Umpqua Bank – Committed to Community Since 1953

Umpqua Bank – Committed to Community Since 1953

It all started in Canyonville, Oregon, a timber town nestled along the South Umpqua River. A group of pioneers who were part of this tight-knit community came together to build what they needed: a school, a church, a grocery store, a diner, an auto shop. And when the citizens of Canyonville needed a better place than the local watering hole to cash their checks, they came together and built a bank.

Milt Herbert, one of Umpqua Bank’s founding fathers (second from left), and crew.

Since South Umpqua State Bank opened their doors back in 1953, they’ve grown a lot (with multiple locations now), but their values have stayed as strong as their roots. They believe in the power of community. They believe in giving back.

Umpqua Bank supports all of the communities where they have branches. They give to charities, provide volunteer hours, and have a matching gift program for employees. They focus on boosting financial health and engaging with their communities through nonprofit partnerships. Here are some amazing stats from their 2020 Giving and Community Benefit Highlights:

  • $3.5 Million – Total charitable giving and sponsorships
  • 843 – Number of community organizations those grants supported
  • 100% – Percent of counties where Umpqua operates that received grants
  • 21,513 – Volunteer hours completed

November 15th is National Philanthropy Day, a great time to take a moment to acknowledge the amazing supporters that make Unity Care NW’s work possible. Umpqua Bank is a longtime supporter of Unity Care NW, sponsoring our work and collaborating with us to secure a PPP Loan during this difficult time of pandemic. They are also participants in our Health Care Champions Sponsorship Program. Click here to find out how your organization can participate in this program and be part of ensuring health care access for everyone.

From all of us at Unity Care NW, thank you, Umpqua Bank, for joining us in the journey to create a stronger and healthier community for everyone to thrive.