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Humboldt Sponsors
~ We make good things happen for local kids! ~

About Us

Humboldt Sponsors is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated raising funds solely to benefit the youth of Humboldt County.

Humboldt Sponsors offers grants supporting educational, recreational, and cultural enrichment opportunities and assisting youth-oriented programs that provide basic needs.  

Presidents Week Day Camp

Grant applications are solicited from the community on an annual basis. The funding requests received are evaluated and awarded based on need and the criteria presented. Grant funds are designated exclusively for the youth of Humboldt County.

 Since 1973, Humboldt Sponsors
has awarded $2,450,000 in grants
that have benefited many thousands of
Humboldt County youth.

Click here to view the list of 2019 Grant Recipients

Humboldt Sponsors Active Members serve as officers and board members, chair committees, and develop fundraising projects. Associate Members support and participate in Humboldt Sponsors fundraising and social events.

A recognition luncheon is held annually in the Spring to honor the invaluable contributions of our Associate Members.


The organization, now known as Humboldt Sponsors, originated in 1962 as the Humboldt Circle of the Florence Crittenton Home of San Francisco, a home for unwed mothers. The group remained as such for seven years, contributing its funds exclusively to the Florence Crittenton Home. In 1970, the Humboldt Circle severed its connections with the Florence Crittenton Home in order to devote its energies to charitable causes in Humboldt County.

Humboldt Sponsors became officially incorporated on May 3, 1971. Initially, the group voted annually to support various other local charities.  In 1973, Humboldt Sponsors voted to use its funds solely for youth, through camperships and recreation programs. At that time, the grant awards committee, HUGS, was born and still thrives today.

In 1978, Humboldt Sponsors expanded its goals to support Humboldt County youth in the areas of education, recreation, and culture. Today, this assistance may also extend to helping support youth projects providing basic needs.

Fund Raising

Humboldt Sponsors grant funds are raised in a variety of ways. The annual Rummage Sale, held the first Saturday in October, is the primary fundraiser. This event has become a Humboldt County tradition.

In addition to the annual Rummage Sale, Humboldt Sponsors offers a variety of fundraising and social events throughout the year. These projects have included the Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show, Margaritas by Moonlight, Boots & Bandanas, the Associate Members' Recognition Luncheon, and Project Private Enterprise. Project Private Enterprise, or PPE, is a creative endeavor by active members to raise money individually each year for Humboldt Sponsors.

Personal donations, memorial and honorarium contributions are also valuable fundraising sources.  Humboldt Sponsors is also very grateful for the many donations made by the many local community-minded businesses and organizations that so generously donate their time, money, and materials to help our cause.