The McConnell Foundation is an independent foundation located in Redding, California. We are a broad-based funder and have awarded grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, public education institutions, and government agencies located in our giving area -- primarily Shasta, Siskiyou, Trinity, Tehama, and Modoc Counties in rural Northern California. 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 $141 million in the areas of Arts & Culture, Community Vitality, Education, Recreation, Sustainable/Livable Communities, and Social Services. Current areas of emphasis are Children, Youth & Education; Sustainable/Livable Communities; Scholarships; and our long-standing NatureBridge at Yosemite program. We began funding internationally in 1999, and now fund in the countries of Nepal and Laos.