Disaster Response & Resilience Fund

Disaster Response & Resilience Fund

The Disaster Response & Resilience Fund provides critical resources during disasters, including public health emergencies such as the COVID19 pandemic, fires, droughts, earthquakes, flooding, and other natural and man-made events, and aims to build capacity within our communities to help mitigate future disasters. Through responsive grantmaking in close collaboration with organizations that are deeply embedded in and know the needs of their communities, the fund supports those impacted most to get through and recover from disaster and build a more resilient region.

Donations to the fund support urgent community needs identified by our regional partners in Humboldt, Trinity, Del Norte, and Curry counties through grants made on a rolling basis to nonprofits, charitable organizations, and public agencies responding to a disaster in our region. 

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HAF+WRCF supports regional earthquake, storm recovery with $480K in grants


Since December 20, 2022, Humboldt Area Foundation and Wild Rivers Community Foundation (HAF+WRCF) has been engaged in disaster response, including regularly deploying resources to our region to address the compounding impacts of earthquakes, major storms, and power outages.

Thanks to the generosity of our donors and philanthropic partners, HAF+WRCF has approved 37 grants to date (through January 10, 2023) for a total of $483,481. 

Of these funds, 61% were granted to nonprofits, 15% to Volunteer Fire Departments, 10% to Tribes, 5% to our local COAD (Community Organizations Active in Disaster), 5% to businesses, and 3% to government agencies.

Grants made included $128,617 for food security, $127,500 for general operating for response support (e.g., staffing, cleaning, transportation, supplies, translation), $75,500 for mutual aid, $65,500 for emergency supplies, $54,064 for infrastructure needs, and $32,300 for temporary housing. $60,000 has been granted in direct support of Tribal communities.



Grants are made to nonprofit agencies, public benefit organizations (schools, government agencies, federally recognized Tribes, etc.), charitable organizations, and groups with a qualified fiscal sponsor. 

For information on eligibility and how to apply, please review our Disaster Response & Resilience Fund Application

If you are unable to apply online please contact us at grants@hafoundation.org call (707) 442-2993.


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