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Community Investment

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

The Dean G. Christensen 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 spring 2020 round of giving is now open. Completed applications are due to Humboldt Area Foundation by Friday, February 28 at 5pm. We will announce recipients of $100,000 in grants mid-April. Thank you for your interest!

Grant Recipients

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

Spring 2019

Family Resource Center of the Redwoods
Truck for food pick-ups/drop offs
$25,000

Affordable Homeless Housing
Mobile hygiene station
$24,000

Humboldt Youth Soccer
New goals
$12,200

Burnt Ranch School
New playground
$12,000

Southern Trinity Volunteer Fire
New breathing apparatus
$11,000

Adult Day Health of Mad River
New carpeting
$8,000

Redwood Empire BMX
Bleachers
$4,000

Humboldt Spay/Neuter Network
Kennels for large dogs
$3,800