The Mike and Dotty Collett Animal Care Fund, a program of the North Valley Community Foundation, has announced a $35,000 grant for the Butte Humane Society Journey Home Capital Campaign.

The capital campaign is raising funds to build a new facility and become the animal welfare hub of Butte County. The proposed 10-acre campus will include a brand new education outreach center and is projected to double annual adoptions while reducing the length of stay for most animals.

"One of the most rewarding parts of our work is to bridge compassionate community members to incredible organizations. After hearing the vision and plans behind the Butte Humane Society's relocation, we were certain this would meet the philanthropic goals of our Mike and Dotty Collet Animal Care Fund. A fund dedicated to promoting the well-being of animals in the North State," said NVCF President & CEO Alexa Benson-Valavanis.

The Chico Children’s Endowment Fund is a program of the North Valley Community Foundation dedicated to benefiting children in Chico and its surrounding areas with unmet physical, emotional, or mental needs. They make grants available 365 days a year, enabling organizations who help children to seek financial support any time they need it. Since 2016, more than $50,000 has been granted out to local organizations.

During this grant cycle, the Mike and Dotty Collett Animal Care fund has also supported the North Valley Animal Disaster group with a $10,000 donation and the Handi Riders house therapy program with a $5,000 donation.