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You won’t want to miss State of the Fund

By Laura Christman

Up next for The Women’s Fund of the Shasta Regional Community Foundation: Reflection and setting direction – wine and appetizers included.

State of the Fund will be presented 5:30 to 7 p.m. May 26 at the McConnell Foundation’s Lema Ranch headquarters, 800 Shasta Drive in Redding. The annual event is a chance to connect with other members and learn the grant focus for 2016.

Earlier this month, members were asked to select a direction for putting the philanthropic power of The Women’s Fund into motion through grants. The two choices:

  • “Advancing Economic Opportunities,” which includes helping women with financial solvency, supporting entrepreneurship, career mentoring, training in nontraditional careers and creating professional networking opportunities.
  • “Fostering Self-sufficiency,” which encompasses bringing stability to women and families by helping with such things as basic job skills, transportation, child care, diploma completion, mental health, dental care, financial management and life skills.

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Check your inbox! It’s time to vote

Screen Shot 2016-04-30 at 6.08.59 PM.pngIt’s that time of year again. You know what we’re talking about. The time where you have a big say in how we dedicate funds for the year.

Look for your emailed invitation to cast your vote for this year’s focus area for The Women’s Fund of Shasta Regional Community Foundation. Members will vote today through May 15 to determine where the need is greatest for $45,000 in grant funding.

The focus area with the highest votes will be announced at our State of the Fund event May 26.

This summer, grant applications will be accepted from nonprofit organizations and public entities for projects that fit the focus area chosen by our members. Grants will be awarded in the fall and announced at The Women’s Fund’s annual Members’ Event in October.

Each and every vote matters, so we encourage you to cast yours today!