Restoration. Community. Stewardship.

The Central Sierra Resiliency Fund is a community initiative and response to the 2020 Creek Fire. CSRF is held at the Central Sierra Historical Society and Museum, Inc., a California 501(c) 3 tax exempt non-profit organization.

We at CSRF envision a world where financial collaboration sustains resilient landscapes, ecosystems and communities. In launching this effort, local community members and concerned professionals have collaborated to create a Resiliency Council to administer the restricted fund and determine funding recipients. We are collaborating with other local, state, and national organizations on projects to empower the local community to lead the revitalization effort after the Creek Fire. 

The Resiliency Fund will support long-term Creek Fire recovery efforts in communities within the vicinity of Fresno County’s Central Sierra region including, but not limited to, Huntington Lake, Lakeshore, Big Creek, Shaver Lake, Pine Ridge, Meadow Lakes, Alder Springs, and Auberry.

Visit our Community Stories section to learn more about how the stories of our past inspire resilience among the Central Sierra communities and consider sharing your story.

Contact us at to see how you might help grow the Central Sierra Resiliency Fund and foster a sense of “Central Sierra Resiliency” in our broader community.


The Resiliency Fund is a council of the Central Sierra Historical Society. We are group of individuals with ties to the Central Sierra who care about its forests and its future.


The Resiliency Fund supports long-term Creek Fire recovery efforts in communities within the vicinity of Fresno County’s Central Sierra region. We collaborate with other organizations to help landowners with erosion control efforts and re-forestation. Our current projects include Seedlings of Hope and the Creek FIre Storytelling Project, which seeks to record stories about people's experiences of the Creek Fire.


Photo courtesy of Schoenwald Photography