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Coast Central Credit Union announced that the spring 2020 round of its CCCU Dean G. Christensen Community Investment Program is now open. 

A total of $100,000 is available to support local organizations throughout its tri-county area. Grant amounts generally range from $3,000 to $25,000. The giving program was created in 2008, and since then has awarded a total of over $1.3 million to 130 organizations throughout Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity counties. Recent grant recipients have included Dream Quest Youth Partnership, Del Norte County Emergency Services, and Trinity County Arts Council. 

Applications and more information may be obtained online at under the Community tab, or by contacting Coast Central’s VP of Marketing & Communications Colleen Toste at 707-445-8801, ext. 309 or The deadline is Friday, Feb. 28, to Humboldt Area Foundation.  

A committee comprised of credit union staff will review all completed applications and then make recommendations to Coast Central’s Board of Directors, who ultimately approves the grants. 

Founded in 1950, Coast Central Credit Union (CCCU) is the largest member-owned financial institution in the area, with over 70,000 members and 11 Member Services Branches. Anyone who lives or works in Humboldt, Del Norte or Trinity counties can bank with CCCU. Two locations, McKinleyville and Eureka’s Bayshore Mall, are open evenings and seven days a week. Additionally, members have access to a network of 30,000 free CO-OP ATMs nationwide, Online and Mobile Banking, and a full array of personal and business products and services. More information can be found at its web site at and at 



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