HAF: Rapid Response Grants

Humboldt Area Foundation

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Grant amount: US $500 - US $5,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Indigenous Group Government Entity Nonprofit

Funding uses: General Operating Expense, Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in California: Del Norte County, Humboldt County, Trinity County, Curry County, Oregon

Location of residency: United States

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Fund Description

Rapid Response grants are intended for sudden, unanticipated and unavoidable challenges that, if not addressed immediately, could threaten an organization’s ability to achieve its mission. Generally speaking, a compelling reason must exist in order to be eligible for these grants. 

Successful applicants will seeking funds that align with the Humboldt Area Foundation’s mission to promote and encourage generosity, leadership and inclusion to strengthen our communities. The following types of request may be eligible for consideration: 

  • Unforeseen events that have or will significantly interrupt essential services.
  • Theft or damage to equipment required to operate core programs.
  • Unexpected failure or immediate impending failure of equipment that could threaten an organization’s ability to carry out its mission.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Who May Receive Funding?
    • A nonprofit organization with tax exempt status under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue code, or a public school, government agency, or Indian Tribal Government.


  • Lack of proper planning, and capital campaigns for emergency equipment will not be eligible.