So, you come to Hops, shell out $40-$75 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 $450,000 to many local groups including; The Boy Scouts of America, Humboldt Senior Resource Center, Fortuna Fireworks Festival, and Every 15 Minutes and many, many more. Now that you know the whole truth, you can enjoy your beer that much more knowing your money is headed to a better place. Please look below for a complete list of grants that we have distributed over the last couple of years.
All Proceeds from our event, “Hops in Humboldt”, are awarded to qualified recipients within the community.
Click here to apply for a Hops In Humboldt 2019 Grant
Hops in Humboldt 2018 Grant Recipients
In 2018, Hops In Humboldt distributed over $33,000 in grants
- Fortuna Police Department
- Fortuna Fire Protection District
- City of Fortuna Parks and Rec
- Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office
- Fortuna High School Prom Exchange
- Redwood Prep
- Toddy Thomas Middle School
- South Fortuna Elementary School
- Soroptimist of the Eel River Valley
- Fortuna Middle School
- South Fortuna Elementary Library
- Ambrosini Elementary School
- Hops In Humboldt Scholarships
- Fortuna sunrise Rotary
- St. Joseph Pantry Shelf
- Fortuna Transit
- Humboldt, Senior Resource Center
- Knights of Columbus
- Beta Zeta
- Fortuna Senior Services
- Dream Quest - Willow Creek Youth Partnership
- Yep (Youth Engaged in Philanthropy)
- Cub Scouts Pack 47
- California recreation Alliance
- CASA of Humboldt
- Eel River Little League
- Redwod Empire BMX
Hops in Humboldt 2017 Grant Recipients
In 2017, Hops In Humboldt distributed over $43,000 in grants
- Ambrosini Elementary School - $2,000 - Alternative seating options and sensory equipment for students
- Arcata Elementary School - $500 - T-Shirts for Not In Our Schools - event
- Big Brothers Big Sister - $500 - Background screenings - mentors
- Fortuna Police Department - $1,801 - Police Drone
- Fortuna Parks and Rec - $800 - 40 new mats for Kiddie Campers
- Cub Scouts Pack 47 - $948 - 15 backpacks
- Dream Quest - Willow Creek - $750 - Supplies for activies
- Eel River Kings - $500 - Training & safety equipment
- Every 15 Minutes - $5,000 - DUI Prevention program
- Fortuna Resource Center - $1,250 - Food for kids in the ERV
- Fortuna Fire Protection District - $1,000 - CPR/AED and first aid equipment and training
- Fortuna Garden Club - $1,500 - Flowers & Supplies for downtown
- Fortuna High Boys Basketball - $500 - Tournament fees
- Fortuna High School Prom Exchange - $500 - Door prizes to encourage attendance
- Fortuna Middle School - $1,000 - “We the People” e-books
- Fortuna Sunrise Rotary - $2,950 - Sponsor 10 backpacks of food for kids every week for a year
- Fortuna Transit/Senior Bus - $1,687 - Free bus rides for seniors
- Fortuna Union High School Baseball - $500 - Baseball helmets and gear bag
- Girl Scouts of Northern California - $1,324 - For new tents for trips
- Humboldt Bay Rowing Association - $500 - Set of Oars
- Humboldt Live - $500 - Leadership and career exploration classes
- Humboldt Senior Resource Center - $1,200 - Food carts for kitchen
- Humboldt Youth Soccer League - $500 - 2 sets of portable goals
- Knights of Columbus - $1,379 - Re-upholster chairs
- Rio Dell School - $1,500 - Goals and paint, Chromebook for 4th & 5th graders
- St. Joseph Pantry Shelf - $1,000 - Holiday proteins turkey, chicken, etc.
- South Fortuna Elementary School - $2,500 - Books, 30 Amazon Headphones, 2 projectors for classrooms
- Soroptimist of Eel River Valley - $2,000 - New shoes for students in the Eel River Valley Schools
- Toddy Thomas Middle School - $500 - Basketball rims & some equipment
- Wild Souls Ranch - $500 - Scholarship fund for children horse therapy
- Youth Engaged in Philanthropy - $3000 - Teaching high school students how to run a non-profit
- Plus established 3, ongoing $1000 scholarships!
Hops in Humboldt 2016 Grant Recipients
In 2016, Hops In Humboldt distributed over $44,000 in grants
- St. Joseph Pantry Shelf - $1,000 - For hams for the Christmas food boxes.
- Mad River Mist Girls Softball - $500 - For new equipment and scholarships for sign up fees for those who can not afford it.
- Humboldt Fastpitch - $500 - For dirt for the pitchers mound and batters box and for new fencing.
- Dream Quest - $600 - Supplies for community service projects.
- Humboldt Live - $500 - Field trips to businesses, and for online career exploration.
Hops in Humboldt 2015 Grant Recipients
In 2015, Hops In Humboldt distributed over $35,000 in grants
-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 two new soccer teams at the school.
- Fortuna Veterans Hall - $3,500 - To go towards restoration/refinishing of 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 - To replace their copy machine and purchase new printers.
- CASA of Humboldt - $1,000 - To go towards their new video project.
- Fortuna Sunrise Rotary - $2,650 - Backpacks for Kids program. This covers the weekend food backpacks for 10 kids for the whole year.
- Ambrosini Elementary - $2,000 - 1 or 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 - To 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 - To go towards their youth empowerment program called YEP (Youth Engaged in Philanthropy).
- Redwood Coast Montessori - $1,572 - Physical education equipment.
- Southern Humboldt 76ers - $500 - To go towards replacing infield dirt.
- Ferndale Community Tennis Association - $500 - To go towards resurfacing Ferndale High’s 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
- St. Joseph Pantry Shelf - $1,000 - For hams for the Christmas food boxes.
- Fortuna Garden Club - $2,000 - Restoration of down town Fortuna’s landscaping.
- Fortuna High Music Boosters - $1,000 - To go towards new band uniforms.
Hops in Humboldt Grant Funding Categories:
- Municipal Government: Parks & Rec, Police Programs
- Drug and Alcohol Prevention Programs
- Youth Activities
- Senior Services
To Apply for a Hops In Humboldt Grant
Please click the link at the top of the page to submit your grant. Grants MUST be submitted online only. Grant requests may be submitted annually between September 15th and November 30 of that same year.
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