Tacoma-based Columbia Bank has awarded $100,000 to four Pacific Northwest nonprofit organizations as part of the financial institution’s 25th Anniversary Community Giving Campaign.

The grants, each worth $25,000, were awarded to Camp Journey in Post Falls, Idaho; Pushing Boundaries in Redmond, Washington; Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp in Portland, Oregon; and Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery in Spokane, Washington.

“It is an honor to present these outstanding organizations with monetary gifts that we know will be put to important and immediate use to assist people in need,” said Hadley Robbins, President and Chief Executive Officer of Columbia Bank. “Each of these organizations makes a profound impact in their communities and we applaud their advocacy and tenacity in bringing hope, relief, help, and enjoyment to the individuals and families they serve. Our best wishes go out to all those affiliated with these great organizations.”

In addition to the regional grants, 10,000 financial literacy kits were distributed by Columbia Bank employees to children throughout Columbia’s geographic footprint. Employee volunteers assembled the kits and distributed them to selected schools and nonprofits within their respective communities. The kits contained school supplies and tools to help children learn about money, saving, and budgeting.

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