The McConnell Foundation is an independent foundation located in Redding, California. As a broad-based funder we have awarded grants to 501(3)(c) nonprofit organizations, public education institutions, and government entities. Individuals and for-profit businesses are not eligible for funding, nor do we make general donations.
Since the Foundation began actively making grants in 1989, it has awarded more than $202 million in the areas of Arts & Culture, Community Vitality, Recreation, Social Services, and the Environment. Current areas of emphasis are Children, Youth & Education; Sustainable/Livable Communities; Scholarships; and our long-standing Yosemite Institute program. We began funding internationally in 1999, and now fund in the countries of Nepal and Laos.