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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 fall 2020 grant round has closed. CCCU’s Board of Directors meets in mid-October, and grant recipients and those not awarded a grant will be notified afterward. Thank you for your interest.

Grant Recipients

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

Fall 2019

Sequoia Humane Society
7 kennels for ill or stressed dogs

Dream Quest
A van for activities for 300 youth

Eureka Rescue Mission
New siding for its homeless shelter serving 120 adults

Toys for Tots
Storage containers serving 8,000 children throughout Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity counties

Hoopa High School
Music studio equipment serving 250 students

Del Norte County Emergency Services
A trailer for disaster preparedness education benefiting
27,000 residents

2-1-1 Humboldt Info & Resource Center
Clothing gift cards for 100 children

Junction City Elementary School
Chromebooks for 20+ students

Redwood Elementary School
Creation of a STEAM lab serving 500 students

Trinity County Arts Council
Software to promote tourism and 1,000 businesses

Pacific View Charter High School
A meal program refrigerator serving 60 students

Ferndale Child Care Center
A shade structure for 60 children