ICHS receives $25,000 grant as part of KeyBank’s Community Impact Day

Saturday, April 7, 2018

ICHS CEO Teresita Batayola and ICHS Foundation Director Ron Chew accept
a $25,000 community impact award from KeyBank CEO Beth Mooney on April 3.
Photo courtesy ICHS


International Community Health Services (ICHS) received a $25,000 grant from the KeyBank Foundation, as part of its April 3 Community Impact Day that totaled over $1.9 million to almost 20 nonprofits in the greater Seattle area.

ICHS will use the funds to provide uncompensated care for target King County minority populations. In 2017, ICHS provided $1,265,435 in uncompensated care. Among nearly 31,000 patients, 41% were at or below the federal poverty level, 81% were people of color and 55% spoke limited English and needed interpretation services.

“We’re honored KeyBank recognizes ICHS’ work and success improving the health and wellness of our diverse communities with this $25,000 grant,” said Teresita Batayola, ICHS CEO. “KeyBank’s award will support ICHS health services for many of the area’s neediest and most vulnerable, including immigrants, refugees, elderly and the young.”

KeyBank CEO Beth Mooney, who was in town from KeyBank’s Cleveland headquarters to announce the grants with Carol K. Nelson, Pacific Regional Sales Executive and Seattle Market President, said,

“Our mission is to help our communities thrive. 
"Philanthropy is part of KeyBank’s DNA, and we are dedicated to building stronger communities and improving the lives of the people we call neighbors in the places we call home.”

Many of the nonprofit recipients were chosen by local Key Business Impact Networking Groups (KBINGs), employee groups that are a vital part of Key’s diversity and inclusion strategy to help KeyBank attract, engage, develop and retain a diverse workforce and inform Key’s business strategies.

Seattle has eight active KBINGs: Key Executive Women’s Network, Young Professionals, Military Inclusion, African American, Asian/ Pacific Islanders, Hispanic/Latino, Champions of People of All Abilities and LGBTQA. The groups were on hand to help distribute the donations.

In the Seattle region, KeyBank actively invests in the communities it serves through philanthropy, volunteerism and board service.

International Community Health Services (ICHS) provides culturally and linguistically appropriate health services to improve the wellness of King County’s diverse people and communities. ICHS serves as part of the health safety net supporting the area’s neediest and most vulnerable, including immigrants, refugees, elderly and the young.

ICHS’ commitment to health equity includes supporting safer neighborhoods, nutritious foods, green spaces, jobs, housing and economic opportunity. Since its founding in 1973, ICHS has grown from a single storefront clinic in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District with deep roots in the Asian Pacific Islander community, to employ more than 500 people and serve nearly 31,000 patients at eight clinic locations in 2017, including the Shoreline Clinic 16549 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline, WA 98133

KeyCorp's roots trace back 190 years to Albany, New York. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Key is one of the nation's largest bank-based financial services companies, with assets of approximately $136.7 billion at September 30, 2017.

Key provides deposit, lending, cash management, insurance, and investment services to individuals and businesses in 15 states under the name KeyBank National Association through a network of more than 1,200 branches and more than 1,500 ATMs. The Shoreline Key Bank is at 17500 Aurora.



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