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


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 to 12 local organizations for its fall 2020 round of giving. Coast Central also supports its communities through sponsorship, college scholarship, and employee volunteer programs. Fall recipients include:

Humboldt County

  • $14,170: Ironsides Post 9561 Veterans of Foreign Wars for Willow Creek hall kitchen remodel
  • $8,000: Fieldbrook Volunteer Fire Department for compressor/breathing air station
  • $6,418: Redwood Coast Mountain Bike Association for trail conversion projects
  • $5,309: Big Brothers Big Sisters for youth mentor program
  • $5,000: Eureka Chamber of Commerce for software updates for local business support
  • $5,000 Locally Delicious for farmer support program for low-income families
  • $4,150: Northcoast Stand Down for camping gear for at-risk veterans

Del Norte County

  • $16,650: Del Norte Habitat for Humanity for building and utility fees for low-income housing
  • $10,000: Redwood Parks Conservancy for construction of first Del Norte County bike trail

Trinity County

  • $8,476: Trinity Together/The Watershed Center for career kits for middle schoolers
  • $5,994: Weaverville/Douglas City Parks & Recreation for sports equipment for K-8th graders

Three Counties

  • $10,833: Bird Ally X for freezer for food security for wildlife patients

“Without a doubt, the pandemic continues to present significant challenges to our local non-profits. Yet in true community spirit, they persevere and do their tireless work to improve our quality of life,” Sessa stated. “Thank you to all 30 local organizations who submitted applications and to our membership for your loyalty that directly enables support of these 12 very deserving grant recipients.”

Celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, Coast Central Credit Union is the largest member-owned financial institution in the area, with over 72,000 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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