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Rivermark in the Community

Rivermark volunteering with Friends of the Children.

Rivermark not only strives to give back to our members but to also make a difference for the communities we serve. We have three main community development pillars: housing security, children’s health, and fighting hunger. We believe that the credit union model can act as an accelerator in addressing these issues. Rivermark offers paid volunteer time off to empower our employees to go out and make a difference in our community.

In addition to our volunteerism and charitable giving, we also have the Rivermark Community Fund. The purpose of the fund is to provide grants to local nonprofit organizations that fit our mission to create sustainable, affordable, fair, and equitable housing within the communities we serve.

Volunteerism and Charitable Giving

KGW great food drive.

KGW Great Food Drive

We are a proud sponsor of the KGW Great Food Drive. This annual event collects food and cash donation for the Oregon Food Bank to then give to our communities in need. It is the largest food drive in Portland and benefits thousands of individuals by collecting multi-million pounds of food each year.

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Doernbecher Children's Hospital building.

Doernbecher Children's Hospital

Since 1983, members have helped Rivermark raise more than $500,000 to help fund critical treatments, equipment, research, and charitable care for Doernbecher. Doernbecher is recognized as one of America's leading children's hospitals and offers the region’s broadest range of pediatric treatments. 

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Rivermark volunteers at the Oregon Food Bank.

Oregon Food Bank

Rivermark employees regularly volunteer their time at the Oregon Food Bank helping pack and sort food for families in the area. The goal of the food bank is to eliminate hunger in Oregon by providing meals to families in need, as well as tackle the root causes of hunger in our region. We encourage others to volunteer or make a donation at OFB.

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Rivermark volunteers with Rebuilding Together.

Rebuilding Together

Rivermark continues to volunteer alongside Rebuilding Together, our 2020 Rivermark Community Fund Grant recipient. Rebuilding Together provides critical home repairs, accessibility modifications, and important improvements at no cost for low-income homeowners. They focus on underserved populations and target repairs to address key health and safety hazards. 

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Store to Door volunteers.

Store to Door

Rivermark volunteers continue to shop till they drop for a great cause in our community. Store to Door supports independent living for Portland area seniors and people with disabilities by providing volunteer-based grocery shopping and delivery service.

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Rivermark volunteers with Habitat for Humanity.

Habitat for Humanity

Rivermark volunteers have rolled up their sleeves to help build multiple homes with Willamette West Habitat for Humanity. Habitat for Humanity helps low-income families with affordable housing through sweat equity and by proving homeowner education for them to succeed.

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Financial Beginnings

For years Rivermark has partnered with Financial Beginnings, an organization dedicated to providing financial education to youth. Rivermark staff volunteer to use their career experience and personal knowledge to teach students the basics of Banking, Budgeting, Investing, Credit, and Risk Management.

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Northwest Cherry Festival

Each year Rivermark sponsors the Children's Court at the Northwest Cherry Festival in The Dalles. Photo contest entries dropped off at the branch result in the crowning of Mr. Royal Andy and Miss Royal Ann. Winners earn a place in the Cherry Festival Parade.

Do you have an event or cause you would like Rivermark to be involved with? Please contact us and let us know! We love finding new ways to give back to our community.

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Recent Community Involvement

CEO Message

By now, you have probably seen the news regarding two bank failures, the largest being Silicon Valley Bank in California. We know this type of news can be troubling, so I want to assure you that Rivermark continues to be financially safe and sound. Thank you for the trust you put in us as your member-owned financial cooperative. We will continue to act in the best interest of our membership and the communities we serve.

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Great Food Drive 2023

Great Food Drive

Rivermark is a proud sponsor of the KGW Great Food Drive. More than 10 million pounds of food have been donated since our involvement began in 2017, providing over 10 million meals to local families. We appreciate every dollar you donate to the Oregon Food Bank through the KGW Great Food Drive! We are accepting food and cash donations at all of our branches through the end of March, or you can make a donation online.

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Rivermark Gives $20,000 to Community Roots Collaborative

We are excited to announce that the Rivermark Community Fund, a philanthropic arm of Rivermark Community Credit Union, has directed its 2022 grant of $20,000 to Community Roots Collaborative (C-Roots), a non-profit organization aimed at creating stable and affordable housing. The donation will be used to help develop permanent, cottage-style tiny homes in Clark County for the unhoused.

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Debit swipes donation

Rivermark is proud to support Doernbecher Children's Hospital. Since 1983, members have helped raise more than $700,000 for Doernbecher; recognized as one of America's leading children's hospitals for pediatric care. This year's goal is to raise $15,000 for Doernbecher -- but we can't do it without you! Use your Rivermark debit or credit card to make purchases on #GivingTuesday, November 29, 2022. Each time you use your card, we'll automatically donate $0.25 to Doernbecher.

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2022 Golf Tournament Recap

This year's annual charity golf tournament was a huge success! We raised more than $65,000 for the Rivermark Community Fund, which supports nonprofit housing organizations in the areas we serve.

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