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Humboldt Area Foundation Community Grants Program Deadline August 1
BAYSIDE, CALIF. (June 13, 2019) – Organizations in Humboldt, Del Norte, Trinity and Curry counties are invited to apply for the Community Grants Program through Humboldt Area Foundation. The grant, which awards grants of $5,000 to $20,000 to address pressing community issues, has an application deadline of August 1, 2019.
Past grantees include the Arcata House for its family shelter case management program, the Big Lagoon Union School District for its Outdoor Resilience Building Experiences and the Institute of Native Knowledge to help bring Karuk language classes to Klamath River schools. Nonprofits, public schools, government agencies, Indian Tribal Governments; or community groups with a qualified fiscal sponsor are all eligible to apply.
The purpose of the grant is to help organizations address a pressing community issue and improve areas such as health, wellness, creativity, culture, education and/or economic security. Priority will be given to grantees which make use of collaborative resources and partners and include local expertise and leadership. More information about Community Grants is available at www.hafoundation.org/grants.
About Humboldt Area Foundation:
Vera Vietor established the Humboldt Area Foundation in 1972. Since then, more than $80 million in grants and scholarships have been awarded in Humboldt, Del Norte, Curry and Trinity Counties. Humboldt Area Foundation promotes and encourages generosity, leadership and inclusion to strengthen our communities.
For more information on services provided by the Foundation please visit the Humboldt Area Foundation website at hafoundation.org or call (707) 442-2993.
Through the program, participants will have an opportunity to hone their leadership and collaboration skills. The program is held in two-day sessions over the course of four months. The 2016 session dates are January 12 and 13; February 2 and 3; February 23 & 24; April 6 & 7, and April 27 and 28.
Cascadia Center for Leadership, a program of the Humboldt Area Foundation, is managed by Mary Gelinas and Roger James, who also co-direct Gelinas-James, Inc., an international consulting and training firm. As a team they offer cutting- edge leadership concepts and tools to emerging and seasoned organizational and community leaders. They strive each year to reach new participants with an interest in collaborating effectively within and across organizations and sectors.
The 2017 program marks the 17th anniversary of Cascadia. More than 400 people have graduated from its leadership program during that time.
“Cascadia continues to provide a unique opportunity for leaders from all sectors to learn and grow together for the good of their organizations and the region as a whole, “Mary Gelinas said. “Roger and I feel privileged to work with each person who commits themselves to their development as a leader and contributing member of our North Coast community.”
Additional guest faculty members include Dr. Robert Maurer, director of Behavioral Sciences for the Family Practice Residency Program at the Santa Monica-UCLA Hospital along with Heather Equinoss, an independent consultant with over 15 years of project management, meeting design and graphic facilitation and community engagement experience in public, nonprofit, private and community settings.
The cost of the program is $1,850 per participant and includes all meals, materials, and tuition. A limited number of partial scholarships are available. Enrollment is limited to 24 participants and an application is required.
To apply please visit cascadialeadership.org or call 707-442-2993.
The grant deadline for YEP (Youth Engaged in Philanthropy) is November 1, 2018!
Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP) are a group of students from Fortuna Union High School, East High School, and Academy of the Redwoods who are interested in bringing positive change to their community through the power of grantmaking. In 2019 grants will be awarded to support projects in the Eel River region which address an environmental issue. Use this link to connect to HAF's grant opportunity and apply: https://www.hafoundation.org/Grants-Scholarships/Grants/Apply-for-a-Grant/Nonprofits-Agencies.
For more information about this program, its history and past grantmaking, listen to a Community Comment by Academy of the Redwoods student Paige Ruff here, and read about it in this year's Humboldt Area Foundation Yearbook, which will be out in November.
(Story by Sierra Jenkins, Lost Coast Outpost)
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'Tis the season of giving … and for Humboldt’s Holiday Funding Partnership, it’s the season of giving grants!
“Meeting the National Standards benchmarks is a rigorous, comprehensive process,” said Randy Royster, Chair of the Community Foundations National Standards Board. “This accreditation is a significant accomplishment that indicates Humboldt Area Foundation demonstrates a commitment to transparency, quality, integrity and accountability as it carries out its mission.”
Founded in 1972 by Vera Vietor, Humboldt Area Foundation has over 700 funds established by donors to advance the causes most important to them. National Standards also apply to Humboldt Area Foundation’s two geographic affiliates, Wild Rivers Community Foundation (serving Del Norte and Curry Counties) and the Trinity Trust. In addition to providing grants to individuals and nonprofits, HAF provides support to the Northern California Association of Nonprofits and offers a variety of support services including a nonprofit resource center and meeting rooms. . In addition to affirming the organization’s philanthropic services, the accreditation validates Humboldt Area Foundation’s grantmaking practices for
the nonprofit community.
National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations® is the first program of its kind for charitable
foundations in the United States. Humboldt Area Foundation promotes and encourages generosity, leadership and inclusion to strengthen our communities.
The Community Foundations National Standards Board is a supporting organization of the Council on Foundations
and is responsible for the quality, value and integrity of compliance with National Standards. For more information on
the National Standards Board, visit its website at www.cfstandards.org.
Here are some of the amazing things our community accomplished in May.
The Orleans Elementary School started a farm that will supply their school cafeteria with organic food grown onsite, thanks to a grant out from the Mary Davison Memorial Fund.
The Native Cultures Fund granted out $44,000 to projects across California that ensure the transmission of Indigenous California culture, art, values, and traditional practices. They included the construction of dance grounds for ceremony and traditional stick game fields, canoe making and flintknapping trainings, and language revitalization, among other projects.
Cody Hurst, 2013 winner of the Decade of Difference entrepreneurship prize, got a little closer to his bachelor’s degree in small business management thanks in part to a scholarship from the Bancroft Fund.
We are pleased to announce that the 2019 Summer Youth Mini-Grant Program will connect local kids from Petrolia to Blue Lake with opportunities to camp, dance, climb, read, swim, craft and ride horses this summer. The Summer Youth Mini-Grant Program is a partnership of the Humboldt Area Foundation, McLean Foundation, Patricia D. and William B. Smullin Foundation, and St. Joseph Health Humboldt County. This program has supported the efforts of organizations that provide safe and meaningful summer programs for the children and youth of our county for over 20 years.
Speaking of Summer Youth Grants, the Trinity Trust Committee voted to support a 5-day youth backpacking trip into the Trinity Alps Wilderness as well as the Lewiston Pickleball League. Other grants helped kids in Trinity County spend their summer swimming, running and playing basketball.
And in Del Norte and Crescent City, the Wild Rivers Community Foundation partnered with other donors to also award Summer Youth Grants totaling $18,000 to 23 different groups. A few grant recipients include the Del Norte Child Care Council, the Curry Public Library and the Oasis Shelter Home.
The Davey Somerville Revolving Medical Fund helped support a family traveling with their child for treatment at UCSF. Davey’s family established the fund after he passed away at age 10 from a rare form of adrenal cancer; the fund helps defray travel costs for families whose children have severe medical needs.
Our Women and Children’s Fund grants out small amounts of money requested through caseworkers to help families stay afloat. In May that included $49 for an air mattress, $100 for car door locks and $162 for a baby stroller.
The Angel Fund, administered through the Humboldt Health Foundation, connects community sponsors, called “Angels,” with patients in need who have been recommended for assistance through their medical provider, social worker, or local Family Resource Center. This month Angels helped community members get shoes, glasses and travel assistance.
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