Central Valley Initiative

 The Central Valley is plagued by increasing poverty, high unemployment, and per capita income that is among the lowest in the country. Currently the unemployment rate remains steady at 18.2%, and even now wages remain significantly lower than the state average. The Great Valley Center reports that the Central Valley receives only 64% of the US average federal per capita spending, and that revenues among local nonprofits are only 56% of the national average. Yet for all of the problems affecting them, these areas are experiencing the highest levels of population growth in the region, positioning the Central Valley’s population to double in the next 40 years.

In 2005, NCCLF expanded its reach into California’s Central Valley to help nonprofit organizations better serve their communities. We have been working extensively on an initiative to provide technical assistance, resources and/or capital to rural communities most in need.

Our Central Valley office is located at 4949 E. Kings Canyon Rd., Suite 108, Fresno, CA 93727. For more information, please contact Alice Rocha at (559) 452-0327 or e-mail her at: arocha@ncclf.org