Youth on the Ridge Community Foundation, Inc. / Paradise Chocolate is dedicated to benefit non-profit organizations which provide educational, enrichment, recreational and leadership opportunities to youth on the Paradise Ridge.  Since 2006, the sweet, magical power of chocolate has inspired our generous community to honor and celebrate youth through the thriving annual Paradise Chocolate Fest, held each spring.

In the past 9 years alone, the Fest has contributed over $200,000 in financial support to 45 organizations serving youth that rely on the celebration as a major source of annual fundraising - From scholarships to upgraded computers, sports equipment, dance & camp scholarship, vision screening, literacy mentorships, musical instruments, leadership training, food banks and more.  

On November 8, 2018 Paradise suffered the most destructive wild-fire in California history. Our hearts are broken  over the loss and devastation that our community has experienced thru the Camp Fire.  However, while much of the physical aspect of our Town is currently gone, our spirit remains.  We remain committed to providing enduring support of one of Paradise's most precious resources; our youth. 

This year’s Paradise Chocolate Fest will be Saturday, June 1st, 9 am – 5 pm, hosted by Gold Country Casino Resort, Oroville …. “On the Green & Under the Tents!”

The Fest features Chocolate Candy Land where you can dip into decadence at the large chocolate fountain or visit chocolate booths and professional Chocolatiers with countless chocolate delicacies, desserts, confections and scoops of yummy Ice Cream for sale. 

Fest attendees will also enjoy “Art on the Green”, “All About Books”, “Green Scene Outdoor Classroom” craft, commercial and community booths and a wide range of delicious food selections. 

Young Fest goers will have great fun visiting the Kidz-Zone including giant inflatables, carnival games and prizes, costumed characters, face painting, arts & craft projects, contests, hands-on exhibits & demonstrations and musical entertainment and performances.

Special events include a Chocolate Pancake Breakfast, Chocolate Cuisine Challenge, Chocolate Pie Eating and Cookie Stacking Contests, Super Sensational Ice Cream Sundae Eating Contest and an all-day Musical Tribute to Paradise.

New This Year

  • Paradise Strong” / “Butte Strong” Exhibit & Community Info Booths.
  • “Chocolate, Wine & Brew Tasting Tent!” featuring Guittard Chocolate Company tastings and the North Valley’s premiere Wine and Craft Beer selections. 21 & older.

Benefiting Youth In our community …. It doesn’t get much sweeter!

2019 Beneficiaries

Achieve Charter School, Achieve Charter High School, Boy Scouts Troop 316, Boys Scouts Troop 770, Children’s Community Charter School, Cub Scouts   Pack 316, Cub Scouts Pack 770, Girl Scouts, Gold Nugget Museum, Paradise Elementary PTO, Paradise Elks Lodge, Paradise Friends of the Library, PHS Academic Decathlon Team, PHS Athletic Teams, PHS Link Crew, PHS Student Leadership, Paradise Host Lions Club, Paradise Intermediate Evergreen 6 Academy, Paradise Intermediate School Web Program, Paradise Junior Football, Paradise Piranhas Swim Team, Paradise Recreation & Park District, Paradise Rotary Interact, Paradise Unified School District, Ponderosa Elementary PTO, Rainbow Girls, Reading Pals Paradise, Ridgeview High School Rangers.