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

Customer Ballots will be mailed to customers during January 2022.  Customers must mail completed ballot by February 28th, 2022. 

First Federal’s Community Giving programs support dozens of local groups in the Yamhill County area. Of the $3.5 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
American Red Cross
Amity Assembly of God Isaiah 58
Amity Community Preschool
Amity Downtown Improvement Group
Amity Education Foundation
Amity Volunteer Fire Dept.
Beyond Backpacks
Boy Scouts of America
C.S. Lewis Academy
Calvary Chapel West Valley "Feed The Need"
Camp Smith Scout Camp
Carlton Memorial Post 173, American Legion
Carlton Memorial Post 173, Auxiliary
Carlton Observatory
Carlton Volunteer Firefighters Assoc.
Dayton Education Foundation
First Baptist Church, STAR Program
First Presbyterian Church Community Dinner
Friends of the Amity Library
Friendsview Retirement Residents Assistance Fund
Gallery Theater
Girl Scouts
Give a Little Foundation
Grand Sheramina Community Resources
Harmony New Beginnings
Hazel's House Rescue
Head Start of Yamhill County
Henderson House
Hillside Foundation
Homeward Bound Pets
Hoofprints in the Sand
Hope on the Hill
Juliette's House
Legacy Hospice Services - McMinnville
Love INC.
Lutheran Community Services
McMinnville Adventist Christian School
McMinnville Area Habitat for Humanity
McMinnville Christian Academy
McMinnville Education Foundation
McMinnville First Christian Church, City Outreach
McMinnville Music Boosters
McMinnville Seventh Day Adventist Church, Bags of Love
MV Advancements
Newberg Animal Shelter Friends
Newberg Area Habitat for Humanity
Newberg Community Band
Newberg F.I.S.H. Emergency Services
Newberg High School Trap Shooting Team
Pregnancy Counseling & Info Center
Providence Newberg Community Connection
Reach Northwest, fna Royal Family Kids Camp
Relay for Life/American Cancer Society
Rock of Ages Mennonite Home
Salvation Army
Second Winds Community Band
See Ya Later Foundation
Sheridan Mennonite Church, Mill Creek Christian School
Sheridan Museum of History
Sheridan Rotary
Sheridan Seventh Day Adventist Church, ABC Daycare
Sheridan Volunteer Fire
SMART (Start Making a Reader Today)
Soroptimist International of Chehalem Valley
Soroptimist International of McMinnville
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
Willamina Christian Church, Promise Preschool
With Courage
Yamhill Carlton Education Foundation
Yamhill Carlton Together Cares
Yamhill Chapter DAR
Yamhill County CASA
Yamhill County CERT
Yamhill County Gideons
Yamhill County Gospel Rescue Mission
Yamhill County Historical Society
Yamhill County Search and Rescue
Yamhill County Special Olympics
YC Community Pet Heroes
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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