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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

Our Spring 2021 grant round is now open! Applications are due to Humboldt Area Foundation by Monday, March 1, at 5 pm. The Board of Directors will make its decisions and announce recipients by the end of April. Thank you for your interest.

Grant Recipients

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

Spring 2020

Companion Animal Foundation
Equipment for mobile vet unit

County of Del Norte Sheriff
Establishment of a K-9 program

Humane Society of Del Norte
For surgery, carriers, and fuel costs

Northern CA Community Blood Bank
Bloodmobile replacement

Pacific Coast Fish, Wildlife, & Wetlands
A truck for transporting materials and people

Redwood School
An agility course and playground equipment

Weaverville Fire Protection District
A hazard reduction dump trailer

Willow Creek Fire Safe Council
Wildfire protection through brush removal

Mad River Girls Fastpitch Softball
For masks, chin replacements, and other equipment

Arcata School District
A food warmer for its “Eat Well Learn Well” program