Kitsap Bank recently donated $15,000 to local nonprofits.

The donations came as a surprise Valentine’s Day announcement as part of Kitsap Bank’s MAD (Making a Difference) for Our Community Program.

The bank donated to nonprofit organizations for every hour their employees volunteered in 2020. Despite challenges and setbacks, its employees exceeded 1,400 hours of community volunteer work. The 19 selected nonprofits included Habitat of Clallam County, Central Kitsap Food Bank, Washington Women in Need, and Olympic College Foundation.

“Kitsap Bank has a strong tradition of community involvement,” said Steve Politakis, CEO, in a press release. “I am proud that our employees, even with the pandemic, were able to find a way to safely give back to their communities. Their dedication, commitment and capacity to contribute not only makes them a great asset to Kitsap Bank, but also to our communities in which we live and work.”

Kitsap provided more than $500,000 in financial support for more than 100 local nonprofits throughout 2020. It also raised $30,000 for local food banks, and have invested more than $2.2 million back into the community through volunteer work, sponsorships, and donations.

To see a full list of selected nonprofits, and to learn more about Kitsap’s MAD Program, click here