GiveBIG is investing in our region through a collective giving strategy that amplifies individual donations—and ratchets up impact! Hosted by the Seattle Foundation, this one-day only, online event is designed to raise money for our region's hard-working non-profits.
BECU is going even farther this year, giving an additional $1,000 to five different non-profit organizations supported by BECU members.
In addition to the matching opportunities through the Seattle Foundation, BECU will conduct a random drawing after the event to provide each of five non-profit organizations randomly selected from the GiveBIG donations from BECU members an additional $1,000 grant. Be sure to input “BECU Member” in the “Special Instructions” box to enter your charity in the drawing.
This year, the goal is $20 million—and with your help, we can do it!
1. Visit the Give Big website.
2. Click the turquoise “Search Non-profits” button
3. Search for a non-profit by name or scroll through the list to select your favorite
4. Click the orange “Donate Now” button
5. Give, and type BECU Member in the “Comments” box as you fill out your information.
That's it! Your donation will automatically get big and will be eligible for the random drawing conducted by BECU.
Here at BECU, we support efforts that make our region a healthier and more vital place to live for our members. We also want to align our giving with our members' priorities.
People Helping People Awards
The BECU People Helping People Awards recognize non-profits in our community that are doing great work! Each year, members, employees, and judges choose non-profits in Washington state that are serving our communities, and BECU supports the winners with grants.
Encouraging our employees to engage with the community is important to BECU – so important that we match employee donations and give employees paid time off to volunteer with non-profits that are important to them.
Financially focused philanthropy
BECU has built a giving strategy that uses dollars to increase both financial acumen and individual capacity for future earnings. Through giving, we help people complete post-secondary degrees, build relevant skills for today's workforce, and encourage entrepreneurism. We also donate to charitable organizations that give youth a solid financial foundation and help people of all ages gain the knowledge and skills they need to weather life's changes. In addition, we partner with local organizations and school districts to offer financial literacy sessions to our members and the community.
BECU Foundation Scholarships
Investing in higher education helps build strong communities. The BECU Foundation has awarded over $2.02 million in college scholarships to graduating high school seniors and undergraduate college students.