CoBiz Financial supports our communities through contributions, sponsorships, board positions, volunteer hours, in-kind donations and material donations. Now, we’re taking it to the next level by leveraging corporate dollars, employee contributions, and the inherent knowledge and compassion of our employees. It all adds up with the CoBiz Cares Foundation.
The Foundation is a non-profit organization with a goal of supporting agencies serving our local communities.
The Foundation’s focus area is selected by employees in an annual community involvement survey; 2012’s focus areas are all in the human services area and are as follows:
- Youth Development, Shelter and Crisis Services: organizations that shelter, nurture and develop youth. Include group homes, shelters and orphanages; camps and youth ranches serving the needs of at-risk children; or recreation and youth service organizations.
- Children’s and Family Services: child care, adoption, foster care, family counseling, parenting education, or other advocacy and child welfare services that strengthen families and promote the well-being of children.
- Food Banks, Food Pantries and Food Distribution