The Women’s Fund of the Shasta Regional Community Foundation celebrated ten years of collective philanthropy on October 28, 2019 by awarding $30,000 to two local non-profit organizations, and $5,000 to last year’s grantees through our Members’ Choice Bonus Award program. The grant recipients were announced at The Women’s Fund Annual Event held at City Hall in Redding. The focus area for this year’s grant funding was Developing Economic Opportunities which was chosen as usual by members of The Women’s Fund’s during the semi-annual May voting cycle. Developing Economic Opportunities supports women who have a vision and need help taking steps to reach that goal, creating economic opportunities for women and/or developing skills to increase financial solvency.
It is an honor to announce our 2019 grant recipients…
- Chico State Enterprises Foundation – $15,000 to support a Redding based educational event for high school girls investigating construction careers
- Jefferson Economic Development Institute – $15,000 to support a leadership and business development program for 25 local Redding women
In addition, the winner of the Members’ Choice Bonus Award was announced. The Members’ Choice Bonus Award program allows members to directly participate and vote on an additional funding to help one of the previous year’s grantees continue their service to our community. This year’s Member’s Choice Bonus Award, a $3,000 grant voted on by the membership, was presented to Children Heritage YouthBuild Academy (CHYBA). CHYBA will use the additional funding to provide students financial assistance with training and/or tool costs required for certain job positions. Furthermore, last year’s other two grantees, Empire Recovery Center and Pennies on Purpose, each received $1,000.
Congratulations to all of our grant recipients! We are so proud to help support these organizations and of their impact in our community!