Common Ground For Common Good


Common Ground for Common Good is a public awareness collaboration that was initiated by North Valley Community Foundation. It's now the name of a series on North State Public Radio in partnership with both NVCF and Shasta Regional Community Foundation. The program highlights grassroots methods to simple solutions to complex, compelling challenges.

Each week you'll hear from community members working hard to make things just a little bit better.

Our previous Common Ground for Common Good series can be found here and here.

Walk Woof Wag is a fundraiser for Chico Animal Shelter, our local shelter in Chico, California that houses stray and surrendered animals that need a loving paw up. Monies generated by Walk Woof Wag go directly to Chico Animal Shelter’s medical fund so that animals needing veterinary treatment can get necessary care.

The creative arts are a key component to a community’s growth in the twenty-first century. Information technology requires more emphasis on creativity and critical thinking than ever before. Arts are an integral part of our community and in every aspect of our daily lives. This is where the Shasta County Arts Council comes in.

Siskiyou Food Assistance exists to raise awareness of local hunger and bring change to the lives of those they serve in south Siskiyou County. Their mission is to help provide sustainable, nutritious food supplies to their community. 

The Chico Posse Foundation is proudly affiliated with the North Valley Community Foundation, a nonprofit public charity. They describe themselves as a "diverse group of women who were put together by nothing other than the Grace of God." They bridge the gap for those who have fallen through the cracks of other services in hopes of helping people get back on their feet.