In 2015, 2016, and 2017 Columbia Bank provided WSCAT with $1,500, $1,000, and $5,000 grants respectively, in support of WSCAT’s IDA and educational programs. The funds are used each year to purchase Indianpreneurship
and Building Native Communties: Financial Skills for Families
text books, business accounting software, and other items in support of our IDA clients, community members, and aspiring small business owners of Warm Springs. In September 2017, Columbia Bank entered WSCAT and our IDA program in the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines "Strong Communities Award" contest against entrants from South Dakota, Minnesota, and Iowa, with the winner receiving a $15,000 grant. Though we did not win this contest, we are grateful for the exposure, for having the chance to compete, and for Columbia's role in helping to raise our profile. Thank you, Columbia Bank!