Foundation / Corporation
Humboldt Area Foundation (HAF)
Grants averaging $5,000 to $10,000 to California nonprofit organizations, schools, and agencies in eligible counties to address pressing community issues and to improve the quality of life in the area. Proposals must support communities in Humboldt, Del Norte, Trinity and Curry Counties.
Two types of grants are offered: one-year responsive and two-year grants.
One-Year Responsive Grants
These are the most common grants that awarded through the Community Grants Program. HAF will consider requests for general operating support, programs, projects, collaborations, and organizational capacity building.
Two year grants are considered when the proposal meets multiple funding priorities and a two-year grant will support strategic shifts or opportunities such as i) bridge funding where a grant from HAF could support an organization while they secure additional known resources, or while an organization develops and executes a plan to scale down; ii) leveraging resources to strengthen or grow the capacity of an organization, collaborative, program or initiative; iii) developing new innovative approaches through pilot programs or further developing programs already in existence.
HAF will typically award up to three of these grants each fiscal year. Applicants are encouraged to have a recent strategic plan or equivalent (within the last three years) which supports the current vision of the organization with evidence that staff, board, and other stakeholders (if applicable) were involved in the process. Completion of a strategic plan will not guarantee funding although it will strengthen the competitiveness of an application.
The Foundation seeks to fund applications which meet one or more of the funding priorities listed below. Applicants who meet multiple priorities may have an increased chance for funding.
1. Addresses a pressing community issue
2. Makes use of collaborative relationships and partners
3. Improves quality of life
4. Integrates and promotes leadership skill development for youth and residents
For more on Funding Priorities, see the Guidelines and Proposal Instructions: https://www.hafoundation.org/Portals/0/Uploads/Documents/Grantmaking/Community%20Grant%20Application%20April%202019%20FILLABLE.pdf#page=2
GrantWatch ID#: 166710
HAF expects to award 10-15 grants annually, including up to 3 two-year awards.
Most awards will range from $5,000 to $10,000; however, the Foundation will also make a very limited number of $15,000-$20,000 grants.
Both one-year and two-year grant terms are offered.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Or mail to:
Humboldt Area Foundation
Community Grant Program
363 Indianola Road
Bayside, CA 95524
Amy Jester, Program Manager
Sara Dronkers, Program Manager
USA: California: Humboldt, Del Norte, Trinity, and Curry Counties; Oregon