People Helping People

People Helping People Awards

This annual awards program brings BECU’s principle of people helping people to life – recognizing and honoring both members and organizations that devote their time to helping others. We received over 600 nominations and have selected 18 finalists. Our 2018 awards have closed. Nominations for 2019 will be accepted mid-late summer. Check back for more details.

Supporting Local Nonprofits You Believe In

At BECU, we support the nonprofits that you, our members, care about. As a not-for-profit credit union, supporting our communities is in our DNA. That's why we created the BECU People Helping People Awards, as a way for members to help decide some of the local nonprofits BECU supports.

Every year, we ask our members to nominate local organizations. The community then votes to determine the winner of the People's Choice Award. It's a way for us to recognize and honor both members and organizations in our communities that exemplify one of the most important principles BECU was founded on: helping others.

People Helping People Community

The local nonprofits who have previously received these awards are an impressive group. Together, they create a community that can work together in new and exciting ways. It's amazing what good comes out of a community of committed and like-minded philanthropists! We encourage you to check out each organization and consider how you may be able to support them in their work.

View our list of all our past recipients


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