Make a donation to NCHF

The success of the Northern California Homebrewers Festival depends on generous donations from large and small beer related businesses and individuals. The donations accepted are raffled off the day of the festival and the revenues generated help to keep the cost of admission reasonable and to offset the costs of running the fest. This includes renting the Lake Francis resort, security, insurance, and all other costs related to a successful festival. Raffle proceeds also allow the NCHO to donate to Environmental Alternatives, which is an organization that supports foster children through various activities and is a partner with the Lake Francis Resort.

The NCHO has been partnering with Lake Francis and Environmental Solutions for over 13 years and is proud to provide support for foster children. In 2016 the NCHO donated approximately $3,000 to Environmental Solutions to help send foster kids to camp. 

We are pleased to announce that an anonymous homebrewer has offered to match all raffle proceeds up to $10,000 and will donate that money directly to Enviornmental Alternatives!

The Northern California Homebrewers Organization (NCHO) is a non-profit 501(c) (7) social club and donations to our raffle are tax deductible as advertising and promotional purposes.

If you or your business would like to donate items for the raffle please contact Jim Fortes at 650-465-8775 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Items donated in the past include t-shirts, hats, glassware, beer related signage, logo clothing, homebrewing supplies and equipment, and other beer related swag.

Items can also be shipped to the following address:

Jim Fortes
271 Santa Clara Ave.
Redwood City, CA 94061

Our Generous Sponsors

5 Star Chemical
Blichman Engineering
Bottel Mark
Brewers Supply Group
Briess Malting
Buffalo Bills Brewery
Drakes Brewing
Freewheel Brewing
Grog Tag



Growler Works
Hobby Beverage
Lagunitas Brewing
Micro Matic
More Beer
North Coast Brewing
Reno Homebrewer 




River City Brewing
Shady Oak Barrel House
Sierra Nevada Brewing
Spike Brewing
Sudwerk Brewing
White Labs
Williams Brewing
Wyeast Labs





NCHF Contact Information


Snail Mail: NCHF
271 Santa Clara Ave
Redwood City CA 94061

The NCHF is a 501 C(7) non-profit organization.

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