People Helping People

People Helping People Awards

This member-driven annual awards program brings BECU’s principle of people helping people to life. Every year, it provides us the opportunity to recognize and honor both members and organizations that devote their time to helping others.

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. 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 values BECU was founded on: helping others.

2020 Key Dates

BECU member nominations: June – check back here for exact dates

Semifinalists Selected: Late June

Nonprofit completion of nomination form: July

Finalist notification sent out: Early August

Make a Purchase. Make  a Difference.: August & September

Voting for People's Choice Award: Early November

Award Recipients Announced: December

Official rules

Get a better ideas of what a winning nomination looks like with these tips and sample responses below. Also, find answers to many of the questions you have have in our FAQs.

Tips and Sample Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

Official Rules

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 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 past recipients (PDF)


Contact BECU Community Affairs: 206-439-5910, or email