Common Ground for Common Good

Mondays at 4:44pm & 6:44pm, Tuesdays at 6:45a & 7:45am

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. Our theme song is "Optimist" by Zoe Keating

The North Valley InTune Music Foundation raises money for local public school music programs and inspire children to learn music and instruments. They also raise money for local foster children’s scholarships.

Common Ground For Common Good: Save The Rain

Nov 7, 2017

Save the Rain teaches water starved communities in East Africa to use rain as a sustainable water supply, stopping the needless deaths caused by the global water crisis. To achieve our mission, we educate communities to harvest the rain through roof water collection and passive irrigation.

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.

The mission of The McConnell Foundation is helping build better communities through philanthropy.

Great Northern Services (GNS) is a community based nonprofit that invigorates communities by initiating positive social change to improve economic conditions.

The Mount Shasta Trail Association promotes hiking in the Mount Shasta region of northern California. The organization builds trails, advocates for more access to trails and trail protection, and works to conserve the natural beauty of the area. 

Cloud Wise Academy was formed to teach in-demand technical skills that employers are searching for in today’s market. There is currently a significant gap between the number of jobs open requiring these types of skills and the number of people in Shasta County who possess these skills.

There are smart people with a good work ethic, such as returning vets, who would be quite suitable for those high-demand jobs, if they had the right skills. They just need to be trained, and trained in the right way.