6/18/2021 7:00:00 AM

Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation Awards Community Grants to 120 Nonprofits

Umpqua Bank, a subsidiary of Umpqua Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: UMPQ) announced today that the Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation has awarded 120 community grants to local nonprofits across its five-state footprint totaling $423.5K. The grants represent the first of three funding cycles in 2021.

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 home ownership; 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 following nonprofits received Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation grants:


Adelante Mujeres

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

Free Geek

Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington Inc

Habitat for Humanity International Inc.


Juliette’s House

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

Portland YouthBuilders

Proud Ground

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

Parkview Services

Peace Community Center

R Merle Palmer Minority Scholarship Foundation

Seattle Milk Fund

Second Harvest Inland Northwest

South Sound Outreach Services

Sustainable Seattle

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 FarmLink

California Restaurant Association Foundation Inc.

Casa El Dorado

College Track

Community Action Partnership of Orange County

Financial Beginnings

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

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.

Jannus, Inc.

Kids Klub Inc.

Moscow Affordable Housing Trust

The Jesse Tree of Idaho

The Momentum Group

Wyakin Warrior Foundation



Andson Inc.

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.