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 past Mini-Grants include:
· Broadband conference about expanding service
· Technology training for businesses
· Women Entrepreneurs Institute conference
· Jr. Achievement business curriculum in schools
· Plan It Green Conference on green building
· Rotating art exhibit at the airport
· Airline recruitment
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 a letter on your organizational letterhead describing your project and its expected economic impact along with a project budget to:firstname.lastname@example.org If you prefer, you can mail a hard copy to Headwaters Fund, 520 E Street, Eureka, CA 95501. For specific application instructions, view or download the Mini-Grant Program guidelines.
Request letters are reviewed on an ongoing basis. Typically funding decisions are made within a week of receiving the request.