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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!

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Grant Recipients

Fall 2022

Adult Day Health Care of Mad River
New computers
$3,900

Coffee Creek VFPD
Replacement radio batteries, antennas, & chargers
$2,500

Eureka Rescue Mission
Bunk beds/mattresses
$20,000

Fortuna Senior Center
New restroom install
$20,000

HCAR Bay Center
New shipping container for storage
$6,600

Hoopa American Legion Post
New roof
$9,800

Humboldt Bay Rowing Association
Paint and repairs for new boat
$4,500

Lighthouse Repertory Theater
Equipment and materials for new venue
$9,200

Mattole Valley Resource Center
Backup generator
$6,500

Telegraph Ridge Fire Protection District
Fire station upgrades
$10,000

Whitethorn Volunteer Fire District
New radios
$3,500

Willow Creek Fire Safe Council
Continued maintenance of chipper
$3,500

 

 

Spring 2022

Blue Lake Volunteer Fire Department
Tech training for emergency responders from 8 districts
$7,500

CASA of Humboldt
Keyless entry/lighting system
$5,000

Coffee Creek VFPD
Saw for vehicle accident rescues/structure fires
$3,000

Dream Quest
New center for underprivileged youth
$10,000

Eureka Woman’s Club
Whole milk for homeless shelters
$4,800

Ferndale Police Department
Generator & equipment for Community Emergency Response Team
$5,000

Gasquet Fire
Cargo trailer to store/transport rescue gear
$8,950

Hospice of Humboldt
Cargo van for donation pickups
$15,000

Humboldt Trails Council
Mower for trail maintenance
$5,000

Lewiston Community Services District
AED and 2 new sets of gear for firefighters
$8,000

Mattole Restoration Council
2-way radios for emergency communications
$3,275

Northern California Community Blood Bank
Non-invasive blood analysis devices
$12,475

Redway Elem Parent Teacher Student Association
Soccer field renovation
$5,000

Weaverville Fire Protection District
Extractor/washer & dryer to reduce carcinogen exposure
$7,000