Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency – Public Health Branch, First 5 Shasta, and Community Foundation of the North State have partnered to establish the ACEs Resilience & Hope Fund of Shasta County to support organizations working to improve the health of children and their families by preventing or mitigating Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).
Adverse Childhood Experiences (also known as ACEs) are 10 common childhood traumas divided into three categories: abuse, neglect, and household dysfunction. These traumas can affect the brains and bodies of growing children and impact health as adults. Shasta County’s ACE scores are double the state average; nearly 40% of the adults surveyed in Shasta County report four+ ACEs.
Preventing and reducing the impact of ACEs has long-lasting health and economic benefits to individuals, families, and communities. This grant program promotes preventative and innovative strategies to improve health by addressing one or more of the 10 ACEs for a more resilient and hopeful Shasta County community.
Deadline: The Spring 2023 deadline has passed. Sign up for our e-newsletter on our homepage to be notified of future spring grant opportunities, likely to open January 2024.