Umpqua Bank: Community Giving

Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation

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Next deadline: Dec 23, 2020 5:00pm PST

Later deadlines: Mar 25, 2021 5:00pm PDT, Jun 24, 2021 5:00pm PDT, Sep 23, 2021 5:00pm PDT

Grant amount: US $3,000 - US $10,000

Fields of work: STEM Education Workforce Preparation & Job Readiness Business Development Real Estate & Housing Community Development & Revitalization Art Education Youth Development & Leadership Career/College Preparation Parental Involvement in Education Literacy Financial Literacy Education - Preschool / Early Learning Show all

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in California: Amador County, Butte County, Calaveras County, Colusa County, Contra Costa County Show all

Location of residency: Counties in California: Amador County, Butte County, Calaveras County, Colusa County, Contra Costa County Show all

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Overview:

COVID-19 Update

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are expanding eligibility for this program. This expansion can  help Umpqua Bank and the Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation offer stability and support for nonprofit organizations in our five-state footprint during this challenging time, while alleviating some financial pressure due to: lost fundraising revenue; increased service demand; and reduction in paid and volunteer staffing.

Organizations impacted by COVID-19 may apply for general and core operating support. Needs arising from COVID-19 are eligible.

These program changes are highlighted throughout these Guidelines and impact:

Deadline: Applications for operating support can be submitted at any time and will be incorporated into the most appropriate grant cycle. Decisions will be communicated as timely and efficiently as possible. For approved grant requests, the processing and delivery of grant checks will be expedited.

Application Process: An alternate application is available for organizations impacted by COVID-19 that are requesting general and core operating support.

Review Process: Applications for operating support can be submitted at any time and will be incorporated into the most appropriate grant cycle. Decisions will be communicated as timely and efficiently as possible. For approved grant requests, the processing and delivery of grant checks will be expedited.

Funding Focus Areas:  Within our funding focus areas, we are expanding our reach during this pandemic crisis by accepting applications from nonprofits that specifically serve senior citizens and others who are the most vulnerable at this time.

Funding Focus Areas for Community Giving

We recognize the fundamental connection between education and economic prosperity. We work to strengthen the communities we serve by investing in organizations and initiatives that create access to education and economic opportunity. All Community Grant applications are evaluated on how well the program fits within one or more of the following categories: 

Educational Attainment (65-70 percent of grants)

We look for programs that create opportunities for early childhood and K-12 youth to fulfill their educational experience, promote their well-being and inspire them to reach their full potential. Successful applications are focused on helping to close the achievement gap and explain exactly how this is achieved. All applications in these categories should focus on youth from birth to age 18.

  • College, Tech and Career Readiness
    • working with students to guide and develop a path that will take them beyond high school graduation
  • Literacy and Math Benchmarks
    • preparing students to meet key academic achievement benchmarks, including 3rd grade reading and 8th grade math
  • Financial Education
    • teaching young people about money, budgeting, and the financial system
  • Early Childhood Learning
    • helping youth to prepare for success in kindergarten
  • Youth Enrichment
    • engaging students in activities outside of the classroom so that later they are better able to focus inside the classroom, including connecting arts education with youth through multidimensional learning
  • Parent Engagement and Support
    • providing parents with the tools and resources needed to help their children prepare for and be successful in school, including ensuring children have consistent and convenient access to food

Economic Opportunity (30-35 percent of grants)

Our contributions are made to organizations that promote financial stability in our neighborhoods and improve the financial well-being of struggling individuals and families. Successful applications prioritize building financial resilience of low-to-moderate income individuals and families and explain exactly how this is achieved.

  • Affordable Housing
    • increase the availability of long-term affordable housing in our communities
  • Small Business Development
    • working with entrepreneurs to start or expand small businesses
  • Adult Financial Education
    • providing classes for adults to increase their knowledge and skills around their own finances
  • First-Time Homeownership
    • facilitating ownership for first-time home buyers, including down payment assistance and education
  • Revitalization and Stabilization
    • building or preserving a community’s infrastructure through renovation and other similar projects
  • Workforce Development
    • working with adults to build skills for employability 

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This page was last reviewed September 08, 2020 and last updated September 08, 2020