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Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation Awards Community Grants to 54 Local Nonprofits (Photo) - 09/18/23

Grants support nonprofits in Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho, and Nevada in the areas of financial literacy, college and career preparedness, small business support, affordable housing access, and family services 

Second cycle of grants issued as part of $20MM philanthropic commitment following transformative merger with Columbia Bank

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore., (September 18, 2023) — The Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization of Umpqua Bank, under its parent company Columbia Banking System, Inc. (Nasdaq: COLB), today announced it has awarded 54 grants to local nonprofits across its footprint totaling $310K.

This is the second cycle of three grant cycles in 2023 following the official merger between Umpqua Bank and Columbia Bank in March of this year. 

“The local nonprofits receiving grants have shown unwavering passion in supporting communities in need through direct-service programing,” said Randy Choy, Vice President of Philanthropy Programs and Managing Director of the Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation. “We look forward to our partnership and the work we will do together.”

Umpqua’s community grants this cycle support nonprofit organizations across Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho, and Nevada, and are part of the bank’s corporate giving program that has invested $18 million in communities since the foundation was formed in 2014. 

“The Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation plays a critical role in partnering with nonprofit organizations that are making a difference in our communities,” said David Moore Devine, Chief Marketing Officer at Umpqua Bank. “These strategic grants underscore our continued dedication to serving as a catalyst to building healthier, financially stable, more resilient, and inclusive communities throughout our footprint.” 

This cycle’s recipient organizations were selected from among many applicants who demonstrated a shared commitment in improving economic success for under-resourced individuals, families, and small businesses. Nonprofits receiving grants are mission driven and are focused on the following: entrepreneurship and business expansion, financial competency, college, career, or technical readiness, housing stability and home ownership, family engagement and resiliency, vibrant and equitable neighborhoods, and small business support and financial guidance. 

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



Black Economic Collaborative
Black United Fund of Oregon, Inc.
Boys & Girls Club of Salem, Marion, and Polk Counties, Inc.
Boys & Girls Club of the Umpqua Valley
Community Action Organization (Washington County)
Dress for Success Oregon
Food for Lane County
Girl Scouts of Oregon and SW Washington
Hollywood Senior Center
Liberty Restoration, Inc.
Mt. Scott Park Center for Learning, Inc.
Northwest Housing Alternatives, Inc.
Ophelia's Place
Oregon Coast Music Association
Oregon Native American Chamber 
Phoenix School of Roseburg
Portland Workforce Alliance
Portland Youthbuilders
Project 48, Inc.
Proud Ground
Providence Community Health Foundation
Store to Door



4 Tomorrow
Community Action of Skagit
Degrees of Change
Global Neighborhood
Habitat for Humanity International, Inc. (Whatcom County)
Habitat for Humanity International. Inc. (Tri-County Partners)
Overlake Service League dba Bellevue Lifespring
Rebuilding Together South Sound
Refugee Womens Alliance
Second Harvest
Vancouver School District No. 37 Foundation
Your Money Matters
YWCA of Seattle-King County-Snohomish County (BankWork$)



10000 Degrees
Creser Capital Fund
Forget Me Not Childrens Services
Fremont Unified School District (BankWork$)
Grid Alternatives
Hack the Hood, Inc.
Nuestra Alianza De Willits
Rebuilding Together Petaluma
San Diego Center for Children
Southeast Asian Community Center
Yolo Crisis Nursery



Family Promise of North Idaho
Wyakin Warrior Foundation
The Jesse Tree of Idaho



Andson, Inc.
The Envirolution, Inc.


About Umpqua Bank
Umpqua Bank is a subsidiary of Columbia Banking System Inc. (Nasdaq: COLB), and a premier regional bank in the Western U.S., with offices in Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Arizona and Colorado. With over $50 billion of assets, Umpqua combines the resources, sophistication and expertise of a national bank with a commitment to deliver personalized service at scale. The bank consistently ranks as one of America’s Best Banks (ranked by Forbes) and supports consumers and businesses through a full suite of services, including retail and commercial banking; Small Business Administration lending; institutional and corporate banking; equipment leasing; and wealth management. The bank’s corporate headquarters are in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Learn more at

About the Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation
The Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization of Umpqua Bank, recognizes the importance of building healthier, more resilient, better connected and inclusive communities throughout the eight-state footprint. It works to strengthen the communities Umpqua Bank serves by investing in organizations and initiatives that expand access to education and create economic opportunity for individuals, families and small businesses. The foundation was formed in 2014 to demonstrate Umpqua’s deep commitment to the communities it serves and has distributed $18 million across the bank’s footprint.

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