Central Valley Drought Relief Fund

The Central Valley Drought Relief Fund (CVDR) was created by concerned philanthropic donors in response to the severity of the drought in many farming towns in the Central Valley. CVDR is focusing its efforts in critical areas such as food, housing, utilities, employment and essential human services. It is anticipated that 500,000 acres of farm land will be fallowed. Unemployment rates expected to exceed 60% in Fresno County farming communities where the westside of Fresno County will be hit the hardest. In order to relieve some of this devastation, Drought Relief Centers will provide all essential emergency drought relief services in these initial cities: Firebaugh, Huron, Mendota, Orange Cove and San Joaquin.

CVDR is honored to be able to work with many organizations all coming together to offer their support for those most affected by the drought.

Partner Agencies

  • Catholic Diocese of Fresno
  • Community Food Bank
  • Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission
  • Hands on Central California
  • Healthy Smiles Mobile Dental Clinic
  • Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno
  • PG&E
  • Poverello House
  • Proteus
  • The Salvation Army
  • USDA Rural Development

You can offer your support by making a contribution to the CVDR.

Donate Online


Donate Via Mail

To support this fund, make your checks payable to
Central Valley Community Foundation.
Please write fund name on the memo line.

You can mail donations to:
Central Valley Community Foundation
5260 N. Palm Avenue, Suite 122
Fresno, CA 93704

Central Valley Community Foundation is a 501c-3 non-profit, tax ID# 77-0478025, any contribution is considered a tax-deductible gift.