First quarter “Strategy Grants” address youth, family and equity needs

In the first quarter of 2023, Humboldt Area Foundation and Wild Rivers Community Foundation (HAF+WRCF) has awarded more than $100,000 in “Strategy Grants” to charitable organizations and projects furthering a healthy, just and equitable region where families can thrive.

The grants, which address pressing needs in Trinity, Del Norte, Curry and Humboldt counties, range from $1,000 to $30,000, with an average of $10,000. Recipients include those that focus on themes such as youth leadership, environmental justice, racial equity, economic development, and nonprofit capacity building.

“Across our rural and Native Lands there are many incredible groups working in and with the communities they serve to increase equity and to understand, address and decrease vulnerabilities,” said Craig Woods, Director of Grantmaking for HAF+WRCF. “It’s an honor to support these efforts.”

Grant recipients include: Healy Senior Center, YouthAbility, Oasis Advocacy & Shelter, St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, Black Humboldt, Circulo de Hombres, Humboldt Community & Access Center, Project Rebound (Cal Poly Humboldt), NAACP Eureka Branch, North Coast Native Protectors, and the McKinleyville Family Resource Center.

The grants provided funding for projects such as YouthAbility’s paid work-training scholarships; the “Guaranteed Income Pilot Program” at the McKinleyville Family Resource Center; and nonprofit capacity building for Oasis Advocacy & Shelter.

These grants are highly competitive and applicants are encouraged to speak with our grant-making team at or call 707-442-2993.

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