North State nonprofits seeking aid for durable equipment and building-related needs throughout Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity, and Modoc Counties received a collective $719,902 in grant funds from The McConnell Fund at the Community Foundation of the North State.
Local community members in each county serve as volunteer panelists and review proposals, conduct site visits, and make recommendations for grants to the Community Foundation Board of Directors for final approval. 28 area organizations from a variety of sectors including arts & culture, recreation, environment, community vitality, social services, health care, children, youth & education were the recipients of grants this year.
“The value of working with county-based panels of volunteers is that they have an excellent pulse on the pressing needs of their communities,” said Megan Conn, Program Officer for the Community Foundation. “Interestingly, we often see themes rise in each region. As examples, this year, the Tehama County panel put a strong priority on housing solutions; Siskiyou County emphasized agriculture and youth; and Trinity County valued bringing music back into the community through various concert supports.”
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 $11 million dollars has been distributed to local nonprofits and public entities throughout the North State.
For a detailed list of 2022 awards from The McConnell Fund visit the website at