OnPoint Community Credit Union Donates $100,000 to Local Non-profits on Giving Tuesday
Posted by Andrew Kobialka on November 28, 2022
Today, on Giving Tuesday, OnPoint Community Credit Union, based in Portland, Oregon, announced it will contribute a total of $100,000, which will be split amongst eight non-profits that provide food and shelter relief to Oregonians and Southwest Washingtonians.
Blanchet House, Habitat for Humanity of Oregon, and New Avenues for Youth will each use the $25,000 gift from OnPoint to advance their missions of providing food security, day shelter ,and valuable resources to underserved communities in the Portland metro area. OnPoint will provide $5,000 to each of the following regional non-profits: The Giving Plate in Central Oregon, 15th Night in Eugene, FISH of Vancouver in Southwest Washington, Marion Polk Food Share in Salem, and Yamhill Community Action Project in McMinnville.
“Our purpose as a community credit union is to build strong communities,” said Rob Stuart, OnPoint President and Chief Executive Officer. “We strive every day to live our purpose by partnering with organizations that address the most pressing needs of our communities. We are honored to partner with these eight incredible organizations as they work to make a tangible difference in the lives of those they serve.”
Local non-profits receive $2.3 million from OnPoint in 2022
This year, OnPoint is on track to donate $2.3 million to more than 304 non-profits addressing Oregon and Southwest Washington’s most critical needs. A new record for the credit union’s annual giving program, this year’s donations focused on diversity, equity and inclusion, education, food and shelter, climate change, and youth services.
OnPoint has continued to grow its charitable giving program over the last three years, more than doubling its annual giving in that time period, directly responding to the growing needs in the region. This giving includes a $100,000 donation to non-profits focused on fighting the impacts of climate change as part of OnPoint’s Green Horizons initiative, donating $25,000 each to SOLVE Oregon, The Nature Conservancy Oregon, Forth and The Freshwater Trust. In addition, more than $695,000 of this year’s giving went to DEI-focused organizations, and OnPoint remains committed to expanding its charitable giving efforts even further. Below are non-profits advocating for diversity, equity and inclusion to which OnPoint made donations this year:
- $67,700 to Cascade AIDS Project
- $25,000 to APANO Communities United Fund
- $25,000 to Black United Fund of Oregon
- $25,000 to Coalition of Communities of Color
- $25,000 to Hacienda CDC
- $25,000 to Native American Youth & Family Center
- $25,000 to New Avenues for Youth
- $25,000 to Portland NAACP
- $25,000 to Urban League of Portland
- $10,000 to Adelante Mujeres
- $10,000 to All Hands Raised
- $10,000 to Girls, Inc. of the Pacific Northwest
- $10,000 to Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber
- $10,000 to Historic Parkrose
- $10,000 to Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization
- $10,000 to Impact NW
- $10,000 to KairosPDX
- $10,000 to Latino Network
- $10,000 to Meals On Wheels People
- $10,000 to Neighborhood House
- $10,000 to Outside In
- $10,000 to Proud Ground
- $10,000 to Unite Oregon
- $10,000 to XXcelerate
Giving continues with OnPoint’s annual holiday social giving campaign
In addition to the donations announced today, OnPoint is also kicking off its holiday social giving campaign on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. From November 29 to December 9, OnPoint followers can nominate their favorite non-profit to receive a donation from the credit union by following/liking OnPoint channels and sharing the non-profit they support. From the pool of finalists with the most nominations, one organization will be named the grand prize winner of $5,000 and the next closest five organizations will each receive $2,500.
Participants can vote through the credit union’s social media channels by tagging OnPoint and using the #OnPointGiving hashtag or commenting on one of its social media posts.