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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 spring 2020 round is now closed. We’ll announce recipients of $100,000 in grants mid-April. Thank you to the 54 applicants for your interest, and good luck!

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