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4 Ways Rivermark Invests in the Community

Great Food DriveAs a community-based financial co-op, giving back to local organizations is an integral part of what we do. 

In 2016, we established the Rivermark Community Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation. The purpose of this Fund is to strengthen the economic vitality of our region by supporting business-focused nonprofits that encourage innovation, mentor emerging entrepreneurs, and help local small businesses grow. We believe entrepreneurs and small businesses are the lifeline of our growing regional economy. When they thrive, everyone benefits.

By establishing the Rivermark Community Fund, we've made a significant and long-term commitment to invest in the economic vitality of our region and help extend the benefits of prosperity to the communities in which our members live and work.

While the Community Fund is our primary focus, we continue to support worthy causes that our members are involved. Here are 4 organizations we remain committed to. 

1. 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. Recognized as one of America's leading children's hospitals, Doernbecher offers the region’s broadest range of pediatric treatments. 

2. KGW Great Food Drive
In March 2017, we partnered with KGW to gather donations for Oregon Food Bank. In that time, members and employees donated over 2 million pounds of food, helping to make 2017 the annual event's biggest year ever. 

3. The Children’s Book Bank
Children's Book Bank is a local organization that collects and distributes books to children who might not otherwise have books of their own at home. Each year, members and staff collect books, while Rivermark staff volunteer to clean up donated books. 

4. New Seasons Community Loan Fund
Staff of New Seasons has the option to contribute $1 per pay period to a fund specifically reserved to assist fellow employees in need. This pool of voluntary donations is collected into a Rivermark business account and used by New Seasons management to award low-interest share secured hardship loans. Since being established, this fund has helped over 250 New Seasons employees through hardship situations. 

We encourage our members to support these worthy local causes. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to the Rivermark Community Fund, you can do so online