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Grants to California Nonprofits, Schools, Agencies, and Tribes in Eligible Regions to Enhance Healthcare Services

Community Health Grants


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Funding Source
Humboldt Area Foundation
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Geographic Focus
USA: California: Humboldt County

Important Dates
Deadline: 08/01/23 Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $15,000 to California nonprofit organizations, public schools, government agencies, and tribal governments in eligible locations for community-based healthcare services. Funding is intended to address the health needs of area residents with an emphasis on underserved populations. Eligible applicants serve the residents of Humboldt County.

The Humboldt Health Foundation Community Health Grant supports programs and projects that enhance the physical and mental well-being of Humboldt County residents, improve the health of those who have experienced social or economic disadvantages, create or support access and/or service delivery for under-served and marginalized populations, and/or have a lasting impact or plan for sustainability after HHF grant funding is expended. 

The Foundation recognizes that racism is a critical public health issue impacting the region. Therefore, HHF will prioritize funding for organizations and groups that support the health and well-being of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. 

The Community Health Grant supports programs, projects and services that accomplish one or more of the following:

  • Improve the health and well-being of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color and those experiencing systemic barriers to health and wellness in Humboldt County. The Foundation is particularly seeking proposals from organizations serving these communities and addressing these issues:
    • Black, Indigenous and Communities of Color
    • LGBTQI+
    • Eastern Humboldt
    • Eel River Valley
    • Veterans
    • Mental and Behavioral Health
    • Substance Use Disorders
  • Have potential to make significant community impact
  • Are preventive or ‘upstream’
  • Bring people together to work on issues of community concern
  • Connected to communities served

HHF makes grants for general operating support, programs, services, advocacy, organizing, civic engagement, capital campaigns, capital improvement projects, and racial equity training and consulting.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligibility Requirements:
- Applicants must be nonprofit charitable or public benefit (federal tax-exempt) organizations, public schools, Indian tribal governments, other government agencies, or have a qualified fiscal sponsor (this is an option for grassroots groups that might not have tax-exempt status with the IRS).
- Organization/programs/projects must benefit communities in Humboldt County. All organizations from outside this service area must demonstrate that they are working with a county-based group to develop and implement the proposed program/project.

Not funded:
- General operating support is not available to organizations based outside of Humboldt County.
- Grants cannot be made for the infrastructure, deferred maintenance or annual operating costs of public institutions, churches, services of special tax districts, or government agencies.
- Grants cannot be made for religious activities or projects that exclusively benefit the members of sectarian or religious organizations.
- Grant funds cannot pay for direct lobbying.
- Grants cannot pay for expenses that have already been incurred.

Pre-Proposal Conference
Additional technical assistance is available to organizations that support Black, Indigenous and People of Color. Contact Director of Grantmaking, Craig Woods. Limited availability - first come, first served. Contact Craig Woods today.

Pre-Application Information
The 2023 deadline is August 1, 2023.

If you are considering applying for a grant, you are invited to contact Craig Woods, Director of Grantmaking to discuss how to strengthen your proposal.

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Estimated Size of Grant
The average Community Health Grant is $5,000-8,000. The maximum amount HHF will fund is $15,000.

Contact Information

Craig Woods, Director of Grantmaking

If you would like to discuss your proposal, please email or call Nik McGiffin, Grants Coordinator at 707-267-9916.

Humboldt Health Foundation
363 Indianola Road
Bayside, CA 95524

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