OUR IMPACT

OUR IMPACT

HEALDSBURG FOREVER GRANTS: Strengthening Communities

Since 2003, Healdsburg Forever has granted $1.7 million to more than 60 local non-profit organizations serving the Healdsburg and Geyserville communities. Our vision is to ensure that the Healdsburg-Geyserville area is a sustainable, inclusive community in which all individuals have the opportunity to thrive.

Healdsburg Forever initiates an annual competitive grants cycle through a comprehensive application process, and applications are thoroughly vetted by the Grants Committee.  Applicants must be able to demonstrate that their program or project specifically serves the communities of Healdsburg and/or Geyserville.

1.7 Million in Grants
  • Health/Human Services
  • Youth Development/Education
  • Arts/Environmental Education
HELPING COMMUNITY THROUGH CRISES

2021

Healdsburg Forever Community Impact Fund Grants

In January 2021, the Healdsburg Forever grants committee, composed of local residents and business people, partnered with local nonprofits, community leaders and front-line workers to swiftly identify the most pressing needs in our communities. As a result, Healdsburg Forever is directing $300,000 in much-needed funding to five nonprofits and one nonprofit/City of Healdsburg partnership serving Healdsburg & Geyserville.

We are excited to award the biggest gift in our grant making history – $125,000 – to support direct financial assistance for those most severely impacted by the pandemic, and an additional $175,000 in grants to bolster five critical areas of need.

Overview of initiatives funded through the HF Community Impact Fund

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Direct financial assistance to vulnerable individuals and families providing a lifeline to housing, food security, utility needs, and health

Expanded supply of free groceries delivered to distribution sites in Healdsburg and Geyserville to increase food security

COVID19 vaccine capability built out by a trusted organization to offer information and equal access to our communities’ most vulnerable populations

Bilingual eviction prevention and tenant stabilization services for clients in Healdsburg and Geyserville

Full funding for the winter homeless shelter as well as help with rent and utilities provided to tenants struggling financially

Safe environment providing full day distance learning and child care for qualified families, thus allowing parents to work and earn income

Our goal is to have the greatest impact possible by taking a portfolio approach to grant-making across areas of intersecting need. As we continue to engage and partner with these grant recipients and other area nonprofits, we will bring you updates on the successes and the challenges that our community continues to face.

Healdsburg Forever Community Impact Fund

2020

Response to COVID-19 and Wildfire Disasters

In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic, the related unemployment and a fire storm that devastated homes and much of the local wine industry resulted in desperate need among our population. Healdsburg Forever responded to the critical needs of our community by shifting from our annual competitive grants program to a more streamlined grants process in order to distribute grants to our community’s nonprofits more quickly.

Our grants team worked with local nonprofits to quickly identify the highest priority needs and direct funds to the areas of greatest impact.  In May and October, we provided two rounds of emergency grants totaling $142,000 to eight organizations providing essential safety net services to the most vulnerable in Healdsburg and Geyserville, particularly Latinx and socioeconomically disadvantaged households.

2020 grants were awarded to Redwood Empire Food Bank, Corazon Healdsburg, Healdsburg Shared Ministries/Food Pantry, Boys and Girls Club, Farm to Pantry, Reach for Home, Food for Thought and Alliance Medical Center.

The continued growth in the demand for services led us to launch the Healdsburg Forever Community Impact Fund in the fall of 2020. Generous gifts from close to 100 donors allowed us to exceed our 2020 year-end fundraising goal.

For Questions

If you have any questions about the Healdsburg Forever Grant Program, please contact impact@healdsburgforever.org.

2020

Healdsburg Forever Grants are focused on several key categories of community need:

Health/Human Services:

Vulnerable population; food, housing assistance, access to legal & healthcare

Youth Development/Education

Programs in support of at risk students, ESL, summer school programs

Arts/Environmental Education:

Community arts programming, cultural awareness, ecology, fire impacts & recovery

STORIES OF IMPACT