During the State of The Fund event on May 28, 2019, The Women’s Fund of the Shasta Regional Community Foundation announced the focus area selected for 2019. The focus area with the most votes by The Women’s Fund members is:

DEVELOPING ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES: Supporting 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. Some ideas for addressing this focus area in support of women and their families living in the greater Redding area may include, but are not limited to: supporting entrepreneurship for women-owned businesses, job training in non-traditional careers, financial literacy, business literacy, career mentoring before and/or during career, advanced job skills development, supporting women to enter/reenter the workforce through job search and interview skill development, building and supporting family-friendly workplaces, supporting working mothers, or creating professional networking opportunities for women.

The Shasta Regional Community Foundation is currently accepting grant applications for the 2019 funding year with the deadline of September 4, 2019. To find out how to apply, click here.