25th Anniversary Celebration Community Grants Contest Disclosure
To celebrate Columbia Bank’s longstanding commitment to the community, four $25,000 grants will be awarded in 2018 in conjunction with our 25th Anniversary Celebration to nonprofit organizations within the Northwest. Grantees will be selected through an online voting process open to the community. Nominees must be IRS-designated 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations. Nonprofit organizations were nominated by Columbia Bank employees and selected by an employee committee. A total of 12 nonprofits were selected as finalists, made up of four finalists in each of the following geographic areas: Greater Puget Sound, SW Washington and Oregon, and Inland NW (includes Eastern Washington, Columbia Basin and Idaho). Facebook voting for the 25th Anniversary Celebration Community Grants Contest begins 9:00 a.m. PST Monday, October 1, 2018, and ends at 9:00 p.m. PST, Friday, October 5, 2018. Columbia Bank employees and community members are eligible to vote. Voting is limited to one vote, per person, per day. The nonprofit with the most votes will receive a one-time $25,000 grant and the next top number of votes in each respective region will be awarded a one-time $25,000 grant. A total of $100,000 in grants will be awarded. Grant winners will be announced no later than Friday, October 12, 2018. Columbia Bank Member FDIC.
In honor of Columbia Bank's 25th anniversary, we are giving away $100,000 in grants to the organizations who are making a difference in our northwest communities. Four $25,000 grants will be awarded to nonprofit organizations located in the Northwest. Columbia Bank employees have nominated the nonprofit organizations to be considered for the grants and after an internal committee review, we've narrowed it down to 12 finalists.
Now we are asking you to help us select the four finalists who will receive a $25,000 grant. The nonprofit organization receiving the most overall votes, as well as those receiving the most total votes in western Washington, western Oregon and the combined communities east of the cascades and in Idaho, will each win a one-time $25,000 grant.