Our History

Humboldt Area Foundation was established in 1972 by Vera Vietor with the donation of $2.4 million and her home in Bayside.

Over the years we have distributed over $80 million in grants and scholarships while growing to over $126 million in assets. Vera’s vision and generosity has inspired thousands of community members to enrich the quality of education, health, the arts, the environment, animal welfare and many other causes in our region.

Click here for some information about our 2019 leadership transition and recent accomplishments. 



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