We are grateful to the following Sponsors and Contributing Partners:

The first vote of confidence for the initial FIRE IN THE BELLY concept came from its host nonprofit organization, Bayside Pride, Inc. The Project has been made possible through mini-grants awarded by the National Storytelling Network - Brimstone Award and The Headwaters Fund of Humboldt County.

The following economic development agencies and business support organizations have provided contributions of cash, staff, promotion and outreach, and equipment for FIRE IN THE BELLY events: Redwood Region Economic Development Commission, North Coast Small Business Development Center, Arcata Economic Development Corporation, Humboldt Made, County of Humboldt Economic Development Division, the cooperative spirit of the Economic Fuel Business Plan Competition, helped to launch the first FIRE IN THE BELLY event. Many local businesses have pitched in to help FIRE IN THE BELLY organize and promote its events. We especially want to thank the following businesses for their in-kind and pro bono services:

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