The Forward Redding Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation under the Redding Chamber of Commerce, formed to advance the educational, sociological, cultural and economic interests, and promote the civic and general welfare of the City of Redding and County of Shasta, California. It was chartered in 1984 with the involvement of community leaders, believing there was a need for community betterment. The objectives of the Foundation are charitable in nature.
The Foundation functions under a Board of Directors that serve a 3-year term, attend regular board meetings and oversee the transaction of business. Under the leadership of Redding Chamber President & CEO Jake Mangas, the Foundation has raised nearly $600,000 to fund community projects such as the Redding City Identity Project which has successfully catalyzed 20 ideas to bring improvements to Redding in the areas of aesthetics, experience, and messaging.