The specific purpose of the Foundation is to continue and encourage the pursuit of education in Protective Services. This includes the pursuit of education related to police, fire, medical, and the protection of Local, State, and National Security. The Foundation provides financial support to graduating seniors through scholarship to Del Oro (Matt's High School), Rocklin High School, and Whitney High School. Applications are received from the High Schools and selected by our Board of Directors.
Matt became a Rocklin Police Officer in 2001. He was dedicated to keeping our community a safer place for all of us to live. Matt was a firearms instructor for his department and a member of The Rocklin/Roseville SWAT Team. He specialized in drug and alcohol detection. Matt was the recipient of the MADD Award in 2004 for having the most DUI arrests in Placer County.
He was also the recipient of the Life Saving Award and the Bronze Metal of Honor. Matt loved his job, his family, and the community he grew up in. He worked hard and was an extremely focused and dedicated officer whose efforts had a positive impact on an entire community. Matt gave his life while dutifully serving the community of Rocklin when he was tragically and fatally injured by a drunk hit and run driver on October 9, 2005 on Highway 65. Matt was closing the N/B lanes of Highway 65 to assure the safety of other officers further up the road who were conducting a felony traffic stop.
His death has created a void in our lives that cannot be filled. My husband and I wanted to keep Matt's name alive in this community by doing good things. The concept of this Foundation started the week of October 9, 2005 by personal donations and has continued by fundraisers and donations over the past years.
The Matt Redding Foundation is organized as a Public Charity and operates as a tax exempt organization under Internal Revenue Code 501(c) (3). Cash donations received in the amount of $250.00 or more will be acknowledged in writing in accordance with Internal Revenue Code Section 170 (f) (8). If you would like to make a direct contribution to the Foundation make your check payable to: The Matt Redding Foundation and send it to: 5725 Bluffs Dr., Rocklin, CA 95765. The Foundations Federal I.D. number is 14-1955150.
For additional information please contact John or Marilyn Redding at (916) 624-0789.
Matt Redding Foundation