2016 GRANTS AWARDED
The Women’s Fund of the Shasta Regional Community Foundation has granted $45,000 to four local non-profits for projects benefiting women in the Redding area. The grant awards were announced last night at The Women’s Fund’s Annual Membership Celebration. Membership support from more than 350 people generates the grant funding each year. This was the largest amount granted in the six year history of The Women’s Fund.
The California Heritage Youth Build Academy (CHYBA) received $16,000 for a “Basic Need Training Program” for young women ages 16 to 24 years old. The students will receive basic life skills training and support for necessities such as transportation, child care, etc. to remove barriers to education and employment and help them achieve increased financial self-sufficiency.
Girls Inc. was awarded $11,000 to offer six “Dream It, Be It” career mentoring programs to girls throughout the Redding area. “Dream It, Be it” is a program of Soroptimist International. The programs will be offered at Redding area schools and community centers.
The Shasta Community Health Center received a grant of $10,000 from The Women’s Fund in support of its Restorative Dental Program. This funding will enable and additional 10 low-income women to receive major dental restoration, increasing their employability along with their physical and emotional health.
Finally, $8,000 has been awarded to One Safe Place to pay utility deposits for female heads-of-household. This funding will allow 15 women to move their families into permanent housing.
Members of The Women’s Fund chose the grant Focus Area in May – Fostering Self Sufficiency – and the resulting applications from non-profits requested a total of $117,500 in funding. With the $45,000 in grants announced last night, The Women’s Fund has now awarded 20 grants totaling $215,000 since 2010.
DATES to REMEMBER
Nov. 17 – 5:30 pm – Member/Guest Info Night – Trends Vintage Marketplace (161 Locust St, Redding, CA 96001) – Bring your friends and family to learn why you’re a proud member of The Women’s Fund. Enjoy refreshments and inspiring stories!
Feb. 23 – Noon – Forum on Human Trafficking – McLaughlin Auditorium at Sequoia Middle School (1805 Sequoia St, Redding, CA 96001) – Join us for this free educational forum on identifying and caring for children who are survivors of human trafficking.