News & Updates

Outpouring of Support for quake-stricken residents

Weeks after the 6.4-magnitude quake and serious aftershocks struck Humboldt County — and after a series of winter storms battered the region — Humboldt Area Foundation + Wild Rivers Community Foundation has seen an outpouring of support for people most impacted as donors and funders in the region and beyond step up to help their neighbors in the hardest-hit communities.

Addressing community’s urgent needs, helping the vulnerable impacted by earthquake

We hope you, your family, and your friends are safe in the aftermath of Tuesday morning’s earthquake. We’re especially keeping in mind our neighbors in the Eel River Valley, where the quake was most severely felt. But as we’re learning, the damage is being reported throughout our region. Additionally, a forecast of inclement weather means many of those whose homes were damaged face increased danger as the region recovers.

Five Humboldt artists receive Victor Thomas Jacoby awards

HAF+WRCF is proud to announce that five Humboldt County artists are winners of the 2022 Victor Thomas Jacoby award for artistic vision and creativity. Winners receive $10,000 each to support their work.

Historic Lease Sale for Offshore Wind In California Advances Amidst Calls for Greater Community Investments in the North Coast

A historic network of Northern California Tribal Nations, local governments, community leaders and institutions, community-based organizations, environmental groups, and academics have come together to call for 50 percent local investment and protections for Tribes, the environment, and underrepresented communities. The network was convened by the Redwood Region Climate and Community Resilience Hub (CORE Hub), an incubated program of the Humboldt Area Foundation and the Wild Rivers Community Foundation (HAF+WRCF).

Katerina Oskarsson Named Executive in Residence of Redwood CORE Hub

— The Redwood Region Climate and Community Resilience Hub (Redwood CORE Hub) has selected Katerina Oskarsson, Ph.D. to lead a groundbreaking collaborative effort to help attract new resources to the Redwood region to reduce the many impacts of climate emergency, while lowering the emissions that cause climate change.

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