Customer Ballot

Since its founding in 1922, First Federal has been the secure, locally owned financial institution for Yamhill County friends, families and neighbors. This community-based philosophy continues to drive the services and programs First Federal provides today, including listening closely to the desires of our customers through the Customer Ballot Program.

Program Details


About Customer Ballots

The Customer Ballot Program is currently closed. 

First Federal’s Community Giving programs support dozens of local groups in the Yamhill County area. Of the $3.2 million First Federal has donated through charitable giving since 1999, $880,000 has been given through the Customer Ballot Program to specific groups chosen by you!

The First Federal Customer Ballot program runs month-long in February each year and customers help us determine how to donate. This year, 95 Yamhill County nonprofits were on the ballot and will share $40,000 based on our customers' votes. 

2021 Results


2021 Recipients:

4-H Clubs of Yamhill County
A Family Place Relief Nursery
Sheridan Seventh Day Adventist Church, ABC Daycare
American Red Cross
Amity Community Preschool - NEW
Amity Downtown Improvement Group
Amity Education Foundation
Amity Volunteer Fire Dept.
Friends of the Amity Library
Beyond Backpacks
Boy Scouts of America
Calvary Chapel West Valley "Feed The Need" - NEW
Camp Smith Scout Camp
Carlton Volunteer Firefighters Assoc.
Carlton Observatory - NEW
McMinnville First Christian Church, City Outreach
First Presbyterian Church Community Dinner
C.S. Lewis Academy
Dayton Education Foundation
First Baptist Church, STAR Program
Friendsview Retirement Residents Assistance Fund
Gallery Theater
Girl Scouts
Give a Little Foundation
Grand Sheramina Community Resources
McMinnville Area Habitat for Humanity
Newberg Area Habitat for Humanity
Head Start of Yamhill County
Henderson House
Hillside Foundation
Homeward Bound Pets
Hoofprints in the Sand
Hope on the Hill
Juliette's House
Kids on the Block
Legacy Hospice Services - McMinnville
Carlton Memorial Post 173, American Legion
Love INC.
Lutheran Community Services
McMinnville Adventist Christian School
McMinnville Christian Academy
McMinnville Education Foundation
McMinnville Music Boosters - NEW
McMinnville Seventh Day Adventist Church, Bags of Love
Sheridan Mennonite Church, Mill Creek Christian School
MV Advancements
Newberg Animal Shelter Friends
Newberg F.I.S.H. Emergency Services
Newberg High School Trap Shooting Team - NEW
Pregnancy Counseling & Info Center
Willamina Christian Church, Promise Preschool
Providence Newberg Community Connection
Relay for Life/American Cancer Society
Rock of Ages Mennonite Home
Royal Family Kids Camp
Salvation Army
Second Winds Community Band
See Ya Later Foundation
Sheridan Volunteer Fire
Sheridan Japanese School Foundation
Sheridan Museum of History
SMART (Start Making a Reader Today)
Soroptimist International of McMinnville
Soroptimist International of Chehalem Valley
Yamhill County Special Olympics
Soup Kitchen @ St. Barnabas
St. James Catholic School
St. Peter Catholic Church Community Dinner
St. Vincent de Paul
Tilikum Center for Retreats & Outdoor Ministries
Tina Miller Community Center
US Naval Sea Cadets Corps, Ironside Division
Veritas School
Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center
Waste Not of Yamhill County
West Valley Community Campus
Willamette Valley Cancer Foundation
Yamhill Chapter DAR
Yamhill County CASA
Yamhill County CERT
YC Community Pet Heroes
Yamhill Carlton Education Foundation
Yamhill County Gospel Rescue Mission
Yamhill County Historical Society
Yamhill County Search and Rescue
Yamhill Carlton Together Cares
YCAP Food Bank
Zero Waste


You Voted, We Donated!

Since 1999, we've donated more than $800,000 to nonprofit organizations serving Yamhill County.

Customer Ballot Summary 1999-2021

Community Matters

Our philosophy continues to guide our decision-making and strengthen our dedication to our customers and our community. When you bank with us, your money is invested here and stays here, working for and giving back to our community.

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