Coast Central Credit Union (CCCU) announced that the fall 2020 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. The giving program was created in 2008, and since then has awarded a total of over $1.4 million to 140 organizations throughout Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity counties. Recent grant recipients have included Northern California Community Blood Bank, Humane Society of Del Norte, and Southern Trinity Volunteer Fire. Additionally, as part of its COVID Community Care Fund, CCCU awarded over $55,000 to 15 non-profits negatively affected by the pandemic.
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 309 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is Monday, August 31, 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 71,000 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 coastccu.org and at facebook.com/coastcentral.