About Us

The Northern California Association of Nonprofits (NorCAN) is a regional network of organizations and leaders connected in our dedication to strengthening our communities.

NorCAN was established in 1999 by Humboldt Area Foundation (HAF) to serve the rural nonprofit sector in Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity Counties. Now operated by the ERV Community Center Foundation in Fortuna, NorCAN is dedicated to connecting organizations that are doing good work in the region so that they can avoid operating in isolation. We believe that when organizations share information, expertise, and resources, they can be more effective and efficient in their work and make deeper impacts in the communities they serve. To support this goal, we provide a range of resources and services, including training programs, professional development opportunities, and networking events. Our aim is to help nonprofits to collaborate, learn from each other, and achieve their missions more effectively.

More Information of the recent transfer of NorCAN HERE


Lauren Correll

Director of Operations

Hayley Simera

Administrative Assistant

NorCAN Reorganizing Committee

The NorCAN Reorganizing Committee is a group of experienced nonprofit leaders representing a cross section of sectors, organizations, and interests who have made the transfer of NorCAN from Humboldt Area Foundation to ERV Community Center Foundation in early 2023.

Since then, they have remained the bedrock of NorCAN, steadfastly dedicated to enhancing its role as a valuable resource for our community.

Committee members:

Laura Olson– Executive Director of Smullin Foundation

Carly Robbins– Executive Director of Food for People

Anne Holcomb– Former Executive Director of Food for People

Tia Baratelle– Director of Development of Hospice of Humboldt

Jacqueline Dandeneau– Executive Director of Playhouse Arts

Sean Taketa McLaughlin– Executive Director of Access Humboldt

Pat Bitton– Board Member of The Clarke Historical Museum

Ashley Osia– Director of Community Engagement for Sequoia Park Zoo Foundation

Leslie Castellano– Executive Director of The Ink People

Amie McClellan– Accounting at Mateel Community Center

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