Umpqua Bank Community Grant

Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation

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Next predicted deadline: Mar 5, 2022 5:00pm PST

Later predicted deadlines: Jun 4, 2022 5:00pm PDT, Sep 3, 2022 5:00pm PDT

Grant amount: US $3,000 - US $10,000

Fields of work: Financial Literacy Career/College Preparation Community Development & Revitalization Business Development Vocational & Trade Education Homeownership Affordable Housing Entrepreneurship Business Education Family Services Community Culture & Heritage Technology Access & Digital Literacy Economic Services & Development Show all

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Project / Program, Education / Outreach

Location of project: Counties in California: Amador County, Butte County, Calaveras County, Colusa County, Contra Costa County Show all

Location of residency: Counties in California: Amador County, Butte County, Calaveras County, Colusa County, Contra Costa County Show all

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2021 Community Grant Guidelines

Umpqua Bank, through the Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation, has evolved its community giving strategy and Community Grants program to reflect a deeper commitment to improving economic prosperity, especially for under-resourced individuals, families, and small businesses. We are dedicated to building healthier, more resilient, better connected, and inclusive communities throughout our footprint. Through grantmaking and the deployment of other charitable resources—both financial and human, we invest in nonprofit organizations, communities, and leaders with the intent of supporting direct-service programming that incorporates a diversity, equity, and inclusion focus. 

Impact Areas

Economically Empowered Individuals

College, Career, Technical Readiness

  • Empowering students to develop a tangible path that takes them beyond high school graduation into post-secondary education and/or financially supportive and fulfilling careers

Financial Competency

  • Providing knowledge, skills, and experiential education to people of all ages so they can learn about money, budgeting, savings, and investing

Housing Stability and Home Ownership

  • Connecting individuals and families to long-term affordable housing, and facilitating ownership through down-payment assistance and/or homebuyer education

Vibrant Business Ecosystems

Entrepreneurship and Business Expansion

  • Supporting new ventures and maturation of micro and small businesses, while contributing to a healthy economy; increasing accessibility to resources and access to capital for underserved populations looking to start or grow their business venture

Small Business Support and Financial Guidance

  • Supporting business growth and funding that offers education, technical assistance, tools, and resources for increasing stability and financial acumen for existing business owners

Thriving Communities

Family Engagement and Resiliency

  • Building strong, positive support networks so families can cope with everyday stresses and occasional crisis

Vibrant and Equitable Neighborhoods

  • Making systemic improvements to an area’s individual, community, and societal outcomes, while growing community wealth, stabilizing the economy, and retaining access and culture

Technical and Digital Connectivity

  • Expanding education and access to digital infrastructure for learners, businesses, and consumers 

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • The Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation will:
    • Accept applications only from qualified, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.
    • Accept applications from nonprofits serving counties where Umpqua Bank maintains a retail presence
    • Only fund programs that serve a majority low-to-moderate (LMI) population
    • Prioritize nonprofit organizations that engage current Umpqua Bank associates in a volunteer capacity
    • Prioritize programs benefitting under-resourced communities


  • We are unlikely to:
    • Grant to the same nonprofit organization more than three consecutive years, regardless of history or partnership
    • Approve requests for more than 50% of the program budget
    • Make grants directly or indirectly to government entities, including municipalities, school districts, and universities/colleges
  • We will not support Community Grant applications for:
    • Individual schools
    • Animal adoptions/care/training
    • Sports/athletics/recreation
    • Medical/dental/mental health
    • Political advocacy/campaigns/lobbying
    • Religious activities or organizations that include religion in programs
    • Multi-year commitments
    • Generating operating support
    • Capital requests, including new or upgraded buildings
    • Capital/fundraising campaigns
    • Event sponsorships
    • Scholarships
    • Association membership fees
    • Endowment funds or re-granting programs
    • Debt retirement or deficit funding
    • Activities providing Umpqua Bank or the Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation with any tangible benefits in exchange for the grant


This page was last reviewed May 26, 2021 and last updated February 11, 2021