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Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation Awards Community Grants to 71 Nonprofits (Photo) - 05/18/22

First round 2022 grants support community-based nonprofits across five states

In its first of three community grant funding rounds in 2022, the Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization of Umpqua Bank, a subsidiary of Umpqua Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: UMPQ), awarded 71 community grants to local nonprofits across its five-state footprint totaling $392,000.

Umpqua’s community grants support nonprofit organizations across Ore., Wash., Idaho, Calif. and Nev. and are part of the Bank’s overall foundation and corporate giving program that has invested $13.2 million since the Foundation was formed in 2014.

“Nonprofits are evolving their essential services to strengthen communities during challenging times, and we’re honored to partner with and invest in their critical programs,” shared Randy Choy, vice president of community giving and managing director of the Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation. “We’re grateful for these nonprofits’ role in expanding access to economic opportunity for all our community members.”

These nonprofits, selected from among hundreds of applicants, in the first 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., June 3, 2022. Learn more at

The following recipients received grants between $5,000-10,000:


Adelante MujeresWashington
Boys & Girls Club of the Umpqua ValleyDouglas
Boys and Girls Clubs of Bend, Inc. Deschutes
Central Latino AmericanoLane
Community Lending WorksLane
Corvallis Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc.Lane
Eastern Oregon Regional Arts Council, Inc.Union
Free GeekMultnomah
Impact NWMultnomah
Junior Achievement of Oregon and SW WashingtonMultnomah
Northwest Housing Alternatives, Inc. Clackamas
Ophelia's PlaceLinn
Oregon Community SolutionsLincoln
Providence Community Health FoundationJackson
Rural Development Initiatives, Inc.Polk
Schoolhouse SuppliesMultnomah
SE WorksMultnomah
SMART ReadingBaker
The Children’s Book BankMultnomah
The ContingentMultnomah
YWCA of Greater PortlandWashington


ADA Developers AcademyKing
Boys and Girls Club of the Olympic PeninsulaClallam
Boys and Girls Clubs of Snohomish CountySnohomish
Ellensburg Downtown AssociationKittitas
Family Promise of Skagit ValleySkagit
Girl Scouts of Western WashingtonKing
Global NeighborhoodSpokane
Habitat for Humanity International, Inc. (Lewis/Clarkston)Asotin
Habitat for Humanity International, Inc. (Tacoma/Pierce)Pierce
Interfaith Hospitality Network (Family Promise of Spokane)Spokane
Junior Achievement of WashingtonFranklin
Ke Kukui FoundationClark
Kitsap Regional Library FoundationKitsap
Mary’s Place SeattleKing
Overlake Service League (Bellevue LifeSpring)King
Pizza KlatchThurston
Summer SearchKing
The Trail YouthKing
Vamos Outdoors ProjectWhatcom


Best Buddies International, Inc.Sacramento
Boys and Girls Clubs of the North ValleyButte
Center for Human ServicesStanislaus
College TrackSacramento
Community Action Partnership of Orange CountyOrange
Diablo Valley College FoundationContra Costa
Financial Beginnings CaliforniaMarin
FOTC (Friends of the Children) Los AngelesLos Angeles
Freemont Adult and Continuing Education (FACE)Alameda
Immigrant Legal Resource CenterSanta Clara
Junior Achievement of Southern CaliforniaOrange
Lime FoundationSonoma
North Marin Community ServicesMarin
Opportunity Junction, Inc.Contra Costa
Orange County Community Housing CorpOrange
Project Hope AllianceOrange
San Diego Center for ChildrenSan Diego
Shelter Providers of Orange County, Inc. (HomeAid)Orange
StandUp For KidsOrange
Thomas House Temporary ShelterOrange
Together We Rise CorporationLos Angeles
Yuba Sutter Economic Development CorporationSutter
YWCA Berkeley/OaklandAlameda
Zero8Hundred, Inc.San Diego


Backyard Harvest Inc. Latah
The Jesse Tree of IdahoAda


Nevada HAND, Inc.Clark
Arts For All NevadaWashoe
Junior Achievement of Northern NevadaWashoe
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern NevadaWashoe

About Umpqua Bank
Umpqua Bankheadquartered 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 leasing and financial services to businesses. 

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