Drive for donations

Community groups vie for city money

A committee selected by Chico Mayor Sean Morgan has sorted through the applications and selected 13 local nonprofits to participate in this year’s Community Grant Program. The city has designated $50,000 in matching funds to be divided among participants based on how much each community organization raises during an August donation drive organized through the North Valley Community Foundation. Contributions to the following groups can be made online at

Boys & Girls Club of the North Valley

Butte Environmental Council

Catholic Ladies Relief Society No. 3

Chico Meals on Wheels

Community Action Agency of Butte County

Friends of Bidwell Park

Friends of Comanche Creek Greenway

Help Central 2-1-1

The Jesus Center

Museum of Northern California Art (Monca)

Peg Taylor Center

Reading Pals

Slow Theatre