First Fed Foundation (formerly First Federal Community Foundation), a private charitable corporation, began making grants in 2015, thanks to a generous gift valued at $12 million from the parent company of First Fed, when the bank was converted to a publicly traded company.
First Fed’s gift underscored its commitment to continue its 100-year tradition of giving back to its communities. In that same spirit, First Fed Foundation is committed to creating broad impact that benefits low-to-moderate-income, disadvantaged and/or marginalized persons or families in the communities in which First Fed, the Foundation’s sole donor, operates full-service branches.
From 2015 through 2022, the Foundation has contributed more than $6 million to nonproﬁt, tribal, and government agencies that bring housing, help, and hope to community members in Clallam, Jefferson, Kitsap, and Whatcom Counties, and the city of Bellevue in the following funding priorities:
$1,531,300 to organizations addressing homelessness and the availability of and access to affordable housing;
$2,380,000 to community development projects;
$950,200 to organizations providing a wide array of necessary support to our communities;
$1,020,000 to efforts that stimulate and support economic development;
$220,000 to organizations that addressed hardships caused and exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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