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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!

Community Investment Application

Our fall 2020 grant round is now open to not-for-profit organizations in Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity counties. Click the Download box below and complete the application, then mail to Humboldt Area Foundation at the address provided. Applications are accepted until 5pm on Monday, August 31. Thank you for your interest!

Grant Recipients

Spring 2020

Companion Animal Foundation
Equipment for mobile vet unit
$24,600

County of Del Norte Sheriff
Establishment of a K-9 program
$20,000

Humane Society of Del Norte
For surgery, carriers, and fuel costs
$11,300

Northern CA Community Blood Bank
Bloodmobile replacement
$10,000

Pacific Coast Fish, Wildlife, & Wetlands
A truck for transporting materials and people
$10,000

Redwood School
An agility course and playground equipment
$10,000

Weaverville Fire Protection District
A hazard reduction dump trailer
$5,000

Willow Creek Fire Safe Council
Wildfire protection through brush removal
$3,780

Mad River Girls Fastpitch Softball
For masks, chin replacements, and other equipment
$2,903

Arcata School District
A food warmer for its “Eat Well Learn Well” program
$2,417

Fall 2019

Sequoia Humane Society
7 kennels for ill or stressed dogs
$20,633

Dream Quest
A van for activities for 300 youth
$20,000

Eureka Rescue Mission
New siding for its homeless shelter serving 120 adults
$13,429

Toys for Tots
Storage containers serving 8,000 children throughout Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity counties
$10,579

Hoopa High School
Music studio equipment serving 250 students
$6,000

Del Norte County Emergency Services
A trailer for disaster preparedness education benefiting
27,000 residents
$5,876

2-1-1 Humboldt Info & Resource Center
Clothing gift cards for 100 children
$5,250

Junction City Elementary School
Chromebooks for 20+ students
$5,000

Redwood Elementary School
Creation of a STEAM lab serving 500 students
$5,000

Trinity County Arts Council
Software to promote tourism and 1,000 businesses
$5,000

Pacific View Charter High School
A meal program refrigerator serving 60 students
$1,934

Ferndale Child Care Center
A shade structure for 60 children
$1,299