Grants Available

Currently Available

Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP) Grants

Grant Size: Up to $6,000 available

Deadline: Friday, November 29, 2019

Contact: Elena Keltz

Fund Description: Grants will be awarded to support programs or projects in the Eel River Valley which address mental health needs and substance abuse intervention for youth ages 25 and younger. 


Arcata Foundation Fund Grants

Deadline: May 15 and December 15

Contact: Craig Woods 

Fund Description: The Arcata Foundation Fund, established in 1987, is dedicated to the enhancement of community life in Arcata and facilitates charitable giving and raises funds to support work in the areas of human services, education of all ages, art, culture, local history, healthful recreation, peace and enhancement of local natural surroundings. Find more information on the Arcata Foundation website

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Community Grants Program

Grant Size: average of $5,000 - $10,000, maximum of $15,000 - $20,000

Deadline: August 1, 2019

Contact: Amy Jester or Sara Dronkers

Fund Description: This program responds to pressing, community-identified needs and aims to strengthen communities' abilities to work together to improve the lives of people in Humboldt, Del Norte, Trinity, and Curry counties. 

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Consulting Grant*

*formerly known as the Technical Assistance Program (TAP)

Grant Size: Up to $5,000.00

Deadline: March 1, June 1, September 1, and December 1 (or first business day thereafter) 

Contact: Amy Jester or Tayshu Bommelyn

 Fund Description:  The Consulting Grant is a small grant program which provides organizations with one-on-one technical assistance with a consultant of their choice.  Consulting grants focus on organizational development and capacity building to strengthen organizational effectiveness in order to have greater impact in your community work.  

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Grassroots Grant Program

Grant Size: $200 - $2,000

Deadline: March 1, June 1, September 1, and December 1 (or first business day thereafter)

Contact: Amy Jester or Tayshu Bommelyn

Fund Description: This program exists to strengthen the social fabric of communities and improve the lives of people in Humboldt, Del Norte, Trinity, and Curry counties. 

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Humboldt County Human Rights Commission - Human Trafficking Fund Grants

Grant Size: No minimum grant size, total amount available is $20,000

Deadline: Grant applications are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Contact: Sara Dronkers

Fund Description: Grants are awarded to support new or current programs in Humboldt County that are focused on one or more of the following: awareness of human trafficking; education or outreach on the definition, identification, and reporting of human trafficking; facilitation for communication between all agencies, organizations, and advocates impacted by human trafficking; rehabilitation and the safety of victims and survivors. 

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The Hansen Family Trust Christian Endowment Fund Grants

Grant Size: Up to $5,000

Deadline: January 15, April 15, July 15, October 15

Contact: Craig Woods 

Fund Description: Chris S. Hansen created this fund as a testamentary gift to memorialize his family. This fund supports Christian ministries both local and abroad, with an emphasis on local Lutheran activities. 

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Humboldt Soccer Fund

Grant Size: Up to $10,000.00

Deadlines: Applications accepted year-round

Contact: Craig Woods

Fund Description: Humboldt Soccer Fund Soccer Development Grants are designed to support Humboldt County soccer professionals (coaches, trainers, referees, and researchers) development, field development and soccer participation scholarships. 

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Native Cultures Fund

Grant Size: $1,000 - $10,000

Deadline: April 1 & October 15

Contact: Lindsie Bear or Tayshu Bommelyn

Fund Description: The Native Cultures Fund (NCF) was created to support Native arts, cultural revitalization, and cultural transmission between generations. 

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Rapid Response Grants

Grant Size: Average of $500, maximum of $5,000

Deadline: There are no deadlines for Rapid Response Grants 

Contact: Amy Jester or Sara Dronkers

Fund Description: Rapid Response grants are intended for sudden, unanticipated and unavoidable challenges that, if not addressed immediately, could threaten an organization’s ability to achieve its mission. Generally speaking, a compelling reason must exist in order to be eligible for these grants.  

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Field of Interest Grants

Deadline: November 1, 2019

Contact: Craig Woods

Fund Description: The Field of Interest grant program brings together a collection of funds that focus on specific populations, geographical areas and/or causes. This year's categories are: Arts & Culture (including the Victor Thomas Jacoby Award), Companion Animal & Rescue, Education, Natural Environment, Senior Opportunities, and Southern Humboldt. Applications are available through our new online Grantseekers Portal!

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Peter E. Palmquist Memorial Fund for Historical Photographic Research

Grant Size: $500 to $1,500

Deadline: November 1, 2019

Contact: Sara Dronkers

Fund Description: This grant supports individuals or nonprofit institutions researching Western American photography before 1900 or women in photography. 

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Rotary Club of Eureka Glyndon "Sign" and Ruth Smith Endowment Fund

Deadline: October 31, 2019

Contact: HAF Grantmaking Team

Fund Description: Rotary Club of Eureka is looking to fund significant projects which benefit the greater Eureka community and provide opportunities to visually recognize and honor Sign and Ruth Smith and their generosity. In most years, $25-30 thousand dollars are available for grants.

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The School Enrichment Grant Program

Grant Size: Up to $5,000

Deadline: Applications accepted year-round

Contact: Craig Woods

Fund Description: The School Enrichment Grant Program (funded through the Edward L. & Joan Nilsen Fund) accepts applications for programs supporting teachers, classrooms, and field trips, as well as nonprofits that provide direct services and programs for teachers and classrooms in Humboldt County.

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Currently Unavailable

Holiday Funding Partnership Grants

Grant Size: Up to $2,000, average of $500

Deadline: This grant will become available in Fall 2020

Contact: HAF Grants Team

Fund Description: Supports schools, nonprofits, and faith-based organizations with holiday assistance programs offered between November 1 and January 1. 

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Elsie Mae Gardner Ricklefs & Richard Ricklefs Memorial Fund Grants

Grant Size: Up to $6,000

Deadline: This grant will become available in fall 2019

Contact: Sara Dronkers

Fund Description: This grant supports community projects in the Klamath-Trinity area that focus on: peer counseling for youth, youth activities outside of school hours, healing grief and or/trauma, increasing emotional intelligence, and/or projects that support cultural goals of the community. The Klamath-Trinity area is generally defined to include the communities of Somes Bar, Orleans, Weitchpec, Hoopa, Willow Creek, Salyer, and Burnt Ranch. 

Previous Application for Reference

Summer Youth Program Grants

Grant Size: average of $500

Deadline: April 15, 2019

Contact: Tayshu Bommelyn

Fund Description: Supports non-profits that serve Humboldt County youth through programs offered between June 1 and September 1.  See application for more information. If your program takes place in Trinity County, click here.

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