Housing & Community Development:
As a financial institution dedicated to financing and promoting home ownership, Washington Federal supports programs and causes that help provide affordable housing for low and moderate income individuals. We also directly finance projects designed to build stronger communities that provide affordable housing, access to quality healthcare, and a vibrant environment for job growth. These causes align with our mission as a responsible bank and help us meet our goals under the Community Reinvestment Act.
Senior Citizens & Low-Income Families:
The Washington Federal Foundation provides support for social and human service agencies that serve the needs of low-income seniors and families who reside in our communities.
Washington Federal supports efforts to expand financial literacy among youth and adults by partnering with financial literacy organizations such as Everfi as well as supporting our own Save at School program. Washington Federal's Save at School program helps middle and elementary school students learn the habit of thrift by making modest but regular deposits during our on-site "Bank Days," held once or twice each month. We also match each initial $5 opening deposit to a Save at School account dollar-for-dollar. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about launching a school savings program in your area.
Washington Federal also considers small grants to charitable organizations supported by our employees who serve as volunteers or board members.
Some Exclusions: While we gladly consider all requests, the Foundation giving focus does not include contributions to individuals, government agencies, the arts, research into disease prevention, secondary education, or contributions to sports teams, programs or events.