Since 2003, Healdsburg Forever has granted $1.4 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.
Each year, Healdsburg Forever initiates a 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.
In 2019 Healdsburg Forever awarded grants to 18 nonprofit organizations with the following distribution across categories:
46% to Health/Human Services
44% to Youth Development/Education
10% to Arts Education/Environmental Education
If you have any questions about the Healdsburg Forever Grant Program, please contact email@example.com.
Healdsburg Forever Grants are focused on several key categories of community need:
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. These organizations help by:
- Distributing free groceries
- Enabling remote medical care for chronic conditions
- Feeding the unsheltered and those in quarantine
- Providing free COVID-19 testing
- Maintaining working parents’ income while their children are distance-learning
- Assisting fire victims and the newly unemployed with financial support
Healdsburg Forever was founded with the mission of providing a sustainable source of funds that would always be available for the most pressing needs of Healdsburg and Geyserville communities at any given time. The 2019-2020 disasters have had severe repercussions for the most vulnerable in our communities and the impact will be felt for months, if not years, to come. Helping people through these crises will require support in the Healdsburg and Geyserville communities over the foreseeable future, and it is with this intention that Healdsburg Forever launched the Healdsburg Forever Community Impact Fund.
Please take full advantage of the $150,000 match opportunity and help us meet the challenge for our local communities.