Coastal Community Bank Employee Giving Fund – Fall Cycle – 2020

In an effort to respond to the needs of the community without unduly burdening nonprofits, 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.  The employees and bank will consider its funding process and priorities for its fall cycle later this summer.

Grants given July 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.

Applications should fit one of the criteria below.

  • Basic Needs (food, clothing, shelter and safety)
    • Families
    • Children
    • Seniors
  • Human Services
    • Dental
    • Wellness (mental health services)
    • Prevention programs and services for pre-teens and teens

Deadline: PAUSED

Notification: Agencies will be notified within 60 days of the committee decision.

Follow up: Grant Evaluation and Report to be completed online within one year of grant award.

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Coastal Community Bank Employee Giving Fund – Grants Awarded – Spring 2019

Organization Name Project Name Amount awarded
All Aboard of America 1 Healthy Snacks and Hygiene Program $2,760
Arlington Kids’ Kloset Clothing and Hygiene Items for Low Income Youth $3,000
Evergreen Health Monroe Foundation Renovating & Replanting the Healing Garden at Evergreen Health Monroe $2,500
Foundation for Edmonds School District Nourishing Network $2,000
Foundation for Sustainable Community dba Farmer Frog Good Food for All $2,500
Kloz 4 Kidz Kloz 4 Kidz $2,000
Marysville Community Food Bank Milk For All $2,500
Peoria Home Peoria Home job training site $3,000
Safe Harbor Free Clinic Safe Harbor Free Clinic Dental Program $3,000
Sherwood Community Services Sherwood Early Intervention Hardship/Unreimbursed Care $2,000
Sky Valley Food Bank Hygiene for Health Shelf $3,380
South Whidbey Homeless Coalition (dba Whidbey Homeless Coalition) House of Hope Refurbish $2,325
Stanwood Senior Services Life Enhancement Assistance Program (LEAP) $3,000
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Trinity Aid Bank Hygiene and Homeless Care $1,000



Coastal Community Bank Employee Giving Fund – Grants Awarded – Fall 2018

Organization Name Project Name Amount Awarded
Arlington Community Food Bank Meals ’til Monday $3,000
Cancer Pathways Camp Sparkle summer camp for kids and teens affected by cancer $2,500
Child Advocacy Center of Snohomish County (DBA) Dawson Place Community Outreach Program $2,500
Christmas House Christmas House $1,000
Clothes for Kids School Wardrobe Project $1,000
Darington Food Bank via North County Family Services $3,000
Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County Safety Needs for Women and Children Fleeing Domestic Violence $2,500
Eagle Wings disAbility Ministries Marysville Tulalip Integrated Learning Center $1,000
Helping Hand of South Whidbey 2019 Winter Rent and Heating $2,000
Miracles and Memories Academy Community Engagement based respite for Adults and youth with cognitive disabilities $2,000
North Snohomish County Outreach Laundry and Shower Outreach $1,000
Operation Homefront Back-to-School Brigade $500
Snohomish Community Food Bank Home Delivery $3,000
Stanwood Camano Community Resources Foundation Emergency Funds Program $3,000
Weekend Meals Weekend Food $2,000


Coastal Community Bank Employee Giving Fund – Grants Awarded – Spring 2018

Organization Name Project Name



Arlington Kids’ Kloset Clothing and Hygiene Items for Low Income Youth  $     2,000
Assistance League® of Everett Operation School Bell  $     1,500
Bridge Receiving Center Bridge Receiving Center Counseling for Foster Children  $     2,500
Camano Senior Services Association Volunteer Driver Medical Program Computer  $        850
Free Range Health Purchase needles for low-cost acupuncture treatments for seniors  $     1,500
Housing Hope Teen and Young Adult Life Skill Development  $     2,000
Interfaith Association of Northwest Washington The Family Shelter (Shelter Case Management)  $     1,500
Marysville Community Food Bank Food For Thought Backpack Program  $     2,000
North Counties’ Family Services Youth Workforce Development Program  $     3,000
Providence Hospice & Home Care Foundation Carousel Program: Supporting children with life threatening illnesses and their families  $     2,000
Rotary First Harvest Harvest Against Hunger at Good Cheer Food Bank  $     2,000
Stanwood Camano Food Bank Services Nutrition for Low-income Seniors  $     1,200
Stanwood Community and Senior Center Life Enhancement Assistance Program (LEAP)  $     2,000
Stillaguamish Senior Center Aging Mastery Program  $     1,500


Coastal Community Bank Employee Giving Fund – Grants Awarded – Fall 2017

Organization Project  Amount Awarded 
Packs for Kids – Washington Packs for Kids – Washington           $ 1,000
Secret Harbor Skilled Mental Health Services           $ 1,222
Kloz 4 Kids Kloz 4 Kids           $ 1,500
The Mockingbird Society The Everett Chapter of the Mockingbird Youth Network           $ 1,500
Marysville Community Food Bank Milk Money & Shuttle Service           $ 1,500
Monroe Gospel Womens’s Mission Meeting Women’s Basic Needs – Support for Homeless Seniors           $ 1,500
Island Senior Resources Feeding Homebound Senior through Meals on Wheels           $ 1,500
Whidbey Island Nourishes Meal Programs           $ 1,500
Dawson Place Child Advocacy Center Operations – Dawson Place Child Advocacy Center           $ 2,000
Everett Family Support Center: a Program of Lutheran Community Services NW Emergency Assistance Fund for Homeless Families           $2,000
Homage Senior Services Meals on Wheels           $2,000
Friends of Youth New Ground Everett Transitional Living Program for Young Adult Singles           $ 2,500
Hand in Hand Safe Place           $ 2,500