PORTERVILLE, CA – Bank of the Sierra announced on Tuesday grants totaling $22,500 awarded to five different Tulare and Kings County non-profit organizations. The non-profits included United Way of Tulare County, Restoration Inc., Palo Verde Union Elementary School, AMP Ministries-DBA Hands in the Community, and Kings/Tulare Homeless Alliance.
Project proposals from this quarter’s grant winners include aiding the United Way’s continuing drought relief efforts, supporting Restoration Inc.’s annual Thanksgiving Food Drive, which provides holiday aid to 500 families, and helping Palo Verde Elementary School build an educational garden.
Bank President and CEO Kevin McPhaill announced that all the recipients of the grant for this quarter represented organizations that are passionate for the communities they serve. “Bank of the Sierra appreciates the tough work non-profits do throughout the valley, and it’s our aim to give back to them for their contributions.”
About the Sierra Grant Program
Since its inception in 2004 the Sierra Grant Program has been responsible for donating over a million dollars to organizations that improve local communities. The grants go toward fostering community services, park preservation, and educational programs. Non-profits who wish to apply for a Sierra Grant can pick up an instructional brochure at any Bank of the Sierra branch, or visit the bank’s web site at www.bankofthesierra.com/resources/sierra_grant_program.
About Bank of the Sierra
Since opening its doors in 1977, Bank of the Sierra has grown to become the largest independent bank headquartered in the South San Joaquin Valley with assets totaling $1.7 billion. The company has over 400 employees and conducts business through 28 branch offices, an online branch, a real estate industries center, and an agricultural credit center.