Coast Central Credit Union (CCCU) announced that the fall 2021 round of its Community Investment Program is now open. A total of $100,000 is available to support local organizations throughout its tri-county area. Grant amounts generally range from $3,000 to $25,000, and there are usually 8 to 12 recipients. The giving program was created in 2008, and since then has awarded a total of over $1.5 million to 165 organizations throughout Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity counties. Recent grant recipients have included Seventh Generation Centro del Pueblo, For All Time Cat Haven, and Junction City Fire Protection District.
CCCU typically contributes over $400,000 in annual community giving through its grant, sponsorship, and college scholarship programs, as well of thousands of volunteer hours throughout its three counties. Through banking with CCCU, individuals and businesses directly support these efforts.
Applications and more information 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 1309 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is Tuesday, August 31, by 5 pm, and applications must be either mailed to Humboldt Area Foundation at 363 Indianola Rd, Bayside CA 95524 or emailed to email@example.com. 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. The Board’s decisions will be announced by the end of October.
Coast Central Credit Union is the largest member-owned financial institution in the area, with $2 billion in assets, over 74,000 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. Individuals and businesses in those three counties are able to join online at coastccu.org/join. Members also have access to free Online and Mobile Banking and a network of 30,000 free CO-OP ATMs nationwide. More information is available at coastccu.org and at facebook.com/coastcentral.