The wish to gratefully thank the following organizations for their generous support and ongoing participation.
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The California Arts Council - The agency encourages widespread public participation in the arts; helps build strong arts organizations at the local level; assists with the professional development of arts leaders; promotes awareness of the value of the arts; and directly support arts program for children and communities. For more information visit their web site at: www.cac.ca.gov
California Arts License Plates - The Arts license plate ("Coastline") was designed by prominent California artist Wayne Thiebaud and is the nation's first plate specifically designed to benefit the arts. With more than 125,000 plates sold since 1994, the Arts license plate is the most popular specialty plate in California. The plate is distinguished by a four-color graphic depicting palm trees, a sunset on the Pacific coast. Sales of these plates benefit arts programs including arts education programming in local communities.
For more information visit: www.cac.ca.gov/licenseplate/
The National Endowment For The Arts - The National Endowment for the Arts is a public agency dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts, both new and established; bringing the arts to all Americans; and providing leadership in arts education. Established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government, the Endowment is the nation's largest annual funder of the arts, bringing great art to all 50 states, including rural areas, inner cities, and military bases. For more information visit their web site at: www.nea.gov/
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) funding from the California Arts Council - In early 2009, Congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) of 2009 to help stimulate the U.S. economy. Included in this package was $50 million for the arts, to be distributed through the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). This economic stimulus funding is targeted “to preserve jobs in the nonprofit arts sector threatened by declines in philanthropic and other support during the economic downturn.” The California Arts Council received $502,400 of Recovery Act funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to redistribute to California arts organizations to sustain jobs in the arts and creativity sector. The information below gives more details about how the national arts Recovery Act funds were distributed. For more information visit: www.cac.ca.gov/arra/
Humboldt Area Foundation is the community foundation of and for the citizens of the North Coast. The Humboldt Area Foundation was founded on
May 3, 1972 by Vera Perrott Vietor. Since 1972,
Vera's dream has been joined by literally thousands of individuals committed to building a better community.
Through the generosity of these individuals, Vera's original $2.4 million has grown to more than $60 million and has resulted in over $25 million in grants to local charitable organizations working to improve our community. For more information visit: www.hafoundation.org
The Melvin F. & Grace McLean Foundation was formed in 1999 after the passing of Mel McLean, owner and founder of Eel River Sawmills. Having no direct family to pass on their wealth to, Mel and Grace made the decision early on to form a foundation whose sole purpose would be to enhance the quality of life of the people of Humboldt County through grantmaking to qualified organizations. The foundation directs a significant portion of its efforts toward projects that support children and youth, the elderly, social welfare, health and medical needs as well as supporting the capacity of our local nonprofit sector. Since 2010, the foundation has given over $5.9 million to local nonprofit and governmental organizations in Humboldt County. For more information visit: www.northerncalifornianonprofits.org/content/view/102/92/
The CalFresh Program, formerly known as Food Stamps and federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), can add to your food budget to put healthy and nutritious food on the table. The program issues monthly electronic benefits that can be used to buy most foods at many markets and food stores.The CalFresh Program helps to improve the health and well-being of qualified households and individuals by providing them a means to meet their nutritional needs. For more information visit: www.calfresh.ca.gov/default.htm
Aurora Innovations was founded in Eugene, Oregon by a group of conscientious, organic gardeners. Aurora Innovations is dedicated to bringing you superior and unique organic gardening products so you and our planet will be healthier and happier. For more information visit: www.aurorainnovations.org