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


April 28, 2022

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 spring round to 14 local organizations. A total of 54 non-profits had requested over $750,000.  Coast Central also supports its communities through sponsorship, college scholarship, and employee volunteer programs.


Spring 2022 recipients include:

Humboldt County

  • $15,000 Hospice of Humboldt; cargo van for donation pick ups
  • $12,475 NorCal Community Blood Bank; blood analysis devices
  • $10,000 Dream Quest; center for underprivileged youth (also serves Trinity County)
  • $7,500 Blue Lake Volunteer Fire Dept; technical training for emergency responders
  • $5,000 CASA of Humboldt; keyless entry/lighting system
  • $5,000 Ferndale Police Dept; generator & equipment for emergency response team
  • $5,000 Humboldt Trails Council; mower for trail maintenance
  • $5,000 Redway Elementary PTSA; soccer field renovation
  • $4,800 Eureka Woman’s Club; whole milk for homeless shelters
  • $3,275 Mattole Restoration Council; radios for emergency communication

Del Norte County

  • $8,950 Gasquet Fire Protection District; cargo trailer for rescue gear

Trinity County

  • $8,000 Lewiston Community Services District; AED & new gear for firefighters
  • $7,000 Weaverville Fire Protection; extractor/washer/dryer for carcinogen exposure
  • $3,000 Coffee Creek Volunteer Fire Dept; saw for accident rescues and fires


“With the number of requests nearly double what we received last fall, it is clear that the needs of our tri-county communities continue to increase, even in essential needs,” Sessa stated. “Nine of our 14 recipients are critical rescue and medical-related, with another three focused on youth.  I am very grateful to our membership, whose unwavering loyalty directly supports these extraordinary efforts.”

Coast Central Credit Union is the largest member-owned financial institution in the area, with $2.1 billion in assets, nearly 76,000 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. Individuals who live or work in any of these counties may be eligible to bank at CCCU by applying at More information is available at and on Instagram and Facebook.

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