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Community Investment

With thanks to our members, we award $300,000 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 $150,000 in each round. See our recent recipients below!

Our spring 2023 grant round is open! Applications due to Humboldt Area Foundation by Tuesday, 2/28. Total amount available is now $150,000!

Download a Grant Application

Grant Recipients

Fall 2022

Adult Day Health Care of Mad River
New computers

Coffee Creek VFPD
Replacement radio batteries, antennas, & chargers

Eureka Rescue Mission
Bunk beds/mattresses

Fortuna Senior Center
New restroom install

HCAR Bay Center
New shipping container for storage

Hoopa American Legion Post
New roof

Humboldt Bay Rowing Association
Paint and repairs for new boat

Lighthouse Repertory Theater
Equipment and materials for new venue

Mattole Valley Resource Center
Backup generator

Telegraph Ridge Fire Protection District
Fire station upgrades

Whitethorn Volunteer Fire District
New radios

Willow Creek Fire Safe Council
Continued maintenance of chipper



Spring 2022

Blue Lake Volunteer Fire Department
Tech training for emergency responders from 8 districts

CASA of Humboldt
Keyless entry/lighting system

Coffee Creek VFPD
Saw for vehicle accident rescues/structure fires

Dream Quest
New center for underprivileged youth

Eureka Woman’s Club
Whole milk for homeless shelters

Ferndale Police Department
Generator & equipment for Community Emergency Response Team

Gasquet Fire
Cargo trailer to store/transport rescue gear

Hospice of Humboldt
Cargo van for donation pickups

Humboldt Trails Council
Mower for trail maintenance

Lewiston Community Services District
AED and 2 new sets of gear for firefighters

Mattole Restoration Council
2-way radios for emergency communications

Northern California Community Blood Bank
Non-invasive blood analysis devices

Redway Elem Parent Teacher Student Association
Soccer field renovation

Weaverville Fire Protection District
Extractor/washer & dryer to reduce carcinogen exposure