HomeStreet Bank’s commitment to the communities where we do business is just a part of who we are. We work with community organizations. We go beyond the routine to be involved in our communities. We meet the housing, shelter and financial needs of the people who live there. Our employees provide volunteer leadership and service to local organizations. There really is no place like HomeStreet!
Our Focus – Meeting Housing and Shelter Needs
Everyone should have a place to call home. That’s why HomeStreet Bank focuses community efforts on meeting housing and shelter needs. We support a variety of organizations that help individuals and families with the very basic need of emergency shelter all the way through the realization of homeownership.
Our approach to meeting housing and shelter needs is comprehensive. We provide financial and in-kind contributions, on-going employee leadership and first-time homebuyer classes. We also provide financing for housing projects, home loan products for qualified clients of all income levels and the servicing of loans.
HomeStreet is a true community partner. We feel that we can have the greatest positive effect on our communities by using all our resources in a collaborative partnership with a community organization. Any financial or in-kind contribution is made as part of an active partnership with an organization, creating multi-layered relationships through employee leadership and volunteer service, management leadership skills, financial expertise and business resources.
To be eligible for a financial charitable contribution from HomeStreet Bank, an organization must:
- Be an IRS-designated 501(c)3 nonprofit organization
- Be located in a community with a HomeStreet Bank branch or office.
- Fit within the HomeStreet Bank focus of meeting housing and shelter needs.
- Have a HomeStreet employee involved in a volunteer leadership role.
We do not make donations to individuals, teams or groups for scholarships, sponsorships or travel expenses. HomeStreet Bank does not contribute to any organization that practices unlawful discriminatory practices. Additionally, HomeStreet does not contribute to organizations in which religious practice is part of the criteria used for selection and/or receipt of services.
HomeStreet Bank occasionally makes in-kind contributions of merchandise, use of facilities or banking products. Charitable Contribution Guidelines apply. Contact your local branch to inquire.
How To Apply
If your organization meets our guidelines, please work with the HomeStreet employee involved in your organization to determine the appropriate step to take in requesting a charitable contribution.
If your organization does not meet these criteria, your organization may still submit a written request that includes but is not limited to:
- Information about the overall mission, history and programs of the organization
- Specific and detailed information about the housing or shelter program being considered for HomeStreet support
- Proposal of ways to develop a partnership between the organization and HomeStreet Bank
- The proposed use of any financial contribution
- A list of current board of directors members and officers
- Current and previous year’s financial report for the entire organization
- Project budget, including committed funding, for the proposed project
- Copy of the IRS 501(c)3 letter
Requests may be delivered to the local HomeStreet branch, or sent to:
Community Relations Department
2000 Two Union Square
601 Union Street
Seattle, WA 98101
Questions may be directed to 206-389-7705.