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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!*


Congratulations to the three nonprofit winners voted by the public, February 14-24, 2019, to share a $8,500 donation from STCU:

River’s Wish Animal Sanctuary — $5,000

Isaac Foundation — $2,500

Art Salvage — $1,000

Watch the KREM-TV announcement!

More of "Who do you love?"

STCU and KREM have teamed up to expand our popular "Who do you love?" program to a year-round event, with opportunities for you to recognize charities that support veterans, health, children, seniors, and more.

Throughout the year, we'll be asking you to nominate local charities you love, whom you believe are deserving of donations, ranging from $2,500 to $5,000. We'll alert you when it's time to nominate and vote on KREM, here on, and our respective social media channels. 

"Who do you love?" nomination schedule."

Health — January 2019.

Congratulations to Love11, winner of the January 2019 "Who do you love?" contest and a $2,500 donation from STCU. Love11 is a Spokane-based organization that helps at-risk and disadvantaged youth through sports and activities. Watch Facebook video. See contest rules.

Love — February 14-24, 2019.

Nominations accepted for any category or industry. Winners listed above. First place, receives $5,000; second place, $2,500; third place, $1,000. Contest rules.

Children — May 17-26, 2019.

During the nomination period, use the form above to nominate local nonprofits that benefit area children. One $2,500 winner! Contest rules.

Seniors — August 31-September 9, 2019.

During the nomination period, use the form above to nominate local nonprofits that support senior citizens. One $2,500 winner! Contest rules.


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.

  • Love 11, the January 2019 winner for nonprofits focused on health living. Watch the video.
  • Newby-ginnings, the November 2018 winner for nonprofits serving local veterans and military families. Watch the video
  • Washington Basset Rescue.
  • Higher Ground Animal Sanctuary.
  • Embrace Washington.
  • Double J Dog Ranch.
  • Elevations.
  • Spokane Beard & Mustache Foundation.
  • Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery.
  • Second Harvest.
  • Spokane Guilds School.
  • 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.


*Nonprofits 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.