Following is an archive of reports and publications related to a variety of projects the McConnell Foundation has been involved in.
Annual Report - 2011
Annual Report - 2010
February 2011 Newsletter
In This Issue: Foundation Directors Visit Asia, Dorris Gets Community Center, Sundial Bridge to Undergo Cleaning, Meeting Space at the Foundation, and RSA in the News.
July 2010 Newsletter
In This Issue: Redding School of the Arts, Expanding Nature's Classroom, Vista Scholarships Altered, Sustainable Changes, and 4th of July Fireworks.
Annual Report - 2009
The McConnell Foundation's 2009 Annual Report is now available.
15 Years of Giving Report
This report contains a 15-year sampling of the diversity of Foundation projects. We hope that it conveys our history of being responsive, entrepreneurial, risk taking, and independent in our grantmaking.
Annual Report - 2008
In 2008, the Foundation continued its commitment to long-term and ongoing projects such as Turtle Bay Exploration Park; Children, Youth & Education; The McConnell Fund at the Shasta Regional Community Foundation; the annual City of Redding fireworks show; giving in Asia; and sharing the space at Lema Ranch.
Community Connection - Spring 2008
We are pleased to update you on what’s new at The McConnell Foundation. At the end of 2006, our Strategic Plan was updated and priorities were developed.
A 2002 report assessing the size and impact of nonprofit organizations in 9 Northeastern counties. The study reports on the actual and potential scope of services and operations and how nonprofits in the region are faring. This report was sponsored by the Shasta Regional Community Foundation and the Grant and Resource Center, with funding provided by The McConnell Foundation.
Recommendations to Increase the Postsecondary Education Opportunities
A 2002 report of the California Postsecondary Education Commission analyzing current barriers to providing postsecondary education opportunities with the Superior California region and providing options and recommendations for reducing those barriers and increasing postsecondary education opportunities in the region. This report builds upon and supplements the Northern California Higher Education Needs Assessment. The California Postsecondary Education Commission adopted this report on December.
Rural College Opportunity: A Shasta and Siskiyou County Perspective
A 2001 report by the University of California assessing both the major obstacles to increased four-year college participation for high school graduates in Shasta and Siskiyou Counties and the current college culture conditions in two counties' high schools. It also includes a comparison of alternative potential models of increased UC outreach in the two counties.
The Northern California Higher Education Needs Assessment
A 2001 assessment of student higher education learning needs, employer workforce training needs and community higher education needs in Tehama, Shasta, Trinity, Siskiyou, Modoc, and Lassen counties in northern California. This assessment was funded by The McConnell Foundation.
Vital Signs: A Report on the Quality of Life in Shasta and Tehama Counties
A 2001 report identifying key community indicators reflecting long-term economic, environmental, individual, and social conditions affecting the quality of life in the two counties. Each section contains a summary of strengths and concerns. This report is a publication of the North State Institute for Sustainable Communities, a non-profit community organization funded by The McConnell Foundation.