$50K distributed to summer youth programs in Curry, Del Norte, Humboldt and Trinity counties

Rosa Harper is the bilingual Advocate for the
Brookings Harbor Community Helpers and
oversees the nonprofit’s Snack Pack Program.

Summer youth programs across Humboldt, Del Norte, Trinity and Curry counties received grants ranging from $500 to $3,000 from the generous affiliates, funders and partners of Humboldt Area Foundation and Wild Rivers Community Foundation (HAF+WRCF).

A total of $50,634 in grants were distributed to 43 charitable organizations and projects that offer activities and programs — June 1 through September 1 — that provide quality educational and outdoor stewardship activities, and artistic and recreational activities and scholarships for vulnerable youth in the region.

The Summer Youth Partnership Mini -Grant Program is supported by HAF+WRCF, McLean Foundation, The Patricia D. & William B. Smullin Foundation, and Providence’s Community Health Investment. Individual funder contributions include Ed & Barbara Brattain Memorial Fund and Brattain Family Student Enrichment. The Trinity County Summer Youth Program is supported through the Trinity Trust, an affiliate of HAF+WRCF.

Grants in Humboldt County included those given to the Humboldt County Library’s summer reading program, Playhouse Arts’ Pageant on Plaza for young artists and performers, and the Hupa Family Resource Center’s celebration of Tribal sovereignty event.

In Curry County, Brookings-Harbor Community Helpers, Inc. will use its grant to provide healthy snacks to thousands of children. The Port Orford Public Library Foundation will use grant money for its reading program. The Gold Beach Rotary Foundation will use its grant for a free carnival/recreational event for grade school children.

In Del Norte County, grants were distributed to the Hmong Cultural Center of Del Norte County for its “Family and Community Connection Program,” the Open Door Community Health Center for its wellness and gardening program, and the Del Norte Indian Education Center for its academic and cultural youth program.

In Trinity County, grants benefitted the Weaverville, Hayfork and Lewiston Little League; clean-up of Lewiston Park Subdivision; and the Hayfork Community Ballfield Bleachers.

For more information about opportunities that support summer programs, visit www.hafoundation.org or call 707-267-9916

2023 Grant recipients:

Friends of The Hayfork Park (2 grants)

Lowden Aquatic Park – Inc (2 grants)

Mountain Valley Unified School District

Trinity Alps Unified School District (5 grants)

Trinity County Arts

Trinity County Friends of the Library

Trinity Food Outreach, Inc. (5 grants)

Watershed Research and Training Center

Willow Creek Youth Partnership – Dream Quest


Brookings Harbor Community Helpers, Inc.

Cal Poly Humboldt – TRIO Upward Bound (Sponsored by: Cal Poly Humboldt – Center Activities)

California Tribal TANF Partnership – Del Norte

CASA of Del Norte

City of Arcata Recreation

City of Fortuna – Parks and Recreation

County of Humboldt, Library

CUMBRE Humboldt

Del Norte Youth Soccer Association

Dream Quest – Willow Creek Youth Partnership

Girl Scouts of Northern California – Camp Tall Trees

Hmong Cultural Center of Del Norte County

Hupa Family Resource Center

Ink People Center for the Arts

Lost Coast Camp

Mid Klamath Watershed Council

NCIDC – Del Norte Indian Education Center

“North Quest Star Camp (Sponsored by: Ink People

Center for the Arts)”

Open Door Community Health Center

Playhouse Arts

Port Orford Public Library Foundation

Recycled Youth (Sponsored by: The Redwood Playhouse)

Redwood Discovery Museum

The Gold Beach Rotary Foundation

Westside Community Improvement Association

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