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 Isaac's Bookshelf, winner of the $2,500 donation from STCU in the "Who Do You Love?" contest, May 17-26, for nonprofit organizations that benefit children. Thanks for voting!
Watch the KREM-TV announcement!
STCU and KREM team up.
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 stcu.org, and our respective social media channels.
"Who do you love?" nomination schedule."
Health — January 2019.
Celebrating local nonprofits that support area public health. One $2,500 winner! Contest rules.
Love — February 14-24, 2019.
For any category of nonprofit you love. First place, receives $5,000; second place, $2,500; third place, $1,000. Contest rules.
Children — May 17-26, 2019.
During the nomination period, a form is provided on this page to nominate local nonprofits that benefit area children. One $2,500 winner! Contest rules.
Seniors — August 31-September 9, 2019.
During the nomination period, a form is provided on this page to nominate local nonprofits that support area 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.
- Isaac's Bookshelf was the winner for children's nonprofits in May 2019. Watch the KREM-TV announcement.
- Winners of the annual "love" contest in March 2019 were River’s Wish Animal Sanctuary, Isaac Foundation, and Art Salvage. Watch the KREM-TV announcement!
- 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.
- 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.