$716,197 in Grants Awarded by the Shasta Regional Community Foundation

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Shasta Regional Community Foundation Board of Directors recently approved recommendations for funding from The McConnell Fund. $716,197 was awarded to 28 organizations in Modoc, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama and Trinity Counties. This brings the total grants awarded from the Shasta Regional Community Foundation to over $13 million since its inception in 2000.

The McConnell Fund at the Shasta Regional Community Foundation was established in 2001. The McConnell Foundation directors chose the Community Foundation as a funding partner because of its connection and widespread involvement in the communities they serve. The McConnell Fund accepts grant requests up to $50,000 from eligible organizations in Shasta, Siskiyou, and Tehama counties and up to $30,000 from eligible organization in Modoc and Trinity counties. Volunteer panelists from the counties review proposals, conduct site visits, and make recommendations for grants to the Community Foundation Board of Directors.

The following organizations were awarded funding through the recent cycle:


Alturas Cemetery District


Sprinkler system for half of the cemetery grounds

Training, Employment & Community Help (TEACH)


HVAC replacement in building


Central Valley High School


Livestock trailer for FFA chapter

City of Redding-Recreation Division


Resurface the roller rink at Enterprise Park

Empire Recovery Center


New air conditioning unit and 28 steel doors

Enterprise High School


Guitars and guitar storage racks

Intermountain Healthcare Foundation


Furniture and deli display cases for cafeterias at 2 locations

Oak Run Elementary School


Kitchen renovation project

Redding YMCA


Outdoor sports court project

Shasta County Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council


Update computer hardware and equipment

Shasta Historical Society


Replace roof

Smart Business Resource Center


Virtual desktop equipment – Shasta County portion

Anderson Union High School/South Shasta Co. Youth Arts


Upgrades to the Performing Arts Center


Butteville Elementary School District


Light and sound equipment and restore stage and curtains.

CASA of Siskiyou County


Upgrade computer hardware equipment

Mount Shasta Trails Association


Bicycle skills course for Shastice Bike Park

Ore-Cal Resource Conservation and Development


Flag replacement and flag pole restoration for Dorris flagpole

Salmon River Restoration Council


Solar panel system

Siskiyou Arts Museum


Art display equipment

Siskiyou Domestic Violence & Crisis Center



Weed Recreation & Parks District


Solar panels and water heaters


NVCSS Tehama County


Two cars for the Foster Youth and Family Strengthening Program/Case Management

Red Bluff Union High School District


New marching band uniforms

Sacramento River Discovery Center


Information centers and markers for plant identification

State Theatre for the Arts


Replace boiler


SMART Business Resource Center


Virtual desktop equipment – Trinity County portion

The Watershed Research and Training Center


Informational kiosks and construction supplies for trail improvements

Trinity County Life Support


Renovation of building for an emergency training facility

Trinity Players Inc.


Grand piano

For more information about future deadlines and other details for this and the other funds of the Community Foundation please visit our website at www.shastarcf.org.

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The Shasta Regional Community Foundation is a resource building organization in Shasta and Siskiyou Counties dedicated promoting philanthropy by connecting people who care with causes that matter. Since 2000, the Community Foundation has awarded over $13,000,000 in grants to area nonprofit organizations. For more information call the Shasta Regional Community Foundation at (530)244-1219 or visit www.shastarcf.org.

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