Coast Central CU is Now Accepting Applications for the Community Investment Grant

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This is a press release from the Coast Central Credit Union:

Coast Central Credit Union announced that the spring 2019 round of its CCCU Dean G. Christensen Community Investment Program is now open.  CCCU’s volunteer Board of Directors once again approved a total of $200,000 in 2019, with $100,000 allocated in spring as well as in fall to support local organizations throughout its tri-county area.  Grant amounts range from $3,000 to $25,000.  The giving program was created in 2008, and since then has awarded a total of $1.2 million to 110 organizations throughout Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity counties.

Applications may be obtained online at under the Community tab, or by calling Humboldt Area Foundation at (707) 442-2993.  The deadline is Thursday, February 28.  A committee comprised of credit union staff will review all completed applications and then make recommendations to Coast Central’s Board of Directors, who ultimately approves the grants.  For general questions, please contact CCCU’s VP, Marketing & Communications Colleen Toste at (707) 445-8801, ext 309 or

Founded in 1950, Coast Central Credit Union is the largest member-owned financial institution on the North Coast. It has 69,000 members and operates 11 Member Services Branches throughout Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity counties, including McKinleyville and Bayshore Mall, which are open 7 days a week.  Additionally, members have access to a network of 30,000 free ATMs nationwide. More information can be found on its web site at and at

Coast Central Credit Union’s website shows that, in 2018, Dean G Christensen Community Investment Grants were given to 20 organizations. Some of the recipients include the Del Norte Senior Center who received $10,000 to upgrade their kitchen, the Arcata House who received $25,000 for a delivery van, and the Orleans Fir Department who received $13,000 for rope rescue equipment.



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