Washington Federal Foundation
We're committed to $1,000,000 each year in community giving.
The Washington Federal Foundation's purpose is to facilitate direct giving to community-based nonprofits serving the
needs of people with low-and-moderate incomes.
We direct our monthly contributions to these primary areas:
Housing & Community Development
As a bank dedicated to promoting home ownership, the Washington Federal Foundation supports programs and
causes that help provide affordable housing for low-and-moderate-income
individuals. We also directly finance projects that provide affordable housing, access to quality
healthcare, and a vibrant environment for job growth.
Senior Citizens, Youth Services & Families with Low-Incomes
The Washington Federal Foundation provides support for social agencies and nonprofits that serve the
needs of those in our communities who may need support,
including seniors, youth organizations and families with low incomes.
WaFd Bank and Washington Federal Foundation work to expand financial literacy among youth, adults and
seniors by offering programs like Save at School and
EverFi directly, and by partnering with organizations that provide help in the form of financial
education toward our neighbors and the communities we are invested in.
To apply to our corporate giving program, please review the grant application. Turnaround time for
decisions on grant proposals may range from
30 to 90 days. Approved proposals usually range from $1,000 to $5,000. We review one application from
submitting organizations per year.
For more information about our community giving program, please call
541-880-5228 and ask for Community Relations.
Washington Federal Foundation 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
to individuals, government agencies, the arts, research into
disease prevention, secondary education, or contributions to sport teams, programs or events.