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Giving together

Each year, people from all walks of life make generous donations to Shasta Regional Community Foundation. These gifts fund grants to dozens of nonprofit organizations working to address needs and seize opportunities in our communities. Together, we are building strong communities in our region. 

We invite you to read some of our stories of impact and hope from recent history to our beginnings in 2000.

Restoring and Preserving History

Restoring and Preserving History

Tehama County Museum "cements" a $40,000 grant from The McConnell Fund of the Shasta Regional Community Foundation. With the grant the Tehama County Museum is re-pointing the exterior bricks of t..

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Return to Grandeur for the State Theatre, Red Bluff

Return to Grandeur for the State Theatre, Red Bluff

With a grant from The McConnell Fund, The State Theatre in Red Bluff has successfully restored the historic blade and marquee. They celebrated the lighting of both the blade and the marquee on Ma..

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Energy Efficient Upgrades Making a Difference

Energy Efficient Upgrades Making a Difference

The grant from The McConnell Fund at the Shasta Regional Community Foundation allowed us to tackle the gymnasium lighting upgrade and then apply funds left over towards replacing antiquated lighti..

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Providing kids with a fun and safe place to play.

Providing kids with a fun and safe place to play.

A grant from The McConnell Fund at the Community Foundation made it possible for Metteer Elementary to build a new playground for their students. Students and teachers alike were grateful for the..

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Supporting Students' pursuit of higher education

Supporting Students' pursuit of higher education

In 2016, the Community Foundation managed 143 scholarship awards totaling $210,650. Through a personal donation, you can establish your own scholarship fund or support any others from our scholars..

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Burney Regional Community Fund supporting local Little League

Burney Regional Community Fund supporting local Little League

A grant from the Burney Regional Community Fund allowed the Burney Basin Little League to upgrade the infield making the playing surface smoother and safer for the kids. In addition, they have re..

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Keeping Northern California Veterans' Cemetery green

Keeping Northern California Veterans' Cemetery green

The Veterans Cemetery Endowment Fund was established by the North State Community who rallied around the cause to be sure landscaping and maintenance costs at the cemetery would always be covered...

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Hard Work Produces an Inheritance of Generosity

Hard Work Produces an Inheritance of Generosity

Ervin Frank Knodel was born in September, 1916 to a hardworking family in North Dakota. His father was a wheat farmer during World War I and due to Ervin’s work on the farm and with other od..

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Supporting the future of visual arts in Northern California

Supporting the future of visual arts in Northern California

As a child, Susan Emmerson was inspired by the watercolor paintings masterfully created by her great-grandfather. In college, Susan remembers walking through the halls, peering into art classes, a..

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Giving thanks... by giving back

Giving thanks... by giving back

There was a decision to be made…Washington, or Northern California. In 1979, Dreyer’s Ice Cream had distributor territories available. Bill and Daphne Kohn decided to make Northern Ca..

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Healing Through Horticulture

Healing Through Horticulture

"I like the garden because it gets me outta my room. It also reminds me of when I was little and I helped my grandpa with our garden. I love fresh fruits and veggies. It's just cool that we have s..

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Learning and Growing with the Fall River Valley Library

Learning and Growing with the Fall River Valley Library

In 1988 when Shasta County faced major budget cuts, Fall River Valley was left without a library. A group of committed citizens took it upon themselves to call every name in the phone book to ask ..

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North State Giving Tuesday

North State Giving Tuesday

Each year on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving we have a day to "give back" after several days of commercially oriented "deals". The Community Foundation has supported over 100 nonprofits by hosting ..

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Benefiting the Students of Shasta and Siskiyou Counties Forever

Benefiting the Students of Shasta and Siskiyou Counties Forever

In 1999 KRCR News Channel 7 created the Academic Challenge as a way to provide a positive television program about the youth of Northern California. Each year twenty area schools would compete in ..

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Celebrating the Dorris Centennial with a Saddle

Celebrating the Dorris Centennial with a Saddle

In celebration of the centennial of the city of Dorris, Conrad Koppenhafer spent approximately 300 hours designing and constructing a saddle adorned with images representing the history of the com..

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Investing in Burney High School students

Investing in Burney High School students

Born in 1915, Joe and Esther Lawson lived full lives that included time in the military during World War II. Joe served in the Navy and Esther served as one of the few women Air Force service pilo..

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Ivy B. Horr, Leaving a Legacy

Ivy B. Horr, Leaving a Legacy

Ivy Buchler Horr was a resident of Glenburn near Fall River Mills from 1930 to her death in 1982. Born in El Dorado County, Ivy went on to attend Chico State College and received a teaching degree..

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Paul Rideout's Pyramids - A Practiced Hand and an Open Heart

Paul Rideout's Pyramids - A Practiced Hand and an Open Heart

Paul Rideout, also known as Palul, sees art as the product of linking an idea with technique. To illustrate this thought, Paul likes to use his favorite quote by Leonardo di Vinci, “Where th..

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Promoting Health and Wellbeing

Promoting Health and Wellbeing

Born in 1887, Josephine Taylor was a hard working mother of two who found fulfillment in life by helping others connect with their inner higher power. As a single mother Josephine opened her own e..

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Remembering Mildred Lucille Driscoll

Remembering Mildred Lucille Driscoll

Mildred Lucille Fulton, or “Millie” was born January 30, 1927 in the tiny San Joaquin Valley farming community of Buttonwillow. The oldest child of three in her family, she is fondly remembered as..

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Siskiyou Humane Society, Valuing Empathy, Respect and Kindness

Siskiyou Humane Society, Valuing Empathy, Respect and Kindness

For forty three years the Siskiyou Humane Society has been dedicated to instilling the values of empathy, respect and kindness not only to animals but to the children and adults who interact with ..

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The Gift of Music: Shasta Community Concert Association Youth Outreach

The Gift of Music: Shasta Community Concert Association Youth Outreach

Since 2001 over 14,000 students from Shasta, Tehama and Trinity Counties have experienced the joy of a live concert through the work of the Shasta Community Concert Association Youth Outreach prog..

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The Women's Fund, Seeking Change

The Women's Fund, Seeking Change

The Women's Fund of the Shasta Regional Community Foundation started in 2008 as a group of 10 women concerned with the persistent challenges facing women and families in the Redding area. Brought ..

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True Community Art - The Dunsmuir Mural

True Community Art - The Dunsmuir Mural

“If tiny Dunsmuir can create something this beautiful, so can your community!” Those were the words of Helen Cartwright of the Dunsmuir Downtown Historic District Committee about the mural in down..

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What Working Together is All About, Project Homeless Connect

What Working Together is All About, Project Homeless Connect

In 2004, with well over 6,000 homeless residing in the city, The City of San Francisco was ready to do something about it. Thus Project Homeless Connect was created as a one-day, one-stop shop for..

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