Funding Opportunities from Shasta Regional Community Foundation

Shasta Regional Community Foundation is excited to announce the open application period for three grant opportunities for local nonprofits and public entities. The application instructions and March deadlines are posted on our website at

An informative workshop will be offered in Redding on February 6th (1 p.m. – 3 p.m.) and a subsequent webinar on February 14th (10 a.m. – 12 p.m.) to explain how best to prepare applications for these funds and tips to navigate the Community Foundation’s online submission system. As space is limited, pre-registration for these learning opportunities is required. Please email or call 530-244-1219.

Grants from The McConnell Fund will be awarded in the spring to Modoc, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, and Trinity county organizations in the areas of arts and culture, children, youth and education, community vitality, environment, health care, recreation, and social services. Grants primarily fund the purchase of equipment or building-related projects. Grant dollars are provided for small and large projects in each county. All grant requests for the spring cycle must be submitted online by 5:00 pm on March 7, 2018.

The Burney Regional Community Fund supports needs within the communities of the greater Burney area; Burney, Cassel, Fall River Mills, Hat Creek, McArthur, and Old Station – in accordance with boundaries set by the Fall River Joint Unified School District. All grant requests for the spring cycle must be submitted online by 5:00 pm on March 7, 2018.

The Redding Rancheria Community Fund will be accepting applications for grant requests from Shasta and Trinity County nonprofit organizations and public entities in the areas of arts/culture, education, environment, health and social services. All grant requests for the spring cycle must be submitted online by 5:00 pm on March 14, 2018.

Funding guidelines for each program can be found at If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Hutchings, Program Officer at the Community Foundation, (530) 244-1219 or email

About Shasta Regional Community Foundation:
The Shasta Regional Community Foundation is a resource building organization in Shasta and Siskiyou counties dedicated to promoting philanthropy by connecting people who care with causes that matter. Since 2000, the Community Foundation has awarded over $21,000,000 in grants to area nonprofit organizations. For more information, call the Shasta Regional Community Foundation at (530) 244-1219 or visit



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The following is from a notice of events from  Evalee Nelson 941-7909:

28 Jan (Sun) Mayers Intermountain Healthcare Foundation Chocolate Festival

 03 Feb (Sat) Rotary Club of Burney-Fall River Fireworks in February dinner at Burney VFW hall. Doors open at 5pm. Tickets are $65 per person/ $125 per couple and may be purchased on line at

10 Feb (Sat0) Fall River High School Boosters 15th Annual Crab Feed and Tri Tip dinner at George Ingram Hall in McArthur. Doors open at 6p. Tickets are $35 per person and may be purchased at Plumas Bank in Fall River.

19 Feb – Presidents Day

?? Feb – Burney High School Boosters Crab Feed

Notes and Such:

Grant requests for the Burney Regional Community Fund must be submitted online by 5pm on March 07, 2018. Go to for guidelines on this and other grant applications. Amanda Hutchings 244-1219)

The Intermountain chapter of Meals on Wheels is in need of volunteer drivers who can commit to 2-3 hours one day per month to deliver meals. 335-4979 for more info

Please check below and make sure your fundraiser or event is listed and the date is correct.





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School Board Trustees recognized for service

Greg Hawkins, Superintendent of the Fall River Joint Unified School District, gave special recognition and thanks to the members of the Board of Trustee at the January Board Meeting held at the District Office on January 10.

School Board members Randy Oller, John Hamilton, Cindy Ronquist, Teri Vigil, and Ignacio Venegas

Honored for their service were John Hamilton who has served on the Board for 5 years, Ignacio Venegas, who has served for 8 years, Cindy Ronquist who has served for 10 years, Randy Oller, who has served for 12 years, and current Board President Teri Vigil, who has served for 17 years.

The Board Members were honored as part of January California School Boards Association Recognition Month. California has more than 5,100 school board members.

Hawkins read a short statement provided by CSBA:

In addition to overseeing the educational quality at school districts and county boards of education, these trustees also take on a range of duties away from the classroom. This includes decision-making and direction of budgets, staffing, facilities upkeep and development, food services for kindergartners through high schoolers, sports programs and many other issues. Such concerns are discussed at board meetings that often run late into the night, with intense feedback from the community and scrutiny from the media. Meanwhile, many trustees – 41% according to a recent California School Board Association Survey – have an additional full time job. Serving as a school board member is not a relaxing hobby or an easy pastime. It’s a labor of love for those who see schools as the cornerstone of our society’s future.

After the recognition, the Board held its monthly meeting. Amongst other items on the consent agenda, the Board voted to receive the following donations which had been made during the month:

  • For Fall River Elementary

$35 from Intermountain Cattlewoman
$200 from PG&E Company Employee Giving – B. Hendrix and Anonymous
$360 from PG&E Company Giving – T. Young and J. Barcellona

  • For Burney High School

$300 from American Legion Post #441 for the Music Department

  • For Burney Elementary School

$1680 from Redding Rancheria Community Fund for “Creating a Culture of Reading”

Under New Business, one of the items discussed was the approval of an Active Shooter Emergency Response Plan for the District. The State of California has mandated that every school district have such a plan. Final details of the plan are still being developed. The central idea of the new plan involves a shift from shutting down the school and “hunkering down” to a threefold strategy of “run, hide, and fight (if necessary).” This was a first reading of the plan. There will be a second reading at the next board meeting. The Board plans to invite representatives of local law enforcement to the next meeting to ensure that there will be coordination and common understanding between the district and law enforcement.

Another item was the approval of board policy concerning firearms on school grounds. Hawkins explained to the Board that the passage of AB 424 deleted the authority of a school district superintendent, his or her designee, or equivalent school authority to provide written permission for a person to possess a firearm within a school zone. The board will need to adjust it’s policy accordingly.

As part of his report on Burney High School, Blain Marks, the Student Representative to the Board, told the Board that five members of the Interact Club will be going to Mexico this month as part of a service project sponsored by Rotary International.


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The Winkelman family serves a Christmas feast for the community

The Winkelman family and in-laws spent their Christmas day preparing and serving a wonderful Christmas meal for scores of people in the community at Grace Bible Church on Tamarack Avenue. Dozens came to enjoy tender roast turkey and ham, mashed potatoes, green beans with bacon, stuffing, and yams topped with marsh mellow. For dessert there was apple or pumpkin pie.

Folks enjoying a fine Christmas meal

In addition to those who enjoyed the fellowship and food at the church, many came to take their meals home. In addition, the Winkelman’s delivered several dozens meals to people who were housebound.

Members of the Winkelman clan serving a fine Christmas meal

The dinner is an act of love performed by the entire Winkelman family. Reverend Henry Winkelman has been the pastor of Grace Bible Community Church for three decades. He and his wife Penny have nine children. One of their adult sons Jeremy, had the idea five years ago to host a dinner for people in the community that had no place to go for Christmas. The family and their in-laws have been performing this service since then.

The cheerful service of the family members created an atmosphere of joy and love. During the meal, Ron played Christmas music on the piano. After eating, each guest was able to select a Christmas present provided by the family.

A girt for everyone who came

The annual Christmas dinner is one of the many ways that the Winkelman’s serve the community. They also sing at the annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony. This past summer. for his services as a pastor and chaplain, Rev. Winkelman was named as the Grand Marshall of the Burney Basin Days Parade.

Asked about his motivation, Rev. Winkelman said,  “I would not be where I am today without the Lord Jesus Christ, who changed my life when I was 14 years old here in Burney, and the faithful support of my wife of over 40 years. Thank you for the privilege of serving the community here in Burney. “

Christmas is the day we celebrate the birthday of Christ. Thanks to God for using the Winkelman family to show His love on this holy day. Thanks to all who share their love by caring for others throughout the year.

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Burney Lions host a very special Christmas party

The Burney Lions Club held a Christmas party for special needs residents from the Intermountain area on Tuesday, December 19 at the Burney Lions Hall.

A very special Christmas party

At 11:30 a.m. a delicious lunch of meatloaf, squash, and potatoes was served to all of the special needs guests, their families and caretakers. The meal was prepared by Lions cooks and served by Lions members.

After the meal, Santa arrived and went from table to table greeting every person present.

Sharing a moment of Christmas cheer

Santa visits with Superman Jimmy

Then Santa seated himself in front of the stage and delivered presents. Every special needs person had a chance to meet Santa and receive a present that had been purchased specifically for them. Many were delighted to sit on Santa’s lap.

A hug and a gift from Santa

Christmas cheer

After all of the gifts had been given out there were cupcakes for all.

The Burney Lions have been holding this Christmas season event for over 25 years. The project is conducted in coordination with Far Northern Regional Center and Shascade Community Services.

Lion Jim Lane was the chairman of the committee that organized this year’s program. His wife Barbara assisted in organizing as well as selecting and buying the presents for more than forty people.

Lion Jim Lane and Barbara Lane

The hall was decorated by the Lions Auxiliary. Barbara Lane provided the tree and Kathy Lehman provided reindeer and a Christmas train. Lady elves from the Lions Auxiliary also assisted Santa as he greeted people and delivered gifts.

Joanne Hawthorne, Laura Pauley, Lois White, Barbara Lane, Kathy Lehman, and Lois Cummings

Lion Jim said, “We feel that this is our best project and we are honored to do it. It has been very enlightening. The special needs people really appreciate it.”

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Redding Rancheria Funds Community Grants for Fall 2017 announced

The following is a list of grants awarded by the Redding Rancheria Fund of the Shasta Regional Community Foundation for Fall 2017:
Organization Name Amount Requested Purpose
Anderson Fire Protection District $5,446 Rescue kits for vehicle stabilization during extrication
Anderson Police Department $3,500 Equipment for Police Bike Patrol Unit
Anderson Union High School Band Department $3,000 Jazz instruments
Battle Creek Alliance $1,500 Food, medical supplies, and costs for raptor care program
Burney Elementary School $1,680 “Creating a Culture of Reading” program
City of Redding Recreation Division $2,500 Striping and numbering along the Sacramento River Trail

Columbia Elementary School

$1,500 Outdoor classroom space

Cypress Elementary School

$4,100 Purchase and installation of a slide
Exodus Farms Ministry $6,800 Purchase and install new fencing and arena sand
Friends of Schreder Planetarium $6,615 New shows for the Planetarium
Fulfilling Fields Organic Farm $9,742 Two greenhouse kits and accessories

Halcumb Cemetery District

$3,567 Chapel building improvements
Happy Valley Fire Protection District $2,700 Defibrillator
Hope City Redding $1,500 Supplies for at risk youth program
Kiwanis Club of Shasta Dam Foundation  



Food for students

KIXE-TV $2,150  

Books for children and victims of the Helena Fire

McArthur Fire Protection District  



Turnout washer – extractor


Mt View Middle School

$2,500 Lego Mindstorm Kits



North Fork Grange




Supplies to begin a Disc Golf course

Pacheco Elementary School District $1,900  


Pennies On Purpose $2,000 Classroom technology
Quality Moments, Inc. $4,000 Equipment for daycare room
Roderick Hayfork Senior Nutrition Center $2,700 Steam/hot food table
Shasta Builders’ Exchange $1,500 Classroom technology
Shasta Historical Society $9,600 Fund Indigenous Peoples Day
South Shasta County Youth Arts $3,000 Licensing/Music Costs for Annie, Jr.
West Cottonwood School SDC $3,500 Greenhouse and accessories
West Valley High School $4,000 Bicycles for Teen Triathlon program
$100,000 TOTAL FALL 2017 AWARDS


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This is a list of upcoming events prepared by Evalee Nelson:


MT BURNEY THEATRE STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI DEC 18 7P 3D DEC 22 7P – DEC 23 7P 3D – DEC 24 1P 3D – DEC 24 7P – DEC 25 7P DEC 29 7P 3D – 30 DEC 7P – 31 DEC 1P – DEC 31 7P 3D – 01 JAN 7P 3D



18 Dec (Mon) Burney Jr-Sr High School Band presenting a Christmas Band Concert at BHS gym at 7pm

22 & 23 Dec   Friends of the Intermountain Libraries F.O.I.L.

22 Dec (Fri) Free Gift Wrapping at the Community Center from 2:30p to 7:00p

23 Dec (Sat) Free Gift Wrapping at the Community Center from 9:00a to 3:00p


Jan 28 – Mayers Intermountain Healthcare Foundation Chocolate Festival

Feb 03 Rotary Club of Burney-Fall River Fireworks in February dinner

Feb ?? – Fall River Boosters Crab Feed

Feb ?? – Burney Boosters Crab Feed

Mar 03 – McArthur VFD Fireman’s Carnival

Mar 17 – Soldier Mt VFD annual St Patricks Corned Beef dinner from 4p-7p

Mar 21 – Burney-Fall River Soroptimist Sandwich Wednesday

Apr 07 – Mayers Intermountain Healthcare Foundation Health Fair

Apr 13 – Intermountain Hospice Dinner

Apr 18 – Mayers IMHealthcare Foundation On-The-Green- Golf Tournament

May 26 Mountain Cruisers Rex Club Car Show and Shine

May 26 – Rotary Club Fine Arts Craft Fair 9a-2p behind Rex Club

Jul 07 – Burney Basin Days Parade, Fire Works, etc (more events TBA) Oct 10 – Burney-Fall River Soroptimist Sandwich Wednesday

Nov 17 – BES PTA Craft Fair from 9a-2p in Cafeteria

If you have information about upcoming community events that you would like to add to her list, please contact Evalee Nelson 941-7909

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