Coastal Community Bank Employee Giving Fund

Coastal Community Bank Employee Giving Fund Fall Cycle – 2020:

Coastal Community Bank Employee Giving Fund decided to make donations to select organizations that were funded in the first round of CARES funding.  List of recipients will be posted soon.

Coastal Community Bank Employee Giving Fund Spring Cycle – 2020:

Coastal Community Bank Employee Giving Fund decided to make donations to organizations that they have funded previously and/or were doing extraordinary work to serve those adversely affected by the pandemic.  These grants are a one-time donation and are significantly higher in some cases then a normal Coast Community Bank Employee Giving Fund.

Grants given Spring 2020:

Organization Name COVID-19 Work Grant Award
Prepares Program, operated by the Catholic Charities Services Supplying our county with infant needs right now (diapers, formula, wipes, baby food); provides community sites and individual families $         12,000
Foundation for Sustainable Community dba Farmer Frog Distributing food to over half a million people; free farm basket program to folks in isolation; supplying 700 baskets of produce per week $         12,000
Camano Senior Services Association Serving vulnerable seniors during COVID-19, including food delivery and isolation checks $           6,000
Child Advocacy Center of Snohomish County (DBA) Dawson Place Serving a marginalized community; still the place other agencies refer child abuse cases and law enforcement partner with for interviews $           6,000
North Snohomish County Outreach Providing basic needs, including much needed laundry facilities, to those experiencing homelessness $           3,000
Foundation for Edmonds School District Wrap around services for families in the Edmonds School District who are experiencing homelessness or are in the throes of crisis $           3,000
Safe Harbor Free Clinic Doing both telehealth and in-person appointments as needed; health issues have been neglected and with health care coverage being lost by many, the need is increasing $           3,000
Foundation at Evergreen Health Monroe Health needs for those from Monroe to Index $           1,000
Peoria Home Sex trafficking seeing a rise and expected to grow in light of COVID $           1,000
Sherwood Community Services Serving a marginalized community $           1,000
Total Grants Distributed $         48,000

 

The Coastal Community Bank Employee Giving Fund began in 2002 and is comprised of individual contributions from bank employees and directors. The fund enables them to pool their donations for the greatest impact. Employees have a direct say in the grants that are made from the fund by serving on a rotating grant advisory committee. The committee reviews requests in two application cycles per year in the spring and fall.

Grant Criteria

Eligible organizations: 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organizations with programs and/or services in Snohomish County or Whidbey Island and in communities served by Coastal Community Bank. Organizations are limited to one application per organization and typically not funded more than one time per year. Grant awards typically range from $1,500-$3,000. Capital expenses and camp scholarships are not considered for funding. Grant decisions are made by a rotating committee of bank employees each representing all areas within the bank.