Washington Financial Bank formed its charitable foundation in 1994 under its formal program of corporate philanthropy. In 2016, The Washington Financial Community Foundation was re-established as a separate non-profit entity, solely funded by Washington Financial Bank. To date, Washington Financial Bank and The Washington Financial Charitable Foundation have re-invested millions of dollars to help our communities grow and prosper.
The Washington Financial Charitable Foundation provides support for a wide range of health and human service initiatives, community re-development projects and educational programs. All requests must be electronically submitted using the Foundation’s standard grant application.
Each year The Washington Financial Charitable Foundation awards scholarships to local students to help with the increasing costs of advanced education. Applications are open to all Washington Financial Bank customers and immediate family members. Currently, the award is a one-time $5,000 scholarship to selected applicants, selected using a quantitative scoring system which ranks grade point average, community service and financial need.
Scholarship applications must be completed electronically using the standard Washington Financial Charitable application form and must be submitted by May 1st each year.
The Scholarship Funding round is now closed for 2021.
Our employees are committed to making our communities better every day, donating thousands of hours of volunteer time. From serving on boards of numerous non-profit organizations to volunteering in our children's classrooms and sporting concessions - we are thoroughly invested!