Rivermark and the Community
Rivermark not only strives to give back to our members, but we also strive to make a difference for those in the 11 communities we serve.
Here are just some of the events and causes Rivermark has been involved with over the past few years:
Rivermark Community Fund
Established in February 2016 with an initial Credit Union contribution of $100,000, the Fund's purpose is to provide grants to nonprofit organizations that support small businesses with access to capital and other resources that will result in improved economic vitality in our community.
Learn about our grant recipients and how you can help donate to the fund.
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.
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.
If you would like to donate to Doernbecher, you can do so on their website or by calling 503.294.7101.
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.
The Children’s Book Bank
Since 2014, Rivermark has supported Children's Book Bank, 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.
You can donate on your website.
New Seasons Community Loan Fund
Rivermark has helped over 250 New Seasons employees through hardship situations. New Seasons staff elects 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. The fund continues to grow as payroll deposits are made and as loans are repaid.
KGW Great Food Drive
In March 2017 we partnered with KGW to gather donations for Oregon Food Bank. In that time, members and employees helped raise over $2 million in donations, the event's biggest year ever. Thank you to everyone who supported this great cause! We are partnering with KGW again for the 2018 Great Food Drive!
South Wasco County Library
Rivermark challenged other businesses in the Maupin community to contribute to the New Southern Wasco County Library Campaign. Rivermark led the way with a $7,500 donation and inspired other businesses in the area to donate over $60,000 to the cause. The library has raised over $125,000 for a new facility.
Do you have an event or cause you would like Rivermark to be involved with? Please contact us and let us know!
Rivermark Community Fund
"When small businesses and local entrepreneurship thrive, everyone benefits. This is why Rivermark is actively building bridges of prosperity across our community—bridges that connect more people to economic opportunity and financial well-being."
The Credit Union Difference
Rivermark is a not-for-profit financial cooperative that exists for the benefit of our member/owners and our community. Income from credit unions is returned in the forms of better savings rates, lower loan rates, and low or no fees for services.