ENTERPRISE — Two Wallowa County nonprofits were among the 77 recipients of community grants awarded by the Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)(3) of Umpqua Bank, a subsidiary of Umpqua Holdings Corporation, according to a press release.
The Josephy Center for Arts and Culture in Joseph received $3,000 to support learning about world cultures and diversity through art. Former Development Director Kellee Sheehy submitted the grant application.
Wallowa County Business Facilitation also received $3,000 to support its small-business programs and services. Jolene Cox, a Wallowa Business board member, submitted the grant application.
The latest round of community grant funding totaled $305,500 to local nonprofits across five states.
In total, the three rounds of community grants contributed $1 million to community organizations across Oregon, Idaho, Washington, California and Nevada and are part of Umpqua Bank’s overall foundation and corporate giving program that has invested $12.8 million since the Foundation was formed in 2014.
The nonprofits were selected from hundreds of applicants that 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.
Third-round community grant recipients received between $3,000-10,000. The next deadline for community grant applications will be announced soon. Learn more at www.UmpquaBank.com/Community.