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Sponsorship Guidelines

Community and Sponsorship Guidelines

We endeavor to fairly give of our time, talent and dollars. All requests are reviewed and given consideration as part of our decision-making process.

We conduct an annual sponsorship review to determine funding for the following calendar year. Please review the guidelines below prior to submitting your request.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for a contribution or sponsorship, an organization generally must:

  • Be an IRS-designated 501(c)3 nonprofit organization
  • Be located in a community with a Columbia Bank branch or office
  • Have a Columbia Bank employee involved, or volunteering with the organization


Submit Your Request

We are no longer accepting 2018 applications at this time.

Deadline to submit requests for 2019 consideration was October 31, 2018. We have begun our review process for 2019 funding consideration. Decisions will be communicated via email no later than January 31, 2019. You may check the status of your request here.

For questions please contact


What to Expect

You will receive an email confirmation when you submit your request online. After the October 31 deadline, all requests will be reviewed for funding consideration. You will be contacted if additional information is required to complete the review process.

We receive a large number of requests each year and appreciate your patience during our review process.

You will be informed via email of our decision no later than January 31, 2019.


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