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, Director of Community Impact

As the Director of Community Impact, Amanda develops and maintains the Foundation’s main leadership initiatives such as North State Giving Tuesday, On the Table, and the Community Disaster R..

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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 opportunities for grant proposal deadlines and application materials. 

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:

Step-by-step Instructions for Grant Application Submission

Our Grant Programs

ACEs Resilience and Hope Fund of Shasta County

Support efforts to break the generational cycles of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) by contributing to the ACEs Fund of Shasta County.

Adverse Childhood Experiences are an accumulation of 10 childhood traumatic experiences and the associated toxic stress that is strongly associated with brain and neurosystem changes during development. ACEs include experiences such as abuse, neglect and household instability before the age of 18. ACE scores of 4 or more are correlated to risky behaviors, poor physical and mental health outcomes, and challenging social conditions such as high rates of homelessness, harmful substance use and incarceration.
ACEs tend to repeat generationally and Shasta County’s ACE scores are double the state average. Nearly 40% of the adults surveyed in Shasta County report 4 or more ACEs. Preventing and reducing the impact of ACEs has long-lasting health and economic benefits to individuals, families and communities.

Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency-Public Health Branch and First 5 Shasta have partnered to establish this community fund to support agencies and community groups working to address ACEs. Please join them with your generous contribution to improve the health of children and their families for a more resilient and hopeful Shasta County.

Grantmaking History

ACEs Resilience and Hope Fund Deadline: The 2020 deadline has passed.

Application Window:  January - February Deadline Date

Animal Welfare Endowment Fund

The Community Foundation created the Animal Welfare Endowment Fund to provide for the care and feeding of animals in Shasta, Siskiyou, and Tehama Counties. Grants will be made to nonprofit organizations who promote the welfare of animals in the following categories: Supporting homeless animals, supporting owned pets, supporting wildlife, supporting working animals, and disaster preparedness for animals. Please see application detail for more information. 

Grantmaking History

2014 - 2019 Grant Awards

Animal Welfare Endowment Fund Deadline: Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Application Window: July - September Deadline

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 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 2020 deadline 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. The Fund awards grants primarily for the creation and public presentation of new work by artists and arts organizations in Shasta and Siskiyou counties. Fields supported by these grants may include but are not limited to: dance, theater, music, writing, sculpture, painting, photography, film, and graphic design.

Grantmaking History

2014 - 2019 Grant Awards

Community Arts Endowment Fund Deadline: Wednesday, September 9, 2020


Community Disaster Relief Fund

The Community Disaster Relief Fund at Shasta Regional Community Foundation is currently enabled to receive donations supporting mid and long-term recovery for those in the North State impacted by the Carr Fire.

  • 100% of your donation (excluding online credit card processing fees) will go to Carr Fire recovery efforts.
  • We are a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, therefore your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law; check with your professional advisor if you have questions.
  • If you prefer to mail a check, send to: Shasta Regional Community Foundation, 1335 Arboretum Drive Suite B, Redding, CA 96003
  • If you would like to gift appreciated stock or other options, please contact our staff at 530.244.1219 or email Kerry Caranci,

As Shasta County’s only long-term recovery fund, the Community Foundation and its partners are committed to play the important transitional role required for mid and long-term recovery support. Challenges lay ahead, and the road to recovery is a multi-year process.

First Year Carr Fire Accountability Report Click here to view the First Year Accountability Report for the Community Disaster Relief Fund.

View the disbursements, and you will see that there are a wide-range of recovery efforts in place. The local grant review committee is focused on the individuals in our region with projects such as water lines, power poles and septic system installations and preparing for the construction season to get survivors back into homes. We know these types of projects require significant investment and by working closely with the NorCal Community Recovery Team, we will do what we can with your donations to restore neighborhoods that have lost so much.

Your gift to the Community Disaster Relief Fund is an investment for resilience in our communities. Thank you. If you have any questions or comments about the Fund, we encourage you to email us at, or call 530-244-1219.  

Applications for assistance for nonprofits and public entities can be found under the Community Disaster Relief Fund title on our grants page.

Click here for answers to some frequently asked questions.

Community Disaster Relief Fund - Request Form Deadline: Applications are considered on an ongoing basis.

COVID-19 Relief Fund

This fund will address the needs of our region’s most vulnerable residents impacted by the Coronavirus.
The fund will provide a trusted repository for philanthropic assets directed specifically for this purpose. Government officials and businesses have instituted sweeping measures to halt the spread of the virus. School closures, travel and event cancellation, remote work and social distancing have the potential to disrupt our lives physically, socially and economically.

“We’re concerned about community health, and the potential for people to face economic hardship and food insecurity in the coming months,” said Kerry Caranci, Community Foundation CEO. “By being proactive during times of uncertainty, this fund will allow us to help one another through this challenge,” she continued.
Grants will be made to critical nonprofit agencies - serving Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama and Modoc counties - that are either 1) providing tangible services/essential needs (direct aid) to impacted individuals and families or 2) needing flexible operating support to carry out their missions during this time of crisis. Community Foundation leaders will be closely monitoring how the pandemic impacts our communities and may adjust funding strategy/application to best meet evolving needs. 

Click HERE to view disbursements from this fund.

For detailed information on this round of funding, please see the description within our online Smarter Select application system. For more information, send an Email to Megan Conn, Program Officer. 

COVID-19 Relief Fund Online Application Deadline: Tuesday, September 1, 2020

McConnell Fund

The McConnell Fund of 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 2020 deadline 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 & 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 in Shasta and Trinity counties.

Grantmaking History

Redding Rancheria Community Fund Application Deadline: Wednesday, September 16, 2020

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: Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Application Window: June - September 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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