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Voting for the 2023 Seeds for Change recipients took place October 29 -November 10. This year, 39 local nonprofit organizations applied and qualified to be part of the Co-op’s Seeds for Change Round-up Program. The top 9 organizations selected by the membership will be announced in December. 


Seeds for Change 2023 Candidates

39 local nonprofit organizations applied and qualified to be part of the Co-op’s Seeds for Change Round-up Program. 

Access Humboldt promotes local voices through community media: Engage - Connect – Educate.

Area 1 Agency on Aging provides leadership and services that support and promote healthy aging.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the North Coast builds and supports one-to-one relationships to ignite the biggest possible futures for youth.

Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods empower youth to reach their full potential as responsible, caring and productive citizens through programs and activities that are fun and relevant in a safe, supportive and healthy environment.

Breast and GYN Health Project ensures every member of our North Coast community has access to a seamless network of care and feel supported and empowered when facing a breast or gynecologic cancer concern.

CASA of Humboldt strives to match a trained CASA volunteer to every abused, abandoned, or neglected child who needs one, and advocate to improve the lives of children in the foster care system. 

Clarke Historic Museum celebrates the rich and varied history of Northwestern California by preserving, sharing, and interpreting that history in ways that increase knowledge, enrich the spirit, engage the mind, and stimulate the imagination.

Coalition for Responsible Transportation Priorities promotes transportation solutions that protect and support a healthy environment, healthy people, healthy communities and a healthy economy on the North Coast. 

Cooperation Humboldt exists to build a solidarity economy on California’s North Coast., supporting existing cooperative efforts and creating new solutions where needed. A solidarity economy empowers us to meet our needs in harmony with nature, without exploiting anyone. 

Cumbre Humboldt promotes educational and enriching opportunities for Latinx families and individuals throughout Humboldt County.

Friends of the Dunes is dedicated to conserving the natural diversity of coastal environments in northern California through community supported education and stewardship programs.

Friends of the Eel River work for the recovery of the Eel River, its fish, and community.

HC Black Music & Arts Association works to empower youth through Black cultural knowledge and Black support to promote Cultural Healing, Black Community Resilience and Black Sovereignty. 

Healy Senior Center of Southern Humboldt supports independent, meaningful, dignified lives for older adults through good nutrition and community engagement in Southern Humboldt County.

Hospice of Humboldt offers heartfelt end of life care and bereavement services to all who need them, including free services and programs provided to our patients and their families. 

Humboldt Animal Rescue Team provides a second chance to stray, displaced and abandoned cats and kittens by finding them loving, forever homes, as well as promotes the humane treatment of all animals, provide education about responsible pet ownership and the importance of spaying and neutering.

Humboldt Bay Keeper was launched in 2004 to safeguard our coastal resources for the health, enjoyment, and economic strength of the Humboldt Bay community through education, scientific research, and enforcement of laws to fight pollution.

Humboldt Botanical Garden works to inspire, educate and grow by establishing and promoting
an enjoyable and educational botanical garden accessible to everyone in or near Humboldt County. 

Humboldt Community Access and Resources connects people who have disabilities with the community by providing opportunities for learning, living, and employment.

Humboldt County Beekeepers Association provides educational opportunities with the purpose of promoting the success of beekeepers and outreach to the community regarding the benefits of honeybees and beekeeping.

Humboldt Domestic Violence Services is dedicated to breaking the cycle of domestic violence, intimate partner violence, and sex trafficking through services, education, and advocacy.

Humboldt Spay/Neuter Network works to reduce the number of unwanted and euthanized cats and dogs in Humboldt County by making spaying and neutering available and affordable for all animals. 

Humboldt Wildlife Care Center/Bird Ally X rehabilitates injured wildlife for release back to the wild, and educate and promote being a good neighbor to wildlife.

Ink People Center for the Arts changes lives by connecting the community with resources for cultural development. We encourage people to exercise their humanity, build civic discourse, and engage their creative potential. We are actively weaving the arts into the fabric of community.

Kinetic Universe is adults having fun so children desire to grow older. We strive to promote fun, art, engineering, sustainability and the sport of human-powered all-terrain art sculpture racing around the world.

KMUD – Redwood Community Radio encourages a communication center of open airways (KMUD) for all voices to inform, educate, entertain and inspire the listening community through quality programming.

Life Plan Humboldt is a non-profit formed to create housing options for seniors to “age in place.”

Mad River Alliance works with land managers, public agencies and Indigenous tribal groups to restore and protect the Mad River Watershed one salmon and one tributary at a time for the benefit of people, clean water and the environment.

Making Headway for Brain Injury Recovery works toward prevention of all brain injuries through education and awareness, and helps persons who have sustained brain injuries—and their families—to gain access to affordable services, support and opportunities for self-determination & self-sufficiency. 

Mid Klamath Watershed Council collaboratively plans and implements ecosystem restoration, promotes community vitality, and involves people in land stewardship.

North Coast Growers’ Association Farmers' Market works to promote and improve access to local agricultural products for the community.

North Coast Rape Crisis Team addresses all forms of oppression which underlie and promote sexualized violence. We strive to provide survivor-centered, supportive services to people of all ages, genders and circumstance who have been affected by sexualized violence. 

North Coast Standdown provides a safe and supportive community for our veterans and their families at an annual 3 day event where we provide needs and services.

Northcoast Environmental Center promotes understanding of the relations between people and the biosphere and to conserve, protect, and celebrate terrestrial, aquatic, and marine ecosystems of northern California and southern Oregon.

Northcoast Regional Land Trust is dedicated to the protection and economic viability of working landscapes, farms, forests and grazing lands, and to the preservation and protection of land for its natural, educational, scenic and historic values. 

Redwood Coast Village is a support network of volunteers that enables Humboldt County seniors to stay active, independent, and socially connected while continuing to live safely in their own homes.

Trinidad Coastal Land Trust provides public access while protecting the beauty of the Trinidad coast.

We Are Up works to ensure that adults with autism or other disabilities experience a full life in the mainstream of the community. Secure housing, a welcoming community center, farm-to-table food production and conservation of open spaces are hallmarks of this innovative project.

Zero Waste Humboldt works to cultivate the cultural shift needed to achieve 0 waste in Humboldt County. Our top priority is proactive waste prevention strategies and creating a circular economy locally and aid in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide.