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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 fall round of giving has now closed. We will announce recipients of $100,000 in grants in mid-October. Our spring round will open in February. 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