Community Impact Grant Recipients

The LIME Foundation

The NextGen Trades Academy is for students who may not have the opportunity to go to college. We train and help students find gainful employment in the trades fields and provide a workforce for local contractors. The RiseUp Community Impact Grant will be used for the purpose of supporting the NextGen Trades Academy 2019-2020 school year.

Office of Resiliency and Recovery Sonoma County

In October 2017, 173 square miles burned, 5,300 homes were destroyed, and 24 lives were lost in the Sonoma Complex Fires. Sonoma County staff and officials have worked tirelessly to recover and increase our capacity to respond to future fires and other disasters. We have made exceptional progress. We have improved local policies and committed tens of millions of dollars to become a stronger, more resilient community. 

The Office of Resiliency and Recovery Sonoma County will use the RiseUp Community Impact Grant for Sonoma Ready Day, an event, which will offer emergency resources, demonstrations, short lectures, emergency vehicle displays, and tools to educate and empower community members to withstand and recover from emergencies.

News of the North Bay

News of the North Bay is an intensely local video news source, dedicated to the North Bay community. Led by a team of veteran broadcast news professionals with decades of experience, we cover the people, issues and events of our region in ways that others don’t.

NNB creates unique, original news content found nowhere else. These are the stories of our neighbors, businesses, news makers and issues that define our lives here in the North Bay Area.

The RiseUp Community Impact Grant will support News of the North Bay’s continuing coverage of issues, events, and people-oriented news stories, including that of rebuilders and their efforts to become more resilient.

University of California Cooperative Extension Sonoma County

The mission of the University of California Cooperative Extension is to extend information developed at the University of California to enhance quality of life and the environmental and economic well-being of the citizens of California through research and education.

UCCE Sonoma County will use their RiseUp Community Impact Grant for the purpose of targeted soil testing in community and school gardens and local farms based on high dioxin levels found at a school garden site in Santa Rosa from samples collected and analyzed after the 2017 wildfires.

Lake County Community Risk Reduction Authority

The LCCRRA is a comprehensive, overarching, collaborative approach to their community’s biggest concern — wildfires. The formation of the LCCRRA provides a means to reach out to the public about fire prevention, ways to protect their homes, how to improve their own properties, and as a broader and more long-range project, build partnerships with agencies to be part of and create large vegetation management projects. The RiseUp Community Impact Grant will help to further this project.

North Bay Construction Corps

The North Bay Construction Corps is a 5-month training program that introduces high school seniors to careers in construction and the trades.  The RiseUp Community Impact Grant will assist in expanding the construction training program and adding additional chapters in both Napa and Lake Counties.

Mendocino County Fire Safe Council

MCFSC is exploring the concept of developing in-house capabilities to own and operate a community fire-safety-focused vegetation management and defensible space program.  The RiseUp Community Impact Grant will assist in this endeavor.

Glen Ellen Forum

The Glen Ellen Forum is building a stronger community; working together from a positive frame of mind on common goals; valuing experiences, with a shared sense of civil discourse and respect of participants; and carrying out work with elements of tolerance, co-operation, compromise, diversity, preservation and inclusiveness. The RiseUp Community Impact Grant will help the Forum to provide sheds and replacement landscaping for fire survivors.

Wolf Creek Firewise Community

Wolf Creek Firewise Community are neighbors helping to comply with the new Lake County ordinance regarding weed and brush abatement. They have contacted 800 property owners with information about the new ordinance and offer to volunteer in assisting with compliance. The RiseUp Community Impact Grant will contribute to buying supplies and equipment that will assist Lake County residents in complying with new weed abatement ordinances

Mendocino County Construction Corps.

MCCC Is a four month construction training program for high school seniors. Participants will meet one evening a week, and one Saturday per month for the four months. At the end of the four months, participants will take part in a two week “boot camp” where they will practice the skills about which they have learned.

The RiseUp Community Impact Grant will assist in the continuation of the program.

Mendocino County Construction Corps.

Cobb Area Council

The Cobb Area Council (“CAC”) was formed in the summer of 2016 as a Municipal Advisory Council to support and advise the Lake County Board of Supervisors (“BOS”) on the specific needs of the Cobb Area. Following the Valley Fire of 2015, it became apparent that the Cobb communities needed a forum for public discussion, with the capacity to bring urgent needs to the county government. On June 9, 2016, the community voted unanimously to pass the resolution to create the CAC. A few weeks later, the BOS approved the resolution, as well.

Rebuild Green EXPO 2019

Back by popular demand from 2018, the EXPO is a showcase for all aspects of how to build a healthy, low-carbon home.

Pawnee Fire Relief for Lake County

Rebuild Northbay Foundation’s (RBNF) board of directors held an emergency meeting on June 25th, 2018 in response to growing Pawnee wildfire in Lake County. The RNBF board approved an immediate donation of $25,000 to Lake County to offset the cost of fighting the Pawnee fire.

Read more about Pawnee Fire Relief for Lake County.