Mini-grants are awarded in support of community events and innovative projects which positively impact Humboldt’s economy, usually in the $1,000 to $1,500 range. There is normally $20,000 available annually.
Examples of Mini-Grants
Examples of past Mini-Grants include:
- Airline recruitment
- Broadband conference about expanding service
- Jr. Achievement business curriculum in schools
- Plan It Green Conference on green building
- Rotating art exhibit at the airport
- Technology training for businesses
- Women Entrepreneurs Institute conference
Projects are required to have matching funds (50/50) equal to the amount being requested of Headwaters.
Who Is Eligible
Non-profit organizations and government entities located in Humboldt County are eligible to apply. Private businesses with a project idea are encouraged to contact the Headwaters Executive Director for connections to potential public partners.
Mini-grant requests are accepted on an ongoing basis. Email Humboldt Couch Headwaters Fund a letter on your organizational letterhead describing your project and its expected economic impact along with a project budget. If you prefer, you can mail a hard copy to Headwaters Fund:
520 E Street
Eureka, CA 95501
For specific application instructions, view the Mini-Grant Program guidelines (PDF). Review the Headwaters Fund Mini-Grant Fact Sheet (PDF) for more information.
Request letters are reviewed on an ongoing basis. Typically funding decisions are made within a week of receiving the request.
Email the Headwaters Executive Director or call at 707-445-7745 for more information.