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Community Investment

With thanks to our members, we award $200,000 in grants annually to deserving organizations.

Our Community Investment Program provides grants to local non-profit organizations twice per year. An employee committee reviews all applications and then makes recommendations to our Board of Directors who approves grant recipients. Grants ranging generally from $3,000 to $25,000 are awarded, up to a total of $100,000 in each round. See our recent recipients below!

Our Fall Grant Round is closed. Recipients will be announced in mid-October. Next Round opens February 1, 2022. Thank you for your interest.

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Grant Recipients

Fall 2021

Affordable Homeless Housing Alternatives
Provide homeless with winter weather gear

Ink People- MARZ Project
Equipment/supplies for at-risk youth for digital art activities

Orleans Volunteer Fire Department
New fire station’s generator, apparatus, and equipment

Salmon Creek Volunteer Fire Department
New volunteer firefighter critical gear

Abbey of the Redwoods
Upgrade/ expansion of SeaGoat Farm-stand

Cooperation Humboldt
Mini-garden planter boxes, seeds, and supplies

Ink People- Humboldt Period Project
Drop-in menstrual and art supplies

North Fork Grange #763
Rebuilding/ enhancing water supply destroyed by Monument Fire


Spring 2021

2-1-1 Humboldt Info & Resource Center
Clothing for low-income families with children

Healy Senior Center
Local food for seniors

Seventh Generation Fund Centro del Pueblo
Gardens for Hispanic and Indigenous families

Blue Lake Volunteer Fire Department
Emergency medical equipment & training

McKinleyville Collaborative – Family Resource Center
Food pantry shelving

Mattole Valley Resource Center
Food pantry storage & equipment

Briceland Volunteer Fire Department
New fire station garage doors

Free to Fly Single Mom’s Fund
Utility bills, rent, car maintenance, children’s school needs

Fortuna Volunteer Fire Department
CPR equipment

Arcata Volunteer Fire Department
Arcata Volunteer Fire Department

Del Norte Amateur Radio Club
Portable emergency communications command center

Del Norte For All Time Cat Haven
Vet care and food for cat shelter/adoption agency

Trinity Junction City Fire Protection District
Defibrillator equipment replacement

Trinity CA State Grange Foundation/North Fork Grange
On-site storage unit

Trinity Watershed Research & Training Center
Youth safety training