American River Bank Foundation Donates $130,000 to Nonprofit Organizations

Sacramento, CA, January 18, 2017 – American River Bank, a subsidiary of American River Bankshares , today announced that the American River Bank Foundation (the Foundation) will be awarding $130,000 to 15 nonprofit organizations in Northern California.  Since 2004, the Foundation has awarded $983,100 to 52 different organizations.
“The American River Bank Foundation is committed to building up our local communities by contributing financially to organizations that help the most vulnerable women and children.  We look for organizations that change lives”, said David T. Taber, President and CEO of American River Bank. “We are deeply inspired by the generosity of our employees, Board, clients, partners and sponsors who made it possible for us to donate $130,000 to 15 remarkable organizations.”
In 2016, American River Bank employees donated $19,509 to the Foundation, which is 100% matched by American River Bank, and $37,000 was raised from the Bank’s Annual Charity Golf Classic. All donations received by the Foundation are granted back out to the community as the Foundation is financially supported by American River Bank, its employees and partners.
The Foundation’s grant recipients are as follows:

  • Amador County Court Appointed Special Advocates  will receive $8,500 in 2017 to expand the volunteer program that serves additional foster youth who are in need of advocacy and support.
  • Committee on the Shelterless (COTS)  will receive $5,000 in 2017 to expand the Kids First Program which provides emergency shelter, transition and permanent housing, and supportive, transformative services for homeless children and their families in Sonoma County.
  • Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County  will receive $8,400 in 2017 to help fund the Sloan House Emergency Women’s Shelter which provides short-term housing to women and children who have lost their homes/housing and are unable to obtain housing independent of assistance.
  • Court Appointment Special Advocates of Sacramento County  will receive $10,000 in 2017 to help support the volunteer program that will provide advocacy and one-on-one mentoring for at-risk female foster youth in Sacramento County.
  • Hospice of Amador & Calaveras  will receive $5,000 in 2017 to fund the Griefbusters program which provides quality end-of-life care for patients and families within the community.
  • Keaton Raphael Memorial for Neuroblastoma Inc.  will receive $10,000 in 2017 to help fund the Family Navigator Program which will assist families with case management, health education, financial assistance, and social support to ease their burden.
  • LifeWorks of Sonoma County  will receive $5,000 in 2017 to support the El Puente (The Bridge) program which serves some of the most at-risk, underserved youth and families.
  • Operation Care  will receive $6,000 in 2017 to fund the Fresh Start program so that women leaving the shelter may obtain and sustain housing.
  • Placer Food Bank  will receive $10,000 in 2017 to fund the Feed Our Future program which collaborates with schools, districts, suppliers, volunteers, and funding partners to increase access to nutritious food and close the meal gap among families with children.
  • Roseville Home Start  will receive $15,000 in 2017 to help support the Transitional Housing for Homeless Children & their Families program with the most immediate needs of children and women including diapers, infant nutrition, hygiene/cleaning products and adult interview clothes.
  • Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services  will receive $10,000 in 2017 to fund the Parent Education program which provides parents with young children, family and life courses and workshops and access to a Parent Resource Center which will earn credits for infant/toddler supplies upon successful completion.
  • Saint John’s Program for Real Change  will receive $12,000 in 2017 to help support Stabilization & Employment Training Program which will help provide families with hours of intensive, in depth services addressing the issues which contribute to their poverty and homelessness.
  • Wellspring Women’s Center  will receive $10,000 in 2017 to help support its four core programs: Nutritious Meal Program, Children's Corner Program, Safety Net Services Program, and the Women's Wellness Program.
  • Women’s Empowerment  will receive $10,000 in 2017 to help support The Get A Job Kit Paid Training Program which provides a new pathway for women out of homelessness and into the workforce.
  • YWCA Sonoma County  will receive $5,000 in 2017 to help support the “A Special Place” Therapeutic Preschool Therapy Services program which serves children affected by Domestic Violence, ages 3-5 year olds who are in the therapeutic preschool, A Special Place, as well as older children from their emergency shelter and long-term supportive after-care program.

About the American River Bank Foundation

The American River Bank Foundation was established in July 2004 to give back meaningfully to local organizations that create opportunity, enhance self-esteem and provide physical and emotional well-being for the most vulnerable women and children. For information on how to donate to the Foundation or apply for grant funding, visit 

About American River Bank

American River Bank, a subsidiary of American River Bankshares , is a regional bank serving Northern California since 1983. We give business owners more REACH by offering financial expertise and exceptional service to complement a full suite of banking products and services. Our honest approach, commitment to community and focus on profitability is intended to lead our clients to greater success. For more information, call (800) 544-0545 or visit


Investor Contact:
Mitchell A. Derenzo
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
American River Bankshares

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Erica Dias
Vice President, Marketing
American River Bankshares

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