On Monday, February 18, Amanda Hutchings, Program Officer for Shasta Regional Community Foundation sent the following notice to Nonprofit Partners in Shasta County:
“We have heard from a number of you in Shasta County that you have experienced a heavy impact on services or a loss of revenue or donations because of the Carr Fire. With this in mind, we have restructured The McConnell Fund a bit this funding cycle to provide a grant opportunity to offer operating support through a Safety Net program. Organizational requests ranging from $5,000 – $15,000 will be considered and must be able to demonstrate need in accordance with the guidelines.”
Grant applications and guidelines can be found on the SRCF website at www.shastarcf.org/grants. The deadline for applications via the online system is March 13 at 5:00 p.m.
Traditional funding opportunity of The McConnell Fund to provide for capital and/or equipment expenditures is also still available. The deadline for these applications is also March 13.
Two other grants available through SRCF with a March deadline are:
- The Burney Regional Community Fund that was established to address the needs within the communities of the Greater Burney Region. Grants from this fund are awarded to nonprofit organizations in the region through a competitive process. The deadline for applications is March 6.
- The Redding Rancheria Community fund established by the Redding Rancheria, a federally recognized Tribe whose members are of Pit River, Yana and Wintu decent. This fund was established to give to worthy causes in the surrounding communities. The deadline for applications is March 27.
Other grants available include:
- The Animal Welfare Endowment Fund created 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. The 2019 deadline has not yet been announced. The window for applications is April until the deadline sometime in June.
- Community Arts Endowment Fund that began in 2010 as the Articipate Campaign and is now the Community Arts Endowment Fund at the Shasta Regional Community Foundation. The fund allows grants for the presentation and creation of “new artistic work” to be given in support of artists and art projects such as visual public art, murals and sculptures, and other graphic art forms displayed or presented in public areas in Shasta and Siskiyou counties. The window for applications is April until the deadline sometime in June.
- 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 Deadline for applications is September 4, 2019 with an Application Window from June until the Deadline Date.
Information about Shasta Regional Community organization and all of these funds can be found on the SRCF website https://www.shastarcf.org/. In addition to applying for grants, organizations and individuals who want to support the work of all of these funds are encouraged to contribute.
SRCF has also established a Community Disaster Relief Fund that has been enabled to receive donations for those in the North State impacted by the Carr Fire. The fund focuses on both the short and long-term recovery.