Nonprofits

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Ananda Village

Ananda Village

14618 Tyler Foote Road
Nevada City, CA 95959
(530) 478-7500
fax: (530) 478-7636
http://www.anandavillage.org
8:30am - 6pm

We invite you to experience the beauty and peace of Ananda Village – whether you visit for a few hours, for the day, or for an extended stay. Join us for yoga in our retreat temple, dine at our Market café or retreat dining room, stroll the grounds, visit Crystal Hermitage gardens, shop for treasures, or just simply unwind. If you’d like a longer visit, treat yourself to an uplifting and relaxing vacation by booking a stay at the Expanding Light or the Meditation Retreat. Whatever you choose,we look forward to welcoming you. Call the Village Reception Center

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Sierra

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Sierra

227 Broad Street #6
Nevada City, CA 95959
(530) 626-1222
(530) 556-5771
https://www.bbbsns.org/
10:00am-4:00pm

We are one-to-one youth mentoring program. We believe that when children and teens have the influence of a caring adult, they are more likely to avoid risky behaviors and to focus on academics. Today's youth face a variety of challenges, and being matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister can help them navigate these challenges and reach their full potential.

Curious Forge MakerSpace

Curious Forge MakerSpace

13024 Bitney Springs Road
Nevada City, CA 95959
(530) 277-3319
(530) 210-6040
http://www.thecuriousforge.org
9am to 11pm

We are a MakerSpace, a membership based organization wherein members share the space, tools and each others knowledge and expertise in order to make what matters to them. We have a 20,000sf space with over $150,000 worth of tools from welders to sewing machines, CNC machines and more. We also hold public workshops.

KVMR FM 89.5 Nevada City

KVMR FM 89.5 Nevada City

120 Bridge Street
Nevada City, CA 95959
(530) 265-9073
fax: (530) 265-9077
http://www.kvmr.org
Daily

KVMR provides community members opportunities to connect through the development and production of music, news, and public affairs programs that entertain, inform, and educate.

Miners Foundry Cultural Center

Miners Foundry Cultural Center

325 Spring Street
Nevada City, CA 95959
(530) 265-5040
http://www.minersfoundry.org
Tuesday - Friday 9am - 4pm

An historic location for your wedding, event, meeting or conference. In the mid-1800's, this building of native timber and stone served the needs of California gold miners. Today it is a one-of-a-kind event venue for groups large and small.

Mountain Valley Child & Family Services

24077 Highway 49
Nevada City, CA 95959
(916) 215-9057
http://www.mountainvalleyacademy.com
24/7

Mountain Valley offers a residential treatment program, mental health services and special education campus for children ages 12-18 and Non-Minor dependent youth ages 18-20. Our main campus is located about 10 miles outside Nevada City on over 900 acres of land. Children come for education and treatment from all over the state of California and are placed by school districts, social workers and their families.

Nevada City Elks Lodge #518

Hwy 49
Nevada City
(530) 265-4920

Facility Uses: Anniversary Parties, Auctions, Baby Showers, Bachelor and Bachelorette Parties, Banquets, Bar Mitzvahs, Birthday Parties, Bridal Showers, Weddings and Receptions, Conferences, Corporate Meetings, Dances, Expositions, Reunions.

Nevada City Film Festival

Nevada City Film Festival

110 Union Street, Floor 1
Nevada City, CA 95959
(530) 362-8601
http://www.nevadacityfilmfestival.com

Dubbed the “Sundance of the Sierra”, the Nevada City Film Festival has brought top independent and international film and filmmakers to Nevada County since 2001. Each year the festival screens nearly 100 award-winning short and feature length films at historic locations throughout Nevada City. The festival also produces the popular Movies Under the Pines outdoor summer film series, filmmaker residencies, and comedy shows.

Nevada City Rotary

Nevada City Rotary

P.O. Box 74
Nevada City, CA 95959
http://www.ncrotary.org
Meets 2nd & 4th Thursdays at 12:15pm Lunch Meeting at Creekside Nevada City

Our Rotary motto is Service above Self. Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.” As community volunteers, we reach out to neighbors in need. We foster leadership qualities among our youth. We save and improve the quality of lives locally and globally. We invite Chamber members to join us: 1st & 3rd Thursdays at 5:30pm Social Mixer at Round Table Pizza; 2nd & 4th Thursdays at 12:15pm Lunch Meeting at Creekside Nevada City.

Nevada County Arts Council

Nevada County Arts Council

110 Union Street
Nevada City, CA 95959
(530) 718-0727
https://artist-directory.org/
9am - 5pm Monday - Friday

Shopping with Artists provides you with a fabulous, local, online shopping experience as we welcome a holiday season like none other, and as we close out 2020. It also supports local professional artists during challenging times, as we navigate a global pandemic with devastating impacts on our local creative economy.

Nevada County Concert Band

Nevada County Concert Band

P.O. Box 1444
Nevada City, CA 95959
Cheryl Woldseth - (530) 272-6228
http://www.nccb.org

Every year, the Nevada County Concert Band (NCCBand) brings back to life an era in American history when the local Sunday Band Concert was a grand social occasion. Located in the Sierra Nevada foothills' gold country of Grass Valley and Nevada City, the NCCBand performs free concerts at public parks and local events. In the summer, enjoy the 4-part Picnic Pops Concert Series, wave a flag at the curbside with the band at the Independence Day Parade, catch our performance at the Nevada County Fair, or join us at Constitution Day's street concert. Our local volunteer musicians will entertain

Nevada County Fire and Rescue (NCCFD)

Nevada County Fire and Rescue (NCCFD)

640 Coyote Street
Nevada City, CA 95959
530-265-4431

Nevada County Fire Rescue proudly serves downtown Nevada City and the surrounding areas north to the South Yuba River, south to Greenhorn Creek, west past Alta Sierra and east to White Cloud campground.  Our professional staff respond 7 days a week, 24 hours a day year-round.  Nevada County Fire provides response for all medical, rescue, structure and wild land fires with skill and professionalism.

Nevada County Library

980 Helling Way
Nevada City, CA 95959
(530) 265-7050
(530) 265-1407
http://www.mynevadacounty.com/library

Public library with six locations serving all of Nevada County. Depending upon the location, the library provides books and other library materials, adult and children's programs including weekly story times (including Spanish).

Nevada County Pride

Nevada County Pride

Nevada City, CA 95959
https://nevadacountypride.org

Nevada County Pride celebrates, supports, and advocates for the LGBTQ+ community in Western Nevada County by promoting Community, Diversity, and Respect through Events, Education, and Resources.

North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center

North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center

17894 Tyler Foote Road
Nevada City, CA 95959
(530) 265-2826
fax: (530) 265-8123
http://www.northcolumbiaschoolhouse.org

The Schoolhouse has been a community Cultural Center since 1980, hosting visual and literary art, dance, theater, and other cultural events. Located 20 miles north of Nevada City, the Schoolhouse, a graceful example of Western Colonial architecture.

Seven Stars Gallery and Oustomah Lodge (International Order of Odd Fellows)

212 Spring Street
Nevada City, CA 95959
(530) 362-4888
http://www.nevadacityoddfellows.com
Evening Meetings

Our lodge decided to create a community oriented space (in what was the late and wonderful Odd Fellow Allan Rogers’ Picture framing shop). Located at 210 Spring St. Nevada City. The vision is fluid and a work in progress. It is our goal to create a space that will be available for local artists, presenters and musicians to be able to display their work, to present their story, to play their music, and to give a presentation on just about anything! It will be a place in the heart of Nevada City that will give us an opportunity to shine,

Sierra Commons

792 Searls Avenue
Nevada City, CA 95959
(530) 265-8443
http://www.sierracommons.org

Sierra Commons is a business incubator. We provide a platform for small businesses to commercialize and market their products and services.

Sierra Harvest

313 Railroad Ave #201
Nevada City, CA 95959
(530) 265-2343
http://www.sierraharvest.org
Mon-Fri 9:30am-2:30pm

Sierra Harvest is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating, inspiring, and connecting western Nevada County’s families to fresh, local, seasonal foods. We accomplish this by; offering farm to school programming, supporting farm fresh school meals, mentoring aspiring farmers and gardeners, celebrating our local food community and advocating for just, sustainable food systems.

Sierra Stages

Sierra Stages

P.O. Box 709
Nevada City, CA 95959
(530) 346-3210
http://www.sierrastages.org

Sierra Stages is a community theater which enriches the cultural life of Nevada County by providing high quality, affordable and accessible performances for everyone. The Sierra Stages production of "Hand to God" at the Nevada Theatre (March 2019). Photo by David Wong.

Uba-Seo Gallery and California Heritage: Indigenous Research Project (CHIRP)

Uba-Seo Gallery and California Heritage: Indigenous Research Project (CHIRP)

225 Broad Street
Nevada City, CA 95959
(530) 570-0846
http://www.nisenan.org/

The Uba-Seo Gallery, located at 225 Broad Street provides an opportunity to learn about the history of the Nisenan Rancheria, on which the land of Nevada City now sits. CHIRP's mission is to preserve, protect and perpetuate Nisenan culture. The organization is guided by the Tribal Council of the Nevada City Rancheria Nisenan Tribe. CHIRP supports the Tribe through a plethora of programs and projects including but not limited to; public education and event production, research and documentation, cultural revitalization projects, human and environmental health, sacred site protection, fundraising and advocacy. Uba-Seo: https://www.ubaseo.org/

Grass Valley...

Alliance for Workforce Development Inc

Alliance for Workforce Development Inc

988 McCourtney Road
Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-328-1953
http://www.afwd.org

The Business and Career Network office's of Nevada County are located in Grass Valley and Truckee CA. We are here for all your Job seeker and Business Service needs. Our centers provide connections for employers to jobs seekers and job seekers to employers, skills upgrades and training, enhancing the quality of the workforce through our staff assisted services and helping to make businesses successful!

Bear Yuba Land Trust

Bear Yuba Land Trust

12183 Auburn Road
Grass Valley, CA 95949
(530) 272-5994
fax: (530) 272-5997
http://www.bylt.org
Mon-Fri 9-4

Bear Yuba Land Trust exists to protect and defend the working and natural lands of the Bear and Yuba River Watersheds and empower healthy, resilient communities through nature access and education.

Bright Futures for Youth

Bright Futures for Youth

200 Litton Drive Ste 308
Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 265-4311
fax: (530) 265-4131
https://bffyouth.org/
Office Hours: 9am-5pm M-F

Bright Futures for Youth provides children and young adults year-round academic, social and emotional support; access to health care, counseling and healthy meals; after-school activities, life-skills training; summer camps and workshops; career education and numerous other events and services through its three programs – The Friendship Club, NEO and SAFE, which helps young people experiencing homelessness.

Citizens for Choice, Inc.

984 Plaza Drive, South Suite
Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 274-3331
(800) 714-8151
fax: (530) 432-5233
http://www.citizensforchoice.org
Monday - Thursday 9-4

Non-profit partnering with Women's Health Services to provide free or low cost reproductive health care to uninsured or underinsured people of all ages. We promote reproductive justice through education, heal care access and advocacy.

FREED Center for Independent Living

FREED Center for Independent Living

435 Sutton Way
Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 477-3333
(530) 477-8194 TTY
fax: (530) 477-8184
http://www.freed.org
8:30am to 4pm Monday through Friday

FREED is a local disability and aging resource center serving people of all ages and with any type of disability living in Nevada, Sierra, Yuba, Sutter and Colusa Counties. FREED provides a variety of services and programs to support people with disabilities and older adults to live, work and play in the community.

KARE Crisis Nursery Inc.

KARE Crisis Nursery Inc.

PO Box 2080
Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 265-0693
(530) 265-6520
fax: (530) 265-8439
http://www.karecrisisnursery.org
Office Hours M-F 10am to 4pm; Crisis Care hours vary

The KARE Crisis Nursery is a home in a rural neighborhood that offers emergency and crisis care to the children of families experiencing stressful situations. The children are safe, cared for and nurtured while their parents are linked to the supports needed to help them through their individual situations. These respite services are free of charge to the families. Professional supervision of visitations also happens at the Nursery.

Neighborhood Center of the Arts

Neighborhood Center of the Arts

200 Litton Drive, Suite 212
Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 272-7287
fax: (530) 272-7688
http://www.ncagrassvalley.org
10am-4pm M-F or by Appt.

Non-profit center for artists with developmental disabilities. The basis of this program is involvement with a variety of studio arts leading to potential art sales as an avenue for earning income. We provide studio space, materials and instruction in a wide variety of media. Integration into the general community is achieved through exhibitions, performances and field trips to outside galleries and the studios of working artists. Studios include Drawing, Painting, Mixed Media, Ceramics, Weaving, Jewelry, Woodworking, Cooking, Digital Art, Performing Arts, Photography, Garden & Business and Etsy Shop Management. https://www.ncagrassvalley.org/shop/

Nevada County Gem and Mineral Society

11363 Grange Ct
Grass Valley, CA 95949
(530) 305-9212
http://www.ncgms.org
Meetings First Tuesday of the month - 7pm.

The Nevada County Gem and Mineral Society is a non-profit organization that has the following objectives: To promote the study of mineralogy, geology, and fossils; To encourage the collection of minerals and gems; To foster the study and practice of the lapidary arts; To provide field trips to mineral localities; To promote good fellowship, education and recreation.

Saint Joseph’s Cultural Center

Saint Joseph’s Cultural Center

410 S Church Street
Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 272-4725
https://www.facebook.com/stjosgv/
M-F 9-1 & by appointment

Nestled in the gold mining town of Grass Valley sits a beautiful, historic gem. Home of the Grass Valley Museum, the Saint Joseph's Cultural Center provides a beautiful venue for weddings and events - come tour the Rose Garden, filled with over 100 heritage roses, trees and plants. The interior of the Chapel is covered with intricate, pressed tin tiles and is a gorgeous setting for any special event. Artist Studios available for rent.

Sierra Gold Parks Foundation

Sierra Gold Parks Foundation

10791 E. Empire Street
Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 273-8522 - Park Visitor's Center
(530) 477-1750 - Assoc. President
https://www.sierragoldparksfoundation.org/

Sierra Gold Parks Foundation is dedicated to the sustainable stewardship of Empire Mine State Historic Park, Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park, and South Yuba River State Park now and for future generations. Working in collaboration with California State Parks, we support educational programs and projects that enrich the visitors’ experiences and protect our parks. Empire Mine is a beautiful wedding and event venue.

Sivananda Yoga Farm

14651 Ballantree Lane
Grass Valley, CA 95949
(530) 272-9322
(916) 459-7411
http://www.sivanandayogafarm.org
8:00am - 7:45pm

Our mission is to spread peace, health & joy through yoga & maintain a healthy body, mind & soul applied in daily life. Ayurveda Courses & Retreats; Beginner Courses; Bhakti and Kirtan; Hatha Yoga & Gentle Yoga; Holiday Programs; Institute of Health; Kids Camp & Family Yoga; Meditation Courses; Permaculture Course; Stress Relief & Healthy Living; Teacher Training Course; Vastu Courses; Vedic Astrology; Yoga Philosophy & Vedanta.

The Food Bank of Nevada County

The Food Bank of Nevada County

310 Railroad Avenue, Suite 100
Grass Valley, CA 95945
https://foodbankofnc.org/
Tues-Thurs 9:30am-2:30pm

The Food Bank of Nevada County, established in 1986, is a frontline nonprofit tirelessly working to address hunger in Nevada County. Through drive-through distributions at locations throughout the County, and direct support to food pantries, schools and shelters, we provide nutritious food to those in need, embodying our mission to ensure that no one in Nevada County goes hungry.

The North Star House

The North Star House

12075 Auburn Road
Grass Valley, CA 95949
(530) 477-7126
https://thenorthstarhouse.org/

The North Star House is a Cultural Events Center and has indoor and outdoor facilities to accommodate groups of varying sizes. Clubs, Organizations, Musicians, Artists, Thespians, School Classes, Films, Weddings, Memorials. Lavish grounds and Charming interior

Surrounding Areas...

Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association

190 East Yaney Street
Bishop, CA
(760) 872-1220
(760) 873-2411
https://sierraforever.org/
8am - 5pm

Our mission is to educate and inspire people about Eastern Sierra public lands through high quality interpretive products, exhibits, and programs. The Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association (ESIA) is dedicated to forging strong emotional and intellectual bonds between the Sierra Nevada and visitors of this broad region.

Lake Wildwood Association

11255 Cottontail Way
Penn Valley, CA 95946
(530) 432-1152
(530) 432-2044
http://www.lwwa.org
8am - 5pm

Lake Wildwood Association is a lake community with 2845 homes, 18 Hole golf course, restaurant/bar/banquet facilities, pool, tennis, pickleball and many other amenities. The Community is located in Penn Valley approximately 15 minutes from Nevada City and one hour from Sacramento.