“This year, the community-based grant review panel placed a high value on health and public safety essentials, outdoor activities for youth, and serving people and animals in need.
In Shasta County, California, The Burney Regional Community Fund (BRCF) awards grants to organizations that serve the Greater Burney/Intermountain Region of Northern California and do essential work to benefit the region. Applications for grants go through an annual review, and then a local panel reviews it all and makes specific recommendations for awarding the grants.
In the Greater Burney Region, playing a role in encouraging philanthropic giving now, and into the future, is tremendously valued by Pattern. Pattern and its wind farm, Hatchet Ridge Wind, invested $5 million dollars into the Greater Burney Region, and $500,000 was a founding gift creating the BRCF. One of our core values is serving and supporting the communities of which we are a part, and Hatchet Ridge Wind is a proud member of this community.
2022 Grant Recipients
The Community Foundation of the North State announced its grant recipients for 2022 earlier this year.
The fund awarded $56,000 split among eight grant recipients. This is the largest amount the fund has awarded to date, and there are high hopes it will continue as the endowment of the fund continues to grow.
Megan Conn, Program Officer at the Community Foundation said, “This year, the community-based grant review panel placed a high value on health and public safety essentials, outdoor activities for youth, and serving people and animals in need. We are happy to support these organizations as they work to strengthen Intermountain communities.”
One example of how the grants support the community is SNIPP: Spay & Neuter Intermountain Pets and Pet Placement.
SNIPP is a non-profit, 100% volunteer-based no-kill animal welfare organization. Dedicated to stopping animal overpopulation, SNIPP is using the grant funds to provide low-cost and/or free spay-neuter vouchers for dogs and cats for the community.
Other 2022 grant recipients include:
- $7,500 to Burney Fire District to purchase Automatic Electronic Defibrillators (AEDs)
- $7,500 to Burney Water District to purchase LED pool lights for the Raymond Berry Pool
- $7,500 to Spay & Neuter Intermountain Pets & Placement (SNIPPP) to provide low-cost and/or free spay-neuter vouchers for dogs and cats
- $6,000 to Tri-County Community Network to support the 2022 KidFit program
- $7,500 to Mountain Valleys Health Centers to purchase two vital signs monitors with mobile carts, and two hemoglobin analyzers for their Burney clinic
- $6,000 to Mercy Foundation North to purchase tires and equipment for their Meals on Wheels program serving the greater-Burney area
- $6,500 to Fall River Valley Community Service District for playground mulch and picnic tables at Lions Community Park
- $7,500 to Fall River Valley Volunteer Fire Protection District for purchasing two Automatic Electronic Defibrillators (AEDs)
About the Fund
The BRCF supports the Greater Burney Region including Burney, Cassel, Fall River Mills, Hat Creek, McArthur, and Old Station. Non-profit and public entities are eligible to apply for grants.
Input from community leaders about the financial needs in their communities informs the process, and local Intermountain community members review the grant applications and make recommendations to the fund.