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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.
Organizations committed to improving the lives of people in Humboldt, Del Norte, Trinity and/or Curry counties are invited to apply for the Humboldt Area Foundation’s Community Grant Program by Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. The program responds to pressing community-identified needs and prioritizes applicants who make use of collaborative relationships and partners as well as integrate and promote leadership skill development for youth and residents.
“Humboldt Area Foundation believes in communities where everyone has access and opportunity, where everyone feels that they belong, and where residents work together to craft and implement solutions to local challenges,” says Sara Dronkers, the foundation’s director of grantmaking and nonprofit resources. “Our Community Grant Program is one way we support that goal.”
Recent recipients include the Cultural Fire Management Council, to support traditional Native burning practices; the Curry Child Abuse Intervention Center (Wally’s House), for purchase of recording equipment; and the Healy Senior Center of Southern Humboldt for its meals on wheels program. Organizations encouraged to apply include nonprofits with a tax exempt status under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue or public schools, government agencies, Indian Tribal Governments; or community groups with a qualified fiscal sponsor. For more information visit www.hafoundation.org/grantcalendar or call (707) 442-2993.
Vera Vietor established the Humboldt Area Foundation in 1972. Since then, more than $85 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.
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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“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.
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