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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!

Congratulations to the 14 community organizations in Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity counties for receiving a total of $100,000 in grants for our spring 2022 round of giving. Our fall 2022 round will open August 1.

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Grant Recipients

Spring 2022

Blue Lake Volunteer Fire Department
Tech training for emergency responders from 8 districts
$7,500

CASA of Humboldt
Keyless entry/lighting system
$5,000

Coffee Creek VFPD
Saw for vehicle accident rescues/structure fires
$3,000

Dream Quest
New center for underprivileged youth
$10,000

Eureka Woman’s Club
Whole milk for homeless shelters
$4,800

Ferndale Police Department
Generator & equipment for Community Emergency Response Team
$5,000

Gasquet Fire
Cargo trailer to store/transport rescue gear
$8,950

Hospice of Humboldt
Cargo van for donation pickips
$15,000

Humboldt Trails Council
Mower for trail maintenance
$5,000

Lewiston Community Services District
AED and 2 new sets of gear for firefighters
$8,000

Mattole Restoration Council
2-way radios for emergency communications
$3,275

Northern California Community Blood Bank
Non-invasive blood analysis devices
$12,475

Redway Elem Parent Teacher Student Association
Soccer field renovation
$5,000

Weaverville Fire Protection District
Extractor/washer & dryer to reduce carcinogen exposure
$7,000

 

Fall 2021

Affordable Homeless Housing Alternatives
Provide homeless with winter weather gear
$5,500

Ink People- MARZ Project
Equipment/supplies for at-risk youth for digital art activities
$15,000

Orleans Volunteer Fire Department
New fire station’s generator, apparatus, and equipment
$13,500

Salmon Creek Volunteer Fire Department
New volunteer firefighter critical gear
$8,200

Abbey of the Redwoods
Upgrade/ expansion of SeaGoat Farm-stand
$13,000

Cooperation Humboldt
Mini-garden planter boxes, seeds, and supplies
$10,000

Ink People- Humboldt Period Project
Drop-in menstrual and art supplies9,800

North Fork Grange #763
Rebuilding/ enhancing water supply destroyed by Monument Fire
$25,000