Coast Central Credit Union announced that the fall 2019 round of its CCCU Dean G. Christensen Community Investment Program is now open. A total of $100,000 is available to support local organizations throughout its tri-county area. Grant amounts range from $3,000 to $25,000. The giving program was created in 2008, and since then has awarded a total of over $1.2 million to 120 organizations throughout Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity counties. Recent grant recipients have included Family Resource Center of the Redwoods, Humboldt Senior Resource Center, and Lewiston Community Services District.
Applications may be obtained online at coastccu.org under the Community tab, or by contacting Coast Central’s VP of Marketing & Communications Colleen Toste at (707) 445-8801, x 309 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is Friday, August 30 to Humboldt Area Foundation. A committee comprised of credit union staff will review all completed applications and then make recommendations to Coast Central’s Board of Directors, who ultimately approves the grants.
Founded in 1950, Coast Central Credit Union is the largest member-owned financial institution in the area, with over 69,000 members and operating 11 Member Services Branches throughout Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity counties, including McKinleyville 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 can be found at its web site at coastccu.org and at facebook.com/coastcentral.