Banner gives because we care.

At Banner we care about the places where we work and live—the places we call home—and we appreciate your interest in our Banner Gives program.

Contribution guidelines

As we look to support positive endeavors in our communities, we offer the following guidelines to help determine if your organization qualifies for a grant through Banner Gives.

We focus on nonprofit organizations in our region (Washington, Oregon, California and Idaho) whose activities support areas we believe are essential to the vitality and success of the communities where we operate, with funding priority on programs serving low- and moderate-income populations.

Areas considered for Banner Gives grants include:

  • Housing, especially programs that address homelessness and opportunities to advance affordable housing such as home ownership counseling and projects creating and/or preserving access to affordable housing
  • Youth academic achievement, civic involvement, financial literacy (see below), as well as physical and emotional development
  • Financial education for youth and adults
  • Economic development with greatest emphasis on aiding small business and small farm development and lending, workforce development education, job creation and retention

Banner Gives grants are not available to support the following:

  • The development or production of books, films, videos or television programs
  • Individual pre-K—12 schools, supporting foundations or PTA/PTO organizations
  • Memorial campaigns
  • Travel-related events, including school trips or tours
  • Sports, athletic events or programs
  • Individuals, including those seeking scholarships or fellowship assistance
  • Governments, municipal agencies or fiscally sponsored organizations
  • Endowments, fundraising campaigns or debt retirement/deficit funding
  • Any organization aimed at promoting or discouraging the observance of religious beliefs
  • Political, labor or fraternal organizations or civic clubs, though we will consider supporting such organizations’ funding of homeless shelters, soup kitchens or other social services

We also do not provide funding to any organization that discriminates based on race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, veteran, or disability status, or that espouses hate.

To learn if your organization qualifies, click the link below to take our eligibility quiz.

If you qualify, you’ll be connected to our grant application form.

Please allow 45-60 days for consideration of your grant request. The cutoff date to request funding for the current calendar year is October 15, 2024. Thank you for your interest in our Banner Gives program.