"To give away money is an easy matter and in any man’s power.  But to decide to whom to give it, and how large, and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in any man’s power nor an easy matter..."

- Aristotle

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Why Donate to Us?

With hundreds of worthy causes, that is an important question to address.  We feel strongly that our organization has a unique model for funding that ensures your charity dollar is maximized to support our program with little to no administrative costs. Here’s why: Esplanade House is a partnership between the Community Action Agency of Butte County, (CAA) a 501c3 non-profit that receives government and other grant money to run the program, and Esplanade House Children’s Fund, (EHCF) a 501c3 non-profit organization that raises private sector funds to ensure the children’s program and other services stay financially viable. The goal is to ensure that the health and well- being of children living at the Esplanade House is guaranteed over time, regardless of the ebb and flow of available government dollars. 

EHCF has a volunteer board, no employees or paid executive director.  We handle the private sector dollars that we raise for the Esplanade House, whether it comes through the mail from our bi-annual newsletter, is donated from an organization like Rotary or Soroptimists, comes from a fundraising event, or on-line donation. Webb Homes provides the EHCF accounting at no charge.

Management of our data base, newsletter design, production, and printing are all donated by the following local businesses: Dalling Design, Chico Printing Company, and Lynne Bussey PR & Marketing. Unfortunately, we haven’t been able to get Uncle Sam to donate postage, so we do have that administrative expense, about $300.00 annually…but that’s it!  The money is then sent to CAA, ear-marked for specific needs. CAA handles hiring, payroll, day-to-day management and all facility operations. It’s a great partnership, one we feel works very well!

So, we do hope you consider supporting our efforts. We not only run lean and mean, we know that for every child at the Esplanade House, there is one less child in the foster care system, and one more child that has a chance to grow up as a productive member of society.

Send your tax deductible donation to:

Esplanade House Children's Fund
PO Box 3251
Chico, CA 95927