Community Foundation Announces Close to $40,000 in Recent Grant Awards

The Community Foundation of the North State is pleased to announce recent grant awards from two funds within their oversight, the Animal Welfare Endowment Fund and Community Arts Endowment Fund. The awards support projects and services in Shasta, Siskiyou and Tehama counties. “We are fortunate that so many members of our North State communities have big hearts for the care of animals as well as public art,” said Megan Conn, Program Officer with Community Foundation of the North State. “These funds remind us of our common good: to be kind to all creatures, and to share beauty with our friends and neighbors.”

The following organizations received a total of $27,400 in grants from the Animal Welfare Endowment Fund, established in 2009 to provide care for animals in the North State region:

• Turtle Bay Exploration Park – $3,000 for the purchase of food and care supplies for 5 young, non-releasable wild animals
• Tehama County Animal Services – $3,900 to sponsor a free vaccination and microchipping clinic for pets in Tehama County
• Exodus Farms Ministry – $5,000 to sponsor first year of care for two new therapy horses
• S.N.A.P. Spay Neuter and Protect – $2,500 to provide low cost spay/neuter services for female cats
• SNIPPP – Spay and Neuter Intermountain Pets and Pet Placement – $2,500 to provide low cost and/or free spay neuter vouchers for dogs and cats in eastern Shasta County
• Stable Hands – $2,500 to cover costs of feed, supplements, farrier, and veterinary services for therapy horses
• Haven Humane Society – $4,000 for reduced spay/neuter animal surgery costs for low income individuals
• Siskiyou Humane Society – $4,000 to provide spay, neuter and vaccination services for pets of low-income/underserved areas in Siskiyou County

Awards totaling $12,307 went to the following recipients from the Community Arts Endowment Fund:

• Emma Givens – $2,500 to complete a new theatre piece with stories from the Klamathon Fire for the Hornbrook Community, with presentation planned during the Hornbrook Anniversary Celebration in Summer of 2021
• Siskiyou County Arts Council – $2,427 in support of a collaborative multi-media art project by multiple artists around Siskiyou County to combat COVID isolation
• Palul Paul Rideout – $2,380 towards construction materials and installation costs for an art walkway and garden wall for Shasta Land Trust’s Daniell Beaver Banks Preserve
• LIFE – Local Indians for Education, Inc. – $2,500 for graphic design instruction, signage, and materials for silk screen printing to produce a new logo for LIFE, designed by students
• Alano Club of Redding – $2,500 for a collaborative mural project at the Alano building with artist Esther Chow