The McConnell Foundation is an independent foundation located in Redding, California. As a broad-based funder, we have awarded grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, public education institutions, and government entities located in our giving area which is primarily Shasta, Siskiyou, Trinity, Tehama, and Modoc Counties. Individuals and for-profit businesses are not eligible for funding, nor do we make general donations.
Currently, our external grant program is suspended and we are not accepting requests for grant funding directly. However, we have developed a partnership with the Shasta Regional Community Foundation to further promote philanthropy in Shasta, Siskiyou, Trinity, Tehama, and Modoc Counties. Through The McConnell Fund at the Shasta Regional Community Foundation, grant requests of up to $50,000 are accepted for projects that are in or are for the benefit of our giving area. The Community Foundation administers The McConnell Fund and we are not directly involved with the grants made. To learn more about The McConnell Fund visit www.shastarcf.org or call 530-244-1219.
Since the Foundation began 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 targeted projects in the countries of Nepal and Laos.
We are rarely the sole funder of any project and consider our partnerships and collaborations to be at the heart of our philanthropic mission.