Advantis Credit Union has selected 12 projects that promise long term community benefits for potential funding from the Advantis GROW Community Fund. The public is invited to vote for the programs on the list at the Advantis website or Facebook page. Among the projects is one submitted by Clackamas Women’s Services. Voting runs through Friday, July 13, 2012. Advantis will award $50,000 in grants of up to $10,000 each.
“With many worthy projects and such a great need in our community, the public vote helps us understand the priorities of our members and the broader community. Our goal is to seed projects that promise long term benefits, and we like giving our community a voice in this process,” said Wendy Edwards, Advantis Vice President of Marketing & Human Resources.
Voting is to support projects submitted by these organizations:
- Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia NW
- Clackamas Women’s Services
- Community Energy Project
- Friends of the Children – Portland
- Neighborhood House
- Oregon Symphony Association
- Other Mothers Animal Rescue
- The Pongo Fund
- Portland Rescue Mission
- Potluck in the Park
- St. Andrews Episcopal Pantry
- United Cerebral Palsy of Oregon and SW Washington
No stranger to community service, Advantis has been recognized as one of the top 10 small companies in Oregon for supporting charitable projects in the community. To date, Advantis has contributed $417,500 (not including the 2012 GROW Fund) and over 1180 volunteer hours to charitable causes since 2009.