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Coast Central Announces a Total of $100,000 in Grants Awarded


Coast Central Credit Union President/CEO James T. Sessa announced that its Board of Directors has approved $100,000 in grants through its Community Investment Program’s fall round to eight local organizations. A total of 30 non-profits had requested nearly $400,000.  Coast Central also supports its communities through sponsorship, college scholarship, and employee volunteer programs.

Fall 2021 recipients include:

  • $25,000: North Fork Grange; rebuilding of water supply destroyed by the Monument Fire
  • $15,000: Ink People – MARZ Project; supplies for at-risk youth for art activities
  • $13,500: Orleans Volunteer Fire Dept.; new generator, apparatus, and equipment
  • $13,000: Abbey of the Redwoods; upgrade of community Sea Goat Farm project
  • $10,000: Cooperation Humboldt; mini-garden supplies for low-income families
  • $9,800: Humboldt Period Project; drop-in menstrual supplies for impoverished women
  • $8,200: Salmon Creek Volunteer Fire Dept.; new critical volunteer firefighter gear
  • $5,500: Affordable Homeless Housing Alternatives; winter weather gear for homeless

“In difficult times, our communities come together to identify needs and collaborate toward good for all,” Sessa stated. “From those rebuilding from devastating fires to establishing self-sufficient gardens for fresh produce to providing our homeless with dry socks and rain gear, we are very grateful for local non-profits and those who volunteer for and support them.”

Coast Central Credit Union is the largest member-owned financial institution in the area, with $2.1 billion in assets, 75,000 members, and operating 11 Member Services Branches throughout Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity counties, including McKinleyville, open six days a week and Bayshore Mall, open seven days a week.  Additionally, members have access to a network of 30,000 free CO-OP ATMs nationwide. More information is available at and at

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