Past Grant Recipients

A total of $48,000 was awarded for the 2017 grant cycle.

  • To fund a Job Development Trainer position to connect female students to work opportunities, assist with programming, and provide transportation to female students.

  • To provide tuition and educational assistance to women interns working to become drug and alcohol counselors.

  • Pennies on Purpose$12,500

    To provide financial literacy programs to children in Redding area schools.

  • Children First Foster Family Agency$3,000 (Winner of 2018 Members’ Choice Bonus Award)

    To provide basic personal and scholastic needs for high school girls who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

A total of $50,000 was awarded for the 2017 grant cycle.

A total of $45,000 was awarded for the 2016 grant cycle.

  • California Heritage Youth Build Academy (CHYBA) – $16,000

    “Basic Need Training Program” for young women ages 16 to 24 years old. The students will receive support for basic life skills training and necessities such as transportation, child care, etc. to remove barriers to education and employment and help them achieve increased financial self-sufficiency.

  • Girls Inc. – $11,000

    Offering six “Dream It, Build It” career mentoring programs to girls throughout the Redding area. “Dream It, Build it” is a program of Soroptimist International. The programs will be offered in local schools and community centers.

  • Shasta Community Health Center – $10,000

    Supporting its Restorative Dental Program. This funding will enable an additional 10 low-income women to receive major dental restoration, increasing their employability along with their physical and emotional health, and wellbeing.

  • One Safe Place – $8,000

    To pay utility deposits for female heads-of-household. This funding will allow 15 women to move their families into permanent housing.

A total of $40,000 was awarded for the 2015 grant cycle. 

  • Smart Business Resource Center – $8,500

    For Smart Steps Plus which will serve women with a National Work Readiness certification plus 2 job search workshops and continuing Smart job search services.

  • Shasta County Arts Council – $9,500

    For Young Women Who Create program.  This program will create a model to enable young women, 16-24 years of age, to explore the digital film industry via a 3 week class the summer of 2016.  This is expected to enhance career choices, skills and community connections.

  • Jefferson Economic Development Institute (JEDI) – $10,000

    For its Empowering Women in Business program.  This funding will make possible an It’s Your Business class and two marketplace workshops in Redding.  It will also include individual counseling for women who participate in the classes and workshop.

  • Terra Fuego – $12,000

    For provision of non-traditional career firefighting training for women at their Anderson training grounds.  This is a pilot project for Terra Fuego and includes a job search component for women who complete the training.

A total of $35,000 was awarded for the 2014 grant cycle. 

  • California Heritage Youth Build Academy – $15,000

    For the Creating Opportunities for Women program to provide job training, mentoring and education to help young women achieve increased financial self-sufficiency.

  • Smart Business Resource Center – $10,000

    For the Smart Steps for Women program to help prepare women with the skills they need to achieve their National Work Readiness credential.

  • Girl’s Inc. – $10,000

    For the Economic Literacy program to provide eight programs on economic literacy to 12-18 year old girls in local schools.

A total of $30,000 was awarded for the 2013 grant cycle. 

  • California Heritage YouthBuild Academy – $15,000

    For the Women Striving to Succeed Program which provides assistance to their students for such things as test fees and transportation.

  • United Way – $10,000

    For the Working Strategies for Women program which will provide 16 women an opportunity to participate in an entrepreneurship academy.

  • Shasta College – $5,000

    To expand the Non-Traditional Employment for Women (N.E.W.) program for young females students.

A total of $25,000 was awarded for the 2012 grant cycle. 

A total of $25,000 was awarded for the 2011 grant cycle.