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.

The 2020 Collaboration Grant application window is open from September 28 to October 26.

NEW IN 2020 - In response to the global pandemic, there are new requirements for the program this year:

  • 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.

To apply for a Collaboration Grant, you will need to submit a proposal in response to the Collaboration Grant Guidelines.

Collaboration Grant Guidelines

Official Rules

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.


  • 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.

2020 Request Timeline: Year round, expect a response within 30 days

Eligible Organizations: 2018 and 2019 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 2020 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 2020 event will be held virtually, and an invitation 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 you received an award in 2018, you are eligible to apply 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.

Visit the People Helping People Awards page for more information on the PHP program.

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