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Opus Community Foundation Announces 45 Grant Awards to Charitable Organizations in Arizona, California, Oregon, and Washington

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Opus
Bank
("Opus") (NASDAQ:OPB) and the Opus
Community Foundation
(the "Foundation") announced today the
Foundation's approval of 45 grant awards to charitable organizations
that Opus and the Foundation believe will strengthen and engage the
communities that Opus serves.

The grants were awarded to nonprofit organizations in Arizona,
California, Oregon, and Washington that focus on affordable housing,
education, financial literacy, community health services, work readiness
programs, and the arts.

Arizona:

ACCEL
received a grant to support its programs, which provide educational,
behavioral, therapeutic, and vocational services to individuals with
special needs, giving them the necessary skills to learn, work, and live
with dignity and independence.

Accion
Phoenix
received a grant to support its financial education and
microlending programs, which empower individuals in the small business
community to build their self-sufficiency, credit history, and business
operations.

Project
Veterans Pride
received a grant to support its transitional housing
program, which provides a safe and well-balanced environment for
veterans as they seek permanent housing and gainful employment.

California:

A
Place Called Home
received a grant to support its after-school and
summer programs, which provide courses in health, nutrition, and
well-being; academic support; arts education; and scholarships to youth
in South Central Los Angeles.

Boys
and Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast
received a grant to support
its IMPACT Model program, which provides after-school academic
instruction, fitness and social recreation, and academic enrichment
opportunities to students in grades K through 12.

El
Sol Science and Arts Academy
received a grant for its academic and
wellness programs, which provide educational opportunities and support
as well as on-site health and social services to students from low- and
moderate-income households in Santa Ana, and during the evenings and
weekends to those living in the community.

Freedom4U
received a grant to support its programs, which provide creative arts
education, life skills training, service projects, and leadership
opportunities to at-risk youth in the South Bay and Harbor areas of Los
Angeles.

Caesura
Youth Orchestra
received a grant to support its programs, which
promote the growth and development of children through the study,
practice, and performance of music.

Charitable
Ventures of Orange County
received a grant to support its programs,
which provide resources and fiscal services to emerging charitable
ventures and initiatives striving to meet the diverse needs of their
communities.

Girls
Inc. of Los Angeles
received a grant to
support its SMART program, which provides academic and enrichment
activities designed to increase girls' interest in learning, education
beyond high school, and career opportunities in STEM (Science,
Technology, Engineering, and Math), as well as activities that increase
their understanding of economic concepts and money management.

Healthcare
and Elder Law Programs Corporation
(H. E. L. P.) received a grant to
support its Listen, Then Help program, which provides impartial
information, education, and counseling on elder care, law, finances, and
consumer protection to seniors.

Hollenbeck
Police Activities League
received a grant to support its Get Its
Straight program, which provides life skills training and mental health
services designed to guide at-risk youth toward positive, personal
transformation and a path toward a brighter future inside and outside of
the classroom.

Jamboree
Housing Corporation
received a grant to support its after-school
programs, which promote the development of social and emotional skills,
allowing children to reach their full potential, succeed in school and
work, and confident in their own worth.

LINC
Housing
received a grant to support its LINC Cares youth program,
which provides educational support and activities such as tutoring,
mentoring, arts and culture field trips, and a summer literacy program
that creates positive outcomes and opportunities for children and their
families.

Local
Initiatives Support Coalition
received a grant to support its
programs, which promote affordable housing and provide community safety,
education, and health services in the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

Montebello
Housing Development Corporation
received a grant to support its
programs, which educate and assist in the delivery of safe, sanitary,
quality, and affordable housing to individuals and families of modest
financial means.

Neighborhood
Housing Services of Los Angeles County
received a grant for its
programs, which provide low-income families and individuals looking to
become homeowners pre-purchase and post-purchase counseling, homebuyer
educational classes, and financial capability resources.

Oasis
Center International
received a grant for its programs, which
improve the quality of life for youth and their families through
after-school arts mentoring programs and arts-based community outreach.

Operation
HOPE
received a grant to support its programs, which provide
financial literacy and financial services to low-income youth and adults.

Peninsula
Education Foundation
received a grant for its programs, which
provide critical funding for elementary school music programs that
nurture the intellectual and imaginative growth of students ages 5 to 10
through in-class hands-on music instruction.

South
Bay Children's Health Center
received a grant to support its
programs, which provide out-patient dental and mental health services to
underserved and at-risk youth and their families.

Templo
Calavario CDC
received a grant for its Banking on Our Youth program,
which promotes financial literacy and entrepreneurship through hands-on
experiences and mentoring from business owners and community leaders.

The
Wooden Floor
received a grant to support its dance and
pre-collegiate programs, which address the education and college access
challenges of children from low-income families by strengthening their
self-esteem and self-discipline, and instilling a sense of
accomplishment through dance and academic skills workshops.

Volunteers
of America Southwest
received a grant to support its after school
program, which provides tutoring, homework assistance, and enrichment
activities to support low-income students living in and around VOASW's
affordable housing community in Chula Vista, California.

Working
Solutions
received a grant to support its programs, which provide
microentrepreneurs with the access to capital and resources they need to
start or grow a successful business.

Youth
Employment Services
received a grant to support its programs, which
provide underserved youth opportunities to obtain meaningful jobs in
their communities and grow their job skills through job readiness
training, employment search assistance, and ongoing support.

Oregon:

Friends
of Baseball
received a grant to support its after-school and summer
programs, which teach underserved elementary school students life skills
and promote physical, emotional, and social development, while
integrating topics like history, science, art, math, literacy, and
nutrition.

Kinship
House
received a grant to support its programs, which provide
critical therapy, early childhood development, and child safety services
to youth and families transitioning through the foster care system.

Self
Enhancement, Inc.
received a grant to support its Youth Potential
Realized program, which provides support, guidance, and opportunities to
underserved youth to overcome cultural, educational, and economic
barriers and in turn achieve personal and academic success.

Store
to Door
received a grant to support its programs, which mobilize
volunteers to shop and deliver fresh food, medications, and household
items to homebound seniors, allowing the seniors to remain in their
homes and maintain their independence.

Washington:

Banchero
Disability Partners
received a grant to support its programs, which
help adults with developmental disabilities to excel in all areas of
life through assistance with daily living activities, maintaining public
benefits, obtaining medical and mental health care, and finding success
in school, jobs, and volunteer experiences.

College
Success Foundation
received a grant to support its programs, which
provide a unique integrated system of supports and scholarships to
inspire underserved, low-income students to finish high school, graduate
from college, and succeed in life.

Communities
in Schools of Tacoma
received a grant to support its Project HIRE
(Helping Interns Reach Excellence) program, which empowers at-risk high
school youth to stay in school, engaged, and on track to graduate with
marketable skills and a plan for their future through hands-on STEM
workshops, an entrepreneurship club, and internships.

Financial
Beginnings
received a grant to support its financial education
programs, which provide personal finance education to low-income high
school students in the Puget Sound region.

Food
Lifeline
received a grant to support
its programs, which procure and efficiently distribute food to
low-income individuals and families in Western Washington through
after-school and summer meal programs for children, and an innovative
mobile pantry serving people in rural areas.

Greater
Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas
received a grant to support its
arts education programs, which are designed to improve writing, increase
creativity, build empathy, and foster a growth mindset. Participants
enjoy greater self-confidence and improved school achievement, leading
to a greater likelihood of high school graduation and matriculation to
post-secondary education.

HopeWorks
received a grant to support its programs, which provide a pathway out of
poverty for homeless and low-income Snohomish County residents through
job training, life skills classes, and paid internships that give the
participants the skills they need to succeed in the workforce and
achieve self-sufficiency.

Housing
Hope
received a grant to support its programs, which provide
affordable housing, educational and employment support, child-care,
child development services, and adult life skills education to
low-income individuals and families in Snohomish County.

JUMA
Ventures
received a grant to support
its youth employment programs, which provide employment and job training
opportunities to low-income youth through social enterprise operations
at the major sporting venues in the Seattle region.

Northwest
Access Fund
received a grant to support its programs, which focus on
enhancing the economic opportunities for people with disabilities in
Washington through financial counselling, credit-builder loans, savings
programs, and financial support for the purchase of assistive technology
that allows for greater independence.

Rainier
Valley Corps
received a grant to
support its leadership programs, which provide training and capacity
building for emerging leaders of Seattle-based nonprofits.

Shared
Housing Services
received a grant to support its programs, which
provide basic needs, promote self-sufficiency, and reduce and prevent
homelessness by providing low-income individuals and families with safe
and stable affordable housing, direct case management wrap-around
services, and connecting them to vital community resources.

Teens
in Public Service
received a grant to support its summer internship
program, which subsidizes paid internships for teens at local
nonprofits, where the interns develop job and leadership skills, provide
service to their communities, and increase their social awareness.

Ventures
received a grant to support its financial literacy programs, which
provide low-income immigrants, refugees, veterans, individuals with
disabilities, and other minorities educational opportunities and
assistance with launching and sustaining small businesses as pathways
out of poverty in the Puget Sound region.

Wallingford
Community Senior Center
received a grant to support its Financial
Strength and Independence for Seniors program, which promotes
self-sufficiency, security, and independence of low-income seniors
living in North Seattle.

Opus Community Foundation

The Foundation is a private 501(c)(3) organization established by Opus
Bank on September 30, 2010. The Foundation targets its philanthropic
efforts in the areas of affordable housing, community development,
education, financial literacy, community health services, and the arts.
The Foundation's goal is to stimulate economic change, promote
reinvestment, inspire philanthropy, and strengthen the communities
around us. For additional information about the Opus Community
Foundation, please visit the Foundation's website: www.opuscf.org.

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Opus Bank is an FDIC insured California-chartered commercial bank with
$7.3 billion of total assets, $5.2 billion of total loans, and $6.0
billion in total deposits as of March 31, 2018. Opus Bank provides
superior ideas and solutions, and banking products to its clients
through its Retail Bank, Commercial Bank, and Merchant Bank. Opus Bank
offers a suite of treasury and cash management and depository solutions
and a wide range of loan products, including commercial, healthcare,
media and entertainment, corporate finance, multifamily residential,
commercial real estate and structured finance, and is an SBA preferred
lender. Opus Bank offers commercial escrow services and facilitates 1031
Exchange transactions through its Escrow and Exchange divisions. Opus
Bank provides clients with financial and advisory services related to
raising equity capital, targeted acquisition and divestiture strategies,
general mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financing, balance
sheet restructuring, valuation, strategy and performance improvement
through its Merchant Banking division and its broker-dealer subsidiary,
Opus Financial Partners, LLC, Member FINRA/SIPC. Opus Bank's alternative
asset IRA custodian subsidiary has over $16 billion of custodial assets
and over 50,000 client accounts, which are comprised of self-directed
investors, financial institutions, capital raisers and financial
advisors. Opus Bank operates 50 banking offices, including 31 in
California, 16 in the Seattle/Puget Sound region in Washington, two in
the Phoenix metropolitan area of Arizona and one in Portland, Oregon.
Opus Bank is an Equal Housing Lender. For additional information about
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