Progressive Ozark Bank is proud to be a responsible corporate citizen, and good friend to the communities we live in. We take the community in community banking seriously. We focus donations and sponsorships on organizations that directly affect the community we serve, positively impact low-and-moderate income populations, impact youth, provide opportunities for employee/officer involvement, and/or are focused on community development or redevelopment activities.
We do not typically make contributions to individuals, government agencies, political organizations, campaign causes or candidates, and talent and beauty contests.
We receive hundreds of requests for donations per year. As that number steadily grows, to ensure that we continue our tradition of community involvement, and to comply with Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) regulations, we have established a set of guidelines.
Our Giving Mission:
Monetary Donation or Sponsorship. We focus donations and sponsorships on locally based non-profit organizations that directly benefit the communities we serve, positively impact low-and-moderate income populations, youth, provide for employee/ officer involvement, show high likelihood of success and/or are focused on community development or redevelopment activities. Thirty days advance notice is requested.
In-Kind Donations. We make in-kind donations of merchandise and logo items for non-profit events. Thirty days advance notice is requested.
Volunteers. While we’re proud to be able to support our local community organizations financially, we believe that in order to make a community really shine, volunteering is a necessity. If your organization needs a little extra help, let us know.
Financial Education Program. Could your organization benefit from our financial education program? Employee volunteers reach diverse community groups and, based on your needs, will present a variety of topics, from the basics of checking accounts and credit reports, fraud prevention and scams, to learning and building good financial habits.
How to Apply:
To apply for support from our Community Giving Program, please complete the request form, specifying for which giving opportunities your organization is interested in applying. In addition to the application, supporting documentation may also be submitted.
If the bank is unable to grant a request, we will make every effort to notify the organization in writing. For questions regarding these guidelines, please contact your local Market Manager.
Please note: We encourage all requests to be made in person or in written format. Please, limit any requests verbally.