Our Charitable Funds

There is a wealth of history wrapped in the generosity of our fundholders. Whether it be a bequest from someone with a passion for the arts or animals, a scholarship established in memory of a loved one or community member, or a nonprofit agency looking to ensure the sustainability of their operations: each plays a vital role in lifting up our region for the greater good.

ACEs Resilience and Hope Fund of Shasta County

Support efforts to break the generational cycles of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) by contributing to the ACEs Fund of Shasta County. Adverse Childhood Experiences are an accumulation of 10 childhood traumatic experiences and the associated toxic stress that is strongly associated with brain and neurosystem changes during development. […]

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Anderson Family Endowed Fund

Long-time residents of the North State, Dennis, Kathy and family, feel passionately about family and community. They established this fund to target pressing needs and promote opportunities in Shasta and Siskiyou counties. […]

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Andy Peek Livestock Endowed Scholarship Fund

This fund was established by the Red Bluff Bull and Gelding Sale in honor and memory of Andy Peek.

Andy Peek was president of Western Video Market and also General Manager of Shasta Livestock Auction Yard in Cottonwood, California, a family-owned business where he worked for over four decades. […]

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Animal Welfare Endowment Fund

The Community Foundation created this fund to support nonprofit organizations who promote the welfare of animals in the following categories: supporting homeless animals, supporting owned pets, supporting wildlife, supporting working animals, and disaster preparedness for animals. […]

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Baker Family

Shasta Regional Community Foundation Founding Board member, Judge Stephen Baker and his family established this fund in 2003. The Baker Family has resided in the Redding area for numerous generations and has a long history of public service. The funds will be used for philanthropic projects benefiting the Redding area as advised by the Bakers. […]

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Balma Family Scholarship Fund

Rudy and Margaret Balma have been active philanthropists in the community for many years. Mr. Balma served on the Board of Trustees at Shasta High School for 22 years. During his tenure, the board established Pioneer High School. In order to provide additional opportunities for PHS graduates, the Balma Family Scholarship Fund was established for Pioneer High School seniors who will be attending Shasta College. […]

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Betty A. Fitzpatrick Fund

The Fitzpatrick family is well known for their long history of generosity and commitment to community causes. The Community Foundation is honored to manage a fund for Mrs. Betty Fitzpatrick that supports the many organizations close to her heart. […]

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Big Bike Weekend Community Fund

In appreciation for our sponsors and the community, the Big Bike Weekend Community Fund was established to invest in organizations and agencies who have done so much to enhance our community. A portion of the general admission and 100% of raffle ticket revenue is contributed to the fund. Those who share our mission of providing a family friendly motorcycle weekend are welcome to contribute to the fund. […]

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Bob and Janice Brennan Family Endowment

“My wife and I, being life-time residents of Shasta County and a local business owners, believe it is very important to give back to our community. This fund gives us the opportunity to work with our children to establish a multi-generational charitable giving plan. Having a family endowment helps our children be engaged in the spirit of philanthropy.” […]

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Brian W. Hicks Scholarship Fund

The Brian W. Hicks Scholarship Endowment Fund was established for the purpose of providing academic scholarships to graduating high school seniors in Shasta County. Scholarships are awarded to students based on merit, with emphasis on excellent academics and a strong community-service background. Priority consideration is given to students with community service hours completed by volunteering with organizations or at events that support U.S. Military Veterans. […]

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Burney Regional Community Fund

The Burney Regional Community Fund was established to address the needs within the communities of the Greater Burney Region, and to build a community of philanthropists in the region now and forever. The fund was established with a gift of $500,000 from Pattern Energy Group LP, the energy company responsible for the Hatchet Ridge Wind Farm. Upon commencement of construction for the Wind Farm, Pattern invested $5 million in the Burney Region which includes the founding gift to this fund. Grants from this fund will be awarded to nonprofit organizations in the region through a competitive process. […]

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California Retired Teachers Association, Division 16 Scholarship

Division 16 of the California Retired Teachers Association established this scholarship to benefit students preparing to enter a career in education who have attended Shasta College for two years. The scholarship is based on financial need and available to students with a grade point average of 2.5 or higher, and involved in extra curricular activities transferring to a 4-year college. […]

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Candi Keller Endowment for Catholic Education

Candice Marie (Sobieralski) Keller was born in Tucson Arizona on January 20, 1961, one of four daughters born to Dan and Josie Sobieralski. The family moved from Tucson to Woodland Hills in Southern California, eventually settling in Redding in 1971. She attended St Joseph School graduating in 1975, Shasta High School graduating in 1979 and CSU Chico graduating in 1983. After earning her teaching credential she married the love of her life, Jeff Keller, moved to Sacramento and began her teaching career at Oakmont High School. […]

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Carla Jo Bloxham Memorial Fund

Carla Jo Bloxham, of Palo Cedro, passed away peacefully and comfortably in Redding after a brief illness. She was 68.

She was born the youngest of three children in Waterloo, Iowa, to James and Patricia Bloxham. In 1955, the family moved to Arcata, CA when she was 7 years old. She graduated from Arcata High in 1966 and attended College of the Redwoods, before venturing on her own to Redding in the mid 70’s. […]

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Cascade Theatre Endowment Fund

Following restoration of Redding’s historic Cascade Theatre in 2004, Leonard and Tracy Moty established this fund as a means of receiving donations from the public to help support the theatre’s arts and cultural programs. Contributions made to this fund are managed by the Community Foundation with the investment income generated each year used to support the theatre’s ongoing operations. The fund’s goal is to: 1) preserve and maintain the Cascade Theatre as an important national and state historic landmark, 2) contribute to the revitalization of Redding’s downtown business district and 3) create innovative and diverse cultural programs that celebrate the human creative spirit. […]

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Christine Begley Scholarship

This scholarship fund was established by Christine Begley in 2014. Though raised in Santa Cruz, Christine’s family returned to Shasta County where she attended Anderson High School. She ran track competitively against boy’s teams in Santa Cruz and upon moving to Shasta County, Christine was part of the formation of the girl’s track team at Anderson High. Christine excelled at the sport and holds several long-standing records. […]

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Clement Alan DeTourney Memorial Fund

Pearl DeTourney Barr passed away peacefully on August 4, 2016; she was 95 years old and still a beautiful, bright and articulate woman who was much loved by her family and friends.

Pearl Barr dearly loved her only child, Clement “Alan” DeTourney, who passed away early in life. This memorial fund was established upon Pearl’s passing in 2016 to benefit and support her lifelong passions – helping disabled youth and the prevention of child abuse. […]

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Clure Family Fund

The Clures value the engagement of their entire family in the practice of making philanthropic decisions. Together, they look for opportunities to improve their community by providing grants to deserving and qualified nonprofits. […]

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Communities for Police Canines Endowment

This fund promotes awareness and raises funds for the purchase, training, and veterinary care of active and retired law enforcement canines in Redding. Donations allow for supplemental equipment, training and other resources as identified by the K-9 Unit. […]

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Community Arts Endowment Fund

The Articipate Campaign that began in 2010 is now the Community Arts Endowment Fund at the Community Foundation of the North State. This Field of Interest fund essentially pools the donations of many to support the arts in our region today and forever. Examples range from visual public art, such as murals and sculptures to other graphic art forms, displayed or presented in public areas in Shasta and Siskiyou counties. […]

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Community Scholarship Endowment

The Community Scholarship Endowment is a general scholarship fund at the Community Foundation that exists with the purpose of benefiting the students of our region forever. It was created in 2009 with a gift from the KRCR Academic Challenge Fund at the Community Foundation. The Community Scholarship Endowment gives the option for you, your business, family or friends to give back to the students of our region without the headaches that come with administrating a small scholarship fund or foundation on your own. Gifts of all amounts, large or small, can be given to the Community Scholarship Endowment in your own name or the name of a loved one. […]

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Cottonwood Community Library Legacy Fund

The Cottonwood Community Library strives to make a positive difference in the lives of its patrons by freely providing access to information and entertainment for the purpose of cultural and intellectual enrichment. A Community Library is a big asset to the town of Cottonwood. A place for the young and old. Our library is not government funded, it is a gift from the people of our community, to the people of our community. The Library Board of Directors transferred their Legacy Fund to an endowment fund with the Community Foundation in 2014 to ensure the Library remains in Cottonwood forever. […]

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COVID-19 Relief Fund

This fund will address the needs of our region’s most vulnerable residents impacted by the Coronavirus by supporting a variety of tangible needs and essential services. It provides a trusted repository for philanthropic assets directed specifically for this purpose. […]

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Diane M. Gerard Scholarship Fund

This scholarship fund has been created in the memory of Diane Millicent Gerard (née Binkley), beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and community advocate, passed away on May 24, 2019 at the age of 85. Born in Vancouver, Washington on October 13, 1933, Diane was raised in the countryside in a log house built by her father. She attended one-room Proebstel School until 1941, when her family relocated to Klamath Falls. After graduating from Klamath Union High School, Diane attended Oregon State University, where she received a BS in Education in 1955. After college, Diane followed her dream to live at the beach and began her teaching career in Santa Cruz, California.  […]

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Diane McCorkle Endowment Fund

Due to the bequest of the “Diane McCorkle Endowment Fund for Spay and Neutering of Tehama County Dogs and Cats”, the Providing Essentials for Tehama Shelter (P.E.T.S.) organization will be able to improve the welfare and create public awareness of homeless animals in Tehama County. They will also assist the Tehama County Animal Care Center in completing their mission of practicing and providing responsible compassionate care to all animals. An additional objective of the organization is to improve the quality of life for all companion animals within Tehama County through education and solutions, with emphasis on the importance of spay/neuter for animal welfare. […]

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Don & Debbie Bankson Scholarship Endowment Fund

Don and Debbie are longtime residents of Shasta County with a passion to support and give back to the community they love. Through a donation of real property to the Shasta Regional Community Real Estate Foundation, this couple was able to seed a scholarship fund and fulfill their desire to help Shasta County youth pursue a college education. […]

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Dorris Lions Club Endowment Fund

This very small town on the California Oregon border proudly flys a 30’x60′ flag 200 feet above the city. It is the tallest flag pole in the west. Our flag is our way of showing how proud we are of America, and of our men and women who serve in our Military. It is a memorial to those who served and gave the utmost. They are they reason that this is still the greatest nation on earth. The endowment’s purpose is to ensure, far out into the future, that there will always be funds available to purchase new flags and cover maintenance costs. The fund’s financial goal is $75,000. We are one-third of the way there. […]

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Dr. Donald and Ann Gleason Memorial Scholarship

The Gleasons established this fund to provide scholarships for qualified Shasta County students with financial needs seeking a college education in the medical field. Specifically, awards will be focused on students studying mental health, psychiatry, or pre-med studies. […]

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Elmer H. Schmidt Christian Broadcasting Fund

Elmer was born March 31, 1916. He lived in Adin, CA for 72 years and owned and worked a ranch with his brother. Neither of them ever married or had children. They were very frugal and Elmer had many stories of how they built and repaired farm equipment from parts of other old equipment. They saved everything because you never knew what might come in handy down the road. They did not believe in borrowing money so they paid cash for everything they needed or they did without. They did not have a telephone on the ranch and the post office was 4.5 miles away so communication was difficult with the rest of the world. He really enjoyed Christian radio and he wanted to help stations continue their programming. He loved all kinds of music and had kept several old instruments collected by his family including a huge old pipe organ. Elmer passed away on June 25, 2012. […]

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Evelyn’s Angels

Created in memory of her mother, Janel Gesberg grants financial resources and teddy bears to local organizations that support children who are facing illness, hardships or have other immediate needs. […]

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First 5 Shasta Children and Families Fund

Your contribution to this Children and Families Fund makes you an important partner in First 5 Shasta’s work toward building and strengthening a pathway to success for young children.

This investment supports good health, optimal child development, quality child care and invaluable early education that is crucial to a child’s ability to enter school eager and capable of learning. The fund was established specifically to assist First 5 Shasta’s efforts to ensure that our children grow into successful, productive adults who will be part of a thriving Shasta County. Your donation benefits these young children today and our entire community for generations to come. […]

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Foundation for Promoting Arts Education Fund

Arts enriches, expands and prepares children for a full life in useful and unexpected ways. This is the belief that led to the establishment of Redding School of the Arts in 1999. Now RSA has outgrown their current site and has found property on which to build their new campus. This fund was established to support the efforts of RSA as they embark on the capital campaign for the construction of the new campus. Currently the Foundation for Promoting Arts Education is focused on constructing a Children’s Theater. This Theater will be certified by LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). […]

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Fresh Start For Youth Endowment Fund

Youth Options Shasta,(formerly Youth Violence Prevention Council, established this fund to help meet the basic needs of at-risk youth. It provides support to adolescents to help them achieve educational and career goals as well as mental and physical well being. […]

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FWF ’62 Scholarship Fund

This was the first scholarship fund established at the Community Foundation, created to honor the friendships and loyalty of twelve Redding friends. Throughout the years the women remained in touch, though separated by schooling, careers, growing families and distance. They have since contributed to the fund to establish an ongoing scholarship recognizing the importance and value of nurturing friendships throughout a lifetime. […]

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Gerard Family Endowment Fund

The Girard family have long been pillars of the Redding community. The Fund is established to primarily benefit the community of Shasta County through grants made to deserving and qualified nonprofit entities. […]

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Give Now

Donate to the Community Foundation of the North State General Fund or to a specific fund of your choice here. Your gifts help improve the quality of life in Shasta, Siskiyou and Tehama counties. Our online giving service is safe, convenient and secure. […]

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Glen Hawk Sr. Endowed Scholarship Fund

This fund was established by Helen Hawk, in memory of her husband. Glen Hawk Sr. served on the Shasta High School Board of Directors from 1979-1989. This scholarship benefits a Shasta county graduating senior who will pursue a vocational or technical certification at an accredited technical school or community college. […]

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Greater Good Fund

This fund was established in November 2017 to benefit and support benevolent giving, through grants made to deserving and qualified nonprofit entities. […]

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Gregory L. Morris II Memorial Scholarship

Gregory was raised in Palo Cedro and attended Junction Elementary School. While growing up, Gregory was surrounded by all types of animals that he loved. So much so, on weekends he would volunteer his time and energy assisting his mother with finding homes for shelter animals. […]

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Gustafson Fritz Scholarship for Women

Patricia “Pat” L. Gustafson was an exceptional woman. She was known for her stewardship, generosity, creativity, exemplary work ethic and kindness. Continuing the legacy gifted to her by Pat, her “daughter”, Lynn E. Fritz, honors her by awarding support to other women demonstrating like attributes in their journey of self-discovery, empowerment, education and community service. […]

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Happy Camp Relief Fund

The Happy Camp Relief Fund has been enabled to receive donations for those impacted by the Slater Fire. The disastrous fire presents a huge challenge for the residents of Happy Camp for relief and recovery from this event. […]

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Ivy B. Horr Medical Education Loan Fund

The Ivy B. Horr Endowed Medical Education Loan Fund was established by the late Mrs. Horr, a resident of Eastern Shasta County, from a portion of her estate. Loans up to $10,000 are made available to students in Shasta, Lassen, Tehama, Modoc, Trinity, or Siskiyou counties who are engaged in the study of medicine or in medical training at a college or university. […]

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Jackson Family Scholarship

The Jackson Family scholarship was originally established in 2007 to support promising students in nurse training programs. The donors decided to focus on nursing because they both recognized the important contributions nurses make to patients’ well-being, and the increased need for well-trained nurses in the future. Through these awards, the Jackson Family Scholarship Fund will make positive contributions to excellent students and help build the nursing workforce of the future. […]

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Jim and Dolores Cusick Memorial Scholarship

Jim Cusick, born and raised in Weed, CA spent most of his life in the Weed/Mt. Shasta area. While attending Weed High School (class of ’45) he lettered in four sports. After serving in the Army, he played football for the only undefeated team in Santa Rosa Junior College history (1949-50).

He remained a sportsman throughout his life valuing family, friends and small town life. On June 30, 1979 he married the love of his life, Dolores Irene Smith Balcom. Affectionately known as “Dode”, she was born in 1931 and raised in Klamath Falls and Grants Pass Oregon.

She grew up riding horses and enjoyed playing the clarinet in her school band. She and Jim had both raised their families when they met and fell in love, and decided to build the rest of their lives together, including melding both of their families into one. […]

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John & Mae Harrington Endowment Fund

The Harringtons established this fund through a bequest to the Community Foundation.They were very fond of Shasta County and entrusted their charitable goals to the Community Foundation to be carried out in perpetuity. […]

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Josephine Taylor Endowment Fund

The Josephine Taylor Fund was established to continue the purposes for which the Josephine Taylor Foundation was established. The Josephine Taylor Foundation was established to explore practices of maintaining physical, spiritual, and emotional health and well-being through the balance of body energy fields and corrective physical practices. […]

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Karuk Tribe – Slater Fire Relief Fund

The Karuk Tribe established the “Karuk Tribe – Slater Fire Relief Fund” in response to the catastrophic wildfire that occurred on September 8, 2020 in the community of Happy Camp, CA. There is an urgent need to provide resources for the affected families. […]

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Keep Our Flag Flying Fund

The Enterprise Lions Club of Redding, California constructed the giant American Flag and flagpole on North Bechelli Lane at Interstate 5. Dedicated on the first anniversary of 9/11 the flag serves to honor all who serve our country. The Enterprise Lions established this Keep Our Flag Flying endowment fund in 2006 to ensure that the flag will be maintained for perpetuity. […]

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Kelly Moravec Academic Encouragement Scholarship

This scholarship is in honor and loving memory of Kelly Moravec. Kelly was a young man who despite huge battles with medical tragedies, kept true to his academic goals and dreams. The scholarship aids students who have overcome personal medical adversities and encourages continued education beyond high school with awards and gifts for academic achievement. The scholarship also connects students with others for resource networking and peer support. […]

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Ken Putnam Choral Music Endowed Scholarship Fund

This fund was created by friends, family, former students and general well wishers of Ken Putnam to mark his retirement from Shasta High School where he taught choral music for more than thirty years. Mr. Putnam’s final performance, 42nd Street, closed in May of 2002, the last in a long string of successful performances during his tenure at Shasta High School. The musicals were notable not only for the individual student performances, but also for the army of adult volunteers that helped to make each performance truly outstanding. This fund benefits Shasta High School graduates who participated in the vocal music program. […]

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Key Club Scholarship

This fund was established by the Redding Kiwanis to fund Key Club Scholarships for graduating seniors from Foothill, Enterprise, and Shasta High schools. Key Club International is the high school organization sponsored by Kiwanis International. Key Clubs assist Kiwanis in carrying out its mission to serve the children of the world. This scholarship is centered around active service to their school and community. Students must be an active, due paying member of their high school Key Club. […]

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Knodel Family Endowment Fund

Mr. Ervin Knodel is a longtime Redding resident that believes in giving back to the community that has done so much for him. He created this fund to benefit the less fortunate in the Redding area with an emphasis on education for youth. He believes that helping youth achieve a brighter future will, in turn, allow Redding to have a bright future as well. A portion of this fund will also benefit Trinity Lutheran School. […]

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Lakehead Fire Station Remodel Fund

The Lakehead Fire Station Remodel Fund supports a remodel project to the community-owned Lakehead Volunteer Fire Company 54 that will improve response time in the Lakehead community and the Interstate 5 corridor from Pit River Bridge at Bridge Bay to Sims Road, a coverage area of 260 square miles that includes more than 2,000 residents. […]

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Lassen Park Foundation Endowment Fund

The Lassen Park Foundation provides philanthropic support to preserve and interpret the special natural and cultural resources of Lassen Volcanic National Park and its environs for present and future generations. […]

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Lassen Park Foundation Investment Fund

This fund is created to ensure that money will be available for timely needs identified by Lassen Volcanic National Park as they arise. Some examples are securing a match for grant opportunities, trail repair and other unexpected project or park program expenses. […]

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Leadership Redding Endowment

Supporters of the Leadership Redding program at the Community Foundation established this fund to ensure the future financial viability and stability of the program. Approximately fifty percent of the program is funded by tuition; the remaining portion must be funded by donations from businesses, nonprofits, and individuals. Although this has been a reliable source in the past, it is prudent to develop a funding source for the future. To learn more, visit www.leadershipredding.com. […]

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Madrone Hospice House Endowment

In 1999, Madrone Hospice built the Hospice House as an option for hospice patients who are unable to remain in their homes. The Madrone House was the first house in California to be designed specifically for hospice patients. It was also the first Hospice House built in a rural community in California, and has been used as a model for rural communities nationwide. Since October of 1999, 650 patients have called the Madrone House “home”. As our friends and supporters in Siskiyou County and beyond help us to grow this endowment, it will ensure the continued operation of the Madrone Hospice House. […]

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Marcia McKenzie Memorial Fund

Marcia McKenzie passed away on October 14, 2020 at the age of 93. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Marcia McKenzie Memorial Fund at the Community Foundation of the North State which will be used to help support women’s education and fire victims. […]

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Mary and Paul Mitchell Fund

The Fund is established to benefit and support client trainings, health and human services assistance and essential life skills to low income populations in Shasta and/or Tehama counties. Grants will be made to deserving and qualified nonprofit entities like those that work with probation officers and offenders to reinforce their accountability and integration back into a community. […]

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Matt Solus Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in memory of Matt Solus, the son of Fred & Elouise Solus of Yreka. Matt was a victim of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Although Matt was on a heart transplant list, he succumbed to the disease at the age of 22. Matt was a 1997 graduate of Yreka High School. The Solus Family were pioneers in Siskiyou County, having first moved there in 1850. Matt was a member of the Explorer Program with the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Department and had a strong interest in law enforcement and fire science. The scholarship supports students in Siskiyou County pursuing careers in fire science or law enforcement. […]

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Merchants Bank of Commerce Kenneth R. Gifford, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Program

The Merchants Bank of Commerce Kenneth R. Gifford, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Program awards ten, $1,000.00 scholarships each year.

One of the most pressing needs in higher education today is funding for scholarships. Scholarships allow deserving students to attain their educational goals, meet their professional objectives and succeed to their fullest ability. We commit to give back and participate in the communities that we serve. From education to volunteer time and donations we actively work hard to make our communities a better place to live. […]

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Michael James Mangas Endowment Fund

The Michael James Mangas Memorial Endowment Fund was established to honor the life of Michael, the 19 month old son of Jake and Janet Mangas of Redding, who passed away in his sleep in June 2007. Available funds will be used to support programs that have the potential to bring joy to children and enrich their lives. It is in this way that Michael’s life will continue to make a real difference in our local community. […]

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Mildred Lucille Driscoll Endowment

This fund was established in 2004 to honor the memory of Millie Driscoll. Millie had a wonderful zest for life! She loved helping all those in need and supported many organizations. This endowment annually supports Haven Humane Society, the Good News Rescue Mission, Shasta County Women’s Refuge and Northern California Shriner’s Hospital in Sacramento. Through this endowment, her legacy of love will live on. […]

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Miles – 100 Miles of Trails Association Special Project Fund

The 100 Miles of Trails Association Special Project Fund is established to benefit and support trail development efforts of the Mt. Shasta Trail Association and its partner organizations through grants made to deserving and qualified nonprofit entities. The Fund may include property received from community donors for inclusion in the Fund. […]

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Mt. Shasta Athletic Boosters Club

The Boosters Club is made up of parents, community members, and business owners within the Mt. Shasta region who are dedicated to extra-curricular sports and committed to helping provide a quality athletic program at Mt. Shasta High School. […]

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Mt. Shasta Children’s Fund

In recognition that all children need a safe place to learn and grow, ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals, life-enhancing programs and character development experiences, hope and opportunity, the Mount Shasta Children’s Fund was established in 2013. Grants support projects aligned with these values in the communities of the Mount Shasta area. […]

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Mt. Shasta City Park Fund

The Mount Shasta Recreation and Parks District takes pride in overseeing operations of the Mt. Shasta City Park, Shastice Park, the Mt. Shasta Youth Sports Park and the many programs that run out of these facilities. The District spans an area of 142 square miles (91,000 acres), with the City of Mount Shasta, encompassing 4 square miles (2,400 acres), sitting squarely in the middle of the District. […]

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Mt. Shasta Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established first at Mt. Shasta High School, you can join the many individuals that have contributed to this fund over the years to remember loved ones. Give the gift of education to the future generations of talented Mt. Shasta High School graduates! […]

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Musical Instruments for Kids Fund – 1 Happy Note

The 1 Happy Note – Musical Instruments for Kids Fund is established to benefit and support the purchase of musical instruments and related main essential accessories for K-12 students in Shasta County. A new study published in the Journal of Educational Psychology reports high school students who take music courses score significantly better on math, science and English exams than their non-musical peers. […]

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Nicholas Gaynor Memorial Fund

The Nicholas Gaynor Scholarship Fund was created by his mother, Maureen, and Grandmother, Patricia, to honor the life of Nicholas. To honor Nicholas’ short life and the nursing team, this scholarship will be used to provide financial support to local students seeking a career in nursing. […]

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Nick Dahl Memorial Veterans Fund

The Nick Dahl Memorial Veterans Fund was established by Mike and Pam Dahl in memory of their son, Army veteran, Nicholas Dahl, as a means to assist local veterans with housing and to help with other veteran-related issues in the Redding community. The Dahl family shares his story here. […]

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NorCal CRT Fund

To help survivors of the Carr and Delta Fires fully recover, a number of non-profit groups, faith-based organizations, businesses, government agencies and other groups have come together to form the NorCal Community Recovery Team (CRT). […]

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North State Giving Tuesday

Each year at Thanksgiving and the week following, we have a day for giving thanks, two days for getting deals, and a nationally recognized day for giving back – Giving Tuesday – join in the excitement of this one day only online giving event in the North State! We invite you to “give where you live” at northstategives.org on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 between 6 AM and 8 PM Pacific Standard Time for the benefit of our local nonprofits that do such important work in Shasta, Siskiyou, and Tehama counties. A pre-scheduling donation option will be available beginning Tuesday, November 17, 2020. Donors through the North State Giving Tuesday event have now raised a cumulative $3,061,859 for our region since 2014! Thank you! […]

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North Valley Medical Association Alliance

The North Valley Medical Association Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving communities in Shasta and Trinity counties. Organized by the spouses of local physicians, the Alliance contributes to and participates in projects that promote good health, advance quality healthcare, and increase quality of life. Funds raised in this endowment fund are returned to the community in the form of scholarships, education, and enrichment. […]

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Patricia L. Kimball Endowment

Patricia Kimball, who considered herself very blessed, was always a compassionate advocate for the less fortunate. This fund, established in 2005 to honor Pat’s memory, will continue her desire to provide a helping hand. […]

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Patty Duncan Fund

Mrs. Duncan’s wish to provide future gifts to organizations and programs that were close to her heart is made possible by the establishment of this fund from a Charitable Remainder Trust. […]

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Prudence Rose Kennedy Endowment Fund

This fund, in memory of Prudy Kennedy, retired City Clerk for the City of Mt. Shasta, was established through her bequest to benefit and support the advancement of medical, educational, social, environmental and artistic purposes. […]

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RABA Salute to Veterans Special Project Fund

The RABA Salute to Veterans Fund purchases RABA bus passes for veterans in need of transportation. Funds raised directly benefit Shasta County Veterans Service Office and their partner veterans programs to ensure veterans most in need have access to affordable transportation. As a partner in this community effort, the Redding Area Bus Authority will match contributions at 50%. […]

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Ralphs Prather Ranch Fund

The Ralphs Prather Ranch Fund was established by a gift from Walter Ralphs and the Ralphs Prather Ranch Foundation. This fund will be used to benefit the communities of Macdoel, Dorris and Butte Valley in Siskiyou County. […]

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Reach Higher Scholarship Fund

From their freshman to senior year, the scholarship of $250 may be renewed by the awarded student for a total scholarship of up to $1,000 at the end of four years. This scholarship aims to reward and motivate students early in their high school careers and build a sense of hope for the pursuit of higher education. Annually, ten high school freshmen will be awarded $250 – funds will be held for final scholarship distribution when the awarded student successfully enrolls in a university. […]

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Redding Christian School Fund

The mission of Redding Christian School is to provide a Christ-centered education which challenges students to develop a life-long love of learning, to grow in their faith, and to respond to God’s call of service to their families, their communities, and the world. […]

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Redding Rancheria Community Fund

The Redding Rancheria is a federally recognized Tribe whose members are of the Pit River, Yana and Wintu decent. The Rancheria operates the Tribal administration offices, the Redding Rancheria Headstart & Child Care, the Redding Rancheria Tribal Health Center, Churn Creek Healthcare, Trinity Healthcare, Win-River Mini-Mart, Win-River Resort & Casino, and the Hilton Garden Inn. This fund was established to give to worthy causes in the surrounding communities. […]

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Redding Rancheria Endowment Fund

The Redding Rancheria is a federally recognized Tribe whose members are of the Pit River, Yana and Wintu descent. The Tribe determined early on that giving back to the community was one of its important priorities. The Rancheria operates the Tribal administration offices, the Redding Rancheria Headstart, the Redding Rancheria Health Clinic, Win-River Mini-Mart, Win-River Casino, and the Hilton Garden Inn. This fund was established to give to worthy causes in the surrounding communities. […]

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Redding Sunrise Rotary Scholarship Fund

The Redding Sunrise Rotary Club established this fund to provide scholarships to students from the Gateway School District. Currently, the fund is set up to award two (four-year, $5,000 scholarships) per year and two-year scholarships for vocational training, such as nursing. […]

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Reiner, Slaughter & McCartney Safety Matters Fund

The Reiner, Slaughter & McCartney Safety Matters Fund was established by the trial attorneys at Reiner, Slaughter & McCartney Law Offices for the advancement of safety and well-being in our community.  Attorneys Russ Reiner and Todd Slaughter have been practicing law in the North State for over 35 years.  In that time they have seen numerous injuries that could have been prevented with proper safety gear, improved road conditions, better product design and manufacturing. […]

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REU Powering Redding’s Future Scholarship and Grant Fund

Redding Electric Utility (REU) is proud to offer students in the Redding community the “Powering Redding’s Future” College Scholarship and Community College/Technical School Grant Program. The purpose of REU’s Program is to identify and support local students dreaming and planning to attend a college/university or technical school. This program will award up to $50,000 in college scholarships and technical school grants for local students each year. […]

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Rose Fund for the Poor

This fund was founded on the idea that if we take care of ourselves, our families and our neighbors, it has a beneficial ripple effect in our region. It is envisioned that all who need help will be taken care of and that our community as a whole will benefit. […]

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Savage Scholarship Fund

Pat and Jackie Savage established this scholarship fund to help motivated students who want a better life for themselves, and to give them a chance to join the world of work as soon as possible with training and confidence. Renewable awards will be given to students who demonstrate initiative, maintain a C+ GPA minimum, and who wish to go to an eligible college or trade school. Graduating high school seniors from Southern Trinity High School, Hayfork High School, and Trinity High School are invited to apply. […]

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Schreder Planetarium Special Project Fund

This fund was established to support the planetarium in bringing the fascination of astronomy and science to a greater audience. Our programs are diverse ranging from scientific documentaries to science fiction stories filled with science facts to cultural programs that include historical sky lore. Each has a goal of inspiring thought, spurring our next generation towards careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Now as we approach our 30 year anniversary we ask you to partner with us in making sure that tens of thousands more children will have the opportunity to pass through the planetarium doors and experience the wonders of our universe. […]

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Seamans Family Endowment

Kendall and Susan Seamans established this endowment in 2006 in appreciation for the opportunities that Redding has provided to their family. It is the family’s intent to support community projects in Redding with an emphasis on youth and education. […]

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Shasta Community Health Center Endowment for a Healthy Community

This fund supports the ongoing mission of Shasta Community Health Center (SCHC). The mission of SCHC is to ensure access to high quality primary and preventive medical, dental, mental and general health care services to those who have great difficulty accessing care in our community. Typically these are uninsured and underinsured, including women, infants, children and families. Many of these patients are from low-income working poor and/or those with special needs. About 50% of those served by SCHC are infants and children. SCHC cares for 25% of Shasta County’s population, with over 90% of those served falling below federal poverty. Contributions to this Endowment will ensure the long-term success of SCHC’s critical health care programs and services that benefit everyone in our community. […]

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Shasta Conservation Fund Open Space Preserve

Proceeds from this fund help to protect the abundance and diversity of native plant and animal species within the wetland habitats of the Rivercrest Estates Open Space Preserve. Repair and restoration of damaged conditions may also be supported. […]

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Shasta County Board of Education Student Benefit Fund

The sale of Camp Latieze property in Manton made this fund possible and provides educational benefits to the children of Shasta County. Some examples of student benefits include field trips to Schreder Planetarium and hands-on environmental day camps for Shasta County students when circumstances allow. […]

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Shasta County Capitol Display Fund

With your support to update the display, we will refresh our county’s image to enhance tourism, economic development, and civic pride. Our goal is not only to enhance our look, but simply to have the most popular and awe-inspiring display in the Capitol. For that reason, we went to the Capitol, studied the guests, figured out which displays were most popular and why, and picked the best artists in the country to build exactly what the people want. […]

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Shasta County Child Abuse Prevention Fund

Contributions to this fund help prevent child abuse by educating children, parents and child custodians” to both recognize abusive behaviors and build positive parenting skills. The Council acts as an advocate for legal changes that encourage a healthy social view of our most valued asset.
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Shasta County Office of Education Fund

The Shasta County Office of Education supports schools and the community to ensure Shasta County students receive a quality education preparing them for high school graduation and success in career and college. Student services are provided directly to special education and at-risk K-12 students. In addition, Early Childhood services provide support to over 20 County Office run preschools as well as support to qualifying families for private childcare programs. Professional development and mentoring programs are provided to teachers and administrators in the North State. Any donations to this fund can be designated for a specific County Office program to support students and educators in our region. Please note, the Community Foundation maintains separate funds for donations designated to the Whiskeytown Environmental School or the Schreder Planetarium. […]

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Shasta Sunflower Scholarship Fund

A North State couple had a strong desire to support students pursuing a nursing certification, so they established a scholarship fund at the Community Foundation to benefit students in both the Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) and Registered Nurse (RN) programs at Shasta Community College. […]

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Siskiyou Family YMCA Endowment

The Siskiyou Family YMCA Fund provides current income and long-term protection for the Siskiyou Family YMCA, serving Siskiyou County from our Yreka location. In 2013 and 2015, the Siskiyou Family YMCA conducted a community needs assessment to learn how we can improve our services. Member surveys indicated a significant interest in expanding our facilities at the Y. From solar power, to improved locker rooms and conference space, our Capital Campaign will help the Siskiyou Family YMCA take the next step forward in our services to the community. […]

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Siskiyou Land Trust Endowment Fund

We are a community based non-profit organization that strives to protect open space, ranch and farmlands, forest and wetlands, natural resources, scenic viewsheds and wildlife habitat in beautiful Siskiyou County. The Siskiyou Land Trust is a private nonprofit organization that promotes and utilizes a variety of tools to help landowners and communities in Siskiyou County accomplish their land protection objectives. We demonstrate public interest in the goals of preserving open space, agricultural, forest and wild lands for the benefit of future generations. […]

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Spencer Enochian Memorial Fund

This fund was established by Turtle Bay Exploration Park, in memory of Spencer Enochian, to provide for current income and long-term protection of operations for the Children’s Art Outreach Program at Turtle Bay. […]

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Stewardship Endowment Fund

The Stewardship Endowment Fund at the Community Foundation of the North State is our most versatile and responsive fund. We offer donors a wide variety of options for giving and establishing permanent endowments, creating flexible donor-advised funds, joining with others in addressing important issues through our “field-of-interest” areas or supporting our own Stewardship Endowment Fund. […]

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Susan Emmerson Memorial Fund

“Art is an enhancement in life that weaves its threads through each and every day”  Susan Emmerson

As a child, Susan Emmerson was inspired by the watercolor paintings masterfully designed by her great-grandfather.  In college, Susan remembers walking though the halls peering into art classes and dreaming about leaving her chosen career path of nursing to pursue a career in visual arts instead.  In the end, Susan has had the best of both worlds, having had a career as an RN and also teaching art as a community volunteer in local schools for many years […]

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Swim Redding Organizational Endowment Fund

The Redding Aqua Ducks Swim team and Head Coach, Mark Wagner, established the Swim Redding Fund. The Swim Team’s vision is to provide a positive environment for kids to compete and enjoy swimming while teaching sportsmanship, accountability and discipline. Swim Redding will provide economically challenged youth in Shasta County an opportunity to participate and experience a positive swim team environment. Since its inception, the Redding Swim team has developed into the largest and most comprehensive swim program in the North State […]

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Tallerico Family Fund

The Tallerico family established this fund at the Community Foundation to give back to charitable organizations doing work that speaks to their hearts and supports the community where they live. […]

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Tauhindauli Park Endowment Fund

The Tauhindauli Park and Trail Endowment Fund was established by the Dunsmuir Garden Club for the ongoing maintenance of Tauhindauli Park and Trail, a public park located on the Upper Sacramento River in Dunsmuir. The Park has restored riparian habitat and provides access to recreational and educational opportunities for local residents and visitors. […]

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Tehama Concerts for Students Fund

This Fund benefits and supports the Tehama Concert Series for Students presented by the Tehama County Community Concert Association. Each year, as allowed, all 5th graders in Tehama County are treated to a free concert at the State Theatre. This fund perpetuates the legacy of Marvin Locke, a dedicated educator whose goal was to enrich all 5th-grade students with the experience of attending live concert performances. […]

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The McConnell Fund

The McConnell Fund at the Community Foundation was established in 2001. The McConnell Foundation directors chose the Community Foundation as a funding partner because of its connection and widespread involvement in the communities they serve. The McConnell Fund accepts grant requests up to $50,000 from eligible organizations in Shasta, Siskiyou, and Tehama counties and up to $30,000 in Trinity and Modoc counties. This fund is another way The McConnell Foundation furthers its mission of helping building better communities through philanthropy. […]

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The Women’s Fund

The Women’s Fund of the Community Foundation began in February 2008 with a founding cabinet of 10 women, representing diverse backgrounds, ages, and perspectives, all from the greater Redding region. The Women’s Fund is part of a global movement dedicated to collective philanthropy. Join us as we connect women who give to needs that matter with a donation to the Women’s Fund. We’re working together to build a permanent resource for positive change. […]

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Tilles Family Fund

Named in honor of their family, Dr. and Mrs. Tillis established this fund to benefit and support organizations and causes in Shasta County that are nearest and dearest to their hearts. […]

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Top of the State Scholarship Endowment Fund

The mission of the Top of the State Board of Directors is to provide educational scholarships for Shasta and Tehama county high school students who have played golf in high school or junior golf programs, and plan to pursue degrees at two, or four-year universities and colleges. The scholarship is funded primarily from the proceeds of the SJ Denham Scholarship Golf Classic, held in August of each year. […]

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Treber-Duncan Fund

This fund, established in 2003, benefits community projects in Siskiyou County. Such projects as those that serve youth, education, and public safety personnel. […]

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Trent Charitable Fund

This fund, established in 2003, benefits community projects in Siskiyou County. Such projects as those that serve youth, education, and public safety personnel. […]

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Tri Counties Bank Endowed Scholarship Fund

This fund was established by the Board of North Valley Bank in memory of Don Carter, who served as President and CEO of North Valley Bancorp and North Valley Bank from 1986 to 1997. The fund provides scholarships to graduating seniors in Northern California. In 2014, the fund became the Tri Counties Bank Endowed Scholarship Fund with the completed merger between North Valley Bancorp and Tri Counties Bank. […]

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United Methodist Church of Yreka Youth Endowment

This fund was created to support the United Methodist Church of Yreka’s youth ministry. Once a goal of at least $5000 is reached the interest accrued from the endowment will be given to help support activities such as youth outreach, missions trips, and summer youth camps. As the endowment grows so will the amount given back to the youth ministry. […]

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Veteran’s Cemetery Endowment Fund

This fund was established to support the water needs of the Cemetery, but more importantly to maintain a dignified final resting place to honor our veterans to express gratitude for their service to our country and as a source of pride to Veteran’s families and residents of Northern California. […]

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Veterans Fund

The Fund is established to benefit and support veterans and their families in our communities through grants made to deserving and qualified nonprofit entities. […]

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Whiskeytown Environmental School Special Project Fund

This fund was established to support this unique learning opportunity for the youth of our region. When the school is open for visitation, students may see an historic graveyard, hydraulic mining sites, old stamp mills, former lumber camps, abandoned gold mines and mining ditches or even an abandoned settlement. There is an abundance of wildlife living at or near the campus providing ample opportunity for students to learn about the rich ecosystem that surrounds it. […]

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Women’s Health Specialists

This fund bolsters the work of Women’s Health Specialists to empower individuals through support, education, self-help and services in order to best inform their health care decisions. […]

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Wright Choice Family Endowment

The Wright family feels strongly about the people and lands which have provided such a great place to live and raise a family. This endowment fund has been established to assist the people of Shasta county and protect and preserve our beautiful surroundings. […]

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Yreka Enrichment Fund

Support for projects that enhance this historic Northern California community and the lives of its residents are the focus of this fund. Nonprofits and organizations associated with the City of Yreka are eligible for awards; donations are gratefully accepted. […]

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Zogg Fire Relief and Recovery Fund

The Zogg Fire Relief and Recovery Fund has been enabled to receive donations for those impacted by the Zogg Fire. With an estimated 140 structures already lost, the need is significant. Relief and recovery will be key to supporting those who have lost so much. […]

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