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.
The voting for Customer Ballots 2022 is now closed.
Since 1999, First Federal has donated more than $3.5 million to charities in Yamhill County. Our customers have helped us give back $920,225 through our Customer Ballot program. This year, we have donated another $40,000 based on their votes.
It has been a very difficult year for many of our community organizations who were hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. Not only were their volunteer groups impacted, but their annual fundraising efforts were halted. With their everyday operations at risk, many had to be creative and find other funding opportunities to cover payroll and basic expenses to maintain their operations.
In 2022, we received 4,728 votes for 97 organizations. Five nonprofits held very successful write-in campaigns by receiving the minimum requirement of 10 votes, and were added to the ballot. Overall, the top service areas receiving donations were: Youth Development and Food Banks/Shelter.
Thank you for helping us invest $40,000 into our community!
You Voted, We Donated!
Since 1999, we've donated more than $800,000 to nonprofit organizations serving Yamhill County.