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
Camp STIX wins $5,000!
Congratulations to Camp STIX, winner of the annual Valentine's "Who do you love?" contest, sponsored by STCU and KREM 2. Camp STIX is a local nonprofit providing camp experiences for diabetic children and young adults. It will receive $5,000 from STCU. Watch the KREM video.
Two other local nonprofits also will receive an STCU donation: second-place winner Giving Back Pack Spokane provides backpacks for the homeless, and will receive $2,500; and third-place winner North Spokane Dance Association will receive $1,000.
Start planning for future "Who do you love?" contests, as scheduled below!
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, 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.
Upcoming 2021 contests:
Who Do You Love? — February 12-21.
WDYL children's charities — May 17-23.
Congratulations to our recent winners listed below! To spread the love, the following previous winners of "Who do you love?" contests are not eligible at this time to participate. Please nominate another nonprofit, not on the list below, that you love:
- American Childhood Cancer Organization of the Inland Northwest
- Spokane Lilac Festival Association
- 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.
- 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 hall 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.
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.