Tag: Grants

The Women’s Fund is accepting grant applications

Fostering Self Sufficiency

The Women’s Fund of Shasta Regional Community Foundation is currently accepting grant applications from nonprofits and public entities serving the Redding area. Grant applicants must address the 2016 focus area, “Fostering Self Sufficiency.”

Funding will be provided to those efforts which work to aid women who are struggling to address basic needs that will bring stability to their families by breaking down barriers that prevent women from gaining independence and self-sufficiency.

Total funding of $45,000 will be awarded with minimum application amounts of $5,000 required. The deadline is Aug. 3.

Submit your grant via the Shasta Regional Community Foundation’s online grant portal.

Join us Friday to support our grant recipients

Costume Party

We hope to see you 6:30 p.m. Friday as we support females in filmmaking at the Firereel Film Festival’s Gala Event at Old City Hall. Tickets are $20

Shasta County Arts Council received a $9,500 grant from The Women’s Fund of Shasta Regional Community Foundation for the Females in Filmmaking program, which has connected young women to the digital world, specifically the film industry.

Friday’s event concludes a three-week class sponsored by one of our grants. It has resulted in several young women receiving training and hands-on involvement in the creation of a short digital film. Read more about our grants here.

Videos, Photos and Audio: State of the Fund

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The Women’s Fund of Shasta Regional Community Foundation held its State of the Fund Thursday at the McConnell Foundation. The event featured speaker Silas Lyons, editor of the Record Searchlight, a Q&A with two women who benefitted from one of our grants and the announcement that “fostering self-sufficiency” is this year’s theme for grants from The Women’s Fund of the Shasta Regional Community Foundation.

We have captured Silas’ speech here in this audiocast. If you missed the event, you’ll want to listen. It may even bring a tear to your eye. It did to many in attendance. 


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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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Grant to aid training for women firefighters

Bedtime (1)Some of you may be aware International Women’s Day is here, but what you may not be aware of is the trailblazing event happening in Shasta County and The Women’s Fund’s involvement.

Terra Fuego Resource Foundation was recently awarded a grant by The Women’s Fund of the Shasta Regional Community Foundation to provide an all-woman wildland firefighter training program. Open to women throughout Shasta County, the participants are currently learning what it takes to become a wildland firefighter.

Female representation within the fire industry is fairly low and Terra Fuego, with the help of locally based wildland fire suppression company, Firestorm, are training these women for the mental and physical requirements for the job and are providing free training, resources and materials to help these women find a career path that is right for them. Continue reading “Grant to aid training for women firefighters”