Help us grow our local businesses by becoming a Humboldt Made supporter. 

“Trinity Raw started in our home kitchen. The fee to join Humboldt Made was a bit daunting, but within less than a year we were in a commercial kitchen, gained distribution, and learned so much about business and how to succeed. Much of this was due to programs and introductions specifically tailored to my business by Humboldt Made.”
Tannere Martinisko, Trinity Raw, New member, 2016

The above is just one of Humboldt Made’s satisfied customers, our member businesses.

Humboldt Made was initiated by the County of Humboldt in 2010 to spur the growth of a diverse array of makers and producers. The idea was to bring entrepreneurs together, identify their common strengths and weaknesses and through networking and collaboration overcome obstacles and achieve great things together. Creating brand awareness and increased sales beyond Humboldt’s borders was key, the end result being a sustainable, local economy.

 

Combining energy and resources, Humboldt Made organizes buyer’s tours where nearly twenty companies have been signed on to companies such as Whole Foods, Safeway, and Harvest Market, among others. We also facilitate co-operative attendance at outside trade shows and one-on-one distributor meetings, initiatives that would be far too expensive for one business to do on their own. Efforts such as these are a few examples of how Humboldt Made uniquely serves Humboldt’s entrepreneurial community.

 

Originally funded by the County’s Headwaters Fund and member dues, Humboldt Made struck out on its own under the auspices of the Humboldt Area Foundation and became its own 501 c3 in 2015. The result has been to make Humboldt Made far more nimble and responsive to member needs and opportunities. However, time that could be spent assisting member’s growth is too often time spent fundraising. There is so much good work to be done! To be effective, we anticipate an annual budget of $140,000. Currently, we are operating at $85,000.

  

This is where you come in. Humboldt Made is at the center of creating a network of local businesses that are growing together through cooperative business development strategies. A donation to Humboldt Made drives positive economic growth here in Humboldt to the benefit of all, while helping to secure our community’s future.


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