WOYC Grant

WOYC GRANT 2018 (Application Closed)

First 5 Shasta provides support for Shasta County Week of the Young Child events and activities by offering small grants. Any local organization, group, or individual that needs up to $500 to help cover the costs associated with offering an event is welcome to apply for grant funding. Requests may also be made for children’s books – in addition to or instead of funding. Use the same application for funding and books!

Annual Funding

Requests may be made for 1) cash awards, 2) cash plus children’s books, or 3) just children’s books!

Total WOYC Budget: $6,000
Request Amount Range: $100 to $500
To Apply: CLOSED January 31, 2018
Deadline: January 31, 2018 (5:00 p.m.)

Annual Schedule

First 5 Shasta offers the following annual schedule for WOYC Grants with the intention of giving applicants ample time to research projects they might be interested in producing and submit a formal application to request funding. This schedule permits First 5 Shasta to review applications, confirm awards, and deliver funds to recipients in time to purchase any needed tangible goods prior to the event.

  • January: Grant Application available and deadline to apply

  • February: Grantees notified of award

  • April: WOYC events happen!

  • May: Grantees submit grant report

Grant Contact
Please direct questions about the Week of the Young Child Grant to
Megan Johnson.

WOYC Award Recipients – 2018
Awards of children’s books and a total of $6,580 to 25 WOYC projects.


City of Anderson Parks and Recreation Department
“Family Fun Fest and Kids Fishing Day

“Take Time to Read”

Shasta County YMCA, Child Watch Program
“Every Child Gets a Book”

Shasta County YMCA, North Cottonwood Preschool
“Every Child Gets a Book”


$ 385.00
Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District

“Week of the Young Child Sensory Exploration”


$ 400.00 plus books
Active 20-30 Club of Redding Foundation

“11th Annual Big Race”

$ 375.00 plus books
Bright Futures Children Center

“Hurry, Hurry, Drive the Firetruck”

$ 100.00 plus books
Busy Bee Preschool

“Little Creators – A Morning of Art and Literacy

$ 300.00 plus books
Cascade Union Elementary School District

“Let’s Get Moving!”

$ 450.00 plus books
City of Redding – Recreation Division

“Grasshopper Bug Run”

$ 425.00 plus books
Early Foundations Children’s Academy

“Blast Off to Learning”

$ 370.00 plus books
First United Methodist Church

“Whole Earth Children’s Zone: What’s in YOUR Backyard?”

$ 425.00 plus books
Friends of the Redding Trails

“Kidical Mass”

$ 425.00 plus books
Gateway Unified School District

“Little Creators”

$ 300.00 plus books
Intermountain Community Center

“Parent Appreciation Dinner”

$ 400.00 plus books
Kids & Me Preschool

“Kids & Me Circus: When You Dream”

$ 125.00 plus books
Northern California Youth and Family Programs

“Flashing Fire Engines”

$ 425.00 plus books
Redding Cooperative Preschool

“Fantastic 5 Senses”

$ 350.00 plus books
Shasta County Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council

“Welcome to the Jungle – A Family Adventure”

$ 350.00 plus books
Shasta County Head Start Child Development Inc.

“Move Your Body Fitness Fun Day”

$ 400.00 plus books
Turtle Bay Exploration Park

“Pop-Up Story Time and It’s a Big, Big World, So Let’s Take Care of It!”

$ 400.00 plus books
West Redding Preschool

“Plant a Seed, Watch Me Grow!”