published on August 14, 2017 - 2:13 PM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

Bank of the Sierra’s Sierra Grants Program announced it contributed a total of $45,000 to 16 nonprofit organizations in its coverage area.

Teen Challenge of Southern California (Central Valley), which seeks to educate the public about and provide support services for those battling addiction, was awarded $5,000 to fund its annual 5K Walk for Recovery. The fundraiser will help cover expenses for its residential recovery facility.

Court Appointed Special Advocates of San Luis Obispo County, Inc., which advocates for neglected and abused children in the court system, received $5,000 toward its training program — enough to train two CASA volunteers.

Another $3,000 went to Habitat for Humanity Golden Empire in Kern County for its Home Preservation Program, and Woods Humane Society in San Luis Obispo received $4,000 to support its Pets for Vets program.

We are excited to support organizations that give back to our communities,” said Kevin McPhaill, bank president and CEO, adding that, “we will continue working together to help these organizations succeed in making our communities better.”

Since its inception in 2004 the Sierra Grant Program has been responsible for donating over 1.7 million dollars to organizations that improve local communities. 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 website.

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