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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

Grant recipients for our Fall 2020 round were announced in October and are listed below. The Spring 2021 grant round will open February 1. Thank you for your interest.

Grant Recipients

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

Spring 2020

Companion Animal Foundation
Equipment for mobile vet unit
$24,600

County of Del Norte Sheriff
Establishment of a K-9 program
$20,000

Humane Society of Del Norte
For surgery, carriers, and fuel costs
$11,300

Northern CA Community Blood Bank
Bloodmobile replacement
$10,000

Pacific Coast Fish, Wildlife, & Wetlands
A truck for transporting materials and people
$10,000

Redwood School
An agility course and playground equipment
$10,000

Weaverville Fire Protection District
A hazard reduction dump trailer
$5,000

Willow Creek Fire Safe Council
Wildfire protection through brush removal
$3,780

Mad River Girls Fastpitch Softball
For masks, chin replacements, and other equipment
$2,903

Arcata School District
A food warmer for its “Eat Well Learn Well” program
$2,417