HAF: Summer Youth Program Grant

Humboldt Area Foundation

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Anticipated deadline: Apr 15, 2021

Grant amount: Approximately US $400

Fields of work: After School /Summer Educational Programs Summer Camps Youth Services

Applicant type: Indigenous Group, Government Entity, Nonprofit

Funding uses: General Operating Expense, Project / Program, Education / Outreach

Location of project: Humboldt County, California

Location of residency: United States

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Summer Youth Program Grant

Fund Description:

Supports non-profits that serve Humboldt County youth through programs offered between June 1 and September 1. 

We are pleased to announce the Summer Youth Grant Program, funded in partnership by Humboldt Area Foundation, McLean Foundation, Patricia D. and William B. Smullin Foundation, and St. Joseph Health Humboldt County. The Summer Youth Funding Partnership is proud to have supported the efforts of organizations that provide safe and meaningful summer programs for the children and youth of our county for over 20 years.

The average grant awarded will be $400. However, we recognize that some summer programs have special needs, so will consider applications of over $400 in some circumstances. Our committee of funding partners and community volunteers will consider each application and prioritize those receiving additional funding based on the following criteria: 

  • Program serves a high number of low-income, disabled or otherwise disadvantaged youth,
  • Program serves youth in an outlying area with few summer alternatives for productive activities,
  •  Program operating hours are extensive throughout the summer (i.e. every week-day all summer),
  • Program serves extremely high numbers of youth,
  • Program serves an at risk youth population.
  •  Programs that provide camperships / scholarships
  • Programs that have multiple funding sources

 The committee may also award additional funding to:

  • Organizations that provide a large number of scholarships to their Summer Program,
  • Organizations that have a Summer Program that requires no fee,
  • Organizations that make good use of available resources and/or collaboration,
  • Organizations with programs that provide developmental and not just recreational opportunities
  • Organizations that request items that help ensure the safety of their program's participants

Grant resources are limited, so we ask that you apply for only what is sincerely needed. This funding is stretched to meet the needs of as many valuable summer programs as possible.

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


  • Grants will be awarded to non-profits serving Humboldt County youth for programs offered between June 1 and September 1. 


  • Travel outside of Humboldt County for summer activities and summer camps will not be funded.