After the Fire Announces $220,000 Grant from Walmart Foundation to Support Community to Community Programs (C2C)


Jennifer Gray Thompson, CEO and Judy Coffey, Board President of After the Fire, a leading nonprofit in wildfire recovery in the United States, announced a grant from the Walmart Foundation to support programs dedicated to helping communities recover, rebuild and reimagine after experiencing a megafire.
The $220,000 grant supports the work of After the Fire USA, specifically our Community to Community Programs (C2C) supporting, mentoring, coaching and sharing best practices with those affected in the devastating 2020 wildfire season that burned over 10 million acres and caused $16.4B in damage across California, Oregon, and Washington states. “The 2020 wildfire season was not only unprecedented, it was also a confirmation that we are living in the Era of Megafire. This generous grant from the Walmart Foundation demonstrates their commitment to ensuring wildfire survivors have equal access to adaptable systems, resources, best practices, and our Wildfire Resilience Network of leaders,” stated Jennifer Gray Thompson.

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Today marks four years since our lives and landscape changed in a megafire that swept across four counties for 23 days, destroying nearly 9,000 structures, and claiming 43 lives. Remembrance…

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