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From a global pandemic to local winter storms and wildfires, our community has shown tremendous resiliency, compassion, and care for one another. We know this because we’ve witnessed it firsthand.​

When the shutdown occurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, PCF called on our safety net, nonprofit providers to determine how best to support delivery of food, online mental health services and other resources to homebound elders and families in need. This was followed by our deployment of nearly $3 million of the County of Placer’s federal CARES Act funding to keep our local nonprofits that provide these and other services afloat. All told, PCF raised and distributed a record $4.3 million in grant funding in 2020. 

Kids at disaster site
Plane putting out fire

Benefits of Working with PCF

When the River Fire in Colfax and the Mosquito Fire in Foresthill struck, we called on county and city agencies to determine how best to quickly get cash in the hands of thousands of evacuees who fled their homes carrying little to nothing. Our generous community stepped up again in support of its neighbors. PCF raised and distributed a total of $572,000 in relief dollars from these two devastating events.​

PCF is a go-to philanthropic resource along the western slope of Placer County. When disaster strikes in our community, donors give quickly knowing it will get to those in greatest need. But there are challenges to this.​

We learned from these events that collaboration among countywide stakeholders is essential to effective disaster response. PCF is the philanthropic response but there are other critical response mechanisms such as emergency sheltering and ongoing case management to help victims rebuild their lives. This is why PCF has established two important funds to keep us ready at the helm when disaster strikes.​

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Fire Relief Fund

PCF established the Fire Relief Fund in preparation of our community’s new reality—an annual fire season. When a devastating fire strikes in our county, this Fund offers flexible resources to organizations in our area so they can provide direct assistance to those who are most impacted.

Disaster Relief Fund

Gifts to this Fund allow PCF to support delivery of services needed for varying types of disasters in varying types of communities. Whether it is power outages caused by winter storms or entire communities in lockdown during a pandemic, this fund supports a countywide response for those in crises. 

Danielle Mitchell and her family
We did not realize how much people in our community care for each other until we went through this experience. We so appreciate the support.

Danielle Mitchell



Would you like to learn more about our funds? Let us answer your questions and assist you with your charitable interests.

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