Burney Regional Community Fund Awards Spring Grants

The Community Foundation of the North State is pleased to announce that the Burney Regional Community Fund has awarded eight grants totaling $56,000 to deserving organizations in the Intermountain area. This is the highest amount awarded to date from this fund, thanks to the power of a growing endowment.

Recipients include:

  • $7,500 to Burney Fire District to purchase Automatic Electronic Defibrillators (AEDs)
  • $7,500 to Burney Water District to purchase LED pool lights for the Raymond Berry Pool
  • $7,500 to Spay & Neuter Intermountain Pets & Placement (SNIPPP) to provide low-cost and/or free spay-neuter vouchers for dogs and cats
  • $6,000 to Tri-County Community Network to support the 2022 KidFit program
  • $7,500 to Mountain Valleys Health Centers to purchase two vital signs monitors with mobile carts, and two hemoglobin analyzers for their Burney clinic
  • $6,000 to Mercy Foundation North to purchase tires and equipment for their Meals on Wheels program serving the greater-Burney area
  • $6,500 to Fall River Valley Community Service District for playground mulch and picnic tables at Lions Community Park
  • $7,500 to Fall River Valley Volunteer Fire Protection District for purchasing two Automatic Electronic Defibrillators (AEDs)

“This year, the community-based grant review panel placed a high value on health and public safety essentials, outdoor activities for youth, and serving people – and animals – in need. Given the continued effects of pandemic, it makes perfect sense that these are the needs that rose to the top in 2022. We are happy to support these organizations as they work to strengthen Intermountain communities,” said Megan Conn, Program Officer at the Community Foundation.

Established at the Community Foundation in 2007 with a seed gift from Pattern Energy Group LLC, the Burney Regional Community Fund addresses the needs of the Greater Burney Region – Burney, Cassel, Fall River Mills, Hat Creek, McArthur, and Old Station. Grants from the Fund are awarded to nonprofit organizations and public entities through a competitive process, providing financial resources to organizations and programs based on specific criteria established by local community leaders. Local Intermountain community members participate in the grant review process and make recommendations.