Jessica Cejnar / Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020 @ 12:05 p.m.

Wild Rivers Community Foundation Offers Grants For Holiday Programs

Pa Xiong and Khou Vue received a WRCF grant last year for the Hmong Cultural Center of Del Norte's Christmas Wishes program. Photo: Courtesy of Scott Graves

With the holidays approaching, the Wild Rivers Community Foundation is offering support for those serving local children and families.

The deadline to apply for grants is Nov. 2, according to an organization news release.

From a WRCF news release:

The holidays are right around the corner, and every holiday season there are many adults, children and families in Curry and Del Norte counties in need of food, warm clothing and access to services.

That’s why Wild Rivers Community Foundation is offering its annual Holiday Partnership grants to support nonprofits and faith-based organizations that tirelessly provide hope by addressing the needs of our friends and neighbors throughout the Wild Rivers Region.

“There are amazing organizations in Curry and Del Norte County filled with passionate staff and volunteers who work hard to provide everything from community meals, presents, warm blankets, emergency clothing and even hygiene products,” said WRCF Director Gina Zottola. “Holiday Partnership grants provide much needed resources to organizations so that they can accomplish their mission to help those in need during the holidays.”

In 2019, WRCF awarded $22,000 to 29 nonprofit organizations. The grants, ranging from $250 to $2,000, funded programs that provide children with winter coats or Christmas presents, holiday food for hungry families, warm clothes for struggling veterans and the homeless, and services for abused or neglected children.

“The collaborative partnership of donors creates a pool of resources that support the good work these organizations are doing in our community,” Zottola said.

The grants are funded by donations from family trusts, foundations, businesses and individuals, according to Zottola, but additional donations are always appreciated.

The deadline for WRCF’s Holiday Partnership grant applications is 5 p.m., Nov. 2, 2020.

Applications are available online at, or can be picked up at the WRCF office, 990 Front St, Crescent City.

The completed applications can be dropped off at the office or emailed to For more information call 707-465-1238 or 541-412-6277.

The Wild Rivers Community Foundation is an affiliate of the Humboldt Area Foundation and serves Del Norte and Curry counties.


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