Nine Organizations Receive Grants to Serve Burney Region

The Community Foundation of the North State is pleased to announce that the Burney Regional Community Fund has awarded grants totaling $59,000 to nine nonprofits in the Intermountain area. This is the highest amount awarded to date from this fund, thanks to the power of a growing endowment coupled with ongoing support from Pattern Energy Group.

Recipients include:

  • Burney Beautification (sponsored by TCCN) – $7,500
  • Fall River Valley Community Services District – $7,000
  • Fall River Valley Library – $3,500
  • Intermountain Youth Sports – $5,000
  • Mayers Health Care Foundation – $7,000
  • Mercy Foundation North – $7,500
  • Mountain Valleys Health Centers – $7,500
  • Spay & Neuter Intermountain Pets & Pet Placement – $7,500
  • Tri County Community Network – $6,500

“This year grants were awarded to organizations for general operating support,” said Community Foundation Program Officer Justine Lehman. “This allows them the flexibility to address needs like infrastructure or programmatic support – areas that are vital to the very function and health of a nonprofit, but often are not applicable for grant funds. We are so pleased to be able to bolster these Burney organizations in their efforts to serve the Intermountain area.”

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.

The cumulative total dispersed from the Burney Regional Community Fund since inception is $600,000. A listing of recent awards can be found at