Sponsorship Grants

Sponsorship Grants demonstrate how a moderate budget can nurture an increasingly vibrant 0-to-5 environment for young children. Sponsorship Grants will support community-driven activities that benefit children ages 0-to-5, their families, and providers working on behalf of young children in Shasta County. Activities proposed by applicants must align with First 5 Shasta’s Pathway Goals and Initiatives.

Sponsorship Grant activities may include, but are not limited to:


  • Community collaborative support

  • Special events including conferences, workshops, trainings, and community events

  • Scholarships to groups to attend training or special events

  • Media (development and placement, traditional and alternative)

  • Promotions (materials, advertising, alternative)

Total Budget for Fiscal Year:$75,000

Request Range:$2,500-$15,000

Grant Period:Project completed within Fiscal Year

To Apply: Application closed April 21, 2017

Award Recipients – 2017/2018

$10,000
Columbia School District
“Professional Development for Preschool Staff”
Focus on trauma informed practices.

$15,000
Gateway Unified School District

“READY! for Kindergarten”
Program for parents that conquers the readiness gap for children entering kindergarten.

$9,600
Jefferson Live! dba Cascade Theatre

“Summer Movie Club”
Free family-friendly films each Sunday in July.

$9,250
Shasta Head Start

Shasta Head Start Family Workshops
New workshops for Head Start parents and Parent Cafes for the community.

$7,700
Shasta Library Foundation

“Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom” (Redding Library)
Design services and educator workshop on how to use the outdoor classroom.

$15,000
Turtle Bay Exploration Park

“Babe’s Corral”
Educational program materials, staffing, and maintenance in first year of operation.