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HAF | Opportunity Fund


(2016) Even the best plans can't anticipate everything, especially in growing, diverse communities like ours. When you make an investment in the Opportunity Fund, it gives our board of directors the flexibility to respond to local opportunities and changing needs from a pool of unrestricted funds. Funds have been used to improve our economy, develop leaders, and build our communities' capacity to address issues of equity and social justice. Find out how to make your gift part of the Opportunity Fund.
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HAF | Opportunity Fund


HAF | Opportunity FundEven the best plans can't anticipate everything, especially in growing, diverse communities like ours. When you make an investment in the Opportunity Fund, it gives our board of directors the flexibility to respond to local opportunities and changing needs from a pool of unrestricted funds. Funds have been used to improve our economy, develop leaders, and build our communities' capacity to address issues of equity and social justice. Find out how to make your gift part of the Opportunity Fund.
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Humboldt Indoor Team Sports Center Fund


(2019)

Humboldt Indoor Team Sports Center Fund


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Rose Abrahamson Trust Fund


(2006) Rose Abrahamson Trust Fund Rose Abrahamson passed away on January 19, 2005, just five days before her 92nd birthday. She was born in Eureka with her twin brother Ralph to California pioneers Charles and Edith (Evans) Boydstun. Her father hiked from Chico to Salyer for a mill job, then to Korbel where he found work with the Northern Redwood Lumber Co. There he met and married her mother, the assistant post mistress in Blue Lake. Rose grew up in Eureka and graduated from Eureka High School in 1932. She married Einar Abrahamson on October 20, 1947, and lived in his family home which later became Sherwood Forest Nursery. She spent 25 years as a secretary and probation officer for Humboldt County. They moved to Willow Creek in 1972 and resided there until 2002. This fund provides scholarships for the Willow Creek Christian School and support for the Eureka Rescue Mission to help people in need.
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Rose Abrahamson Trust Fund


Rose Abrahamson Trust FundRose Abrahamson Trust Fund Rose Abrahamson passed away on January 19, 2005, just five days before her 92nd birthday. She was born in Eureka with her twin brother Ralph to California pioneers Charles and Edith (Evans) Boydstun. Her father hiked from Chico to Salyer for a mill job, then to Korbel where he found work with the Northern Redwood Lumber Co. There he met and married her mother, the assistant post mistress in Blue Lake. Rose grew up in Eureka and graduated from Eureka High School in 1932. She married Einar Abrahamson on October 20, 1947, and lived in his family home which later became Sherwood Forest Nursery. She spent 25 years as a secretary and probation officer for Humboldt County. They moved to Willow Creek in 1972 and resided there until 2002. This fund provides scholarships for the Willow Creek Christian School and support for the Eureka Rescue Mission to help people in need.
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Wendell Adams Memorial Fund


(1986) Wendell Adams, former owner-manager of KINS Radio, was active in broadcasting associations and volunteered in a leadership capacity for local service and fraternal organizations. The income from this fund is used for Eureka Rotary Club exchange students.
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Wendell Adams Memorial Fund


Wendell Adams Memorial FundWendell Adams, former owner-manager of KINS Radio, was active in broadcasting associations and volunteered in a leadership capacity for local service and fraternal organizations. The income from this fund is used for Eureka Rotary Club exchange students.
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Adoption Horizons Endowment Fund


(2003) Adoption Horizons was founded in 1982 by two adoptive parents, Kathleen Zamboni and Sue Andrews, who hoped to bring new energy and ideas to the field of adoption. Adoption Horizons has provided continuous adoption services since 1982. During this time, Adoption Horizons has placed nearly 500 children from both local and international sources. We work with local birth mothers, the foster care system, and international placement sources. All the children placed come to loving and prepared (screened) homes. Changing lives one child at a time has been the ongoing mission. The Adoption Horizons Endowment Fund was created to support the continued work of the agency. 96% percent of the revenue supporting the agency comes from fees for service. In establishing the fund, Adoption Horizons has created another way that the community can support the valuable work of the agency.

Adoption Horizons Endowment Fund


Adoption Horizons Endowment FundAdoption Horizons was founded in 1982 by two adoptive parents, Kathleen Zamboni and Sue Andrews, who hoped to bring new energy and ideas to the field of adoption. Adoption Horizons has provided continuous adoption services since 1982. During this time, Adoption Horizons has placed nearly 500 children from both local and international sources. We work with local birth mothers, the foster care system, and international placement sources. All the children placed come to loving and prepared (screened) homes. Changing lives one child at a time has been the ongoing mission. The Adoption Horizons Endowment Fund was created to support the continued work of the agency. 96% percent of the revenue supporting the agency comes from fees for service. In establishing the fund, Adoption Horizons has created another way that the community can support the valuable work of the agency.
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Eugenio & Maria Adorni Memorial Fund


(1988) Harry Adorni made a $50,000 bequest to the Foundation as a memorial to his parents. Concerned with support of the terminally ill, Harry Adorni directed that income from this fund benefit Hospice of Humboldt.
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Eugenio & Maria Adorni Memorial Fund


Harry Adorni made a $50,000 bequest to the Foundation as a memorial to his parents. Concerned with support of the terminally ill, Harry Adorni directed that income from this fund benefit Hospice of Humboldt.
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Harry J. & Hazel S. Adorni Memorial Fund


(1988) Harry Adorni bequeathed $50,000 in memory of himself and his deceased wife Hazel. The income is designated for the benefit of homeless or injured cats, preferably through the Humane Society.
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Harry J. & Hazel S. Adorni Memorial Fund


Harry Adorni bequeathed $50,000 in memory of himself and his deceased wife Hazel. The income is designated for the benefit of homeless or injured cats, preferably through the Humane Society.
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Adult Day Health Care of Mad River/Wellington Fund


(2010) Adult Day Health Care of Mad River is a nonprofit organization established in 1985 for the purpose of providing care for frail elders and those 18 years or older who are dependent on others for their care. Adult Day Health Care participants receive individualized health care along with personal rehabilitation, planned activities, and involvement in numerous social events. The program provides respite for many families and caregivers. Jean Wellington was a volunteer at Adult Day Health Care of Mad River for 15 years. He is remembered as a kind, gentle man with a great sense of humor. Jean's passion for his fellow man is evidenced by his generous contribution given to Adult Day Health Care of Mad River, which will help fund various special projects and scholarships.

Adult Day Health Care of Mad River/Wellington Fund


Adult Day Health Care of Mad River/Wellington FundAdult Day Health Care of Mad River is a nonprofit organization established in 1985 for the purpose of providing care for frail elders and those 18 years or older who are dependent on others for their care. Adult Day Health Care participants receive individualized health care along with personal rehabilitation, planned activities, and involvement in numerous social events. The program provides respite for many families and caregivers. Jean Wellington was a volunteer at Adult Day Health Care of Mad River for 15 years. He is remembered as a kind, gentle man with a great sense of humor. Jean's passion for his fellow man is evidenced by his generous contribution given to Adult Day Health Care of Mad River, which will help fund various special projects and scholarships.
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Advocacy for Elders Fund


(2017) The purpose of this fund is to educate and support families in choosing a long-term elder care facility and to keep elders safe once they are living in the care facility.
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Advocacy for Elders Fund


The purpose of this fund is to educate and support families in choosing a long-term elder care facility and to keep elders safe once they are living in the care facility.
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Against the Wind Project Fund


(2019) We’re a local grassroots volunteer organization working to raise awareness of the dangers of nuclear armaments and nuclear war. We also address current social and political issues of race, justice, equality and the ‘golden rule.’ Your tax-deductible contribution will support the Against the Wind Festival, November 11-17, 2019, at the Arcata Playhouse. The Festival was created to draw attention to the nuclear threat to life on earth and to fuel a new voyage of the first nuclear protest vessel, the Golden Rule. More information about us and the 2019 Festival is available on our website at https://againstthewindfestival.org/

Against the Wind Project Fund


Against the Wind Project FundWe’re a local grassroots volunteer organization working to raise awareness of the dangers of nuclear armaments and nuclear war. We also address current social and political issues of race, justice, equality and the ‘golden rule.’ Your tax-deductible contribution will support the Against the Wind Festival, November 11-17, 2019, at the Arcata Playhouse. The Festival was created to draw attention to the nuclear threat to life on earth and to fuel a new voyage of the first nuclear protest vessel, the Golden Rule. More information about us and the 2019 Festival is available on our website at https://againstthewindfestival.org/
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Don & Bettie Albright Endowment Fund


(2008) Don grew up in Fresno, CA. He enlisted in the marines, serving as flight engineer on a PBY. Upon his discharge he worked for PG&E for 43 years. Don was a mover and a shaker of the community, serving as president of Eureka Chamber of Commerce, United Way, Humboldt Economic Development and West Coast Alliance, as well as on the boards of Humboldt Area Foundation, Humboldt Taxpayers League, City of Eureka Visitors & Convention Bureau, Eureka Historical Society, Boy Scouts, Ingomar Club, and as a member of Eureka Downtown Rotary, Northcoast Vintage Aviation, and Marine Corps League. Don & Bettie served together on the first jazz festival committee of Eureka. Don loved woodworking as a hobby. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Don passed away on March 5, 2008. He and Bettie had a wonderful life together and wanted to share this discretionary fund with others.
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Don & Bettie Albright Endowment Fund


Don & Bettie Albright Endowment FundDon grew up in Fresno, CA. He enlisted in the marines, serving as flight engineer on a PBY. Upon his discharge he worked for PG&E for 43 years. Don was a mover and a shaker of the community, serving as president of Eureka Chamber of Commerce, United Way, Humboldt Economic Development and West Coast Alliance, as well as on the boards of Humboldt Area Foundation, Humboldt Taxpayers League, City of Eureka Visitors & Convention Bureau, Eureka Historical Society, Boy Scouts, Ingomar Club, and as a member of Eureka Downtown Rotary, Northcoast Vintage Aviation, and Marine Corps League. Don & Bettie served together on the first jazz festival committee of Eureka. Don loved woodworking as a hobby. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Don passed away on March 5, 2008. He and Bettie had a wonderful life together and wanted to share this discretionary fund with others.
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Les & Frances Alexander's Blessings Fund


(2006) Les Alexander met his bride Frances L. Archer when he returned home to Klamath Falls, OR from military service in the European Theater in September of 1945. They have two children, four grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren (and counting). The family formed a logging firm known as L.R. Alexander Logging, a business that brought them to Fort Seward, Humboldt County in 1955 and flourished in various parts of the county until 1978. The Alexanders were instrumental in forming the Associated California Loggers and Women in Timber in support of the timber industry. In 1974 they formed the Mad River Hardwood Company, a wood chip mill that produced wood chips for use by the pulp mills and for export to Japan. They retired in 1986 and resided in Freshwater. This fund supports charitable work with children and health.
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Les & Frances Alexander's Blessings Fund


Les & Frances Alexander's Blessings FundLes Alexander met his bride Frances L. Archer when he returned home to Klamath Falls, OR from military service in the European Theater in September of 1945. They have two children, four grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren (and counting). The family formed a logging firm known as L.R. Alexander Logging, a business that brought them to Fort Seward, Humboldt County in 1955 and flourished in various parts of the county until 1978. The Alexanders were instrumental in forming the Associated California Loggers and Women in Timber in support of the timber industry. In 1974 they formed the Mad River Hardwood Company, a wood chip mill that produced wood chips for use by the pulp mills and for export to Japan. They retired in 1986 and resided in Freshwater. This fund supports charitable work with children and health.
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Joe Alexandre Memorial Award


(2004) The Alexandre family established this fund to support a variety of charitable purposes in honor and memory of Joe Alexandre. Born on the Azores Island of Terceira on May 14, 1937, Joe came to America with his mother, Eva Rocha, as a 12-year-old boy knowing not a word of English. In 1960 he married Loretta Trutalli. They established and operated the Alexandre Dairy in Ferndale while raising three children, Renae, Blake, and Kristina. A progressive dairyman, Joe enjoyed improving his business. He served as a director on the Humboldt Creamery Board and as president of the local Portuguese Association. After he retired, he and three partners purchased a restaurant and card room in Ferndale, Poppa Joe?s. He loved to entertain and have a party, and he never met a stranger. "You may be gone from this earth, but you will always be remembered by the friends and family who loved and respected you."
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Joe Alexandre Memorial Award


Joe Alexandre Memorial AwardThe Alexandre family established this fund to support a variety of charitable purposes in honor and memory of Joe Alexandre. Born on the Azores Island of Terceira on May 14, 1937, Joe came to America with his mother, Eva Rocha, as a 12-year-old boy knowing not a word of English. In 1960 he married Loretta Trutalli. They established and operated the Alexandre Dairy in Ferndale while raising three children, Renae, Blake, and Kristina. A progressive dairyman, Joe enjoyed improving his business. He served as a director on the Humboldt Creamery Board and as president of the local Portuguese Association. After he retired, he and three partners purchased a restaurant and card room in Ferndale, Poppa Joe?s. He loved to entertain and have a party, and he never met a stranger. "You may be gone from this earth, but you will always be remembered by the friends and family who loved and respected you."
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All Children Read and Succeed Fund


(2012) The All Children Read and Succeed Fund, established in 2012 by Jim and Gail Griggs, supports early childhood literacy in Del Norte County. The vision and inspiration is that every child in Del Norte County will be a proficient reader. The fund targets tutoring programs to all children who are not at proficient levels for English Language Arts in the first, second, and third grades.
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All Children Read and Succeed Fund


All Children Read and Succeed FundThe All Children Read and Succeed Fund, established in 2012 by Jim and Gail Griggs, supports early childhood literacy in Del Norte County. The vision and inspiration is that every child in Del Norte County will be a proficient reader. The fund targets tutoring programs to all children who are not at proficient levels for English Language Arts in the first, second, and third grades.
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Laurence & Elaine Allen Memorial Fund


(1999) Laurence N. Allen, a native of Nova Scotia, Canada, moved to Arcata at age 6 and died in 1992 at the age of 87. He was a member of the Arcata City Council and a longtime Arcata businessman. He was a member of the Arcata Lodge No. 106, Free and Accepted Masons, the Oakland Scottish Rite of Eureka, the Aahmes Redwood Shrine of Eureka, the Arcata Kiwanis Club, the Ingomar Club, and the Baywood Country Club. Elaine Allen, born in Arcata, died in 1997 at the age of 92. She attended Arcata schools, graduating from Arcata High School. She was a member of Eastern Star and the First Presbyterian Church of Arcata. This is an unrestricted gift to the Foundation.
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Laurence & Elaine Allen Memorial Fund


Laurence & Elaine Allen Memorial FundLaurence N. Allen, a native of Nova Scotia, Canada, moved to Arcata at age 6 and died in 1992 at the age of 87. He was a member of the Arcata City Council and a longtime Arcata businessman. He was a member of the Arcata Lodge No. 106, Free and Accepted Masons, the Oakland Scottish Rite of Eureka, the Aahmes Redwood Shrine of Eureka, the Arcata Kiwanis Club, the Ingomar Club, and the Baywood Country Club. Elaine Allen, born in Arcata, died in 1997 at the age of 92. She attended Arcata schools, graduating from Arcata High School. She was a member of Eastern Star and the First Presbyterian Church of Arcata. This is an unrestricted gift to the Foundation.
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Amer Memorial Fund


(1983) From a very early age, Linnea Amer lived and breathed dance. As a teenager, she discovered the joys of teaching dance and of choreographing her own dances. Her students were her pride and joy. Her love of life was infectious. She never knew a stranger and was a friend to all. Linnea died in a car accident in 1983. Her father Richard's world revolved around his family. He loved life and people and enjoyed working with the ballet company. All the dancers became his "kids," but he was especially proud of Linnea and Phillip, his own two dancers. Richard died in 1985. This fund was established to help dancers take advantage of summer workshops and classes that will help further their hopes of a future dance career.

Amer Memorial Fund


Amer Memorial FundFrom a very early age, Linnea Amer lived and breathed dance. As a teenager, she discovered the joys of teaching dance and of choreographing her own dances. Her students were her pride and joy. Her love of life was infectious. She never knew a stranger and was a friend to all. Linnea died in a car accident in 1983. Her father Richard's world revolved around his family. He loved life and people and enjoyed working with the ballet company. All the dancers became his "kids," but he was especially proud of Linnea and Phillip, his own two dancers. Richard died in 1985. This fund was established to help dancers take advantage of summer workshops and classes that will help further their hopes of a future dance career.
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American Association of University Women (AAUW), Humboldt Branch Fund


(2007) The Humboldt branch of the American Association of University Women was founded in 1950 as a branch of the national organization. AAUW was founded in 1881 by educated women who wanted to support other women in completing higher education. With over 100,000 members nationally, AAUW is a powerful voice for girls and women all over the world. The mission of AAUW is to promote equity for all women and girls, lifelong education, and positive societal change. This is achieved through supporting women and girls at all levels of education, groundbreaking research, and projects in our local community. The AAUW Humboldt Fund supports projects selected by board members of the Humboldt branch.

American Association of University Women (AAUW), Humboldt Branch Fund


American Association of University Women (AAUW), Humboldt Branch FundThe Humboldt branch of the American Association of University Women was founded in 1950 as a branch of the national organization. AAUW was founded in 1881 by educated women who wanted to support other women in completing higher education. With over 100,000 members nationally, AAUW is a powerful voice for girls and women all over the world. The mission of AAUW is to promote equity for all women and girls, lifelong education, and positive societal change. This is achieved through supporting women and girls at all levels of education, groundbreaking research, and projects in our local community. The AAUW Humboldt Fund supports projects selected by board members of the Humboldt branch.
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Curtis R. & Helen M. Anderson Scholarship Fund


(2011) Curt and Helen Anderson, both native to Humboldt County, chose Eureka as their lifelong home. Curt was the son of a Norwegian sea captain who sailed the lumber trade for the Carson Lumber Company. During WWII, Curt held to his seafaring tradition by sailing in the US Merchant Marines. He ended his working career still involved with the sea as an employee of Westfall Stevedore Company. Helen M. (Aitken) Anderson, born in Fields Landing, was also of Danish and Norwegian heritage. Throughout their lifetimes they celebrated their heritage with active participation in the Sons of Norway Lodge. Both also shared a deep appreciation for Humboldt Bay's cultural diversity, its richness of personal histories, and its abundance of good friends and family. They were pleased to leave a lasting legacy, a small return for the abundance that Humboldt County provided them during their lifetimes.
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Curtis R. & Helen M. Anderson Scholarship Fund


Curtis R. & Helen M. Anderson Scholarship FundCurt and Helen Anderson, both native to Humboldt County, chose Eureka as their lifelong home. Curt was the son of a Norwegian sea captain who sailed the lumber trade for the Carson Lumber Company. During WWII, Curt held to his seafaring tradition by sailing in the US Merchant Marines. He ended his working career still involved with the sea as an employee of Westfall Stevedore Company. Helen M. (Aitken) Anderson, born in Fields Landing, was also of Danish and Norwegian heritage. Throughout their lifetimes they celebrated their heritage with active participation in the Sons of Norway Lodge. Both also shared a deep appreciation for Humboldt Bay's cultural diversity, its richness of personal histories, and its abundance of good friends and family. They were pleased to leave a lasting legacy, a small return for the abundance that Humboldt County provided them during their lifetimes.
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David Riley Anderson Memorial Fund


(2002) David Anderson, a Times-Standard veteran reporter and community activist, passed away in January of 2002 at the early age of 61. David's newspaper career stretched over three decades. During that time he acquired a reputation as an eloquent commentator on Humboldt County news issues. He also had true passion for the theater and bird watching, and he helped pioneer the Pacific Arts Center Theater. David acted in several Shakespeare plays and had a natural stage presence with his New England--tinged, maple-thick baritone, his Falstaff beard, and his mountainous figure. Friends of David considered him to be a true gentleman, an incredibly knowledgeable and gentle person who cared deeply. David's family from the East Coast established this fund to purchase a bench at the Arcata Marsh in his memory and to award an annual scholarship to a student studying creative writing.
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David Riley Anderson Memorial Fund


David Riley Anderson Memorial FundDavid Anderson, a Times-Standard veteran reporter and community activist, passed away in January of 2002 at the early age of 61. David's newspaper career stretched over three decades. During that time he acquired a reputation as an eloquent commentator on Humboldt County news issues. He also had true passion for the theater and bird watching, and he helped pioneer the Pacific Arts Center Theater. David acted in several Shakespeare plays and had a natural stage presence with his New England--tinged, maple-thick baritone, his Falstaff beard, and his mountainous figure. Friends of David considered him to be a true gentleman, an incredibly knowledgeable and gentle person who cared deeply. David's family from the East Coast established this fund to purchase a bench at the Arcata Marsh in his memory and to award an annual scholarship to a student studying creative writing.
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Jim & Judy Anderson Charitable Remainder Unitrust


(1999) The Andersons have been longtime volunteers in Humboldt County. Jim previously served on the HAF Board of Directors. Judy is a member of the Board of Advocates of Planned Parenthood of Northern California. "We believe in giving back to the community," says Judy. "If everyone contributed a little time and money, it would strengthen our community both now and in the future."

Jim & Judy Anderson Charitable Remainder Unitrust


Jim & Judy Anderson Charitable Remainder UnitrustThe Andersons have been longtime volunteers in Humboldt County. Jim previously served on the HAF Board of Directors. Judy is a member of the Board of Advocates of Planned Parenthood of Northern California. "We believe in giving back to the community," says Judy. "If everyone contributed a little time and money, it would strengthen our community both now and in the future."
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