About the Service Region of the Humboldt Area Foundation & the Wild Rivers Community Foundation
The Humboldt Area Foundation and its affiliate, the Wild Rivers Community Foundation, serve the counties of Humboldt, Trinity, and Del Norte in California and Curry County in Southern Oregon. The area represents remote rural areas bound together by the land, water, history, and circumstances. The extensive service area extends beyond 10,000 square miles—about the same as the state of Massachusetts—with a census population of about 200,000. Given its agriculture and service industries, the region is also projected to shelter a significant part of California’s migrant and undocumented workers. Today, the region has emerged as a dairy and agricultural hub for the state, including a transitioning cannabis industry. Its largest employers are governments, nonprofits, and retail services.