Lema Ranch, where the Foundation headquarters is located, was purchased by Leah McConnell in 1993 as investment property. When it was time to create a permanent home for the Foundation, Lema Ranch, with its sprawling natural setting, seemed a good fit. The grand opening was held Labor Day weekend, 1997. Originally a working mule ranch belonging to Chuck and Peggy Lema in the 1950s, the property’s 200 acres included five man-made ponds, which were restored and improved when the headquarters was developed. The HQ building is roughly 25,000 square feet, with space for Foundation staff to do their work, and space that is shared with the public for meetings, trainings, and board retreats. The public also has the opportunity to enjoy walking and running the trails daily.

Lema Trails
Meeting Facilities

Meeting Facilities

The McConnell Foundation at Lema Ranch has meeting space available on a complimentary basis for use by 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organizations, school groups, and government agencies.



One way the Foundation shares its space is by providing trails. Eight miles of trails are available to walkers, bicyclists, and runners from dawn until dusk every day.


Directions to Headquarters

Headquarters are open only to meeting room users and visitors by appointment.
800 Shasta View Drive
Redding, CA 96003

Directions to Guest House

The Guest House is open only to meeting room users and visitors by appointment.
800 Julian Street
Redding, CA 96003

Our Guest House is the last driveway on the right on Julian Street.

Directions to Trails

Our trails are open to the public. The trails’ primary entrance is located at:
610 Armando Avenue
Redding, CA 96003

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