Mini Grants

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

Matching Funds

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.

Application Process

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  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.

Approval Process

Request letters are reviewed on an ongoing basis. Typically funding decisions are made within a week of receiving the request.

Contact the Headwaters Executive Director 707-445-7745  or  for more information.