How to Help Those Affected by the recent California Fires

CSFA is compiling a list of vetted charities so that you can help so many that have been affected by the recent California fires.  More charities will be listed as they are vetted and communicated to CSFA.  If you are a firefighter and have lost your home due to these fires and have a fundraising campaign, please contact us at and let us know! 

Camp Fire Firefighter Disaster Fund for Firefighters
Butte CO FF Benevolent Foundation: Of all of the Firefighters in Butte County fighting the Camp Fire, there have been over 30 Firefighters who live in Butte who's homes have been effected, most of them losing their homes entirely. This fund is to help our Firefighters in Butte County and their families rebuild following the destruction of the Camp Fire. 
American Red Cross: This nonprofit has opened shelters across the state to help evacuees. They also have an online tool that people can use to register themselves as safe so loved ones can find them.
The NVFC Volunteer Firefighter Support Fund
The NVFC Volunteer Firefighter Support Fund provides a stipend of $250 to volunteer first responders whose homes have been impacted by a state- or federally-declared disaster. The stipend helps these firefighters and emergency personnel meet their basic needs in the aftermath of the disaster. Recipients who are not already NVFC members also receive a complimentary one-year Individual Membership into the NVFC.
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.
Enloe Medical Center: This 298-bed hospital is in Chico, the site of multiple evacuation centers for the Camp Fire. It is accepting donations for patients and families who have been displaced.
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.
GOFUNDME - Homes lost-Camp & Woolsey Fires
California State Park Rangers and California Fish & Wildlife Wardens have lost their homes in two separate fast moving and devastating fires: the Camp Fire in Paradise, Ca and the Woolsey Fire in Malibu Creek, Ca. We are up to eleven homes burned. No matter who or where we are within the State, we have always considered ourselves family. Let’s help take care of our family and support those who have dedicated their lives to serving others. Please help by donating so these families can look for some hope in this time of despair. 
Salvation Army: At both ends of the state, the Salvation Army is providing meals to shelters in local churches, fairgrounds and a community college.
Fire Family Foundation - Established in 2008, Fire Family Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, Tax ID #36-4613248, and is the charitable hand of Firefighters First Credit Union. The Fire Family Foundation is committed to providing financial assistance to fire families in need, scholarships, and financial education while supporting fire charities nationwide. To donate and learn more
CSFA Historical Society - Donate activated VISA or MasterCard gift cards to the Butte County 1st Responders Fund
It is estimated that over 90 first responders, including 50 firefighters lost their homes in the deadly Camp Fire. Here is how you can help. Donate activated VISA or MasterCard gift cards to the Butte County 1st Responders Fund. These gift cards will be delivered to the Butte County Sheriff for distribution directly to local first responders in need.  This program is administered through the nonprofit CSFA Historical Society, and all donations are tax deductible; receipts will be provided. Activated gift cards may be mailed to CSFA at 1232 Q Street, 2nd floor, Sacramento, CA 95811. For questions please call 800-451-2732 or
California Community Foundation’s Wildfire Relief Fund: For 15 years, the foundation has offered aid to those affected by wildfires. Grants have gone to rebuilding homes, providing financial and mental health assistance and helping those affected to get medical treatment.

Caring Choices: This nonprofit, which is in Chico, Calif., has turned into a hub for organizing volunteers to help those affected by the Camp Fire. Volunteers are assigned a variety of duties, including caring for displaced animals and, for those who are certified doctors or nurses, offering medical care.
Entertainment Industry Foundation: This nonprofit, started by Hollywood stars, has a fund that helps firefighters and other emergency workers battling California wildfires. One of its beneficiaries is the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation, which provides hydration backpacks and night vision goggles for helicopter pilots.
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.
United Way of Greater Los Angeles: This local branch of the national organization is raising money for those affected by the Woolsey and Hill Fires, specifically to help low-income residents.
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.