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Nonprofit Environmental Grants

As part of our 10-year community commitment, we have pledged two percent of our net profit annually to charitable contributions, a portion of which is dedicated to the environment.

In 2012, the bank’s charitable investment in our communities totaled $12.7 million in grants, contributions, and sponsorships to help finance the efforts of nonprofit organizations within the bank’s marketplace. Of this total, $750,000 was awarded to environmental programs including the following nonprofits:
  • Heal the Bay — an organization dedicated to making Southern California’s coastal waters and watersheds safe, healthy, and clean (
  • The Trust for Public Land — a national organization that conserves land for people to enjoy as parks, gardens, historic sites, rural lands, and other natural places (
  • Center for Sustainable Energy — an organization dedicated to creating change for a clean energy future (
  • California Academy of Sciences — a multifaceted scientific institution committed to leading–edge research, to educational outreach, and to finding new and innovative ways to engage and inspire the public (
  • Woodland Park Zoological Society — a zoological garden located in the Seattle area that saves animals and their habitats through conservation leadership and engaging experiences, inspiring people to learn, care and act (

For more information on the Union Bank Foundation grant process, click here.