Kitsap Bank made a surprise announcement for Valentine’s Day, donating $15,000 to local non-profit organizations as part of the bank’s mission to #causegood in the communities the bank serves. For every hour that Kitsap Bank employees volunteered in 2021, the bank donated money to a non-profit of their choice. Despite the challenges that 2021 brought, employees still volunteered over 1,400 hours in their communities. Selected non-profits received notification of the surprise donations on Valentine’s Day.
“Kitsap Bank has a strong tradition of community involvement,” stated Steve Politakis, CEO. “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.”
The non-profits that are benefiting from Kitsap Bank’s MAD (Making a Difference) For Our Community Program are:
Bremerton Foodline Central Kitsap Food Bank
Coffee Oasis Great Peninsula Conservancy
Habitat of Tacoma/Pierce Harbor Wildwatch
Holly Ridge Center Housing Resources Bainbridge
Jefferson Land Trust Jumping Mouse
Kitsap Humane Society Kitsap Mental Health
Martha & Mary Meals on Wheels Kitsap
North Kitsap Fishline North Mason Food Bank
NW Furniture Bank Peninsula Behavioral Health
Port Angeles Food Bank Port Orchard Bay Street Association
Sequim Food Bank South Kitsap Helpline
Kitsap Bank also provided over $400,000 in financial support to more than one hundred area non-profit organizations in 2021 through the Bank’s Community Connections program, and hosted ten “From Shred to Fed” events around the region during the months of September and October. These events raised over $20,000 for local food banks. Over the past five years, Kitsap Bank has invested well over $2.2 million back into the community through sponsorships, donations, and volunteer activities.
Established August 8, 1908, Kitsap Bank is headquartered in Port Orchard, WA, operating 18 locations throughout Western Washington. With over $1.5 billion in assets, the Bank provides a full range of financial services to commercial and individual clients. Kitsap Bank has been named a Preferred Lender by the U.S. Small Business Administration, and a Corporate Philanthropist by the Puget Sound Business Journal. Kitsap Bank was awarded the 2019 National Association of Secretaries of State Medallion, as part of the Corporations for Communities Award Program and received the Manufacturing Award for Innovation by the Association of Washington Businesses for the edg3 FUND Small Business Competition. Kitsap Bank’s Edg3 FUND was also recognized by the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines in 2015 with their Strong Communities Award. Kitsap Bank is ranked the 15th largest bank based in the State of Washington and is the fifth largest women-owned business, according to the Puget Sound Business Journal. The Bank was named Family-Owned Business of the Year in 2015 by Seattle Business magazine and has a 5 Star rating from BauerFinancial Inc. For more information, visit kitsapbank.com and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.###