillsvillage.org \ PO Box 1010, Nevada City, CA 95959 \ info@sierrafoothillsvillage.org


Sierra Roots Logo 2015Sierra Roots
The mission of Sierra Roots is to provide access to fertile land, organic farming and food, related education, and healthy housing for our American Veterans, Native Americans and local residents who find themselves homeless. We build community and advocate for the chronically homeless who do not qualify to attend Hospitality House.

$50 will pay for 25 lunches for a week
$120 will buy 10 heavy duty tarps or 2 good tents
$500 would provide 12 warm sleeping bags

Sierraroots.org \ PO Box 2086, Nevada City, CA 95959 \ 530.264.5113


36 Wlcm Hm Vets logoWelcome Home Vets
We provide mental health services, referrals, advocacy and support for veterans and their families along with community education on the effect of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder on the individual, family and community.

$50 provides one session of group psychotherapy to a veteran or family member
$100 provides one individual psychotherapy session for a veteran or family member
$500 provides either 10 group psychotherapy sessions or 5 individual psychotherapy sessions to a veteran or family member

welcomehomevets.org \ PO Box 189, Grass Valley, CA 95945 \GV Vets Building at 255 S. Auburn St. Grass Valley \ 530.272.3300


Women of Worth
Women of Worth is a community benefit nonprofit, offering assistance to victims shattered by domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking and families in crisis to increase self-reliance and improve quality of life by helping them rebuild their lives with dignity, hope, and safety.

$50 provides a night at Hetty’s Haven
$100 provides a month of phone service
$500 provides a month of utilities for Hetty’s Haven
$2000 provides a month rent for Hetty’s Haven

For more ways to support our shelter, visit our thrift store and crisis center.

women-of-worth.org \ 224 Church Street, Nevada City, CA  95959 \ PO Box 213, Cedar Ridge, CA  95924  \ 530-264-7337

comm-lglCommunity Legal
Community Legal provides legal research and drafting, advocacy, and legal problem-solving across a range of practice areas.

communitylegal.net  \  214 Church St., Nevada City, CA 95959 \ 530. 265.3425 \ staff@communitylegal.net


crc-logo-header2Conflict Resolution Center of Nevada County
To provide professionally trained mediators to help people resolve conflicts or conclude contract negotiations with a mutually acceptable and durable agreement. CRC also promotes the benefits of mediation for the resolution of conflicts and provides training to prospective mediators.

resolveconflicts.org  \ 308 Main Street, Suite 5, Nevada City, CA 95959 \ 530.477.6517 \ CRC@resolveconflicts.org


Youth Service Organizations


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County’s mission is to empower children in our community facing adversity with greater self-esteem and possibilities for a brighter future, through a trusting, caring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationship.

$50 provides a DMV and background screening for one match
$100 provides supplies for school based mentors
$250 provides support for match activities year round

bigsofnc.org \ PO Box 393, Truckee, CA  96160 \ 530.265.2059 \ director@bigsofnc.org


Bitney College Prep High School
… Inspiring students to be ready for life and relevant to the world.

 \ 135 Joerschke Dr., Grass Valley, California, USA 95945 \  530.477.1235 \ info@BitneyPrep.net


Child Advocates of Nevada County
Child Advocates of Nevada County helps Nevada County’s children grow up safe, secure, and ready for the future.

$50 pays for a “sweetcase”- a duffel bag for a child who was removed from their home due to severe abuse or neglect and is being moved to a new home. Bags are filled with stuffed animal, blanket, coloring book, and toothbrush. Bags for older youth have toiletries
$100 pays for a winter coat for a foster child
$500 pays for the cost of a college trip for a foster youth to visit and explore college with their CASA volunteer

caofnc.org \ 200 Providence Mine Road, Suite 208, Nevada City, CA 95959 \ 530.265.9550 ext. 555 \ marina@caofnc.org


Families NowFamilies NOW
Children stay too long in foster care. They move too often. Far too many age out of foster care alone. Families NOW is a highly-impactful advocacy organization opening  the doors to permanent families for children in foster care by helping child welfare organizations identify and address the barriers that prevent children in foster care from having the permanent families they need and want.

$50 will represent the needs of Nevada County children in the development of state foster care policy
$100 will help formulate legislation to remove barriers to permanency for local children in foster care
$500 will provide technical assistance to local child welfare agencies to identify and address barriers to permanency in their own organizations

FamiliesNOW.org \ 11793 Lower Colfax Road, Grass Valley, CA 95945 \ 530.477.2900


The Friendship Club
Since 1995 the mission of The Friendship Club has been to engage, educate, and empower girls at risk.

$50 will provide basic needs clothing for one girl
$100 will feed 75 girls a healthy snack each week
$500 will fund a college field trip, broadening girls’ horizons and thoughts about their future

friendshipclub.org \ 138 New Mohawk Road, Ste. 275, Nevada City 95959 \ 530.265.4311 (Monthly donors encouraged)


LIFETIME ADOPTION 2015Lifetime Adoption Foundation
Lifetime Adoption Foundation is dedicated to the development of healthy and fulfilling futures for families as well as stability for women and children in crisis.

$50 will provide clothing, toys and healthy snacks to two children in need (and their beloved pets when needed
$100 will provide food, toiletries, clothing and needed supplies (such as diapers, pet food, and cleaning supplies) to a family in crisis
$500 will provide adoption grants for two families wanting to adopt a hard-to-place or medically fragile child

LifetimeFoundation.org \ 400 Idaho Maryland Road, Grass Valley CA 95945 \ 530.271.1756


26 NEO logoNEO (New Events & Opportunities)
NEO empowers youth to thrive through music, art and recreation.  NEO’s Youth Center offers free after school programming for youth and young adults between the ages of 11-25. NEO has seen such high attendance at their center that they will be expanding by tripling the size of their site and adding a fenced yard.

$50 will fund new games for the expanded site
$100 will fund a table and chairs to furnish the new space
$500 will fund a laptop for students to use

ncneo.org/donate \ PO Box 941, Grass Valley, CA 95945 \ 530.470.3869

Paint the Town Blue for Mitch
Paint the Town Blue for Mitch is a celebration of our beloved son, Mitch Adams and his belief in family, friends, fitness, and fun.

Gifts in any amount will help to provide an annual college scholarship in his name, support for the NU Football Program, local Breakdance, and/or any other community need.

www.5Kfor68.com \ 14141 Cartwright Way Nevada City 95959 \ 530.575.1659\ paintthetownblueformitch@gmail.com

Sierra Economics & Science Foundation

Sierra Economics and Science Foundation was created to bring reason and clarity to the issues facing Nevada County. One of the critical issues that we have identified is a need to  development more science and math students in our schools.

sesfoundation.org  \ PO Box 2178. Nevada City, CA 95959 \ sesfoundation.steele@gmail.com

Sierra Nevada Children’s Services(SNCS)
Sierra Nevada Children’s Services gives a second chance to families through a unique program, Children’s Community Chest. Truly, a funding of last resort that makes an impact! When times are tough, your gift will offer hope to a child in need. 100% of your gift directly benefits a child. Would you like to give hope to a child? Our mission: SNCS enriches the community by supporting quality child care and empowering families to aspire to lifelong success.

$50 will purchase bus passes for a parent to go to work
$100 will provide children with enrichment classes/camp
$200 will prevent utility shut-off for a family
$500 will help save two families from rental evictions

sncs.org\ 420 Sierra College Drive, Ste. 100, Grass Valley, CA 95945 \ 530.272.8866 \ info@sncs.org