Thursday, July 27, 2017 This Week's Paper

Tacoma Art Museum named one of 10 finalists for Umpqua Bank grant

Umpqua Bank has announced the 20 finalists in the running to receive one of 10 grants being awarded to nonprofit organizations and schools as part of its Show Us How You Give photo campaign, which will award a total of $25,000 in grants. The five nonprofit organizations and five schools – 10 grantees altogether – with the most votes will receive a grant of $2,500, announced on May 1. Grant winners will be selected through community voting on Umpqua’s Facebook page, beginning today and running through April 30.

Tacoma Art Museum is one of the finalists and will receive a grant of $2,500 if they make it to the top 10. The organization works to create a dynamic museum that engages, inspires and builds community through art. Focusing on local and regional artwork, Tacoma Art Museum serves the diverse community of the northwest through its exhibitions, collections and learning programs. Click here to see their photo entry.

Community members shared more than 900 photos featuring organizations and schools and the important work they provide in the communities they serve between April 1-14, with the 20 finalists randomly selected from all nominations that met Umpqua’s grant-giving guidelines. To view all the finalists and cast your vote, visit Umpqua’s Facebook page. For more information follow us on Twitter at and on Facebook at