InRoads Credit Union Offering $25,000 in Grants to Washington County Small Businesses

HILLSBORO, Ore. — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — As part of a continued effort to support local small businesses in Washington County, InRoads Credit Union, in partnership with financial technology provider Fiserv and the Washington County Chamber of Commerce, is proud to announce the launch of its small business grant program. This spring, small businesses in Washington County have the opportunity to apply for five grants, with 20 applicants eligible to receive a one-year Washington County Chamber of Commerce membership.

Applications are due online (here) by May 15 and must meet the following criteria:

  • Operate a business registered in Washington County
  • Generate annual gross revenue of less than $2 million
  • Maintain a minimum of one year in business tenure
  • Employ ten individuals or fewer

“While we are just beginning to establish our presence in Washington County, marked by the opening of our new Hillsboro location later this year, InRoads is deeply committed to supporting small businesses,” said Nathan Cox, President/CEO, InRoads Credit Union. “We understand the challenges they face, and through these grants, we aim to provide tangible assistance as well as additional resources to empower entrepreneurs to thrive, create jobs, and contribute to the economic well-being of our community.”

InRoads has a longstanding dedication to small businesses, exemplified by its support through small business loans and additional resources for over 50 years.

“We are thrilled to partner with InRoads Credit Union on their exciting small business grant program, which represents a tangible commitment to the growth and success of small businesses in Washington County,” said Deanna Palm, President/CEO, Washington County Chamber of Commerce. “This initiative is a prime example of how collaboration can create meaningful opportunities and bolster our local small business economy.”

Grant winners will be announced at the Washington County Chamber annual business meeting on May 30. To learn more about InRoads and the Small Business Grant program, visit

The grants are being funded as part of the Fiserv Back2Business program, a $50 million commitment to support small businesses.

“Small businesses drive economic growth and employment opportunities, providing jobs for nearly half of the nation’s private sector workforce,” said Neil Wilcox, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Fiserv. “Initiatives like this enable us to collaborate with community focused financial institutions to inspire and support entrepreneurship with resources that aren’t always available within the local area.”

 About InRoads Credit Union
Proud to be a not-for-profit member-owned financial cooperative, InRoads Credit Union was established in 1938 and holds over $360 million in assets. The community focused organization contributed $138,853 to local nonprofits, community organizations and scholarships as well as nearly $16 million in small business loans in 2023. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, attends school, volunteers, or worships in Columbia, Clatsop, Cowlitz, Multnomah and Washington Counties, along with immediate family who are existing InRoads members. In addition to the incoming Hillsboro location, InRoads has locations in Scappoose, St. Helens and Rainier, Ore.

About the Washington County Chamber of Commerce
The Washington County Chamber of Commerce (WCCC) is a 501-C6 membership organization that serves the businesses of Washington County, Oregon. With over 825 members, the Chamber advocates for a vibrant regional economy and improves the community’s quality of life by strengthening our member businesses. The Washington County Chamber is the major community catalyst and convener, creating an equitable, diverse, inclusive, and sustainable business environment that encourages job growth, workforce development, and economic prosperity for all. The Chamber provides for a community of belonging. Learn more about the Washington County Chamber of Commerce at

About Fiserv
Fiserv, Inc. (NYSE: FI), a Fortune 500 company, aspires to move money and information in a way that moves the world. As a global leader in payments and financial technology, the company helps clients achieve best-in-class results through a commitment to innovation and excellence in areas including account processing and digital banking solutions; card issuer processing and network services; payments; e-commerce; merchant acquiring and processing; and the Clover® cloud-based point-of-sale and business management platform. Fiserv is a member of the S&P 500® Index and has been recognized as one of Fortune® World’s Most Admired Companies™ for nine of the last 10 years. Visit and follow on social media for more information and the latest company news.