American River Bankshares Foundation Donates $60,000 to Local Non-Profits
SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwire - December 15, 2009) - The American River Bankshares (AMRB)
Foundation, a program of American River Bankshares (NASDAQ: AMRB), the
Northern California-based holding company for American River Bank, today
announced its 2009 grant recipients, awarding a total of $60,000 to six
local non-profit organizations serving Amador, Placer, Sacramento or Sonoma
Counties. Since 2005, the AMRB Foundation has donated $315,000 to over 25
organizations in the communities we serve.
"We received proposals from so many worthwhile organizations that it
certainly makes it difficult to choose from among them, however given the
current economic environment, we felt it important to focus on those
organizations that provide basic services, such as food, clothing and
shelter, to those most in need," said David T. Taber, President of the AMRB
Foundation. "American River Bankshares is proud that as a strong,
profitable and growing local banking Company, we can continue to give back
to the community regardless of the market cycle."
The AMRB Foundation's 2009 grant recipients are as follows:
Assistance League of Sacramento in Sacramento County will
receive $10,000 to support Operation School Bell, a program that
provides new school clothing and other appropriate school items to
economically disadvantaged children.
Interfaith Council of Amador in Amador County will receive
$10,000 to support the Emergency Food Purchase Program.
PEACE for Families in Placer County will receive $10,000 to
support the Emergency Safe House, a shelter for victims of domestic
Redwood Empire Food Bank in Sonoma County will receive
$10,000 to support the Megan Furth Harvest Pantry, which gives healthy,
fresh and nutritious foods to low-income children.
Sacramento Area Emergency Housing Center in Sacramento
County will receive $10,000 to support the Homeless Prevention Project,
which provides rental assistance to single women who are in danger of
Wellspring Women's Center in Sacramento County will receive
$10,000 to support its general operations of providing hospitality with
dignity and love to women in need.
The mission of the AMRB Foundation is to support organizations that create
opportunity, enhance self-esteem and provide physical and emotional
well-being for the most vulnerable women and children. Proposals are
accepted to fund either the general operations of an organization's mission
or a specific program relating to women and children. Each proposal is
vetted by a volunteer employee committee, which then gives its funding
recommendations to the Foundation's Board of Directors.
About the American River Bankshares Foundation
The American River Bankshares Foundation was established in July 2004 to
fulfill the shared vision of American River Bank, Bank of Amador and North
Coast Bank to give back meaningfully to local organizations based in the
communities in which the three Banks do business. The Foundation receives
100% of its donations and is supported by the three Banks, their employees,
friends and the Board of Directors of American River Bankshares. For more
information on the Foundation, please call (916) 231-6717 or visit
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