Mendocino and Humboldt Redwood Companies have agreed to a matching donation of $25,000 to the Humboldt County, California non-profit, We Are Up. Based in McKinleyville, California and led by Mary Keehn, founder of Cypress Grove Cheese, We Are Up is building an inclusive, inter-generational community that will offer secure housing, income opportunities, and mutual support systems for adults with developmental disabilities, Seniors, Students, and traveling medical professionals.

In the first year, with all volunteer help and donations from the community, We Are Up has secured 15+ pastoral acres within walking distance to grocery, health care, banking, movies, public transportation, and many other services. They have completed a year of environmental testing, filed CEQA documents, held community meetings, and fundraising events.

”Mendocino and Humboldt Redwood Companies are excited to announce support for We Are Up, an innovative non-profit that will have a direct and positive impact in Humboldt County,” states John Andersen, Director, Forest Policy.

“This will bring us one step closer to building this much needed community,” states Mary Keehn, Director, We Are Up.

Mendocino and Humboldt Redwood Companies will match all donations up to $25,000 made to We Are Up through April 1, 2023. Donations can be made online at