Nominate a nonprofit.
Have a favorite nonprofit organization that needs attention, love, and cash? Nominate the organization for a "Who do you love?" donation from STCU of $2,500 or more.1
Willow Center wins $2,500!
Congratulations to The Willow Center For Grieving Children, winner of the annual "Who do you love?" contest for nonprofits that support children.
The center is a Lewiston, Idaho-based nonprofit organization that supports groups and resources that benefit children, teens, and their families who have suffered loss. It is the only organization between Boise and Spokane dedicated to this cause, the center's website says.
As the "Who do you love?" winner, Willow Center will receive a $2,500 donation from STCU.
STCU and KREM team up.
STCU and KREM have teamed up to present "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, whom you believe are deserving of financial support. STCU donations range from $1,000 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.
Remaining 2021 contests:
Congratulations to our recent winners listed below! To help spread the love, the following contest winners are not eligible to participate at this time. Please nominate another nonprofit not on the list:
- Camp Stix Diabetes Program
- Giving Back Packs Spokane
- North Spokane Dance Association
- American Childhood Cancer Organization of the Inland Northwest
- Spokane Lilac Festival Association
- Sandpoint Area Seniors Inc.
- Elevations-A Children's Therapy Resource Foundation
- 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
How it began.
Years ago, STCU was invited to provide corporate trinkets at a meeting of business leaders. We wondered, "Do they need this stuff? Why not give the money to a charity that really needs it?"
So, instead of distributing 300 potato-powered flashlights to a banquet hall of successful people, we asked them to vote for a local nonprofit organization that 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 truly could use the money.
Now, we're taking "Who do you love?" to the community, asking followers on Facebook and other social media channels to nominate deserving nonprofits who could benefit from an STCU donation. Dozens of local organizations have received donations of $1,000 to $5,000!
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.
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.