The Community Foundation’s McConnell Fund Awards $653,519 in Spring Grants

The McConnell Fund at the Community Foundation of the North State has awarded $653,519 in spring grants to nonprofits in Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity, and Modoc counties. Recipients were seeking aid for durable equipment and building-related needs in the areas of Arts & Culture, Community Vitality, Social Services, Health Care, and Youth & Education.

“The grant review panel really focused on a myriad of causes throughout the five counties this year,” said Kerry Caranci, Chief Executive Officer at the Community Foundation. “There was a healthy mix of applications to support community events, or organizations that provide critical services, as well as outdoor recreation and youth activities. The McConnell Fund has served as a conduit to supporting much needed physical infrastructure work for organizations within Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity, and Modoc counties.”

For over 20 years, the Community Foundation of the North State has managed The McConnell Fund, which receives financial support from The McConnell Foundation, an independent foundation with a mission to help build better communities through philanthropy. Through this long-standing partnership, over $12 million dollars has been distributed to local nonprofits and public entities throughout the North State.

For a detailed list of 2023 awards from The McConnell Fund, visit the website at or view the attachment.

For more information about this and other competitive grant opportunities managed by the Community Foundation, contact Megan Conn, Program Officer or visit