Nonprofits eligible for Flagstar grants

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Times Herald Staff

Flagstar Bank has opened voting for the Flagstar Crafts Community initiative, where Flagstar will grant $5,000 to 18 nonprofits in the Upper Peninsula and northern Wisconsin.

Each of the 18 branches recently acquired by Flagstar — including Oconto Falls, Gillett and Mountain — will provide a grant to an eligible nonprofit for a total of $90,000. Up to two nonprofits are eligible for voting at each branch. Nominees were selected by local branch and regional managers for their alignment with Flagstar’s giving priorities.

“Flagstar Bank has a longstanding history of giving to local charities, donating $2.6 million in 2018 through grants from the Flagstar Foundation, community reinvestment activities, and diversity and inclusion initiatives,” said Gary Wolf, Flagstar Bank director of branch integration. “We’re proud to begin our investments in the U.P. and northern Wisconsin with an initiative that involves community participation.”

Oconto County patrons may vote for 4th HOOAH (Helping Out Our American Heroes), Rainbow House and YMCA Camp U-Nah-Li-Ya.

Voters can get information about the eligible nonprofits and how they intend to use the grant when they cast their vote online or at a branch. Each vote at a branch equals two votes for the nominated charity. Voting online at counts for one vote.

The voting period for Flagstar Crafts Community concludes April 25.