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Restoration. Community. Stewardship.

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



To support the revitalization of the forests and communities surrounding Shaver Lake through land restoration, local stewardship, and economic efforts that honor the historical legacy of the Central Sierra region.


A thriving community living within healthy forests throughout Fresno County’s Central Sierra region for generations to come.


Restoration. Community. Stewardship.

Resiliency Council

The Resiliency Council is a committee of the Board of the Central Sierra Historical Society, a California 501(c) 3 tax exempt non-profit organization. The Council: (1) establishes the goals and objectives for the Fund; (2) prioritizes geographic and project areas most in need of financial assistance; (3) coordinates and/or partners with individuals and other local, state, and national organizations and/or governmental entities to carry out the mission of the Fund; (4) determines funding recipients; and (5) submits funding decisions to the Central Sierra Historical Society Executive Committee for authorization, distribution, processing, and handling of all required documentation.


Central Sierra Resiliency Fund Ambassadors

Our Fund Ambassadors inspire hope and resiliency by supporting the Resiliency Fund, representing the interests of community stakeholders to inform recovery efforts led by the Resiliency Fund, supporting and partnering with the Council on events and projects, and helping in appropriate volunteer task forces to implement community projects.

Peter and Sally Larsen Allbright

B6 Consulting

The Doug Bibb Family

Frank Bigelow and Sahara Saude-Bigelow

Meghan Breniman

Allyson Brooks and Drew Nelson

Central Valley Community Bank

Sharlynn and Keegan Childers

China Peak Mountain Resort

Tom and Lisa Coleman

Cohen Communications

Cressman’s General Store

Keith Davis & Vince Wiggins

Pamela and David Dungy

Haley Messer Ferguson

Wayne and Barbara Gault

Lance and Jen Gault

Dylan and Bree Gault

The Gillett Family

Austin Hastings

Huntington Lake Association

Huntington Lake Volunteer Fire Department

Kent Kinney

Jim Krueger

Jill Ari Levin-Arroyo

Prentice Long PC & Margaret Long

The McDonald Family

Steven and Michelle McDonald

Tim Messer

Mono Nation

Lisa Monteiro

North Dorabella Dinghy Club

Old Pine Ridge Inc.

Chad and Abby Oliver

Sean and Amy Osterberg

Jeff Pace

Walt and Caitlin Page

People Food and Land Foundation

Josh and Cory Peterson

Raised at Huntington Lake

Ridge Top 4-H

The Saude Family

Shaver Ranch

Kemper and JoAnn Shaw

Sierra Business Council

Sierra Foundation

Keith and Marcia Swinger

Connor and Kristin Telles

Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Co.

Vermilion Resource Management

Carli Walker

James W. Weirick, LtCol, USMC (Ret.)

Central Sierra Resiliency Fund Major Donors

Brad and Shauna Actis

Peter and Sally Allbright

Chrysti Anderson

August Construction

Marilyn Bahn

Tito and Tracy Bianchi

Barbara Bigelow

Michael and Lupe Bowers

Brian and Linda Clague

Stan and Jeanie Cooper

The Coterie Atelier

Nancy Devaurs

Duley’s Landscaping, Inc.

David and Pam Dungy

Gage and Andrea Dungy

Jon and Jennifer Escola

James and Sandra Ford

Fresno County Sheriff’s Office

Fresno County Sheriff’s Posse

Lynn Gorman

Nicole Hansen

Mark and Kelly Hulen

Mark and Brenda Isaac

Jones Cleaning Centers, Inc.

Clovis Community Medical Center Phase C Project Team

Zachary Knapp

Kameron Kordestani

Stephen and Donna Ranker

Noel Krueger

Kuppa Joy Coffee

Lauritzen Custom Farming, Inc.

Travis and Michelle Lee

London Properties, LTD

Andriana Marjarian

Douglas and Katie McDonald

The Mino and Clague Children

In Honor of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Nichols

The Mehemet Noyan Company

Melko Notary Services

Douglas Noll

North Dorabella Dinghy Club

Jackie O’Brien

Paul and Cheryl Odermatt

Old Pine Ridge, Inc.

Dr. and Mrs. Bhavin Patel

Assemblyman Jim Patterson

Thomas Penman

Jason and Jacqueline Pucheu

Robert Pugh and Beverly Hayden Pugh

Rick Ramirez

Ann Robinson

Jerry and Diane Rathmann

RC Cares Team at Realty Concepts Ltd.

Blair Rohan

St. Paul Catholic Newman Center

Scott Schuil

Kemper and JoAnn Shaw

Shenandoah Services, Inc.

Karen Simpson

The Don And Anne Stager Family Foundation

In Memory of Don and Anne Stager

Paul and Jane Stewart

Keith and Marcia Swinger

Wayne and Meta Thomas

Valley Republic Bank, Bakersfield

Mark and Susie Van Aacken

Mark Van Loon

Peter and Cissy Van Vleet

Mishell Whitacre

Dianne Wilson

Carol Winchester

Andreanna Woodhams