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Mobilizing the Power of Women Through Philanthropy

The Women’s Fund mobilizes the power of women through collective philanthropy using a strategy of education, grantmaking 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 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.


We award annual grants to create a better future for women and their families in the Redding area

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We collaborate and produce educational forums for our members as well as public



We build our endowment to support the mission of the Women’s Fund on a long-term basis


We served 78 females in Shasta County… every dollar of [The Women’s Fund’s $10,000 grant] went toward the verifiable purchase of items or sponsorships for female students… they received day to day items including clothes, underwear, feminine hygiene products, makeup, bus passes, and school supplies.

Children First Foster Family Agency
[The Women’s Fund’s $10,000 grant] funded “The Making Opportunities Program.” One participant who was a current resident at One Safe Place had this to say about her experience. “The Making Opportunities Program reminded me that whatever I will to happen will happen and that knowledge is power. As a survivor of domestic violence and a single mother of two children under two, this was a profound realization.

Redding Fashion Alliance

Through the generous grant [$30,000] from The Women’s Fund, the Family Resource Center (FRC) continued to serve families with mothers as head of household. Walk-in/drop-in services were on Mondays from 9am-4pm and the FRC was able to continue to offer home visiting case management throughout the week. Our target was 75 mothers and … our numbers were more than double serving 168 unduplicated mothers came to the FRC.

Shasta County Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council

We taught 99 financial literacy lessons throughout the North State this last year and continue to expand into other organizations. The Women’s Fund support [$12,500 grant] was a HUGE for us in reaching that many youth in our community. It’s so incredibly empowering to see the shift happen in the conversations with our students in the program.

Pennies On Purpose

Prior to the grant [of $12,500] from The Women’s Fund, we only have one drug and alcohol advocate (counselor) handling between 20 to 30 cases. After receiving the grant, we have been able to support 7 [additional] women to be a successful substance abuse disorder professional.

Empire Recovery Center

The Women’s Fund’s grant [$20,000] has allowed us to fund the Job Developer position at CHYBA. Our Job Developer performs a multitude of tasks which benefit the students at CHYBA, but one of the most important is transportation, as many students have no transportation of their own. She has helped transport students to a number of activities including meetings at the SMART Center, job fairs and educational training events, the DMV and the Social Security office, and even to businesses for job interviews and application drop-offs.

California Heritage YouthBuild Academy



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