Washington Federal believes that the relationships we have with our local communities are as important as those we share with our customers, stockholders and employees. We believe we have an obligation to operate in a responsible, sustainable manner which supports the health and vibrancy of the communities we serve. It is with this goal that the Washington Federal Foundation was founded.
Washington Federal in the community.
The Foundation’s purpose is to facilitate direct giving to community-based nonprofits serving the needs of low and moderate-income individuals. The maximum grant is $5,000. We direct our contributions to these areas:
Housing & Community Development:
As a thrift institution dedicated to financing and promoting home ownership, Washington Federal supports programs and causes which help provide affordable housing for low and moderate income individuals. These causes align with our mission as a thrift institution and help us meet our goals under the Community Reinvestment Act.
The Washington Federal Foundation provides support for social and human service agencies which serve the needs of low income senior residents in our communities.
Washington Federal will also consider small grants (up to $500) to charitable organizations supported by our employees who serve as volunteers or board members.