People Helping People Collaboration Grants

People Helping People Community

The BECU People Helping People community is an incredible network of past recipient organizations. This network formed organically as People Helping People Award (PHPA) recipients met at our annual celebration, and started to form working partnerships. This page exists to support the People Helping People community in making sure each organization has access to the funding opportunities available through the PHPA program, and in helping organizations make connections with each other.

This page is private. The URL has been shared only with past PHPA recipient organizations. Please do not share this URL or the information contained on this page with any organizations or individuals who are not part of the People Helping People community of past recipients.

Collaboration Grant

Nonprofit organizations that are past PHPA recipients are eligible to apply as fiscal agents for PHPA Collaboration Grants. The grant is a joint opportunity for two or more organizations to collaborate on a project. Please see the Collaboration Grant guidelines and official rules for additional eligibility requirements and instructions on how to apply (linked below).

Collaboration Grant Guidelines

Official Rules

The 2021 Collaboration Grant application window is open from September 7 to October 8, 2021.

To explore possible collaborations with past PHPA recipients, we have created a document with contact information and basic information about the services provided by each nonprofit.

If you would like to change your organization's information or be removed from the list, please contact us at communityrelations@becu.org.

In response to the ongoing global pandemic, we are carrying forward new requirements from 2020 into the program for 2021:

  • The fiscal agent on the application must be a past recipient of PHPA. However, the other collaborators listed on the grant are not required to be past recipients. (All organizations listed on the application must be 501c3 nonprofit organizations.)
  • Discretionary points may be awarded for collaborations that focus on responses to COVID-19 and/or collaborations that include more than one past participant.

Additional Resources

Glidepath Funding

After receiving an award, each organization is eligible for $2,500 in additional support for the two years following. After the two years, you are eligible for renomination and are no longer eligible to receive Glidepath funding.

Example:

  • 2014 - PHPA Award
  • 2015 - $2500 Glidepath funding
  • 2016 - $2500 Glidepath funding
  • 2017 - Eligible for reapplication for a PHPA, no longer eligible for Glidepath

To request Glidepath funds for your organization, please complete our online giving request form.

2021 Request Timeline: Year round, expect a response within 30 days

Eligible Organizations: 2019 and 2020 PHPA recipients

Voting: In November we will contact you via email with a link to help us select the recipient of the $30,000 Past Recipients' Choice Award. You will be able to cast your vote for the 2021 finalist you think is most deserving of these funds.

Awards Ceremony: All organizations in the PHP community are invited to attend the annual event. The 2021 event details are still in the works, and invitations will be sent in the fall.

Reapplication Eligibility: Past PHPA recipients are eligible to apply for an award on a 3-year cycle. For example: If your organization received an award in 2018, it is eligible to be nominated again in 2021. There are some limitations: An organization is limited to receive three total PHP awards over the life of the program and may only receive one “named award” in the lifetime (Member Volunteer of the Year or a Choice Award) of the program. Collaboration grant recipients may apply for collaboration grants in the year immediately following receipt of their award.

More information on our People Helping People program can be found at becu.org/awards

Contact Us

Feel free to email communityrelations@becu.org any time with questions.