American River Bank Foundation invests in local community helping women with disabilities in ‘Building Self Esteem’
Out of the 51 grant applications received this year, the foundation sought to award grants to organizations that most clearly articulated the significant impact their efforts will have on these women and children in our community.
The Foundation selected The Arc of Amador and Calaveras to receive $5,000 grant for the Building Self-Esteem program. The outcomes based curriculum focuses on woman with disabilities who experience problems related to low self-esteem such as depression, social isolation, and abuse.
“The generous giving of the American River Bank Foundation allows us to offer enhanced outcome based programs using curriculums designed to foster inclusion and support while catapulting participants to continued success based off of their goals and desires.” Shawnna Molina, Executive Director. “Often with little to no additional resources, The Arc’s amazing employees use their creative expertise to build programs. American River Bank Foundation took us to the next level with their community investment and gave our team the opportunity to build a program on outcome based curriculum.
“This is one of my favorite times of the year,” Beth Stanton, Assistant Vice President, Business Services Officer and Foundation Committee Member said. It gives us the opportunity to share some of the great things our Bank does with the community. It is one of the many things the Bank does to reach out to the communities in which we serve and really be a part of. The Foundation was one of the first exposures I had to American River Bank and I have to say I was hooked. I am so proud to work for a company that cares so much about its community."
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. 100% of American River Banks donations to the Foundation are granted to community organizations and are supported by American River Bank, its employees and partners.