Yolo County, CA: Yolo Federal Credit Union announced they have granted $20,000 to Cool Davis through a matching program in partnership with The Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco. The funds will go to support programs promoting rooftop solar, electric vehicle adoption, home energy efficiency, and household engagement for diverse audiences across the Davis area. Yolo Federal has a been a Cool Davis Coalition partner since 2010. “Cool Davis has done important work to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve the quality of life for our community,” said Jenee Rawlings, President/CEO of Yolo Federal.

A check ceremony was held Tuesday, March 29, at 9:00 a.m. at the Yolo Federal Branch located at 501 G St., Davis, CA. Cool Davis Board President Jason Bone, Board Member Larry Greene, and Executive Director Chris Granger were in attendance to accept the donation from Kelley Jacobsen, Vice President of Marketing & Operations.

Cool Davis partners demonstrate synergy with its mission and are committed to implementing the City of Davis Climate Action and Adaptation Plan. “We are excited to partner with Cool Davis to support their sustainability efforts and reach more households in Davis,” said Kelley Jacobsen, Vice President of Marketing & Operations for Yolo Federal.

Yolo FCU donates $20,000 to Cool Davis in 2022! From left: Matthew Isika, David Plaut, Kelley Jacobsen, Marcella, Jenee Rawlings, Chris Granger, Jason Bone, Leslie Crenna, Larry Greene. Photo credit Juan Nolasco. Thank you Megan Wessler.

In 2010, Cool Davis was formally launched following a unanimous vote by the Davis City Council to work towards total carbon neutrality by 2050, a date since moved forward to 2040 by the City of Davis. The mission of Cool Davis is to inspire their community to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, adapt to climate change, and improve the quality of life for all. “Yolo Federal Credit Union is a founding partner of Cool Davis that has supported our mission in the community since 2010,” said Chris Granger, Cool Davis, Executive Director. “It is fitting as we move further into our next decade of work to have Yolo Federal again partner with us to support the expansion of our programs to meet our community goals for 2030 and beyond.”

The Cool Davis Coalition is a network of 80 plus partner organizations and individuals committed to its mission. The Coalition organizes educational forums, advocates on climate issues, and participates in other collaborative projects. “As we enter 2022, Cool Davis is working right now on the expansion of our programs to households in the Davis community and beyond,” said Jason Bone, President of the Cool Davis Board of Directors. “This funding will help ensure stable programs and services to households this year, especially as they make difficult decisions to change their homes and households to reduce greenhouse gasses and adapt to a new climate.”

“We are delighted to amplify the financial support that our member Yolo Federal Credit Union is providing to Cool Davis with our matching funds,” said Marietta Núñez, Senior Vice President and Community Investment Officer at FHLBank San Francisco. “Cool Davis’ approach to helping people in the community reduce their greenhouse emissions and adapt to a changing climate is unique, highly creative, and clearly having an impact.”

The Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco (FHLBank San Francisco) is a member-driven cooperative helping local lenders in Arizona, California, and Nevada build strong communities, create opportunities, and change lives for the better. In response to the escalating economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the communities they serve, FHLBank San Francisco is making $1.8 million in matching funds available to member financial institutions donating to nonprofits or contributing to local small businesses. Members accessing the matching fund can directly assist their choice of local nonprofits and essential small businesses.

Yolo Federal Credit Union has been serving the local communities since 1954. Membership is available to anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in Yolo County. Yolo FCU is federally insured by the NCUA. To learn more about Yolo Federal Credit Union, visit www.yolofcu.org or call (530) 668-2700.

For more information contact: Megan Wessling, Marketing Manager, Yolo Federal Credit Union, Direct Line: 530-669-6373 mwessling@yolofcu.org.

Catch up with Yolo FCU with their recent blog post that mentions the donation: