OnPoint Community Credit Union Donates $2.5M to Oregon and Southwest Washington Nonprofits in 2023
December 11, 2023
OnPoint Community Credit Union, based in Portland, Oregon, recently announced it set a new record in annual giving for the credit union, with more than $2.5 million donated to nonprofits in Oregon and Southwest Washington in 2023.
OnPoint made the announcement on Giving Tuesday, with this year’s donations focused on diversity, equity and inclusion, financial education, food and shelter, climate change, and youth services.
OnPoint’s record-breaking year of giving includes today’s $100,000 donation to be divided between eight nonprofits that provide food and shelter relief to Oregonians and Southwest Washingtonians. Meals on Wheels People, Rose Haven, and Portland Housing Center 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 also donate $5,000 to each of the following regional nonprofits: Family Kitchen in Central Oregon, Eugene Mission, Marion Polk Food Share in Salem, Council for the Homeless in Southwest Washington, and McMinnville Area Habitat for Humanity.
“OnPoint is honored to partner with these remarkable organizations that work tirelessly to enhance the lives of others in our community,” said President and CEO of OnPoint Rob Stuart. “Each of these organizations goes above and beyond to not only help those in need but also to create a sense of belonging and community.”
Growing our commitment to building more equitable communities
OnPoint has significantly expanded its charitable giving efforts, exceeding its annual giving record every year since 2020. This year’s giving includes $307,289 in donations to nonprofits focused on providing financial education to Oregon’s youth, including Financial Beginnings of Oregon, Portland Workforce Alliance, Youth Villages, Lemonade Day Greater Vancouver, and Junior Achievement of Oregon and SW Washington.
As part of OnPoint’s Green Horizons initiative, the credit union made a $100,000 donation this year to nonprofits focused on fighting the impacts of climate change, donating $25,000 each to The Nature Conservancy in Oregon, Ecotrust, Oregon Environment Council, and SOLVE Oregon.
More than $800,000 of this year’s giving also went to nonprofits advocating for diversity, equity and inclusion, including but not limited to:
- Adelante Mujeres
- APANO Communities United Fund
- Black United Fund of Oregon
- Cascade AIDS Project
- Coalition of Communities of Color
- FACT Oregon
- Girls, Inc. of the Pacific Northwest
- Hacienda CDC
- Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO)
- Latino Network
- Native American Youth & Family Center
- North Pole Studio
- Oregon Pride in Business (ORPIB)
- Outside In
- Portland NAACP
- Raphael House
- Self Enhancement, Inc.
- Unite Oregon
- Urban League of Portland
Giving continues with OnPoint’s annual holiday social giving campaign
OnPoint is also kicking off its holiday social giving campaign on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. From Nov. 28 to Dec. 8, OnPoint followers can nominate their favorite nonprofit to receive a donation from the credit union by following/liking OnPoint channels and sharing the nonprofit 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.