The Humboldt Botanical Garden, a nonprofit organization, has established a new fund at Humboldt Area Foundation.
The Humboldt Botanical Garden Foundation Fund is another way for people and businesses to contribute through HAF in supporting this local outdoor jewel with its variety of local plant species, as well as educational and family programs.
The garden began with a small group of volunteers in 1991, who built and manage the 44.5-acre site adjacent to the College of the Redwoods. It currently features 10 different gardens, a Butterfly House and an earth sculpture designed and constructed by Eureka artist Peter Santino that features two non-intersecting quarter-mile meditative walking circles.
The garden is supported by more than 1,100 individual, family and business members, over 100 active volunteers, three paid staff and curators and a 10-member volunteer board of directors.
“Our board felt a fund invested with a trusted local partner like Humboldt Area Foundation would help us attract annual and planned gifts as we look to the future,” said Board President Evelyn Giddings.
The nonprofit started its fund with $10,000 that it will work to grow through contributions. The fund will be invested for long-term growth. HAF will administer the fund and manage all donor and IRS reporting. HAF staff is also available to advise and help the volunteer-led organization with estate and planned gifts.
Tax-deductible contributions to the fund can be made online at www.hafoundation.org/HBGF or by calling 707-442-2993. Learn more about Humboldt Botanical Garden at www.hbgf.org.