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Community Grants

Providing funds to Yamhill County charitable organizations for special projects and other nonoperational needs to improve our community for everyone.

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About Community Grants

APPLICATION DEADLINES:  December 31, 2018; March 31, June 30, September 30, December 31, 2019

Since 1999, more than $680,000 has been awarded through Community Grants, which generally range from $1,000 to $5,000 each.  Grant requests are reviewed quarterly by a five-member Grants Committee made up of a First Federal officer, a board member, an employee, a customer and the Community Relations Officer.  Applicants can expect a response within four weeks of the application deadline.

Note that grant requests not selected do not remain on file, and new requests must be submitted each time. Requests for funds of less than $1,000 should be directed to a local branch for consideration. 

Criteria for Funding: The organization must be a qualified nonprofit, operating within and benefiting Yamhill County. Grant awards and amounts are determined quarterly by the Grants Committee, with a focus on meeting basic human needs and helping with capital improvements or equipment. Generally, operational grants are not awarded.

Please email First Federal's Community Relations Officer or call (503) 435-3214 with questions or to discuss your grant request before submission.  

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Recent Grant Awards

  • Provided funds to Hope on the Hill to help purchase and install a new motor in their food pantry truck
  • Provided funds to Library Foundation of McMinnville to expand the Book Buddies bookmobile program to the City of Yamhill
  • Provided funds to Newberg FISH to help with the purchase and installation of a new HVAC system in their lobby/warehouse area
  • Provided funds to Sheridan Museum of History to purchase audio visual equipment for the museum

Funded Grant Projects

Grants generally range from $1,000 to $5,000. Have a smaller project? Contact your local branch for potential support.

Previous Grants

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