2/14/2023 8:00:00 AM | Newsroom

Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation Awards Grants to 56 Nonprofits

Latest round of grants helps organizations create economic opportunity in communities across Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho, and Nevada

The Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization of Umpqua Bank, has awarded 56 grants to local nonprofits across its footprint totaling $331,500.

Umpqua’s latest round of grants support nonprofit organizations across Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho, and Nevada, and are part of the bank’s overall foundation and corporate giving program that has invested more than $17 million since the foundation was formed in 2014.

“We’re deeply committed to helping nonprofits provide critical community services that improve the economic prosperity for under-resourced individuals, families and small businesses,” said Randy Choy, Umpqua Bank vice president of community giving and managing director of the Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation. “We look forward to continue aiding organizations through volunteerism and grants throughout 2023 and are grateful for all the hard work by these nonprofits in our regions that help better the lives of others in need.”

These nonprofits, selected from among hundreds of applicants in the final of three grant cycles in 2022, demonstrated a steadfast commitment to serving low-to-moderate-income populations in at least one of 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.

The next deadline for community grant applications is 5 p.m. PT on Fri., March 3, 2023. Learn more at www.UmpquaBank.com/Community.

The following recipients received grants of $5,000 to $15,000:


Organization                                                                                         County

African American Alliance for Home Ownership, Inc.          Multnomah

Benton Furniture Share                                                                    Benton

Boys & Girls Club of Albany                                                             Linn

Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis                                                         Benton

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Rogue Valley                                     Josephine

Bradley Angle                                                                                      Multnomah

Community Connection of NE Oregon                                    Wallowa

Friends of Saturday Academy                                                      Multnomah

Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce                    Multnomah

Impact Pendleton                                                                              Umatilla

IRCO (Immigrant and Refugee Community Org.)               Washington

Lan Su Chinese Garden                                                                  Multnomah

Neighborhood Partnerships, Inc.                                                Multnomah

Oregon Coast Community Action                                              Coos

Our Streets PDX                                                                                 Multnomah

Portland Workforce Alliance                                                         Multnomah

The High Desert Museum                                                              Deschutes

Tillamook Early Learning Center                                                Tillamook

Turning Point Community Center, Inc.                                     Columbia


Organization                                                                                     County

Bellevue College Foundation                                                    King

Boys & Girls Club of Spokane County                                   Spokane

Clark Community College Foundation                                 Clark

Enterprise for Equity                                                                    Thurston

Facing Homelessness                                                                  King

Fort Vancouver Regional Library Foundation                    Klickitat

Friends of Ukraine Refugees                                                     Douglas

Habitat for Humanity International                                         Kittitas

Habitat for Humanity International                                         Franklin

Housing Hope                                                                                 Snohomish

Kitchen Spokane                                                                           Spokane

Stevenson-Carson Educational Foundation                      Stevenson

Sustainable Seattle                                                                      King

Taalem Community Center                                                      King

Tacoma Urban League                                                               Pierce

Treehouse                                                                                       King

United Way of Pierce County                                                  Pierce

Ventures                                                                                          King

Washington Kids in Transition                                                 Snohomish

Youth Services of Kittitas County, Inc.                                Kittitas



Organization                                                                                   County/ies

Boys & Girls Club of the Central Coast                                San Luis Obispo

California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce Foun.       Sacramento

Children’s Network of Solano County                                  Solano

Friends of the Colusa County Free Library                        Colusa

HomeAid America, Inc.                                                               Orange

Humboldt Senior Resource Center, Inc.                               Humboldt

Jefferson Economic Development Institute                       Shasta, Trinity

Junior Achievement of Northern California                        Santa Clara

Lake County Economic Development Corporation        Lake

Sacramento Metro Chamber Foundation                           Sacramento

Sierra College Foundation                                                         Placer

Sierra Repertory Theatre Inc.                                                   Tuolumne

3 Core, Inc.                                                                                        Glenn, Tehama



Organization                                                                                  County

Advocates Against Family Violence, Inc.                            Ada

St. Vincent De Paul Salvage Bureau                                     Kootenai


Organization                                                                                  County

Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth                           Clark

Opportunity Alliance Nevada                                                  Washoe