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Nominate a nonprofit.

Have a favorite nonprofit organization that needs attention, love, and cash? Nominate the organization for a "Who do you love?" donation of $2,500 or more.1

Congratulations to Elevations!

Congratulations to Elevations, winner of the "Who do you love?" contest in May 2020 for local nonprofits benefitting area children. Elevations is a Spokane-based nonprofit organization that coordinates with therapy providers to identify and serve children with special needs. Thanks to your votes and support for Elevations, the organization is receiving $2,500 from STCU! More

STCU and KREM team up.

STCU and KREM have teamed up for another year of "Who do you love?", a program created by STCU that invites you to nominate your favorite local, nonprofit organizations that support healthy living, children, senior citizens, and more.

Four times a year, you can nominate local charities you love, those whom you believe are deserving of financial support from your credit union in donations ranging from $2,500 to $5,000. We'll alert you when it's time to nominate and vote on KREM, here on stcu.org, and our social media channels. 

"Who do you love?" 2020 nomination schedule:

Healthy living — January 10-19.

Congratulations to  Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance,  voted the $2,500 winner for local nonprofits supporting healthy living.

Love — February 14-23.

Congratulations to Heath's Haven Rescue & Sanctuary, first place winner ($5,000); Mission Community Outreach Center, second place ($2,500); and  Vytal Movement Dance, third place ($1,000.)

Children — May 15-24.

Congratulations to Elevations, voted the $2,500 winner for local nonprofits that benefit area children.

Seniors — August 28-September 6.

Nominate local nonprofits that support senior citizens. One $2,500 winner!

Eligibility.

Congratulations to our recent winners listed below! To share the love, these nonprofits are not eligible at this time to win "Who do you love?" contests. Please nominate another nonprofit that you love.

  • Elevations
  • Heath's Haven Rescue & Sanctuary
  • Mission Community Outreach Center
  • Vytal Movement Dance
  • Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance
  • Heroes Homestead.
  • One More Time NW.
  • Isaac's Bookshelf.
  • ISAAC Foundation.
  • River's Wish Animal Sanctuary.
  • Art Salvage.
  • Love 11.
  • Newby-ginnings.
  • Washington Basset Rescue.
  • Higher Ground Animal Sanctuary.
  • Embrace Washington.
  • Spokane Guilds School (Joya).
  • Union Gospel Mission.

How it began.

Years ago, when STCU was invited to provide trinkets at a meeting of business leaders, we wondered, "Do they really need this stuff? Why not give the cash spent on trinkets to a charity that needs it?"

So, instead of buying 300 potato-powered flashlights for a banquet of business people, we asked everyone in the room to vote for a local nonprofit organization they believed deserved the money.*

The idea caught on, and soon dozens of business, education, and civic groups joined us to help spread the love by voting for a favorite "Who do you love?" nonprofit organization that needed support.

We take "Who do you love?" to the community, asking our followers on Facebook and other social media channels to nominate deserving nonprofits who might benefit from an STCU donation.

Over the years, STCU "Who do you love?" donations have gone to dozens of local organizations.

As a not-for-profit financial cooperative owned by our members, STCU values your voice in our donations process. You help us to make informed decisions that reflect the interests of the community, not just the credit union.

So, who do you love? It's a good question. Let's keep asking.


disclosures

1Nonprofits do great work, but not all qualify for a "Who do you love?" donation under STCU rules. To qualify, a charity must be a 501(c)(3) organization that benefits our local community. The charity cannot be a politically affiliated nonprofit.

See the official contest rules.