2022 Employee Directed Donation Initiative
Driven to make our communities the best they can be.
One of our core values is Commitment to Community, which simply means that local is our lifeblood. Local communities are where we came from and where we are headed, so we want to make sure our communities thrive. Giving back through employee volunteer hours, donations, scholarships, and sponsorships are just a few ways we show our commitment to helping those around us grow and thrive.
Every year our employees log thousands of volunteer service hours within their communities by giving their time and support to hundreds of organizations. In 2021, employees volunteered over 11,624 hours of service and the bank donated over $461,978 in donations and sponsorships.
In 2021, we launched the Employee Directed Donation Initiative which encourages employees to submit a donation request for an eligible local nonprofit organization that they work with or are passionate about. The Bank funded the initiative with $50,000 and donations ranged from $500 – $5,000. In addition, to the requested donation amount, 5% extra was donated in the name of the employee who submitted the donation request. Employee submissions must provide affordable housing for low-to-moderate income individuals, community services targeting low-to-moderate income individuals, activities that promote economic development by financing small businesses, or activities that revitalize or stabilize low-to-moderate income areas. Through this initiative the Bank donated $52,957 to 30 community organizations throughout Idaho and Utah.
Outside of Bank or branch-wide donations, employees are encouraged to give in a variety of ways. The following are just a sample of the ways D.L. Evans Bank employees make a difference on a personal level:
- Donating blood
- Volunteering at blood drives
- Participating in fundraisers like golf tournaments and fun runs
- Collecting and wrapping gifts or items for those in need
- Being part of local non-profit organizations
Employees are given many opportunities to express their passion and desire to help others through volunteer work, whether during personal time or paid time. Knowing that our communities are what make us, D.L. Evans Bank remains focused on improving lives one minute at a time.
Advocates Against Family Violence Donation
Thank you to Ashley Tunison from our Caldwell location for nominating Advocates Against Family Violence for the Employee Directed Donation Initiative. Advocates Against Family Violence works to eliminate domestic abuse by helping individuals make positive life changes through counseling, adult and teen outreach, court advocacy, affordable housing, emergency shelter services, and community involvement. Visit https://www.aafvhope.org/ to learn more about their services or see how you can help encourage healing, restore hope, and inspire strength by supporting Advocates Against Family Violence
Cache Valley Humanitarian Center Donation
Thank you to David Mumm from our Logan, UT location for nominating Cache Valley Humanitarian Center (CVHC) for the Employee Directed Donation Initiative. CVHC was established in 2021 to identify the needs of community members and meet those needs through collaborating and coordinating with non-profits & school districts. They donate backpacks full of school supplies, hygiene kits, coats and quilts, books, volunteer hours, and more! To learn more or see how you can help support CVHC you can visit their website: www.cachevalleyhumanitariancenter.com
The Fourth Street Clinic Donation
Thank you to Julie Taylor from our Murray branch for nominating The Fourth Street Clinic for the Employee Directed Donation Initiative. The Fourth Street Clinic helps homeless Utahns improve their health and quality of life by providing high quality health care and support services. You can learn more about all the amazing services that Fourth Street Clinic provides or donate at: fourthstreetclinic.org
Hope Lutheran Church Donation
Thank you to Randy King from our South Meridian branch for nominating Hope Lutheran Church Inc. for the Employee Directed Donation Initiative. Hope Lutheran Church provides food to any who need it through their Give Hope Food Pantry. The donation will go towards remodeling their food bank since they have outgrown their current space. You can learn more about helping or donating to the food pantry at https://www.hopeeagle.org/
The Idaho Falls Area Humanitarian Center Donation
Thank you to Don Williams from our Mortgage Department for nominating the Idaho Falls Area Humanitarian Center for the Employee Directed Donation Initiative. The Idaho Falls Area Humanitarian Center works to improve & sustain life, self-reliance, emergency preparedness, & personal responsibility while reducing suffering.
Visit ifareahumanitariancenter.org to learn more about their services or see how you can help volunteer or donate!
Nampa Public Library Foundation Donation
Thank you to Kellie Evans from our Nampa branch for nominating the Nampa Public Library Foundation for the Employee Directed Donation Initiative. This Foundation is a non-profit organization that helps raise money for the Nampa Public Library. The founders recognized that additional funding sources beyond the traditional municipal revenue options were needed to provide enhanced educational programs, services and resources for a higher level of enrichment to the community.
Nampa Public Library Foundation is currently focused supporting Nampa's first Bookmobile to expand the library's services and take the library to where the people are. It will allow the library to enrich and educate people by bringing library services to those who cannot access the main library because of physical, social, geographic, economic, or other barriers.
Visit www.nampapubliclibraryfoundation.com to learn more about their work!
Thank you to Jenifer DeJean from our SBA department for nominating the Treasure Valley chapter of SCORE for the Employee Directed Donation Initiative. This organization is a non-profit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide.
SCORE provides a valuable national network of volunteers who offer small business entrepreneurs confidential business counseling services at no charge. SCORE volunteers have the knowledge and experience to help any small business owner get the help they need. SCORE Mentors Treasure Valley is a group of volunteers who provide free counseling to small businesses and entrepreneurs and have been serving the Treasure Valley since the 1970s.
Visit https://treasurevalley.score.org/ to learn more!
The Family Place Donation
Thank you to David Mumm from our Logan location for nominating The Family Place for the Employee Directed Donation Initiative. The Family Place serves Cache, Rich, and Franklin Counties strengthening families and protecting children.
Visit https://thefamilyplaceutah.org/ to learn more about their services or see how you can help volunteer or donate!
United Way of Trasure Valley Donation
Thank you to Adah Elliott from our Boise West State location for nominating United Way of Treasure Valley for the Employee Directed Donation Initiative. United Way of Treasure Valley works to improve lives locally by moving people from poverty to possibility, helping kids be all they can be, and building strong and healthy communities.Visit www.unitedwaytv.org to learn more about their services or see how you can help volunteer or donate!
OATS Family Center Donation
Thank you to Tiffany Hartman from our South Burley location for nominating OATS for the Employee Directed Donation Initiative. Oats Family center is a non-profit founded in 2007 that supports people struggling with substance abuse through companionship, trust, and understanding.
Simply Hope Donation
Thank you to Jerri Tegan from our South Burley location for nominating Simply Hope for the Employee Directed Donation Initiative. Simply Hope is a non-profit Family Outreach program for families in need of hope. They are a volunteer organization with the primary goal of supporting area families struggling with the effects of addiction, codependency, divorce, grief, and suicide. Visit simply-hope.com to learn more about their services or see how you can help Simply Hope strengthen their community family by family.