The McConnell Foundation
"Helping to Build Better Communities through Philanthropy"
The McConnell Foundation is an independent foundation located in Redding, California. As a broad-based funder, we have awarded grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, public education, and government entities located primarily in Modoc, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, and Trinity Counties in rural Northern California, and the countries of Nepal and Laos.
Since the Foundation began making grants in 1989, it has awarded more than $202 million in the areas of Arts & Culture, Community Vitality, Recreation, Social Services, and the Environment. Current areas of emphasis are Children, Youth & Education; Sustainable/Livable Communities; Community Vitality; Scholarships; and our long-standing Nature Bridge program in Yosemite. We began funding internationally in 1999, and now fund targeted projects in the countries of Nepal and Laos.