Thank you Humboldt Sponsors!!

This April we were so very fortunate to be one of the local organizations to receive a grant from Humboldt Sponsors. Humboldt Sponsors generously donated $1,500 towards our Aquatics Grant to help support the five new grants we added this year. Thank you so much for what you ladies do year round and for continuing to support FAAN in our endeavors too! We appreciate you all so much. Humboldt Sponsors was founded in 1971 and is a locally based Non Profit Organization dedicated to raising funds solely to benefit the youth of Humboldt County. This year alone they were able to donate $110,450 to local youth groups and Non Profit Organizations of all kinds. For more information on Humboldt Sponsors please visit their website at


Summer Quarter Aquatic Grants

All Applicants placed on the waiting list for the Spring Quarter have been emailed asking if you would like to accept or decline the Aquatics Grant for Summer Quarter.  Please be sure to check your email and answer by June 15th or your position will be considered forfeited.  All other new applications and renewals will go through a lottery system and notified whether they have received a grant or been placed on the waiting list between June 16th-20th.  Thank you!

​Five additional Aquatics Grants added!

FAAN is pleased to announce the opening of five additional Aquatics Grants! Our Aquatics Grant program has been extremely popular and has operated at capacity for many months, creating a lengthy wait list. Please keep an eye out for our upcoming Autism Awareness Month Business Takeovers in April. The success of our fundraising events directly determines the number of grants and programs that FAAN is able to offer. Thanks for your support!

Congratulations to our 1st ever Autism Ally Award recipient, Ashlee Zima!

Thank you to everyone who took the time to write a nomination letter. Every letter we received touched our hearts! It was VERY difficult to choose a winner, and for a while I thought we were going to have to draw one of the letters out of a hat! However, we could not ignore that Ashlee Zima was nominated by TWO different people!!!

Ashlee, you are clearly an amazing woman and we look forward to meeting you! We hope you will be able to attend the 1st Annual Costumes & Cocktails Fall Gala on October 28th, along with Lauren Boone and Joseph Blaine, to receive your award! We will be contacting you all soon with the details.



Thank You Moose Lodge!

FAAN would like to thank the Eureka Moose Lodge 636 and McKinleyville's Loyal Order of Moose Lodges for all of their help and support this year.  These two lodges have worked together this year to raise over $2,000 for us.  We are so grateful for the amazing people of the Moose Lodge.

For more information on the Moose Lodge and how to contact or donate to their great causes, please visit

Left to Right: Heather Montgomery, FAAN board member; Leslie Soho, FAAN board secretary; Mitchel Williams, District President of the Moose Lodge; Kaileigh Klammes, FAAN board president; Rachel Williams, FAAN board treasurer.