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Rivermark in the Community

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At Rivermark, we're committed to more than just serving our members—we're dedicated to uplifting the communities we call home. Our giveback is centered around three fundamental pillars: housing security, children's health, and combating hunger. We firmly believe that the unique capabilities of the credit union model can be harnessed as a force in addressing these critical issues.

We're not just about words; we're about action. Here's how we make that happen:

Partnerships

We believe in the power of collaboration. Rivermark forms strategic partnerships with local organizations that align with our mission of giving back. Together, we work to create sustainable solutions that have a lasting impact on our community.

Donations

Over the years, we've donated significant amounts to local charities and nonprofits. These contributions help fund vital programs and services, bringing us one step closer to our vision of a vibrant, healthy community.

Sponsorships

Rivermark sponsors events that resonate with our community development goals. Through these sponsorships, we not only give financially, but also help raise awareness about important issues.

Volunteerism

We empower our employees to be agents of change. By offering paid volunteer time off, we encourage our team to get involved and make a difference in the community.

Fighting Hunger

We're deeply invested in the well-being of our communities, and one issue that we've consistently focused on is fighting hunger. Every year, we proudly participate in the KGW Great Food Drive, an initiative aimed at combating food insecurity in our region. it's an ongoing commitment to ensure that our neighbors have access to nutritious meals. Our participation involves raising awareness of food insecurity and collecting donations These contributions are then distributed to those in need. Over the years, this drive has collected millions of pounds of food, providing countless meals our area.

The Oregon Food Bank is an incredible organization provides emergency food to people who are hungry through a cooperative statewide network of hunger-relief agencies. We contribute to the Oregon Food Bank financially and by volunteering our time. Our employees can often be found sorting and packing food boxes and helping in whatever way they can.

 

Housing Security

Affordable and equitable housing is a fundamental need that significantly impacts our members' quality of life. Especially in our area, where housing costs have been on the rise, our dedication to this cause has never been more crucial. We're committed to helping people find housing and ensuring it remains affordable over time. We work tirelessly to make acquiring a home a reality for more people by providing education, resources, and services tailored to meet diverse needs.

To further our efforts, we've established the Rivermark Community Fund. This fund supports local nonprofit organizations that share our mission of creating sustainable, affordable, fair, and equitable housing within our communities. We provide an annual grant of $20,000 to non-profits helping make a difference in our area. The Rivermark Community Fund is more than just a grant—it's our commitment to our community, our investment in its future, and our contribution towards building a society where everyone has a place to call home.

 

Children's Health and Wellness

For years, we've been passionately committed to children's health, ensuring that resources are available for those in need. One of our key partnerships is with Doernbecher Children's Hospital through the CU4Kids program. This collaboration allows us to directly support the hospital in providing world-class care to children. By contributing funds and raising awareness, we help ensure that every child has access to the medical care they need, regardless of their family's ability to pay.

Recognizing that basic needs like diapers can be a significant expense for families, Rivermark organizes an annual Diaper Drive in collaboration with the PDX Diaper Bank. We collect donations, which are then distributed to families in need. This initiative meets a critical need and helps alleviate financial stress for families, contributing to their overall well-being.

 

Check Out Our Recent Community Involvement

Community Partnership Spotlight: Parenting With Intent

Rivermark loves working alongside partner organizations in our community that believe in our “Building Financial Empowerment Together” vision and lives. Parenting With Intent is one organization that truly lives out that vision and mission. They work alongside families involved with the Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS), Child Welfare. Parenting With Intent’s mission of “Building Strong Connections for Healthy Communities,” is embedded in the belief that healthy relationships are the vehicle through which youth and families can grow and thrive.

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2024 PDX Diaper Drive

Rivermark's 2024 PDX Diaper Drive is now through May 31st. We have teamed up with PDX Diaper Bank to collect donations for babies in need. There are over 150,000 children living in poverty in Oregon. Families shouldn't be forced to choose between purchasing food or diapers for their children. By partnering with community agencies, the PDX Diaper Bank provides free diapering supplies to low-income and houseless families.

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Great Food Drive 2024

2024 Great Food Drive

For the past 8 years, Rivermark has been a proud sponsor of the KGW Great Food Drive in March. During this time, more than 14 million pounds of food have been donated. Last year alone, we raised funds and donations to provide over 2.2 million meals! We appreciate every dollar you donate to the Oregon Food Bank through the KGW Great Food Drive! We are accepting non-perishable food and cash donations at all of our branches through the end of March, or you can make a donation online.

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Community Partner Spotlight: Black Economic Collective

Rivermark works with several partners to bring financial wellness education to a greater population of the Portland Metro area. We know that financial education isn’t as accessible as it should be, so we’re determined to reach those who haven’t been given the same opportunities as others to learn about financial health and wellness. The Black Economic Collective (BEC) is one of the organizations we work with to bring that knowledge to our community.

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Rivermark Community Fund Grants $25,000 to Community Roots Collaborative

Oregon Energy Fund

In an exciting development, Rivermark Community Fund has increased its 2023 grant by $5,000 to donate a total of $25,000 to Community Roots Collaborative (C-Roots). C-Roots is a commendable non-profit that focuses on creating affordable housing and empowering individuals to overcome homelessness. The donation from Rivermark will directly aid in developing the kitchen and communal area of C-Roots' new O-street complex of tiny homes, aligning perfectly with Rivermark's mission to support affordable housing solutions.

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2023 Golf Tournament Recap

This year's annual charity golf tournament was a huge success! We raised more than $70,000 for the Rivermark Community Fund, which supports nonprofit housing organizations in the areas we serve.

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Great Food Drive 2023

Great Food Drive

Rivermark is a proud sponsor of the KGW Great Food Drive. More than 10 million pounds of food have been donated since our involvement began in 2017, providing over 10 million meals to local families. We appreciate every dollar you donate to the Oregon Food Bank through the KGW Great Food Drive! We are accepting food and cash donations at all of our branches through the end of March, or you can make a donation online.

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GivingTuesday

Debit swipes donation

Rivermark is proud to support Doernbecher Children's Hospital. Since 1983, members have helped raise more than $700,000 for Doernbecher; recognized as one of America's leading children's hospitals for pediatric care. This year's goal is to raise $15,000 for Doernbecher -- but we can't do it without you! Use your Rivermark debit or credit card to make purchases on #GivingTuesday, November 29, 2022. Each time you use your card, we'll automatically donate $0.25 to Doernbecher.

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2022 Golf Tournament Recap

This year's annual charity golf tournament was a huge success! We raised more than $65,000 for the Rivermark Community Fund, which supports nonprofit housing organizations in the areas we serve.

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