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 & Child Care, the Redding Rancheria Tribal Health Center, Churn Creek Healthcare, Trinity Healthcare, Win-River Mini-Mart, Win-River Resort & Casino, and the Hilton Garden Inn. This fund was established to give to worthy causes in the surrounding communities.
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 program. Through this program many students, who would not normally have the opportunity to attend a concert, are treated to a 45 minute performance. The students then get to ask questions and sometimes get autographs from their favorite performer. In 2008, SCCA received a $5,000 grant from the Redding Rancheria Community Fund to help promote the youth outreach program by paying for artist fees, the distribution of flyers and by providing $100 grants to schools that would not be able to afford the field trip otherwise.
In November 2008, over 720 students were treated to a concert by Pianafiddle where Adam DeGraff on fiddle and Lynn Wright on piano played an eclectic mix of bluegrass, jazz, classical, celtic and blues for the young audience. After the show a crowd of youth from elementary school to high school gathered around for personalized autographs and loads of questions.
A camera that literally can see through smoke can save lives, property and identify hazardous materials. The Burney Fire Protection District has added this amazing piece of equipment to their inventory thanks to a generous grant from the Redding Rancheria Community Fund in 2016. Imagine the time and property savings if while fighting a house fire you could pinpoint a hot spot in a wall without having to tear a whole wall down looking for a source of the fire. In a traffic accident, the thermal camera could identify whether a seat in the car was warm from being occupied so that rescue workers could search nearby for a person that may have been ejected from the vehicle. Thanks to this grant, emergency response in the event of fire, a rescue situation, hazardous materials incident and other emergencies is much improved in the Burney region.