Organizational Grants

Note Regarding Holiday Hours

Humboldt Health Foundation, Humboldt Area Foundation, and Wild Rivers Community Foundation will be closed Thursday 12/23 through Friday 12/31. We will not be considering, reviewing, or communicating about any of these grant programs during this time. If you submit an application during this period, it will be reviewed on Tuesday 1/11. If approved, a check would be mailed out Friday 1/13. Please note that incomplete applications and committee questions about your application may result in a longer timeframe for receiving a check, if the application is approved.

Proposals and Average Grant Size

HHF accepts proposals for the Community Health Grant Program every year in August.

The 2022 deadline to apply is Monday August 1 at 5pm.

The average Community Health Grant is $5,000-8,000. The maximum amount HHF will fund is $10,000.  

If you're considering applying for a grant, we invite you to review the guidelines and application, then contact our staff to discuss how to strengthen your proposal: Amy Jester, Program Director, at 707-267-9909 or

We recognize that Black, Indigenous, and People of Color are disproportionately affected by the pandemic and that racism is a critical public health issue impacting our region. Therefore, HHF will prioritize funding for organizations and groups that support the health and wellbeing of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.

Community Health Grants support programs and projects that:

  • Enhance the physical and mental well-being of Humboldt County residents and communities
  • Improve the health of those with social or economic disadvantages, the underserved, and/or marginalized, with priority going to organizations supporting the health and wellbeing of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color 
  • Have potential to make significant community impact 
  • Are preventive
  • Bring people together to work on issues of community concern

HHF makes grants for general operating support, programs, services, advocacy, organizing, civic engagement, capital campaigns, capital improvement projects, and racial equity training and consulting.

Click Here to view our 2021 Community Health Grant press release 

Need grantwriting support? Additional technical assistance is available to organizations that support Black, Indigenous and People of Color. Contact Program Director, Amy Jester – or 707.267.9909. Limited availability - first come, first served. Contact us today!

Click Here for Application and Guidelines - Updated 06/01/21

Proposals must be submitted as a single pdf via email to


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