Humboldt Area Foundation (HAF) serves the residents of Humboldt, Trinity, Del Norte, and Curry counties by promoting and encouraging generosity, leadership, and inclusion to strengthen our communities. Through the generosity of local donors, HAF has awarded more than $77 million in grants and scholarships since 1972. HAF, along with our affiliate Wild Rivers Community Foundation, focuses its grantmaking and program efforts on strengthening community capacity and transforming our communities’ ability to solve problems and address the root causes of those problems. We're committed to the following five organizational strategies:
Transforming Our Communities' Abilities to Solve Problems and Address Root Causes
We are cultivating skilled leaders and supporting community initiatives that create long-term solutions.
Strengthening Community Capacity
We prioritize grants that respond to immediate and long-term community needs. We work to strengthen our nonprofit partners, to increase access to post-secondary education, and to serve as a catalyst and connector for economic development. We support healing and improving health outcomes in Native communities and beyond.
Building and Leveraging Funds and Partnerships
We are expanding our offerings to better support the objectives of donors and to educate our community on the long-term impacts of giving. We partner with other funders and supporting organizations to increase our impact.
Strengthening Internal Infrastructure
We are continuously improving our operations to best serve our community. We are dedicated to teamwork, transparency and best practices.
Sustainable Strategy and Accountability
We model professional excellence in everything we do. We strive to listen, engage, and respond with cultural awareness and evaluate our impact to better serve our communities.