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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

Healy Senior Center
Local food for seniors

Seventh Generation Fund Centro del Pueblo
Gardens for Hispanic and Indigenous families

Blue Lake Volunteer Fire Department
Emergency medical equipment & training

McKinleyville Collaborative – Family Resource Center
Food pantry shelving

Mattole Valley Resource Center
Food pantry storage & equipment

Briceland Volunteer Fire Department
New fire station garage doors

Free to Fly Single Mom’s Fund
Utility bills, rent, car maintenance, children’s school needs

Fortuna Volunteer Fire Department
CPR equipment

Arcata Volunteer Fire Department
Arcata Volunteer Fire Department

Del Norte Amateur Radio Club
Portable emergency communications command center

Del Norte For All Time Cat Haven
Vet care and food for cat shelter/adoption agency

Trinity Junction City Fire Protection District
Defibrillator equipment replacement

Trinity CA State Grange Foundation/North Fork Grange
On-site storage unit

Trinity Watershed Research & Training Center
Youth safety training

Fall 2020

Big Brothers Big Sisters
Youth mentor program

Bird Ally X
Freezer for food security for wildlife patients

Del Norte Habitat for Humanity
Building and utility permits for low-income housing

Fieldbrook Volunteer Fire Department
Compressor/breathing air station

Greater Eureka Chamber of Commerce
Updated software for local business promotion and support

Ironsides Post 9561 Veterans of Foreign Wars
Kitchen remodel for Willow Creek Vets Hall

Locally Delicious
Farmer support program for low-income families

Northcoast Stand Down
Camping equipment for at-risk veterans

Redwood Coast Mountain Bike Association
Trail conservation projects

Redwood Parks Conservancy
Planning & construction of first bike trail in Del Norte County

Trinity Together/The Watershed Center
Career kits for middle school children

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