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The Senior Firewood Program was established in 1979 to assist low income senior households in Nevada County stay warm in the wintertime. The wood provided is split to 16" length and is a mix of pine, fir and cedar. Each household may receive up to 1.5 cord each season and is intended to supplement other heating sources.


  • A Nevada County resident living in Western Nevada County
  • 65 years of age and older
  • Lives alone or with another age-eligible senior. This program is not intended to support multi-generational families.
  • Low income 


  • Applications are being accepted
  • Email completed application to or mail to P.O. Box 968, Grass Valley, CA 95945
  • Paper applications can be picked up at the Congregate Cafe from 10:00am to 1:00pm
  • Administration will notify applicants in writing of the status of their application in early August
  • Annual fee


In order to provide firewood at a reduced cost to low income seniors, GCCS sells a limited amount of oak firewood each season.

  • $300 per cord
  • Delivery included to those who live within 10 miles of Grass Valley
  • Call 615-4556 to place your order


GCCS gladly accepts donated wood under the following conditions:

  • Trees must be down (we cannot fell trees).
  • Wood needs to be located within 10 miles of GV and accessible by vehicle.
  • We do not accept Digger Pine, kindling or remove slash; sorry!
  • Wood donations may be tax deductible - GCCS provides a thank you letter with the appropriate tax information.

At this time, our Softwood Yard is full - we are not accepting Pine Wood Donations until Fall. Thank You!

To donate wood, please contact us at



Phone: (530) 615-4556

Address: Nevada City Senior Apartments - 841 Old Tunnel Rd., Grass Valley

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 968, Grass Valley, CA 95945