Porterville, CA ––Bank of the Sierra is pleased to announce a Sierra Grant in the amount of $1,500 has been awarded to the Fresno Council on Child Abuse Prevention (FCCAP). The grant funds will be used to support the efforts in creating a Child Advocacy Center (CAC) for Fresno County. The center will be prevention focused by utilizing educational and training materials to protect children from sexual abuse. The upgrade to CAC will build a stronger team for child abuse investigations and will implement a prevention education component for child sexual abuse education for both adults and children.
The Sierra Grant Program is designed to improve the quality of life for the families, especially the children, who reflect the diversity within Bank of the Sierra branch communities. The Sierra Grant Program is focused on three areas: community services, park preservation, and education. Anyone involved in a non-profit program that is interested in a Sierra Grant can pick up an instructional brochure at any Bank of the Sierra branch, or visit the bank web site at www.bankofthesierra.com.
With over $1.4 billion in assets and strong performance ratios, Bank of the Sierra is the largest independently owned community bank headquartered in Southern San Joaquin Valley’s Heartland. The bank serves 17 different communities with 25 branches, two Ag Centers and one SBA Center. For more information visit the web site at www.bankofthesierra.com or call (888) 454-BANK.