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Community Engagement

We are deeply committed to the communities where we do business. Every day we show that commitment through our active lending programs, community involvement, and our ongoing commitment to supporting local programs in the communities we do business in. Each year, Northrim Bank contributes over $500,000 to organizations that support community and economic development, programs to strengthen low income families and higher education throughout Alaska.

Click here to view Northrim's contribution guidelines.

We actively recruit employees to take part in a variety of community activities, and we provide community volunteer opportunities during work hours. Employees are encouraged to serve in leadership roles with nonprofit organizations and to share their expertise in the community.

School Business Partnerships

Northrim is proud of our partnerships with Fairview Elementary, Fire Lake Elementary, Cottonwood Creek Elementary, Weller Elementary, and Denali Elementary.

We participate in many programs at the schools including:

  • Teach Kids to Save
  • Get Smart About Credit
  • Reading
  • Good Citizenship Assemblies
  • Math Nights
  • Health Screenings
  • Carnivals
  • General classroom help

Northrim Employees Teach Children to Save

Teams of Northrim employees shared financial literacy lessons to the students of Fairview Elementary during Teach Children to Save Day.

The lessons include games and activities about how interest makes money grow, how to create a spending plan and differentiating between needs and wants. The lessons are aimed at enhancing young Americans’ financial literacy and money-management skills.

Teach Children to Save is presented by the American Bankers Association (ABA) Education Foundation. This year marks the 16th year of the program. More than 1,600 banks participated in 2012.

Northrim Bank Grants $150,000 to Fund Economic Research and Small Business Development

Northrim Bank donated $100,000 to the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) to continue funding of the special research initiative, Investing for Alaska’s Future. In addition, $50,000 was given to the Alaska Small Business Development Center (SBDC). UAA Chancellor Tom Case accepted the donations from Joe Beedle at Northrim’s Annual Economic Luncheon recently.

Since 2000, Northrim's grants to ISER total more than $850,000. The research at ISER is directed by Scott Goldsmith, professor of economics. The work is intended to help Alaskans better understand the relationship between government policies and economic development.

To date, Northrim has donated $185,000 to the Alaska SBDC. The SBDC provides free consulting services and low cost educational programs to entrepreneurs looking to start or grow their small business.

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