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%).
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:
2016 Sacramento Asian Pacific Film Festival • 350PDX • 501 Commons • AEE • Alchemist CDC • All In Alameda County • BAHIA • Bellwether Housing • Boyer Children’s Clinic • California Product Stewardship Council • California Resource Recovery Assoc. • Campaign for Equal Justice • Capitol Hill Housing Foundation • CASA • Centro Legal de la Raza • City Slicker Farms • Civicorps • Climate Solutions • Columbia Land Trust • Community Housing Partnership • Council on American-Islamic Relations • EBALDC • Ecology Center • Economic Opportunity Institute • Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon • Elsie Allen High School Foundation • Enterprise Community Partners • Environmental Council of Sacramento • Forterra • Franciscan Montessori Earth School • Friends of Peralta Hacienda Historical Park • GirlVentures • Global Student Embassy • Green Canopy Homes – fiscally sponsored by Built Green • GRID Alternatives • Hamilton Families • Harper’s Playground • Hatch Innovation • Historic Seattle Preservation Foundation • Housing Hope • Human Race • Impact Entrepreneurs • Inner City Advisors • Innovative Changes • Innovative Housing, Inc. • International Leadership Academy • International Living Future Institute • JOIN • Keaton Raphael Memorial • Kitchen Table Advisors • Lao Family Community Development Corp. • Latino Community Foundation • League of Women Voters Education Fund • Living the New Economy Bay Area Collective • Low Income Housing Institute • Mercy Housing Northwest • MESO • Millionaire Club Charity • Mother Jones • Mt. Diablo Peace & Justice Center • NEBC • Neighborhood Partnerships • Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California • North Bay Food Industry Group (FIG) – fiscally sponsored by Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce • National Employment Law Project • Neighborhood Funders Group • NorthBay Rehabilitation Services • NW Energy Coalition • Oakland Leaf • Oakland Peace Center • Oakland Rising • Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra • Opening Doors, Inc. • Opportunity Fund • Options Recovery Services • Oregon Opportunity Network • Oregon Wildlife • People’s Community Market • Playworks Education Energized • Playworks Pacific NW • Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives • Portland State University Foundation • Puget Sound Sage • Ragged Wing (The Flight Deck) • Resources for Community Development • Rising Sun Energy Center • ROSE Community Development Corporation • Rose Foundation • SAGE • Salmon-Safe • Seattle Aquarium • Seattle Girls School • Seattle Waldorf School • Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland • Social Venture Partners • Sound Outreach • SquashDrive • St. Mary’s Center • Street Roots • Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC) • Sustainable Enterprise Conference • Sustainable Northwest • The Greenlining Institute • The Impact Foundry • The Mills Center for Socially Responsible Business • The Nonprofit Association of Oregon • The Street Trust • The Unity Council • TIGRA • Upward Roots • Urban Land Institute Northwest District Council • Volunteers of America Oregon • Willamette Valley Development Officers • Write Around Portland • YTH • Zonta International