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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 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

Fall 2019

Sequoia Humane Society
7 kennels for ill or stressed dogs

Dream Quest
A van for activities for 300 youth

Eureka Rescue Mission
New siding for its homeless shelter serving 120 adults

Toys for Tots
Storage containers serving 8,000 children throughout Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity counties

Hoopa High School
Music studio equipment serving 250 students

Del Norte County Emergency Services
A trailer for disaster preparedness education benefiting
27,000 residents

2-1-1 Humboldt Info & Resource Center
Clothing gift cards for 100 children

Junction City Elementary School
Chromebooks for 20+ students

Redwood Elementary School
Creation of a STEAM lab serving 500 students

Trinity County Arts Council
Software to promote tourism and 1,000 businesses

Pacific View Charter High School
A meal program refrigerator serving 60 students

Ferndale Child Care Center
A shade structure for 60 children

Spring 2019

Family Resource Center of the Redwoods
Truck for food pick-ups/drop offs

Affordable Homeless Housing
Mobile hygiene station

Humboldt Youth Soccer
New goals

Burnt Ranch School
New playground

Southern Trinity Volunteer Fire
New breathing apparatus

Adult Day Health of Mad River
New carpeting

Redwood Empire BMX

Humboldt Spay/Neuter Network
Kennels for large dogs