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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
$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 supplies
$9,800

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

 

Spring 2021

2-1-1 Humboldt Info & Resource Center
Clothing for low-income families with children
$5,000

Healy Senior Center
Local food for seniors
$7,350

Seventh Generation Fund Centro del Pueblo
Gardens for Hispanic and Indigenous families
$7,000

Blue Lake Volunteer Fire Department
Emergency medical equipment & training
$2,925

McKinleyville Collaborative – Family Resource Center
Food pantry shelving
$4,000

Mattole Valley Resource Center
Food pantry storage & equipment
$3,350

Briceland Volunteer Fire Department
New fire station garage doors
$12,500

Free to Fly Single Mom’s Fund
Utility bills, rent, car maintenance, children’s school needs
$10,000

Fortuna Volunteer Fire Department
CPR equipment
$7,000

Arcata Volunteer Fire Department
Arcata Volunteer Fire Department
$4,500

Del Norte Amateur Radio Club
Portable emergency communications command center
$12,500

Del Norte For All Time Cat Haven
Vet care and food for cat shelter/adoption agency
$8,239

Trinity Junction City Fire Protection District
Defibrillator equipment replacement
$9,636

Trinity CA State Grange Foundation/North Fork Grange
On-site storage unit
$3,000

Trinity Watershed Research & Training Center
Youth safety training
$3,000