ShastaRCF: Women's Fund Grant

Shasta Regional Community Foundation

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Grant amount: US $5,000 - US $45,000

Anticipated deadline: Sep 4, 2020 5:00pm PDT

Applicant type: Government Entity Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Shasta County, California

Location of residency: United States

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About this funder:



Created by and for the people of Shasta and Siskiyou counties, Shasta Regional Community Foundation is a tax-exempt charitable organization working to enhance the quality of life for all people in the North State region. Founded in 2000, the roots of the Community Foundation can be found in the passions of a group of residents concerned with the well-being of future North State generations. Today, the Community Foundation services the region by building permanent endowments, addressing needs through grantmaking and by providing community leadership.

We are Certified, National Standards for U.S. and a member of the League of California Community Foundations.

The Women's FUnd

Mobilizing the Power of Women Through Philanthropy

The Women's Fund of the Shasta Regional Community Foundation began in February 2008 with a founding cabinet of 10 women, representing diverse backgrounds, ages, and perspectives, all from the greater Redding region. The Women's Fund is part of a global movement dedicated to collective philanthropy.

The Women’s Fund Mission

The Women’s Fund mobilizes the power of women through collective philanthropy using a strategy of education, grant-making and endowment building to create a better future for women and their families in the Redding area.

Since 2008, we have made it our purpose

  • To build a vibrant and engaged membership committed to improving women’s lives and children’s futures. 
  • To inspire women to make a difference through collective giving.
  • To raise community awareness of issues affecting women and families.
  • To improve long-term opportunities for women and families through annual grant making.
  • To grow a permanent endowment to support grant making and community forums.


The Women’s Fund is building a permanent endowment and an annual fund through collective philanthropy to address the needs of women and their families, improve children’s futures and raise community awareness. Grant funds are made available through memberships to the Women’s Fund. Our grant program promotes preventive solutions and increased options for women and their families.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Grant applicants must address the following focus area as it relates to women and their families in the Redding area: 
    • The focus area selected for this year is:  FOSTERING SELF SUFFICIENCY:
      • Speaks to women who are struggling to address basic needs that will bring stability to their families by breaking down barriers that prevent women from gaining independence and self-sufficiency.
  • The services provided by organizations funded through grants from The Women’s Fund must take place within the City of Redding but may include participants who reside not only in Redding but also in neighboring communities, i.e., Cottonwood (within Shasta County) to the South, Shasta Lake City to the North, Palo Cedro to the East, and Igo/Ono to the West.
  • Grants are awarded to:  
    • Nonprofit organizations with tax exempt status under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or
    • Public agencies


  • Grant Program Priority: Our priority is to fund the proposals which will have the largest positive impact on the Focus Area selected by The Women's Fund members for this year (see Focus Area above). 


  • Organizations whose 501(c)(3) status isn’t current will not be eligible for funding consideration.  
  • Grants are not awarded to or for:
    • Individuals
    • Budget deficits
    • Endowment funds or annual fund drives
    • The promotion of religious activities
    • Organizations with grant reports past due to the Community Foundation
  • The Women's Fund will not knowingly support organizations whose programs, services or hiring practices discriminate in regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy, political ideology, age, creed, religion, heritage, ancestry, national origin, veteran status, disability, unrelated to job or course of study requirements, or any other characteristic protected by law.