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Learn more about the report and download it by clicking HERE


We need your support

Dear Friends,

WRCF and HAF, along with our partners The California Endowment and the California Wellness Foundation, is committing $150,00 to seed the COVID-19 Regional Response Fund and invite local businesses, civic groups, individuals and our community partners to join us in this effort. We are especially concerned about the most vulnerable, from seniors and those with compromised immune systems to low-wage workers and those needing food and shelter. Through this fund, and with your generous help, we can address immediate and future regional needs.

We can't do it alone. We need your help.

Learn more and make a donation by clicking HERE.

Thank you.



Responding to COVID-19

     The Wild Rivers Community Foundation has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation. Based on recommendations from public health and government officials, we have decided to close our office and our public meeting space effective Tuesday, March 17.
     This is one of several measures WRCF is taking to protect you and our staff and reduce the likelihood of introducing the coronavirus into our community. While WRCF staff will not attend public meetings and events for the foreseeable future, we are fully prepared to continue to serve, support and advise our donor and community partners, as well as provide grant support to our communities.
     Our staff will be working remotely or in the office to manage essential functions and activities. Information about public meetings, grants and other community responses will be posted on our Facebook page as it becomes available.
    If you have questions, call 707-465-1238 or send an email to
Thank you and take care of you and your loved ones!



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Crescent City’s Indigenous People's Day proclamation!

We are excited to share the City of Crescent City’s proclamation acknowledging Indigenous People and that Crescent City is the ancestral lands of the Tolowa people. The Wild River’s Community Foundation through the work of Building Healthy Communities supports the Inclusive Community Development work the City has committed to through this Proclamation, which was presented during the Oct. 5 Crescent City City Council meeting. Read the full proclamation by clicking HERE





Despite ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, nonprofit organizations and groups are offering virtual or modified summer camps and activities for Del Norte County youth. This guide, a community partnership supported by Building Healthy Communities and Wild Rivers Community, offers resources and coordinated schedules to cover gaps in the calendar and coordinate free meals for our children.

Click on the link below to view the guide.

SBD 2020 guide.pdf



Donor Resources

Contribute to an existing Wild Rivers Community Foundation fund, or start your own fund. Learn about planned giving options to support causes you care about now and into the future.

Donor Resources

About Us

Learn more about the Foundation, who we are, what we do and how we can work together.

About Us

Grants & Scholarships 

Summer Youth Mini-Grants, Holiday Partnership Program and annual scholarship opportunities.

Grants and Scholarships



Giving the gift of music

Nick and Lisa Rail Fund donates 100 new band instruments

Read story here



WRCF provides $22,000 to 29 community organizations in Del Norte and Curry counties.


Watch video here

Read story here


Del Norte's community success spotlighted during national foundation's visit

Read the full story



Upcoming Events

Third Tuesdays: Del Norte Nonprofit Leader Meetings, noon to 1:30 p.m., Family Resource Center of the Redwoods, 494 Pacific Ave., Crescent City, CA  

Third Thursdays: Curry Nonprofit Leader Meetings (South), 12-1 pm, Curry Community Library meeting room, 405 Alder St., Brookings OR

Second Tuesdays: Curry Nonprofit Leader Meetings (North), 12-1 p.m., Soroptomist Bldg, 94202 Caughell, Gold Beach, OR; and Port Orford Library, 1421 Oregon St., Port Orford, OR

Local events: Wild Rivers Connect



  2020 Wild Rivers Community Foundation Yearbook 

  2018-2019 Wild Rivers Community Foundation Yearbook 

2016/2017 'Giving Back' Wild Rivers Community Foundation Yearbook

2015/2016 'Strengthening Our Region' Wild Rivers Community Foundation Yearbook

2015/2016 'Opportunity' Humboldt Area Foundation Yearbook

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