The McConnell Fund

Building better communities through philanthropy with grantmaking throughout Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity, and Modoc counties.

The McConnell Fund of the Community Foundation of the North State was established in 2001. The McConnell Foundation’s directors chose the Community Foundation as a funding partner because of its connection and widespread involvement in the communities they serve. This fund is another way The McConnell Foundation furthers its mission of helping to build better communities through philanthropy.

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.

The Fund awards grants primarily for the purchase of equipment or building-related projects in the following areas: Arts & Culture, Recreation, Environment, Community Vitality, Social Services, Health care, Children, Youth & Education.

Grants are not awarded for admin, operating, or program expenses (including personnel costs and items consumable in nature), planning costs, budget deficits, endowment funds, annual fund drives, essential government services, individuals, sectarian religious purposes, building/land purchases, and/or permanent improvements to buildings not owned by the applicant organization.

Grantmaking History

2021 Grant Cycle Awards
2020 Grant Cycle Awards
2019 Grant Cycle Awards
2019 Carr Fire Safety Net Funding for Shasta County
2018 Grant Cycle Awards

Deadline: March 17, 2021 at 5:00 pm (the 2021 deadline for this opportunity has now passed)

Application Window: January 5 – March 17, 2021

Please allow approximately three (3) months for review from the application due date. Notifications will be made to both awardees and non-awardees by mail after the review period.