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Holiday Funding Partnership Grant

Grants to Humboldt County, California Nonprofits, Schools, and
Faith-Based Organizations for Holiday Assistance Programs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Humboldt Area Foundation (HAF)

Deadline Date:

09/23/19 Postmarked; Hand delivered applications must arrive before 5:00 PM.


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Grants of up to $2,000 to Humboldt County, California schools, nonprofits, and faith-based organizations for holiday programs that assist needy populations. Priority is given to programs that address outlying or underserved areas. The purpose of funding is to provide the support needed in order to make holiday programs successful.

The committee of funding partners and community volunteers will consider each application and prioritize funding based on the following criteria:

  • Serves youth, seniors, and low-income families
  • Provides food boxes, food vouchers, grocery credit, or community meals
  • Provides clothing and/or other basic needs
  • Serves Humboldt County with an extra priority given to programs that reach underserved or outlying areas
  • Lesser priority will be given to programs requesting funding for family activities and small gift items

Grant recipients will be invited to the annual celebration in honor of the organizations, staff, and volunteers who work to make the holiday season a joyous time for those in need. This year, the event will take place on Friday, November 1, 2019, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM in the Emmerson Room at the Humboldt Area Foundation.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 154857

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants of up to $2,000, averaging $500.

Term of Contract:

November 1 to January 1.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Schools, nonprofit organizations, and faith-based organizations are eligible to apply.

The following requests will not be funded:
- Government agencies, for-profit organizations, and community groups without a fiscal sponsor
- Party decorations
- Venue rental for events
- Craft parties or crafting supplies
- Photographs
- Toys

Pre-Application Information:

The application deadline is Monday, September 23, 2019. Mailed applications must be postmarked by this date and hand-delivered applications must arrive before 5:00 PM on this date.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Applications should be sent or hand-delivered to:
Humboldt Area Foundation
Attn: Holiday Funding Partnership
363 Indianola Road
Bayside, CA 95524

For technical support, please contact Grants and Scholarships Coordinator Elena Keltz at 707-267-9920 or

For questions the program and eligibility, please contact Sara Dronkers, Director of Grantmaking and Nonprofit Resources, at 707-442-2993 or

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