Putting People FIrst

We're All A part of Something bigger

At BECU, we focus our community efforts in three areas:  Financial Empowerment, Member-Inspired Giving, and Employee-Inspired Giving.

  • People Helping People

    Community Service

    People Helping People Awards

    Does your non-profit deserve to be rewarded? We’re granting funds to deserving non-profits around the sound.

    Nominate your favorite non-profit

  • Employee Inspired Giving

    Community Service

    Employee-Inspired Giving

    Just as we support our members and other non-profits, we actively encourage employees to give back to the community. Through the BECU C.A.R.E.S (Committed Active Responsible Engaged Staff), we offer paid time off for volunteering, a gift-match program (up to $5,000 per employee each year), and support of employee volunteer teams.

  • Environmental Stewardship

    Community Service

    Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability

    Beyond our community giving, BECU has a duty to be stewards of the environment. Since 2007, we’ve reduced our carbon emissions by 4%—and during that same period of time, our membership grew by more than 50%. We’re always looking for ways to be more efficient, effective, and sustainable. We know there’s still work to be done, and through energy audits, remote workforce programs, and other approaches, we’re hoping to achieve even bigger savings in the future.

  • Financial Empowerment

    Community Service

    Financial Empowerment

    BECU supports and partners with organizations that share our commitment for empowering individuals to reach their financial goals. We support organizations that work in financial education, entrepreneurial development, affordable housing, and in providing access to affordable and responsible financial services.

  • Scholarships

    Community Service

    BECU Foundation Scholarships

    Putting our money where our heart is: BECU Foundation Scholarships annually award $3,000 scholarships to students with a passion for helping others. Graduating high school senior and college undergraduate BECU members are eligible.

    Learn more about the program

  • Community Giving

    Community Service

    Community Giving

    We’re committed to supporting local organizations that assist in financial education and/or entrepreneurial development.

    Learn more and request support

  • Closing for Good

    Community Service

    Closing for Good

    BECU employees will spend Oct. 20 teaching smart money management to local high school students. Branches will open at 1 pm.

    Learn about the event