The Northwest Federal Employees Association (NWFEA or “Associates”) is a nonprofit organization established on March 23, 1939 under IRS paragraph 501(c)(4) to maintain the general welfare and provide specified benefits to all active, retired federal and contract employees whose agency is located in the greater Portland/Vancouver area, including all locations across the Pacific NW, Idaho and Montana.
The Associates Foundation
The Associates Foundation established in 1990, under IRS paragraph 501(c)(3) is a charitable organization that was created as a vehicle to provide for tax deductible donations of cash, etc. The Associates work closely with the Associates Foundation to provide support for the college scholarships, food drive, and holiday gifts for foster children as most of those who support the Associates Foundation are the members of the Associates. The following are some of the benefits that the Associates Foundation provides to employees, contractors, retirees, the community and/or the Associates members:
Periodically makes monetary donations to charitable organizations such as Mercy Corps and Red Cross through the sale of candy and flowers.
Awards $6,500 of college scholarships annually.