We have grown from our humble beginnings in 1983, and so has our ability to give back to our community. By supporting local individuals, institutions, and non-profit organizations, we proudly play an active role in the community in which we work and live. All contributions are discretionary, but all requests are given consideration; however, in staying true to our roots and the beliefs of our founder, our principle charitable focus is support for women, youth, and education in Humboldt County.
In order to support a wide range of community requests, we generally limit contributions to one per year.
Donation requests typically come in the form of:
- Cheese to serve at fundraising or other events
- A gift certificate for cheese to be used as an auction item at fundraisers
- Sponsorship of organizations or activities
To request a donation or sponsorship, please use our Donation Request Form. Please note: because the need is so great in our local community, we typically only offer cheese and gift certificates to organizations that are able to pick-up at our Arcata office.
In addition to requested donations, we make unsolicited discretionary monetary donations based on profitability.
Previous recipients include:
- Humboldt Domestic Violence Services
- CASA of Humboldt
- Food for People
- Redwood Community Action Agency — Youth Service Bureau
- and more.
Non-Discrimination Practices: Cypress Grove will not contribute to individuals, groups, or organizations that, in their by-laws, policies, or practice discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, 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. However, we will consider contributing to individuals, groups, and organizations that assist individuals or groups who have been subject to discrimination.