Community Banking

At 1st Security Bank, we take a holistic approach to supporting nonprofits. While our relationship may start with accounts and services, we provide so much more!

Spotlight Days / “Mission: Possible!”

Select 1st Security Bank branches hold special days spotlighting local nonprofits, with priority given to bank clients. Additionally, we are the sponsoring hosts of “Mission: POSSIBLE!,” a free annual educational event for nonprofits.

Employee Banking

1st Security Bank Nonprofit Banking clients are eligible for our Employee Banking benefits, free checking, free debit card, free online banking and more for your employees!

Volunteering

We encourage our bank employees to volunteer, especially with nonprofits which primarily serve clients with a low to moderate income. Please contact us for additional details.

*1st Security employees are given 16 hours of paid time per calendar year to volunteer at a nonprofit of their choice. Many volunteer more hours of personal time. Many use those hours to volunteer at fundraisers and events hosted by our community nonprofit partners.

Donations

Each November, 1st Security grants $100-$250 to qualifying, local nonprofit clients to show our appreciation for their efforts to enhance our communities.

Bridging Connections

Because our Community Banking team is so well-known in the community, they are a great resource for nonprofits looking for a job applicant referral, for joint grant partnerships, and for connecting nonprofits with each other.

Community Rooms

Our Capitol Hill, Edmonds, Lynnwood, Puyallup and Sequim branches all have meeting rooms which may be scheduled for use by our nonprofit clients at no cost.*

*Capacity 8-20, varies by branch location. 1st Security Bank reserves the right to approve or decline requests at its sole discretion.

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With 12 locations in the Puget Sound region, our Community Banking and Commercial Lending teams served over 270 nonprofits in 2017.


Our nonprofit community partners do lifesaving work in the following fields, and more:

  • Education   
  • Health
  • Social Justice
  • Domestic Violence Intervention
  • Poverty Alleviation  
  • Senior Services
  • Legal Assistance
  • Community Development

Our Featured Community Partner

North Kitsap Fishline

Community Partner of the quarter:

North Kitsap Fishline

Mission:

North Kitsap Fishline serves the North Kitsap Community by providing food, emergency services and resources to transform lives.

About:

North Kitsap Fishline's vision is "A community where a safety net exists for all people, which includes adequate food, shelter, healthcare and employment."  Their small staff, over 200 volunteers, the board and clients all work to help their neighbors. Working to end homelessness, to provide food to all who need it, to assist in moving people from survival to sustainable success is the heart of Fishline. They also work to keep the dreams of children alive by providing birthday parties and presents when parents can’t make this happen on their own. They feed children on the weekends with their backpack program, and provide emergency clothing. This is some of the work that supports Fishline's Mission, Vision and Values.

 Visit our  Community Partner Gallery to see other local nonprofits making a difference in our community.