The Opus Community Foundation provides grants to key nonprofit organizations that make a positive and meaningful impact in the communities where we live and work. To maximize the impact of our resources, we focus our efforts through the following grant-making initiatives.
Financial Focus Grants
The Opus Community Foundation is committed to improving our communities’ financial literacy and promoting economic self-sufficiency, particularly for those of limited means. To this end, we provide Financial Focus Grants to support nonprofit organizations providing financial literacy education, training and resources that empower low- to moderate-income (“LMI”)1 individuals of all ages to build a strong financial foundation for themselves. Special consideration is given to programs that offer volunteer opportunities for Opus Bank team members to serve the community by sharing their professional and financial expertise.
Community Support Grants
Through Community Support Grants, the Opus Community Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that meet critical community needs in the following areas:
- Affordable Housing and Community Revitalization
The Opus Community Foundation provides grants that support the creation of affordable housing, as well as the creation and sustainability of safe, clean and desirable neighborhoods and programs that enhance the quality of life for all residents in communities that Opus Bank serves.
- Education and Youth Development
The Opus Community Foundation supports programs in the areas of education, after-school activities, and mentoring that give our youth a sense of community, purpose, and self-worth, with preference given to programs serving LMI communities.
- Community Health and Human Services
The Opus Community Foundation supports organizations that provide health-related assistance to children, the elderly, and underserved populations through programs that address access to healthcare, food insecurity, safety net services, and child and family safety.
- The Arts
The Opus Community Foundation supports organizations that make life more vibrant for all by bringing culture and the arts to audiences throughout our communities. Special consideration is given to programs that create educational opportunities for children from LMI communities.
1 LMI PERSONS OR COMMUNITIES: Additional consideration will be given to proposals that are targeted to LMI persons or communities. LMI is defined as less than 80% of an area's median income. The Opus Community Foundation may ask for documentation that indicates the project benefits LMI persons or communities.