Funded Non-Profits

Caroleigh Pierce and Jenny Lowrey, Executive Director of From the Ground Up Farms

Caroleigh Pierce and Jenny Lowrey, Executive Director of From the Ground Up Farms

From the Grounds Up Farms, Inc. received the most votes at our August meeting and plan to use our funds ($14,375) to install an outdoor kitchen for community cooking classes and demos as well as install proper irrigation at their main farm. Congrats!

(L - R) Vicki Hightower, Allison Travis-Bee and Nancy Morgans-Ferguson, Director of Shalom Free Clinic

(L - R) Vicki Hightower, Allison Travis-Bee and Nancy Morgans-Ferguson, Director of Shalom Free Clinic

Shalom Free Clinic took home the checks at our May 1st gathering. Shalom, a Chico medical clinic dedicated to free healthcare and other self-care services, received $14,650. They will use our funds for ADA compliance projects and exam tables.

Anastacia Snyder, Executive Director of Catalyst, receives the night’s award from Vicki Hightower

Anastacia Snyder, Executive Director of Catalyst, receives the night’s award from Vicki Hightower

Catalyst Domestic Violence Services was the top vote getter at our February 6th meeting. Our $14,550 donation will go towards remodeling the laundry room at the shelter with two new industrial washers and dryers, new cabinets and flooring, paint and a wall mounted ironing board. Providing a reliable and well appointed laundry room helps keep Catalyst’s safe space safe and welcoming.

The ladies of Chico Posse (from left to right) Debbie Adams, Holly Parker, Janae Dachele (recipient), Samantha Deal (recipient), Shelly Watson, Peggy Mead, Laurie Maloney (Sally Hayes missing)

The ladies of Chico Posse (from left to right) Debbie Adams, Holly Parker, Janae Dachele (recipient), Samantha Deal (recipient), Shelly Watson, Peggy Mead, Laurie Maloney (Sally Hayes missing)

At our November 7th meeting, Chico Posse Foundation was the evening’s chosen non-profit. Chico Posse “plugs the holes” to keep people from becoming homeless and helps them get back on their feet with housing, food and household items. Our donation to support them totaled $14,900.

Chuck Nadeau and Kerri Vanderbom, Ability First Sports, Inc.

Chuck Nadeau and Kerri Vanderbom, Ability First Sports, Inc.

At our August 1st meeting, Ability First Sports was chosen to receive our quarterly donation of $15,775. With the funds, they purchased adaptive PE equipment and a trailer to transport it. We are thrilled to support this incredible program.

Ryan Johnston, Executive Director of Cast Hope

Ryan Johnston, Executive Director of Cast Hope

Cast Hope was awarded $13,750 at our May 16th meeting to provide a multi-event summer program including classroom learning, stream clean up, fly tying lessons, fly fishing clinic on Deer Creek and fishing equipment for 250 children. 

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Diane Puckett, Director, Peg Taylor Center

The Peg Taylor Center was awarded over $12,000 at our February 7th meeting.  The funds were used to upgrade therapeutic equipment at the center used for physical rehabilitation.