In our “community-at-large”, Eastern Plumas County, numerous nonprofit organizations and service-oriented groups make great positive impacts. However, community organizations often need financial and volunteer support. Grizzly Ranch is committed to making known to its residents, association members, and the public ways to give back to organizations that are sponsored by Grizzly Ranch Members by providing guidance on how to donate/volunteer.
If you are a Grizzly Ranch Member and sponsor a community organization, please send a brief description of the program and ways to donate/volunteer to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The organizations listed below are sponsored by a Grizzly Ranch Member/s.
Grizzly Ranch Association Board of Directors
Grizzly Ranch has been recognized as a Firewise USA Community since 2015. The community is committed to activities which reduce hazardous fire fuel loads while taking prudent steps to reduce the risk of devastating wildfire damage. This National Firewise Communities Program offers a series of practical steps (landscaping, home construction and design, community planning, etc.) that individuals and communities can take to reduce their vulnerability to wildfire.
You can donate to the local Firewise USA organization or make donations directly to our community Fire Department. At this point in time, the Beckwourth Fire Department does not have a nonprofit organization that would allow you a tax deduction. However, they are working on establishing one in the next few months.
To donate to the Beckwourth Fire Department:
Send check to: Beckwourth Fire Department 180 Main St. Beckwourth, CA 96129
To donate to Firewise, which the Grizzly Ranch Firewise Community is a member: organization has a 501c3 designation.
Send check to: Plumas County Fire Safe Council, PO Box 1225, Quincy, CA 95971
Checks can be made payable to: Plumas Fire Safe Council, nonprofit organization, and include a note stating it is for Grizzly Ranch Firewise. Attn: John Reynolds, Grizzly Ranch Member, Tax ID number / EIN: 74-3067126.
Grizzly Ranch Association for Community Enhancement
Grizzly Ranch Association for Community Enhancement (GRACE) was organized eleven years ago by a group of Grizzly Ranch property owners with the mission to be a good neighbor to the Portola area through donations to entities that serve the local community. Funding for GRACE has come entirely from donations by Grizzly Ranch Association (GRA) members.
From the beginning, Grizzly Ranch owners have been generous in their support of GRACE, and to date over $25,000 has been distributed to a wide variety of recipients. In part, grants have resulted in purchasing:
From the beginning, Grizzly Ranch owners have been generous in their support of GRACE, and to date over $25,000 has been distributed to a wide variety of recipients. In part, the grants have resulted in purchasing a mobile computer for the Emergency Department of the hospital in Portola, playground equipment for Carmichael Elementary School, library books for Portola High School, food for the local food bank and two separate purchases of equipment for Beckwourth Fire Department. Check presentations have been made at Homecoming and articles with pictures have appeared in local papers.
mobile computer for the Emergency Department of the hospital in Portola
playground equipment for Carmichael Elementary School
library books for Portola High School
food for the local food bank
two separate purchases of equipment for Beckwourth Fire Department.
Check presentations have been made at Grizzly Ranch’s Annual Homecoming Event, and articles with pictures have appeared in local papers.
Grizzly Ranch Association is now endeavoring to increase the magnitude and reach of GRACE, and there are two ways that you can help. First, we hope you will participate by contributing so that GRACE can continue helping our local community. Second, please help identify potential worthy local opportunities for grants.
Make checks payable to GRACE and mail to Sande Thayer, Grizzly Ranch Member, 36 Blacktail Pointe, Portola, CA 96122. And if you have ideas of where GRACE can make an impact, call Sande, Grizzly Ranch Member, at 530-832-5681 or Melissa Pennington at 310-779-3334.
1Life Fully Lived
1Life Fully Lived was started as a 501c(3) nonprofit in 2010 because the American Dream was becoming out of reach for the masses, and our current education system and many programs were not providing young people with the tools they need to create their most fulfilling life based on their innate talents and interests.
1Life Fully Lived created a ROADMAP to help people of all ages and backgrounds, especially those just out in the real world that are dissatisfied with where they are, wanting more, not knowing how to do it, and are willing to do the hard work to get there.
Donations are greatly appreciated, so 1Life Fully Lived can keep doing great works in Eastern Plumas County mentoring its youth!
To donate or learn more contact:
Grizzly Ranch Member
City of Portola
On the new Portola Riverwalk we are establishing a Disc Golf Course. We have The preeminent designer in North America John Houck helping design the course. The City of Portola and local and out of the area volunteers have been amazing to work with. We plan a soft opening the second week of October. Please DO get behind something special for our small community.
Grizzly Ranch Member
Make checks out to the City of Portola. Please put in the memo – Portola Riverwalk Disc Golf Course – Grizzly Ranch Neighbors
Tim Rhode, Grizzly Ranch Member, PO Box 1712 , Portola, CA 96122