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.