Arcata Foundation

Regular Meetings
  • Held at the call of the Chairperson
  • Location designated within the City
  • Noticed at least 7 days prior to each meeting
The Board of Directors consists of no less than 4 and no more than 8 voting members approved by the City Council. The Finance Director is the staff liaison to the Board of Directors. Board Members serve 4-year staggered terms.

The Arcata Foundation is dedicated to the enhancement of community life in the Arcata area. The Foundation facilitates charitable giving within the community and supports work in the areas of human services, education of all ages, art, culture, local history, healthful recreation, peace, and enhancement of our local natural environment. Thus, projects or programs proposed to the Foundation must demonstrate direct benefit to the citizens of Arcata, and should do 1 or more of the following:
  • Support the educational needs of local citizens (of all ages)
  • Support those in need of human services, such as health care, child care, housing, etc.
  • Support art and cultural activities and education within the community
  • Provide recreational activities and programs to the community (all ages)
  • Support and protect the environment of the community
  • Support peace-related activities and education
  • Support activities and education related to the history of the City of Arcata
Download our Grant Application (PDF) or pick one up at the Finance Department window at City Hall. Grants are awarded 2 times per year. Application deadlines are May 15 and December 15.