Hops in Humboldt


So, you come to Hops, shell out $35-$40 to get in and there are thousands of people there. They sell Hops gear and have games. Who gets the money? Hops In Humboldt, Inc., that’s who. Most folks don’t know this, but we are a registered 501c3 non-profit corporation. Through a grant process we distribute our proceeds to a variety of Humboldt County organizations that fall within five categories; schools, youth activities, senior programs, municipal programs, and drug and alcohol prevention. To date, Hops has granted over $250,000 to many local groups including; Casterlin Elementary, The Boy Scouts of America, Humboldt Senior Resource Center, Fortuna Fireworks Festival, and Every 15 Minutes. Now that you know the whole truth you can enjoy your beer that much more knowing your money is headed to a better place.

All Proceeds from our event, “Hops in Humboldt”, are awarded to qualified recipients within the community.

In 2015 Hops in Humboldt distributed over $35,000 in grants

Hops in Humboldt 2015 Grant Recipients

-Clark Historical Museum-$1,000 to add a visual feature for their WWII memorial
-Toddy Thomas middle school-$2,000- uniforms and equipment to start 2 new soccer teams at the school
-Fortuna Veterans Hall-$3,500-towards restoration/refinishing the wood floors
-Mad River Veterans Honor Guard-$1,000- gas funding for Honor Guard Ceremonies throughout Humboldt County
-Soroptimist’s of the Eel River Valley-$1,000- laptop computer,projector and printer for presentations
-Fortuna Senior Center-$2,928- Replace their copy machine and purchase new printers
-CASA of Humboldt-$1,000-towards video project
-Fortuna Sunrise Rotary-$2,650-Backpacks for kids funding for food for 10 weekend backpacks for the whole year
-Ambrosini Elementary-$2,000-1or 2 Field Trips for each grade at the school
-Redwood Prep Charter School-$1,480-to purchase 4 bass bars for their music program
-South Fortuna Elementary-$1,000-to purchase new wood chips for the playground
-Cub scout pack 47-$1,000-Camp tuition and to ride the Skunk Train
-Boy scout troop 47-$1,000-Camp tuition, purchase new camp stoves and replace old camping gear
-Humboldt Senior Resource Center-$2,948- replace broken oven used to cook 500 meals a day for meals on wheels and senior dining centers in Eureka,Arcata and Fortuna
-Fortuna High-$1,000-Sponsor first of its kind “academic” team to go to Academic WorldQuest competition in Reno
-Breast and GYN Health project-$900- for the purchase of voice recorders that can be checked out to patients for doctor appointments who are starting to go through the cancer process
-Ink People-$500-ecology and arts program
-Humboldt Sponsors-$500-funds towards putting on annual rummage sale
-Eel River MGC-$1,000-towards their youth empowerment program
-Redwood Coast Montessori -$1,572-physical education equipment
-Southern Humboldt 76ers- $500 Towards replacing infield dirt
-Ferndale Community Tennis Association-$500-toward resurfacing Ferndale Highs tennis courts
-Beta Zeta-$500-for Alzheimer’s research and St Jude’s Children’s hospital
-Fortuna Middle School-$1,000- to purchase golf equipment to start a golfing program in physical education at the middle school
-StJoseph Pantry Shelf-$1,000- to purchase Xmas hams for the needy
-Fortuna Garden Club-$2,000- restoration of down town Fortuna’s landscaping
-Fortuna High Music Boosters-$1,000 towards new band uniforms

Municipal Government: Fortuna Police Department, City of Fortuna, Fortuna Fireworks, Fortuna Depot Museum

Schools: Fortuna Middle School, Fortuna Rotary, Dows Prairie Elementary, Scotia Union Elementary, South Fortuna Elementary, Agnes J Johnson Elementary.

Senior Services: Fortuna Senior Services & Humboldt Senior Services, Beta Zeta Chapter #4137, Eel River Multigenerational Center, St. Joseph Pantry shelf, Tri County independent living.

Youth Activities: Fortuna Elementary School Dist., Eel River Rapids Girls U14 soccer, Cub/Boy Scouts Pack/Troop 47, Eel Valley Babe Ruth, Ferndale Boys Basketball, North Star Quest Camp, McKinleyville Girl Scouts, The Saplings (Humboldt youth Roller Derby).

Hops in Humboldt Grant Funding Categories:

  1. Municipal Government: Parks & Rec, Police Programs
  2. Alcohol and Drug Prevention Programs
  3. Youth Activities
  4. Senior Services
  5. Schools
To Apply for Hops Grants

Please click the link at the top of the page to submit your grant. Grant requests may be submitted annually between the day of the event (Hops in Humboldt) and November 30 of that same year.

The following information is what we will be looking for and is included in the Grant Request Form:

  • The category you fall into
  • How it benefits the community
  • A summary description of the project
  • The estimated total cost of the project
  • The estimated date of completion of the project
  • A narrative statement about the beneficiaries of the project
  • A description of your organizations oversight, management, and involvement in the project
  • How many beneficiaries the funding will help through your organization
  • Note that we do not grant funds to individuals
  • You organizations immediate need for funds and why
  • Hops does not grant funds for hotel, air or travel expenses

Email us if you have any questions: info@hopsinhumboldt.com