We fund and manage the sponsorships of Beneficial State Bank.  From day one, Beneficial State Bank has been committed to supporting our community above and beyond its lending by providing sponsorships to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations each year. Historically we have provided the equivalent of 10% or more of Beneficial State Bank’s profits. That’s ten times the U.S. average corporate giving of less than 1% (0.76%).

2018 Sponsorships

In 2018, we will continue to help the bank provide sponsorship to 501(c)(3) organizations in California, Oregon, and Washington that are engaged in transformative social justice and environmental work in our target sectors:


  • Affordable and Multi-family Housing
  • Arts, Culture and Community Building
  • Education and Youth Development
  • Beneficial Financial Services
  • Economic, Business and Job Developement
  • Making, Manufacturing and Production
  • Social Justice


  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Health and Well-being (non-food)
  • Healthy Food
  • Other Mission Categories (Business Ownership, Structures and Practices)

The Foundation does not currently provide program grants or donations, and the Foundation cannot sponsor individuals. We choose to make small sponsorships available to many organizations; most of our sponsorships from 2013 through 2016 were less than $1,000.

Sponsorship Request Process

We welcome your sponsorship request. Please note these requirements before submission.

  • You must be a 501(c)(3)or have a 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor to be eligible for support.
  • Our sponsorship program is currently for event sponsorship only. Requests for support for program operation / capital campaigns will not be considered.
  • Your event must have a confirmed date to be considered, and you must submit your request at least 60 days prior to the event.
  • You may only submit one request per organization per calendar year.

Meet these criteria and ready to submit? Sponsorship requests must be submitted through this online form. You will be able to upload sponsorship packets through the Formsite link provided. Please also have a copy of your 501(c)(3) determination or affirmation letter to attach during this process.


If you are in California, contact Maritessa Bravo Ares.

If you are in Oregon, contact Kate Rood.

Organizations We’ve Supported

We began giving sponsorships when we first opened our doors in 2008, and have proudly sponsored hundreds of organizations doing important work in our communities. To give you a sense of the organizations we support, below is a recent snapshot of organizations whose events we’ve sponsored:

Past Sponsorships

2016 Sacramento Asian Pacific Film Festival 350PDX 501 Commons AEE Alchemist CDC All In Alameda CountyBAHIA Bellwether HousingBoyer Children’s ClinicCalifornia Product Stewardship CouncilCalifornia Resource Recovery Assoc.Campaign for Equal JusticeCapitol Hill Housing FoundationCASACentro Legal de la RazaCity Slicker FarmsCivicorpsClimate SolutionsColumbia Land TrustCommunity Housing PartnershipCouncil on American-Islamic RelationsEBALDCEcology CenterEconomic Opportunity InstituteEcumenical Ministries of OregonElsie Allen High School FoundationEnterprise Community PartnersEnvironmental Council of SacramentoForterraFranciscan Montessori Earth SchoolFriends of Peralta Hacienda Historical ParkGirlVenturesGlobal Student EmbassyGreen Canopy Homes – fiscally sponsored by Built GreenGRID AlternativesHamilton FamiliesHarper’s PlaygroundHatch InnovationHistoric Seattle Preservation FoundationHousing HopeHuman RaceImpact EntrepreneursInner City AdvisorsInnovative ChangesInnovative Housing, Inc.International Leadership AcademyInternational Living Future InstituteJOINKeaton Raphael MemorialKitchen Table AdvisorsLao Family Community Development Corp.Latino Community FoundationLeague of Women Voters Education FundLiving the New Economy Bay Area CollectiveLow Income Housing InstituteMercy Housing NorthwestMESOMillionaire Club CharityMother JonesMt. Diablo Peace & Justice CenterNEBCNeighborhood PartnershipsNon-Profit Housing Association of Northern CaliforniaNorth Bay Food Industry Group (FIG) – fiscally sponsored by Santa Rosa Chamber of CommerceNational Employment Law Project • Neighborhood Funders GroupNorthBay Rehabilitation ServicesNW Energy CoalitionOakland LeafOakland Peace CenterOakland RisingOakland Symphony Youth OrchestraOpening Doors, Inc.Opportunity FundOptions Recovery ServicesOregon Opportunity NetworkOregon WildlifePeople’s Community MarketPlayworks Education EnergizedPlayworks Pacific NWPortland Community Reinvestment InitiativesPortland State University FoundationPuget Sound SageRagged Wing (The Flight Deck)Resources for Community DevelopmentRising Sun Energy CenterROSE Community Development CorporationRose FoundationSAGESalmon-SafeSeattle AquariumSeattle Girls SchoolSeattle Waldorf SchoolSkagitonians to Preserve FarmlandSocial Venture PartnersSound OutreachSquashDriveSt. Mary’s CenterStreet RootsSustainable Economies Law Center (SELC)Sustainable Enterprise ConferenceSustainable NorthwestThe Greenlining InstituteThe Impact FoundryThe Mills Center for Socially Responsible BusinessThe Nonprofit Association of OregonThe Street TrustThe Unity CouncilTIGRAUpward RootsUrban Land Institute Northwest District CouncilVolunteers of America OregonWillamette Valley Development OfficersWrite Around PortlandYTHZonta International