Sponsorships Overview

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%).

2016 Sponsorships

In 2016, we will continue to help the banks provide sponsorships to 501(c)(3) organizations engaged in our geographic areas of California, Oregon, and Washington that are engaged in transformative social justice and environmental work in our target sectors:


  • Affordable Housing, Multi-family and Neighborhood Stabilization
  • Low-Income Community Economic Development
  • Women and Minority Owned Businesses
  • Sustainable Food, Fisheries and Agriculture


  • Clean Tech, Green Energy and Green Chemistry
  • Resource Efficiency and Conservation in the Built Environment
  • Upcycling, Recycling and Repurposing
  • Rural Community Development and Support of Natural Resources
  • Sustainable Food, Fisheries and Agriculture

At this moment in time, the Foundation does not provide program grants or donations. The Foundation cannot sponsor individuals. We choose to make small sponsorships available to a larger number of organizations; most of our sponsorships from 2013 through 2015 were less than $1,000.

Sponsorship Request Process

Please submit your request at least 60 days prior to the event for full consideration. Requests submitted less than 60 days prior to the event will not be considered.

Sponsorship requests must be submitted through this online form. You will be able to upload sponsorship packets to this link. Please note that we request a copy of your 501(c)(3) determination or affirmation letter. If you are not able to upload your supplemental packet to the form at this link, you may send it to: sponsorships@beneficialstate.org after you complete the form.

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:

2015 Sponsorships

American Foundry Society Oregon • Alternatives in Action • Amazon Watch • B Lab • Bay Area Hispano Institute for Advancement (BAHIA) Bay Area Council Foundation • Beyond Toxics • Boyer Children’s Clinic • Boys and Girls Clubs of Marin & Sonoma Counties • Bridge Meadows • California Association of Environmental Health Administrators • California Center for Co-op Development California • California Product Stewardship Council • Capital Hill Housing Foundation • Cascade Harvest Coalition • Centro Legal de la Raza • Chabot Space & Science Center • Climate Solutions • Columbia Land Trust • Community Housing Partnership • Compass Health • De La Salle North Catholic High School • Earth Advantage, Inc • East Bay College Fund • EBALDC • Economic Opportunity Institute • Ecotrust • EcoViva • Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon • Enterprise Community Partners • Envision Education • Food Craft Institute • FUSION (Friends United to Shelter the Indigent, Oppressed and Needy) of Federal Way, WA • GirlVentures • Green Tech Education and Employment • GRID Alternatives • Habitat for Humanity of Snohomish County • Hamilton Family Center • Harper’s Playgound • Hatch Innovation • Hearing & Speech Center of Northern California • Hispanics in Philanthropy • Housing Hope • Impact Northwest • Innovative Changes • Julia Morgan Center for the Arts • Lao Family Community Development • Latino Community Foundation • Low Income Housing Institute • MarinLink • Microenterprise Services of Oregon • Millionair Club Charity • Mills College • Mt. Diablo Peace & Justice Center • My Voice Music Inc • Neighborhood Partnerships • Nonprofit Resource Center • North Bay Industries • Northwest Earth Institute • Northwest EcoBuilding Guild • Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California • Oakland Leaf Foundation • Opportunity Fund • Options Recovery Services • Oregon Environmental Council • p:ear • Parent Leadership Action Network Bay Area • Playworks • Puget Sound Sage • Realize Impact • Resources for Community Development • Rose Community Development • Salmon-Safe • Sauvie Island Center • Seattle Girls’ School • Seattle Waldorf School • Senior Advocates for Generational Equity • Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland • Social Venture Partners • Sonoma County Children’s Village • Sonoma Mountain Business Cluster • St Mary’s Center • Street Roots • Sustainable Connections • Sustainable Seattle • Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation • The Crucible • The Greenlining Institute • The Wetlands Conservancy • Tilth Producers of Washington • United Cerebral Palsy Association • University of San Francisco • Washington Environmental Council • Women’s Cancer Resource Center • Zonta Club of Everett