The City of Arcata encourages public support for its many community projects and services. Opportunities for giving are plentiful.
Art Trust Fund
The City of Arcata Recreation Division's Art Trust Fund supports the Youth Development Scholarship Fund for the Arts. This scholarship fund provides fee reductions to youth from low-income families for after school and summer art programs. Arcata Recreation is committed to providing all youth of qualifying families with a 30 percent fee reduction for recreation programs offered throughout the year. Thanks to your generous donations, Arcata's recreation programs including everything from family ceramics to dance classes are available to all the youth of our community.
Arcata Ballpark Fund
The Arcata Ballpark is home to America's oldest, continuously-operated, summer collegiate, wood-bat, baseball team in the country, the Humboldt Crabs. Donations to the Arcata Ballpark Fund will help renovate this beloved community ballpark with a new entryway, seating areas, concessions and restrooms.
Bayside Park Farm & Community Garden Fund
Arcata Forest Fund
Private donations from the Arcata Forest Fund assist the City of Arcata in purchasing lands to be added to the Arcata Community, Sunny Brae and Jacoby Creek Forests. Donations to this fund are used for the purchase and restoration of forest lands and building trails. This fund helps the City leverage State and Federal grants. Forest lands purchased through these funds preserve and expand open space around the City, and will be managed for recreation, watershed and habitat protection, carbon sequestration and sustainable forestry use.
Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary Community Endowment Fund
The Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary Community Endowment Fund provides a source for community donations to assist the City of Arcata in the preservation, restoration, wildlife conservation, expansion, public access and trail-maintenance of the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary. The Endowment will serve to protect the natural beauty, habitats, walking trails and environmental health of the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary for the enjoyment of all creatures, great and small. Funded projects may include but are not limited to: wetlands and riparian habitat restoration, trail maintenance, land purchase for marsh and trail expansion, climate change adaptation and other projects which promote and protect the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary.
Arcata Police Department K-9 Fund
The Arcata Police Department’s K-9 Unit has played a vital role in tracking and apprehending criminals, including violent offenders, since the 1970s. K-9s can search buildings and residences when alarms are triggered or when doors or windows are discovered unsecured. The dogs help save lives, boost crime prevention efforts and strengthen the relationship between the police department and the community. Generous donations from residents and local businesses to the K-9 Fund help purchase K-9 bullet and stab-proof vests, kennels, training, and to offset the cost of the K-9 purchase.
To donate to the Arcata Police Department K-9 Fund please contact the Arcata Police Department.
Arcata Police Department Volunteer Fund
Arcata Skate Park Fund
The Arcata Skate Park on Sunset Avenue opened in 1997 and has provided a safe space for a generation of kids to skateboard. The park's classic sports ramps, bowls, snake run and pyramid were constructed with funds and supplies donated by local residents and businesses with City Redevelopment Agency Funds. Since 2011, this popular, well-used park has been home to summer campers, boys and girls, honing their street and vert riding styles. Donations to the Arcata Skate Park Fund go toward park maintenance and future park improvements.
Humboldt Bay Trail Fund
This fund supports the maintenance and development of the Humboldt Bay Trail. Donations to the fund can be earmarked endowed or expendable. Please use the Additional Comments/Requests section if you wish to specify how your contribution is designated. If no designation is specified, the donation will be split 50% endowed and 50% expendable. The Humboldt Bay Trail is a multipurpose trail around the bay for walking, running, biking, and wheeling. The trail will be constructed in phases with initial projects focused on a continuous trail between central Arcata and southwest Eureka serving as an anchor for a network of adjacent trails that connect surrounding communities. The fund supports trail related needs including: 1.) maintenance and rehabilitation, with an emphasis on projects involving community volunteers, 2.) emergency repair projects, 3.) trail amenities, and 4.) cost-share to state or federal grant funds for project development. The fund is governed by the Humboldt Bay Trail Committee, composed of four community members at large (including one member from the Humboldt Bay Trails Council), and three public agency representatives from the city of Arcata, city of Eureka, and the Humboldt County Public Works Department. For more information about the trail, visit: humboldtbaytrail.info
Youth Development Scholarship Fund
Recreation programs provide a safe place for youths during vulnerable summer, after-school, weekend and evening hours and provide a stable environment for them to find the guidance they need to successfully handle their life circumstances. During 2019, the Arcata Recreation Youth Development Scholarship Fund provided 325 scholarships totaling $8,334 in assistance for youth from low-income families to participate in classes, programs and camps.
Thank you for preserving what makes Arcata home.