Summer activities for youth abound in Humboldt, Del Norte and Curry counties – and many of these programs have received mini-grants ranging from $500 to $3,000 from the Humboldt Area Foundation and the Wild Rivers Community Foundation .
The Youth Summer Mini-Grants Partnership Program — with support from the McLean Foundation, the Patricia D. & William B. Smullin Foundation, and Providence’s Community Health Investment — distributed $36,047 to 27 organizations without for-profit and agencies. Grants will support a variety of programs and needs, including language and cultural education, outdoor stewardship activities, recreational equipment, scholarships for low-income participants and more.
“By partnering with regional funders and donors, collectively we can have a greater impact in communities across our rural and indigenous lands,” said Craig Woods, Director of Grants. “The program is a wonderful example of this collaboration, allowing the partnership to provide mini-grants to many charities who all work to provide important summer programs for vulnerable young people in our area.
2022 grant recipients include: 4-H Trail, Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods, Brookings Harbor Community Helpers, Inc., Brookings Police, Cal Poly Humboldt University Center, California Tribal TANF/Del Norte, CASA/Del Norte, Chetco Activity Center /Brookings, City of Arcata Recreation Division, City of Blue Lake, City of Fortuna, Del Norte Indian Education Center, Friends of the Lost Coast, Hmong Cultural Center of Del Norte County, Humboldt Arts Council, Humboldt County Library, Humboldt NeuroHealth Therapeutic Services, Lost Coast Camp, Mattole Valley Resource Center, Open Door Community Health Center/Crescent City, Oregon 4-H Foundation, Port Orford Public Library Foundation, Redwood Discovery Museum, Smith River Baptist Church, Southern Humboldt Family Resource Center, Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation and Willow Creek Youth Partnership.