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 is 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 this community.

Collaboration Grant

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

  • The 2022 Collaboration Grant application window is open from September 6 to October 7, 2022.
  • 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 (linked below).
  • 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 include more than one past participant.

Collaboration Grant Guidelines (PDF)

Collaboration Grant Official Rules (PDF)

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

Additional Resources

Glidepath Funding

After receiving a PHP award, each organization is eligible for $2,500 in additional support, called Glidepath Funding, for the following two years. After the two years, organizations are no longer eligible to receive Glidepath funding but are eligible for PHPA re-nomination.


  • 2019 - Initial PHPA Award
  • 2020 - $2,500 Glidepath funding
  • 2021 - $2,500 Glidepath funding
  • 2022 - Eligible for re-nomination for a PHPA, no longer eligible for Glidepath

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

2022 Glidepath Funding Request Timeline: On-going, expect a response within 30 days from submitting a giving request.

Eligible Organizations: 2020 and 2021 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 PHPA Recipients' Choice Award. You will be able to cast your vote for the 2022 PHPA finalist you think is most deserving of these funds.

Awards Ceremony: All organizations in the PHPA community are invited to attend the annual event. The 2022 event will be held virtually in December. Details are still in the works, and invitations will be sent in the fall.

Award Eligibility: Past PHPA recipients are eligible to be nominated for a People Helping People Award on a 3-year cycle. For example: If your organization received an award in 2019, it is eligible to be nominated again in 2022. 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) in the lifetime of the program. Organizations 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

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