Coastal Community Bank Employee Giving Fund – 2021

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: May 24th, 2021

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.

Apply here

For questions regarding grants or the online grant process, contact Angelique Leone

For more grant opportunities at the Community Foundation click here.

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.

Grants given Fall 2020:

Organization Name Amount Awarded
Faith Lutheran Church Food Bank and Community Meal $5,000.00
Glacier Peak Institute $3,000.00
Korean Community Service Center $1,000.00
Millennia Ministries $4,000.00
North Snohomish County Outreach $5,000.00
Northwest’s Child Inc $1,000.00
Packs for Kids $3,000.00
Saint Joseph’s House $3,000.00
Take the Next Step $1,000.00
Washington Kids in Transition $2,000.00


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



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

All Aboard of America 1 $2,760 Healthy Snacks and Hygiene Program
Arlington Kids’ Kloset $3,000 Clothing and Hygiene Items for Low-Income Youth
Evergreen Health Monroe Foundation $2,500 Healing Garden Renovation
Foundation for Edmonds School District $2,000 Nourishing Network
Foundation for Sustainable Community $2,500 Good Food for All
Kloz 4 Kidz $2,000 Clothing
Marysville Community Food Bank $2,500 Milk for All
Peoria Home $3,000 Job Training Site
Safe Harbor Free Clinic $3,000 Dental Program
Sherwood Community Services $2,000 Early Intervention Hardship/Unreimbursed Care
Sky Valley Food Bank $3,380 Hygiene for Health Shelf
Whidbey Homeless Coalition $2,325 House of Hope Refurbish
Stanwood Senior Services $3,000 Life Enhancement Assistance Program
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church $1,000 Hygiene and Homeless Care