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Bank of Sierra donates $7000 to local nonprofits 

Bank of Sierra logo–Bank of the Sierra announced that $7,000 was awarded to three San Luis Obispo county non-profit organizations through its Sierra Grant Program. The organizations are the Paso Robles Youth Arts Foundation, the Los Padres Council of Boy Scouts of America and the Assistance League of San Luis Obispo. These organizations will use these funds for various community initiatives.

The Paso Robles Youth Arts Foundation intends to use their grant to continue their mission of youth enrichment, in the form of free classes in visual and performing arts for low-income youth. Los Padres Council Boy Scouts of America will maintain their youth programs, provide funding to underprivileged children who cannot afford to participate in their programs, and recover from a fire that damaged their outdoor school and resident camp. The Los Padres Council of Boy Scouts of America is the regional organization for the Del Norte District, which serves Boy Scout troops in Paso Robles, Atascadero, Santa Margarita, Templeton, Creston and Cambria. The Assistance League of San Luis Obispo County will use their funds to clothe 22 underprivileged K–12 grade students.

Kevin McPhaill, Bank President and CEO said, “We are thankful for the opportunity to work with organizations that so graciously support the members of our communities.”

Since its inception in 2004 the Sierra Grant Program has been responsible for donating over $1.7 million to organizations that improve local communities. Non-profits who wish to apply for a Sierra Grant can pick up an instructional brochure at any Bank of the Sierra branch, or visit the bank’s grant programs website.

Local branches in North County are located at:

  • Paso Robles, 1207 Spring Street, (805) 239-9520
  • Atascadero, 7315 El Camino Real, (805) 466-0500


Other branches in SLO County are in San Luis Obispo, Pismo Beach and Arroyo Grande.

Bank of the Sierra is in its 40th year of operations and is the largest independent bank headquartered in the San Joaquin Valley. Bank of the Sierra is a community-centric regional bank, which offers a full range of retail and commercial banking services via 39 full-service branches located throughout California’s South San Joaquin Valley and neighboring communities, on the Central Coast, and in Southern California locations including the Santa Clara Valley. The bank also maintains an online branch, and provides specialized lending services through an agricultural credit center, a real estate industries center, and an SBA center.



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