2017 North State Giving Tuesday Community Report


Our grants are made possible through the contributions of individual donors and nonprofit donor funds managed by the Community Foundation. Some are driven by the charitable interests of our donors, and others come from our unrestricted funds that allow us to operate at our most strategic level, investing in needs as they change over time, advancing long-term strategic goals, and taking on key leadership roles.

Amanda Hutchings

Amanda Hutchings, Program Officer

As the Foundation's Program Officer, Amanda serves as the coordinator for our diverse grant programs which include: The McConnell Fund, Redding Rancheria Community Fund, Community Arts Endowment F..

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Applying for a Grant

Shasta Regional Community Foundation grants are open for proposals during specific proposal cycles. Please refer to individual grant application forms for grant proposal deadlines. In most instances, you will be directed to use our Online Grant Portal for submitting grants. 

No paper applications will be accepted. All applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time on the day of the deadline.

You can view step-by-step instructions for setting up an account and submitting grant applications by visiting our instruction guides below: 

Part 1: Setting up a New Account

Part 2: Submitting a Grant Application

Our Grant Programs

Animal Welfare Endowment Fund

The Community Foundation created this fund to provide for the care of animals in Shasta and Siskiyou Counties.  As the fund grows, grants will be made to nonprofit organizations who promote animal welfare such as support for: rabies clinics, spay and neuter services, animal rescue, animal rehabilitation and more.

Grantmaking History

2014 - 2017 Grant Awards

Animal Welfare Endowment Fund Deadline: June 20, 2018

Application Window: April - June Deadline Date

Burney Regional Community Fund

The Burney Regional Community Fund was established to address the needs within the communities of the Greater Burney Region, and to build a community of philanthropists in the region now and for forever. The fund was established with a gift of $500,000 from Pattern Energy Group LP, the energy company responsible for the Hatchet Ridge Wind Farm. Upon commencement of construction for the Wind Farm, Pattern invested $5 million in the Burney region which includes the founding gift to this fund. Grants from this fund will be awarded to nonprofit organizations in the region through a competitive process.

Burney Regional Community Fund Application Deadline: The 2018 deadline for this opportunity has passed.

Application Window: January - March Deadline Date

Community Arts Endowment Fund

The Articipate Campaign that began in 2010 is now the Community Arts Endowment Fund at the Shasta Regional Community Foundation. This Field of Interest fund essentially pools the donations of many to support the arts in our region today and forever. Through the power of endowment, a gift made to the fund today will continue to grow, allowing grants for the presentation and creation of "new artistic work" to be given in support of artists and art projects in perpetuity. Examples range from visual public art, such as murals and sculptures to other graphic art forms, displayed or presented in public areas in Shasta and Siskiyou counties.

Grantmaking History

2014 - 2017 Grant Awards

Community Arts Endowment Fund Deadline: June 27, 2018

Application Window: April - June Deadline Date

Application Materials

Community Disaster Relief Fund

In response to the September 2014 Boles Fire in Weed, CA, the Community Foundation established the Community Disaster Relief Fund. The fund was started with a gift from the Stewardship Endowment Fund and provided assistance to the families, nonprofits and organizations impacted by the Boles Fire in Weed.  

Because the Community Foundation has a credible history of helping Siskiyou County nonprofits and organizations, monetary assistance was delivered efficiently and effectively toward the recovery of the community of Weed in a process developed by the local Weed Long Term Recovery Group. As of September 2017, three years after the fire, all funds had been disbursed as recommended by the local Long Term Recovery Group grant review committee.

With respect to the other fires and natural disasters that may affect Shasta and Siskiyou counties, the fund will remain in place in order to provide future assistance tied to a specific event, should the need arise.

Thank you donors!

How was the money used?
  • The Community Foundation worked with nonprofit and government stakeholders to ensure that funds flowed quickly to those most in need and established safeguards to secure proper distribution of the funds.  This was a two-step process:
    1. Short-term support: funds for immediate relief were distributed to food, shelter, animal, health, and/or to large scale relief agencies to provide such support.

    2. Long-term support: funds for long-term relief were distributed towards rebuilding and recovery efforts to reestablish residency or for relocation. In addition, most community assets were restored in large part due to collaborative efforts cultivated by the Weed Long Term Recovery Group.

What about fees?

  • 100% of donated funds for the Boles Fire went directly to provide assistance and fund recovery efforts as the Community Foundation decided to make an exception for this fund regarding all contributions for the Boles Fire and did not assess any administrative fees.   

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-- None -- Deadline: No application at this time

McConnell Fund

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 in Trinity and Modoc counties. This fund is another way The McConnell Foundation furthers its mission of helping building better communities through philanthropy. 

Grantmaking History

The McConnell Fund Application Deadline: The 2018 deadline for this opportunity has passed.

Application Window: January - March Deadline Date

Redding Rancheria Community Fund

The Redding Rancheria is a federally recognized Tribe whose members are of the Pit River, Yana and Wintu decent. The Rancheria operates the Tribal administration offices, the Redding Rancheria Headstart, the Redding Rancheria Health Clinic, Win-River Mini-Mart, Win-River Casino, and the Hilton Garden Inn. This fund was established to give to worthy causes in the surrounding communities.

Grantmaking History

Redding Rancheria Community Fund Application Deadline: September 12, 2018

Application Window: 

  • Spring Cycle: January - March Deadline Date
  • Fall Cycle: July - September Deadline Date

The Women's Fund

Mobilizing the Power of Women Through Philanthropy

The Women's Fund of the Shasta Regional Community Foundation began in February 2008 with a founding cabinet of 10 women, representing diverse backgrounds, ages, and perspectives, all from the greater Redding region. The Women's Fund is part of a global movement dedicated to collective philanthropy.

Connecting Women Who Give to Needs that Matter

Join us by donating to the Women's Fund. We're working together to build a permanent resource for positive change.

For more information, please visit

Grantmaking History

The Women's Fund Application Deadline: August 8, 2018

Application Window: June - August Deadline Date


Current Grantee Information

Grantee Report Form

Please download the Grantee Report Form and complete if your organization has been awarded a grant and is ready to prepare the final report.   You may submit your report and photos by email to

Grant Acknowledgment

If you plan to publicly acknowledge the funding for your project in any way - please word the acknowledgement as:  
"Funding provided by a grant from the Fund Name of the Shasta Regional Community Foundation." 

Donor Advisor Grant Recommendation Information

Grant Recommendation Form 

If you are a Donor Advisor to one of our existing funds and would like to make a grant, please download this form and email to Amanda



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