The McConnell Foundation is a private independent foundation located in Redding, California.  As a Northern California broad-based funder, grants are awarded to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, public education, and government entities.

The Foundation began making grants in 1988 and has provided funding for projects in the areas of Arts & Culture, Community Vitality, Recreation, Social Services, and the Environment. Current areas of emphasis are Children, Youth & Education; Healthy Communities; Scholarships; and our long-standing NatureBridge at Yosemite Program. In 1999, the Foundation began funding international projects in Nepal, and in 2006 added the country of Laos.

College Options

College OPTIONS was one of the first comprehensive grants under The McConnell Foundation’s Children, Youth, and Education Program. [...]

Tehama County Library

Tehama County Library – Red Bluff, California The Tehama County Library moved from the historic Kraft Library into a repurposed [...]

One Safe Place

Community activist Gretchen Peterson began offering her home as the first safe house in Shasta County in the 1970s. It was there that [...]

Weed Community Center – Weed

Weed Community Center – Weed, California One of the remaining community amenities to make the city of Weed whole again after the [...]

Healthy Shasta

Healthy Shasta – Shasta County, California Healthy Shasta is a partnership of 24 organizations committed to fostering healthy [...]

Turtle Bay Exploration Park

Turtle Bay Exploration Park – Redding, California Turtle Bay Exploration Park is a diverse 300-acre cultural complex and [...]

Redding City Identity Project

The Redding City Identity Project (RCIP) is a collaborative citywide initiative focused on improving the image and reputation of the [...]

Cascade Theatre Restoration

Cascade Theatre – Redding, California The Cascade Theatre was constructed in 1935 as a movie palace and vaudeville stage. It was a [...]

Mayers Memorial Hospital

Mayers Memorial – Fall River Mills, California What began with a single gift more than 60 years ago, will now continue to grow [...]

Center of Hope

Center of Hope – Redding, California Building on Hill Country’s reputation for quality care delivered with kindness, the Center of [...]

Wagon Creek Bridge

Wagon Creek Bridge – Mt. Shasta, California The McConnell Foundation partnered with Siskiyou County by awarding a $600,000 grant [...]

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