HAF/HHF offering community health grants

HUMBOLDT – Nonprofit organizations and community groups can receive up to $15,000 for projects and programs supporting wellness in Humboldt County. The Humboldt Health Foundation (HHF), an affiliate of the Humboldt Area Foundation/Wild Rivers Community Foundation, has issued a request for proposals for its 2022 Community Health Grants program, which provides nonprofit organizations and local groups funding for work that improves residents and the mental or physical well-being of communities in Humboldt County. The deadline to apply is Monday, August 1, 2022.

The program supports a wide range of wellness efforts, from cultural and family support to food and housing security, mental health, and more. “Community Health Grants are designed to support charities and projects that positively impact the physical and mental health of vulnerable, underserved and/or marginalized members of the community,” says Craig Woods, Director of Grants for the Humboldt Area Foundation.

The Humboldt Health Foundation prioritizes funding for organizations and groups that support the health and well-being of Black, Indigenous, and people of color, recognizing that BIPOC has been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic and that the racism is a critical public health issue affecting our region.

Last March, the Humboldt Area Foundation/Wild Rivers Community Foundation announced its 10-year strategic vision, which explores how a community foundation can help build a prosperous, just, healthy and equitable region.

The Foundation has also set out four goals to support this vision, with resources and programs developed to address these areas over a 10-year period. The goals are racial equity; healthy ecosystems; young people and prosperous families; and a just economy and economic development.

To learn more about the criteria and download an application, please visit the HHF website at humhealth.org.

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