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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

Congratulations to our 15 organizations throughout three counties on receiving a Spring 2021 grant!  Thank you to all 50 who submitted applications for all you do to improve the quality of life in our communities.

Fall Grant Round Opens August 1

Download a Grant Application

Grant Recipients

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

Fall 2020

Big Brothers Big Sisters
Youth mentor program
$5,309

Bird Ally X
Freezer for food security for wildlife patients
$10,833

Del Norte Habitat for Humanity
Building and utility permits for low-income housing
$16,650

Fieldbrook Volunteer Fire Department
Compressor/breathing air station
$8,000

Greater Eureka Chamber of Commerce
Updated software for local business promotion and support
$5,000

Ironsides Post 9561 Veterans of Foreign Wars
Kitchen remodel for Willow Creek Vets Hall
$14,170

Locally Delicious
Farmer support program for low-income families
$5,000

Northcoast Stand Down
Camping equipment for at-risk veterans
$4,150

Redwood Coast Mountain Bike Association
Trail conservation projects
$6,418

Redwood Parks Conservancy
Planning & construction of first bike trail in Del Norte County
$10,000

Trinity Together/The Watershed Center
Career kits for middle school children
$8,476

Weaverville/Douglas City Parks & Recreation Department
Replacement of youth sports equipment for K-8th graders
$5,994