Founded in and focused on rural communities, Bank of Eastern Oregon continues to partner with local government and schools, non-profits, and other groups to make our small towns and cities better places to live. We know that investing in our communities contributes to the growth and longevity of our rural markets and that these investments are important to the long-term growth of the Bank itself.
In addition to financial support for worthy activities, the Bank provides hundreds of paid volunteer hours, which staff members use to volunteer for the causes they support. Whether serving on local boards or lending a helping hand, you will often find a willing smile and commitment from your local bankers.
Bank of Eastern Oregon sponsors a variety of youth programs. The Spirit Card program generates income for local high school student bodies. Financial literacy programs educate high school, middle and elementary school students. The bank is an annual sponsor of county fairs, rodeos and 4-H and FFA youth livestock sales. Since 2018 the Bank has invested, through contributions, over $600,000 in our communities. The bank's employees have invested over 4,500 hours of service to more than 375 organizations in eastern Oregon and Washington and western Idaho.
Bank of Eastern Oregon was founded with a mission to support local businesses and individuals who keep our communities growing. We remain dedicated to reaching out to those in our communities who need a helping hand and we will continue to do so.
For over 25 years Bank of Eastern Oregon has awarded annual scholarships to graduating high school seniors, who will be majoring in Agriculture or Business in college. Students located in any of the areas where we have branches can apply. In 2021 scholarships were awarded to students from 16 different areas of eastern Oregon and eastern Washington.