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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!

Our fall application period is now closed. Recipients will be announced in mid-October. Thank you for your interest.

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Grant Recipients

Spring 2022

Blue Lake Volunteer Fire Department
Tech training for emergency responders from 8 districts

CASA of Humboldt
Keyless entry/lighting system

Coffee Creek VFPD
Saw for vehicle accident rescues/structure fires

Dream Quest
New center for underprivileged youth

Eureka Woman’s Club
Whole milk for homeless shelters

Ferndale Police Department
Generator & equipment for Community Emergency Response Team

Gasquet Fire
Cargo trailer to store/transport rescue gear

Hospice of Humboldt
Cargo van for donation pickups

Humboldt Trails Council
Mower for trail maintenance

Lewiston Community Services District
AED and 2 new sets of gear for firefighters

Mattole Restoration Council
2-way radios for emergency communications

Northern California Community Blood Bank
Non-invasive blood analysis devices

Redway Elem Parent Teacher Student Association
Soccer field renovation

Weaverville Fire Protection District
Extractor/washer & dryer to reduce carcinogen exposure


Fall 2021

Affordable Homeless Housing Alternatives
Provide homeless with winter weather gear

Ink People- MARZ Project
Equipment/supplies for at-risk youth for digital art activities

Orleans Volunteer Fire Department
New fire station’s generator, apparatus, and equipment

Salmon Creek Volunteer Fire Department
New volunteer firefighter critical gear

Abbey of the Redwoods
Upgrade/ expansion of SeaGoat Farm-stand

Cooperation Humboldt
Mini-garden planter boxes, seeds, and supplies

Ink People- Humboldt Period Project
Drop-in menstrual and art supplies9,800

North Fork Grange #763
Rebuilding/ enhancing water supply destroyed by Monument Fire