Submitted by Peoples Bank

As part of Peoples Bank’s mission to actively engage in strengthening, energizing, and supporting the local community, the company is accepting applications for its annual Impact Grant through August 31, 2022.

The Peoples Bank Impact Grant provides a maximum of $25,000 to a single organization for a specific project, use, capital expense, or identified purpose that will have a long-lasting, positive impact on the community. New this year, an additional grant of up to $10,000 will be awarded to a second nonprofit based on a public vote in September. More information about the grant, including the online application, can be found here.

“Giving back is a core part of being a community bank. In addition to our culture of employee volunteerism, we’re proud to donate hundreds of thousands of dollars to local and regional nonprofit organizations that serve our communities,” said Lisa Hefter, Chief Operating Officer at Peoples Bank. “The Peoples Bank Impact Grant can address a significant need in the community, and we are excited to invite nonprofits to apply for these funds.”

Past winners of the Peoples Bank Impact Grant include the Teachers of Color FoundationNorthwest Youth ServicesDomestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services (DVSAS) of Whatcom County, and Skagit Habitat for Humanity.

Operating since 1921, Peoples Bank is known for its dedication to service – supporting local customers, local businesses, and the economic growth of the regions surrounded by each branch. Each year, Peoples Bank donates hundreds of thousands of dollars to local and regional nonprofit organizations providing valuable services in the arts, child and family services, education, health and social services, and civics. For more information about Peoples Bank community giving, please visit here.

About Peoples Bank

Peoples Bank is a locally owned and operated, independent full-service community bank with $2.8 billion in assets. Headquartered in Bellingham, Washington, Peoples Bank has served the community for over 100 years and operates 25 locations throughout Washington. Reflecting its strong financial management practices, dedicated employees, and long-standing customer relationships, Peoples Bank was awarded a superior five-star rating from BauerFinancial, a leading independent bank rating firm. Learn more about Peoples Bank online. Member FDIC.

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