Serving our community
Our commitment to Customer First Service extends to serving our communities – from the financial resources of the Bank to the time and talents of our employees.
Our community philosophy
At Northrim, we take an active part in building the communities we serve. Improving the economic vitality and quality of life where we do business is in the best interest of our customers, our employees, our company and our industry. We are committed to sharing our time, talents, and other resources to meet community needs.
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.
The annual budget process
Each November, we begin the process of developing the next year’s contributions budget. The proposed budget is based on (1) continuing contributions to organizations and programs with measurable positive results, (2) Northrim officer recommendations, and (3) new requests that meet our contributions focus areas. The contributions budget is generally approved in the first quarter of the year. We make very few contributions outside of the approved budget. We ask that organizations follow up on their request after February 1.