Published: February 28, 2023 | Updated: February 24, 2023

Umpqua bank foundation announces regional grant award

The Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization of Umpqua Bank, announced that St. Vincent de Paul North Idaho is among 56 nonprofits that received grants from the foundation.

A total of 56 nonprofits across Oregon, Washington, California, Nevada and Idaho each received between $5,000 and $15,000. St. Vincent de Paul is the only North Idaho nonprofit to receive a grant.

These grants “are part of the bank’s overall foundation and corporate giving program that has invested more than $17 million since the foundation was formed in 2014,” said a news release.

“We’re deeply committed to helping nonprofits provide critical community services that improve the economic prosperity for under-resourced individuals, families and small businesses,” said Randy Choy, Umpqua Bank vice president of community giving and managing director of the Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation. “We look forward to continue aiding organizations through volunteerism and grants throughout 2023 and are grateful for all the hard work by these nonprofits in our regions that help better the lives of others in need.”

These nonprofits, selected from among hundreds of applicants in the final 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.

Umpqua Bank, headquartered in Portland, Ore., has 10 banking locations in Idaho, including Coeur d'Alene, Hayden and Plummer.