published on February 1, 2016 - 10:21 PM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

Bank of the Sierra announced that it distributed more than $175,000 to a variety of nonprofits in its service area last year.

Each quarter, the Porterville-based bank awards about 15 organizations with a grant, typically ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 based on need.

The organizations awarded are located in the six counties the bank operates. Grant program partners include traditional nonprofits, public school districts and other local organizations, with supported activity such helping underprivileged children and the elderly, housing and community building, cultural and educational initiatives and environmental conservation efforts.

“The Sierra Grant program has been an important part of how Bank of the Sierra engages with the areas it serves,” said Kevin McPhaill, president and CEO. “We’re happy to assist with the projects these organizations introduce, and we’re always grateful to hear of the many ways community members are making a difference.”

Since its inception in 2004, the Sierra Grant Program has been responsible for donating over $1 million to organizations that improve local communities. Nonprofits that 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

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