Washington Federal Foundation:
The Washington Federal Foundation's purpose is to facilitate direct giving to community-based nonprofits serving the needs of low- and moderate-income individuals. We direct our contributions to these areas:
Housing & Community Development:
As a financial institution dedicated to financing and promoting home ownership, WaFd Bank supports programs and causes that help provide affordable housing for low- and moderate-income individuals. We also directly finance projects designed to build stronger communities that provide affordable housing, access to quality healthcare, and a vibrant environment for job growth. These causes align with our mission as a responsible bank and help us meet our goals under the Community Reinvestment Act.
Senior Citizens & Low-Income Families:
The Washington Federal Foundation provides support for social and human service agencies that serve the needs of low-income seniors and families who reside in our communities.
WaFd Bank supports efforts to expand financial literacy among youth, adults, and seniors by partnering with organizations that provide help in the form of financial education toward our neighbors and the communities we are invested in.
WaFd Bank also considers small grants to charitable organizations where our employees serve in a leadership role of the agency or as a board member.
Some Exclusions: While we gladly consider all requests, the Foundation giving focus does not include contributions to individuals, government agencies, the arts, research into disease prevention, secondary education, or contributions to sports teams, programs or events.
To apply, please review the grant application. Turnaround time for decisions on grant proposals may range from 30 to 90 days. Approved proposals may range from $500 up to $5,000 maximum. Applicants are permitted one application per calendar year. For more information about our community involvement, please contact us at 541-880-5228 and ask for Community Relations.