The Helping Hand Fund is a program of the Humboldt Area Foundation & Wild Rivers Community Foundation. It provides small grants to women, trans-men, and/or children* that are struggling for whom a small grant will provide some relief during a time of crisis. Clients must be Humboldt County residents.
*Applications may be submitted on behalf of male guardians for resources for the youth in their care.
Average Grant Size: Grants range from $30 – $150, with the maximum granted $150. Decisions to grant funds are contingent upon funding criteria and the availability of funds at the time of review.
There is a two-week turnaround time required for application review and check processing. The committee meets every Tuesday, with the exception of holidays. Occasionally the committee will ask for additional information before making a decision. This will often result in a longer turn-around time.
All applications must be complete and submitted each Thursday by 12:00 pm to be considered by the committee the following Tuesday.
You may view a Virtual Tutorial of the Application Process, here.
(Minute Marker: 0:00 – 7:50: Helping Hand Fund)