Community Involvement

By donating to local non-profit organizations and institutions, we proudly support the community in which we work and live. Read below to learn about Qualified Groups
view our list of Past Beneficiaries, and read about our Our Corporate Giving Program.

Cypress Grove Chevre's principle charitable aims are to support the needs of women, children, families, and education in Humboldt County by donating over 1% of our profits to these focus groups. In keeping with this commitment, we have developed a program to help ensure we direct our resources where the most impact will be made.

Please read the information below to see a small number of Cypress Grove Chevre’s past corporate giving program beneficiaries and to see if your Humboldt County organization would qualify for a donation in the coming year. In order to be able to support a wide range of community resources, our normal policy is to offer one donation (cheese or gift certificate) per organization annually.

To request a donation or sponsorship, please use our Donation Request Form

Charitable Giving Criteria

To be eligible for product or financial donations, organizations must meet the following Cypress Grove Chevre Corporate Giving Program criteria: the group, individual, or organization must be responding to a proven community need in Humboldt County which is easily identifiable as supporting the interests and welfare of women, children, families, or education, and must be a registered charity.

Ineligible Groups

Ineligible organizations that will not receive contributions include:

  • political parties, political organizations, or individuals running for office
  • for-profit organizations
  • advocacy and/or lobby groups
  • clubs or recreational organizations are ineligible, except for those that channel 100% of their services towards the described "women, children, families and education" focus
  • religious or sectarian organizations, except for those events that serve our "women, children, families and education" focus to the public on a non-discriminatory basis and without regard to the recipient's religious affiliation

Examples of Past Beneficiaries

Please see the lists below for examples of organizations that have received the support of Cypress Grove Chevre in the past.


  • Arcata Sisters, Arcata, CA
  • Emma Center, Arcata, CA
  • Humboldt Bay Women's Business Assoc., Eureka, CA
  • Humboldt Community Breast Health Project, Arcata, CA
  • Humboldt Domestic Violence Services, Eureka, CA
  • North Coast Rape Crisis Team, Eureka
  • Soroptimist International of Arcata, Arcata, CA
  • Think Pink (Ribbon) Wine Tasting, Eureka, CA
  • Women's Entrepreneurship Institute, Eureka, CA

Children and Family

  • The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Redwoods, Eureka, CA
  • CASA of Humboldt, Eureka, CA
  • Dairy Doe Replacement, Ferndale, CA
  • Families Advocating Autism Now, Humboldt Co, CA
  • Food for People, Eureka
  • HIV Kids, Arcata, CA
  • Homegrown and Growing 4H Club, Humboldt County, CA
  • Humboldt County 4-H, Eureka, CA
  • Humboldt Sponsors, Eureka, CA
  • Mad River Youth Soccer League, Arcata, CA
  • McKinleyville Parks & Recreation
  • McKinleyville Youth Center, McKinleyville, CA
  • Mel & Grace McLean Foundation, Fortuna, CA
  • National Convention 2008 Committee Youth Program
  • North Coast Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Eureka, CA
  • North Coast Children's Services, Arcata, CA
  • Taste for Kids Sake, Arcata, CA
  • Youth Service Bureau, Eureka, CA
  • YWCA, Healdsburg, CA


  • Academy of the Redwoods, Eureka, CA
  • Arcata Elementary Parent Teacher Organization, Arcata, CA
  • Arcata High School Arts Institute, Arcata, CA
  • Arcata/McKinleyville Orchestra, Arcata, CA
  • Arcata-Rooney Children's Center, Arcata, CA
  • College of the Redwoods, Eureka, CA
  • Cuddeback Union School District, Carlotta, CA
  • Discovery Museum, Eureka, CA
  • Dow's Prairie Parent Club, McKinleyville, CA
  • Equinox School, Arcata, CA
  • Eureka High School DECA
  • Fieldbrook Education Foundation, Fieldbrook, CA
  • Fieldbrook School, Fieldbrook, CA
  • Fortuna High School Athletics Fortuna, CA
  • Garfield Elementary School, Freshwater, CA
  • HSU Athletics, Arcata, CA
  • HSU Business School, Arcata, CA
  • HSU Campus Center for Appropriate Technology, Arcata, CA
  • HSU Children's Center, Arcata, CA
  • HSU Natural History Museum, Arcata, CA
  • Humboldt International Film Festival, Arcata, CA
  • Humboldt Library Foundation, Eureka, CA
  • Humboldt Literacy Council, Eureka, CA
  • Hydesville School, Hydesville, CA
  • Jacoby Creek School, Arcata, CA
  • KEET TV, Eureka, CA
  • KHSU, Arcata, CA
  • Laurel Tree Learning Center, Arcata, CA
  • Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, CA
  • North Coast Open Studios, Arcata & Eureka, CA
  • North Coast Prep & Performing Arts, Arcata, CA
  • Pacific Union School, Arcata, CA
  • Redwood Curtain Theater, Eureka, CA
  • Six Rivers Charter High School, Arcata, CA
  • St. Mary's School, Arcata, CA
  • Trillium Charter School, Arcata, CA
  • Trinidad Elementary School, Trinidad, CA
  • Union Street Charter School, Arcata, CA
  • Washington Elementary School, Eureka, CA

Our Corporate Giving Program

Non-Discrimination Practices

Cypress Grove Chevre will not fund organizations that, in their policies, by-laws, or practice discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.


By accepting a Cypress Grove Chevre donation, the recipient agrees that it will not promote or engage in violence, terrorism, or bigotry, nor will it make subgrants or give funding or support to any entity that engages in these activities.

Program Administration

The Cypress Grove Corporate Giving committee meets regularly to review requests and allocate donations multiple times each calendar year. Please note that responses to funding requests can take up to three months.