Portland, OR. The Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation awarded 120 community grants to local nonprofits across its five-state footprint totaling $423.5K. Dozens were given out in Oregon and Washington. The grants represent the first of three funding cycles in 2021. Clark College Foundation (CCF), seen above, was one recipient. The foundation is an independent, self-funded nonprofit that assists Clark College through philanthropy.
Nonprofits were selected from hundreds of applicants who demonstrated a strong commitment to serving their communities, particularly those focused on reaching low-to-moderate income or under-resourced populations in one of the following eight categories: family engagement and resiliency; financial competency; housing stability and homeownership; college, career or technical readiness; entrepreneurship and business expansion; vibrant and equitable neighborhoods; technical and digital connectivity; and small business support and financial guidance.
“With local community-focused nonprofits, we are able to work together for better,” shared Randy Choy, vice president of community giving & nonprofit partnerships and managing director of the Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation. “Their grassroots efforts are key to post-pandemic recovery, and we’re honored to support their work.”
Umpqua Bank, through the Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation, continues to evolve its community giving strategy and community grants program to reflect a deeper commitment to improving economic prosperity, especially for under-resourced individuals, families, and small businesses. The foundation invests in nonprofit organizations, communities, and leaders to support direct-service programming that incorporates a diversity, equity, and inclusion focus.
The community grants are part of an overall foundation and corporate giving program that has invested more than $12 million since the foundation was formed in 2014. The next deadline for community grant applications is Friday, Sept. 3, 2021. Learn more at www.UmpquaBank.com/Community.
A full list of the nonprofit grant recipients by state is below:
Baker County YMCA
Building Blocks to Success Corporation
Casa of Lane County
Central City Concern Inc.
Community Connection of Northeast Oregon
Community Development Corporation of Oregon
Community Vision Inc.
Community Works Inc.
Conference of St Vincent De Paul Society of Myrtle Creek
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Southern Oregon Inc.
Corvallis Neighborhood Housing Services Inc.
Drexel H Foundation
Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington Inc
Habitat for Humanity International Inc.
Lewis And Clark College
MetroEast Community Media
Northwest Housing Alternatives Inc.
Oregon Tradeswomen Inc.
Portland Homeless Family Solutions
Portland Housing Center
Portland Tennis and Education
School Garden Project of Lane County
SE Works Inc.
Society of St Vincent De Paul
Stone Soup PDX
Winston Area Community Partnership
Yamhill Carlton Together Cares Inc.
YWCA of Greater Portland
Blue Mountain Action Council
Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton and Franklin Counties
Boys and Girls Club of The Olympic Peninsula
Career Path Services-Employment and Training
Catholic Charities Housing Services
Clark Community College District 14 Foundation
Community Youth Services
El Centro De La Raza
Foundation for Private Enterprise Education
Fusion-Friends United to Shelter the Indigent Oppressed and Needy
Girl Scouts of Western Washington
Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County
Homestead Community Land Trust
Interfaith Hospitality Network of Spokane (DBA Family Promise of Spokane)
Junior Achievement of Washington
Mary’s Place Seattle
Northwest Access Fund
Overlake Service League
Peace Community Center
R Merle Palmer Minority Scholarship Foundation
Seattle Milk Fund
Second Harvest Inland Northwest
South Sound Outreach Services
Tacoma Farmers Market
The Trail Youth
University District Development Association
Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle
Wing Luke Memorial Foundation
Work Force Development Center A Resource Center for Our Future
Your Money Matters
Youth Eastside Services
Accion San Diego
Aim High for High School
APA Family Support Services
Benicia Community Action Council
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County Inc.
California Association for Microenterprise Opportunity
California Community Economic Development Association
California Restaurant Association Foundation Inc.
Casa El Dorado
Community Action Partnership of Orange County
FOTC — Los Angeles
Fremont Unified School District
Girls Inc. of the Northern Sacramento Valley
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles
Jefferson Economic Development Institute
Junior Achievement of San Diego County
Junior Achievement of Southern CA
Neighborhood Housing Services of Los Angeles County
New Beginnings Housing Foundation
North Marin Community Services
Opportunity Junction Inc.
Petaluma Ecumenical Properties
Sacramento Asian-Pacific Chamber of Commerce
Saint John’s Program for Real Change
San Diego Center for Children
Score San Diego
Southeast Asian Community Center
Standup for Kids
Sunday Friends Foundation
United Way of Northern California
UpValley Family Centers
Workshops for Warriors Inc.
Yuba-Sutter Economic Development Corporation
Boys and Girls Clubs of The Lewis Clark Valley Inc.
Kids Klub Inc.
Moscow Affordable Housing Trust
The Jesse Tree of Idaho
The Momentum Group
Wyakin Warrior Foundation
Arts for All Nevada
Clark County Public Education Foundation Inc.
Junior Achievement of Northern Nevada Inc.
Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth
Opportunity Alliance Nevada
About Umpqua Bank
Umpqua Bank, headquartered in Roseburg, Ore., is a subsidiary of Umpqua Holdings Corporation, and has locations across Idaho, Washington, Oregon, California and Nevada. Umpqua Bank has been recognized for its innovative customer experience and banking strategy by national publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, BusinessWeek, Fast Company and CNBC. The company has been recognized for eight years in a row on FORTUNE magazine’s list of the country’s “100 Best Companies to Work For,” and was recently named by The Portland Business Journal the Most Admired Financial Services Company in Oregon for the sixteenth consecutive year. In addition to its retail banking presence, Umpqua Bank also owns Financial Pacific Leasing, Inc., a nationally recognized commercial finance company that provides equipment leases to businesses.