Women’s Wednesday: Quotable



Give collective philanthropy a boost

img_4661Collective philanthropy is powerful. And it can be amplified this month through North State Giving Tuesday on Nov. 29.

But before we get to that, let’s drill down for a moment on the concept of collective philanthropy, which is the core of The Women’s Fund of the Shasta Regional Community Foundation. The idea is that lots of little adds up to make a big impact. Pooling individual donations from those with the ability and generosity to give is an effective strategy for helping those in need. The Women’s Fund works toward solutions for women in the Redding area struggling to break through generational poverty and underachievement.

“Through collective giving, we can give much more back to our communities than we ever could as individuals,” says Women’s Fund Chair Denise Yergenson. Continue reading “Give collective philanthropy a boost”

Membership funds at work! Grants distribution 2016!


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. Continue reading “Membership funds at work! Grants distribution 2016!”