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After the Fire USA’s North Bay Forest Improvement Program receives $3.5M CAL FIRE Wildfire & Forest Resilience Block Grant

Sonoma, CA – After the Fire USA is pleased to announce that the North Bay Forest Improvement Program has been awarded a $3.5M grant from the CAL FIRE Wildfire & Forest…
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220,000 GRANT FROM WALMART FOUNDATION TO SUPPORT COMMUNITY TO COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

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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new board appointments announced

After the Fire Announces Molly Mowery and Casey Taylor Appointed to Board of Directors

Jennifer Gray Thompson, CEO and Judy Coffey RN, Board President of After the Fire USA, the leading nonprofit wildfire recovery organization in the western United States announced today the board…
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After the Fire Announces Exclusive Travel Partnership with Alaska Airlines

Jennifer Gray Thompson, CEO and Judy Coffey, Board President of a leading nonprofit in wildfire recovery in the United States announced Alaska Airlines as After the Fire USA’s exclusive travel…
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After the Fire Appoints Marko Bey, Forest Resilience and Ecology Leader for Oregon and Northern California to the Board of Directors

Jennifer Gray Thompson, CEO and Judy Coffey RN, Board President of After the Fire USA, the leading nonprofit wildfire recovery organization in the western United States announced today the board appointment of…
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After the Fire Announces Appointment of Two New Board Members

Pamela Williams and Chisato Fukuda Calvert Bring Fire Power to Fire Recovery Organization December 8, 2021 – Sonoma, CA. – Jennifer Gray Thompson, CEO and Charles Brooks, COO of the…
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Wildfire Recovery Updates from After the Fire

Each year the wildfires across the West grow larger, more severe, and there are new communities faced with recovery and rebuilding. After the Fire’s CEO Jennifer Gray Thompson and COO…
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Rebuild NorthBay Foundation launches new initiative: “After the Fire: Recover. Rebuild. Reimagine.” targeting megafire recovery and resilience for communities across the Western United States

Rebuild NorthBay Foundation (RNBF) today announces a bold transition to address the ongoing threat of wildfire devastation both locally and across the Western United States with their new initiative: After…
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USDA and After the Fire/Rebuild NorthBay Foundation and partners to leverage $4.9M in CA to implement land management practices

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and After the Fire/Rebuild NorthBay Foundation in partnership with local governments, NRCS, CAL FIRE, Clear Lake Environmental Resource Center (CLERC), and Resource Conservation Districts…
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