Caring Is At The Core of Who We Are

We love creating exceptional experiences for our team members, clients, and guests, and we couldn’t do it without our greater communities. This is why giving back to those around us is a top priority at Columbia Hospitality. Through philanthropic partnerships, charitable causes, and our own foundation, our team works to enhance the communities in which we operate.

Columbia Cares Volunteers prepping food

Columbia Cares Program

Our Columbia Cares program fosters a culture of charitable giving among our team members, empowering them to make a positive impact on their community.

Each year, team members have the opportunity to nominate local causes they wish to support. Through collective participation in various events, the Columbia Cares program emphasizes the values of teamwork and giving back.

Since its inception in 2015, our program has formed partnerships with over 100 non-profit organizations. Our team members actively volunteer their time and effort in activities such as assisting at shelters, participating in park clean-ups, organizing food drives, developing meal programs, and more.

A Few of Our Partnerships

  • 5th Avenue Theatre
  • Bellingham Parks and Recreation
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Bremerton Foodline
  • Camp Korey
  • Community Café, Seattle, WA
  • Community Library, Ketchum, ID
  • Eastside Baby Corner
  • EarthCorps
  • First Hill Improvement Association
  • First Tee
  • Fisher House Foundation
  • Food Lifeline
  • Goodwill
  • Hospitality House
  • Mary's Place
  • Neighborhood House
  • Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association
  • Northwest Harvest
  • Northwest Junior Golf Tour
  • Pike Place Market Foundation
  • Palm Springs Homeless Youth Program
  • San Juan Island Fire & Rescue
  • Seattle YMCA
  • The Hunger Coalition
  • The Nature Consortium
  • Toys for Tots
  • University District Food Bank
  • United Way
  • Virginia Mason Franciscan Health
  • WA State Chefs Association

Columbia Hospitality Cares Foundation

The COVID-19 global pandemic was one of the most devastating events of all time on our beloved hospitality industry. Our entire company was affected, and we learned a lot along the way, particularly about humanity.

The Columbia Hospitality Cares Foundation was established in response to the pandemic to support our own impacted Columbia Hospitality team members. We launched the Foundation in just four days after the State of Washington issued its stay-at-home order, suddenly vacating many hospitality operations, including our own. Once the Fund was created, the donation page and assistance application were functional within just one week.

Beside contributions from Columbia Hospitality itself, the fund has received generous donations from fellow team members, portfolio property owners, other clients and vendors. 

As funds continue to come in, we’ve been humbled to see the immediate outpouring of love and support from our fellow team members and clients as they rallied around one another facing hardships in their personal or professional lives.

Efforts are currently underway to expand the Fund's initial charter of pandemic relief to other difficulties causing team members sudden financial hardship as well as one-time professional development opportunities.

If you would like to support this amazing cause, have any questions, or would like to make a tax-deductible donation, please reach out to us at [email protected] or donate now at Columbia Hospitality Cares Foundation.


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