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 206-654-9356 and ask for Community Relations.
Some Exclusions: While we gladly consider all requests, the Foundation giving focus does not include individual scholarships, government agencies, the arts, research into disease prevention, secondary education, or contributions to sport teams, programs or events.