Coast Central Credit Union Spring Community Investment Program Open

Coast Central Credit Union (CCCU) announced that the spring 2022 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 $1.7 million to 175 organizations throughout Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity counties. Recent grant recipients have included Cooperation Humboldt, Orleans Volunteer Fire Department, and Weaverville Parks & Recreation 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 ctoste@coastccu.org. The deadline is Monday, February 28, by 5 pm, and applications are due to Humboldt Area Foundation, either via email at grants@hafoundation.org or mailed to 363 Indianola Rd, Bayside CA 95524. 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 mid- April.

Coast Central Credit Union is the largest member-owned financial institution in the area, with over $2.1 billion in assets, 75,400 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 free access to a network of 30,000 ATMs nationwide. More information is available at coastccu.org. at facebook.com/coastcentral, or by calling (707) 445-8801.