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Banding together for the 2017 North Bay Fire recovery effort.

North Bay Fire Recovery


In response to the October 2017 North Bay firestorm — the most destructive and deadliest firestorm disaster in California history at the time — Tipping Point established the Tipping Point North Bay Fire Recovery Fund, which launched four days after the fires broke. A coalition of Bay Area business and community leaders formed Band Together Bay Area to support the fund which aimed to aid in long-term recovery efforts throughout Sonoma, Napa, Lake, and Mendocino Counties. More than 3,300 donors and 220 companies contributed, and all funds raised were allocated to 48 nonprofits working on the frontlines of the recovery effort. Grants were focused in four areas: housing, health, employment, and social services.

$33.8 Million Invested

Every dollar supported 48 nonprofits working on the frontlines of the recovery effort.

Project spotlight

Band Together Bay Area Raised $23 Million

The sold-out Band Together Bay Area concert that took place on November 16, 2017, featuring Metallica, Dead & Company, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, G-Eazy, Rancid and Raphael Saadiq brought together nearly 40,000 people at Oracle Park and hundreds of thousands of viewers through a livestream webcast. The event raised $17 million through ticket sales, sponsorships, and online donations.


Supported Rebuild of Sonoma Valley

La Luz has been a critical resource in Sonoma Valley for low-income and vulnerable residents, so when the fires hit in 2017, they became a primary resource for housing, employment, and basic needs. Tipping Point’s investment from the Fire Recovery Fund jump started their construction training program, which provided economic opportunity and contributed to the rebuilding effort in the region.


New Family Shelter in Santa Rosa

In 2017, Tipping Point provided a 6-figure grant to Catholic Charities Santa Rosa for the creation of supportive housing to respond to the existing and growing need of individuals experiencing homelessness as a result of the fires. The grant helped the organization double the number of people they could serve. The new facility, funded in part by Tipping Point’s grantee, opened in fall 2022 in downtown Santa Rosa, and offers comprehensive on-site services for individuals and families experiencing housing instability, including a family shelter for nearly 200 people, a healthcare clinic, a childcare center, and drop-in services.