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Make a difference: A guide to giving back.

Updated May 16, 2023

The art of choosing a charity.

When it comes to giving back to the community, donating either your time or money to a charity is a great way to make a positive impact.

But with so many charities out there, it can be difficult to know which one to choose.

What's most important to you?

Choose a charity that aligns with your values and beliefs. There are countless ones out there, each with their own mission and focus. Take the time to research charities that resonate with you and the causes you care about. Consider the difference you’d like to make and what issues you’d like to address. 

Be sure to look for a charity that is well-established and has a proven track record of making a positive impact. While newer organizations may be doing great work, it can be more difficult to gauge their effectiveness. 

How do organizations help the community?

Charities play a vital role in supporting communities and addressing social issues. They may provide direct services like food or shelter to those in need. They may also advocate for policy changes or raise awareness about important issues. 

Decide how you want to give.

Donations can be made in various forms, including one-time gifts, recurring donations, or even in the form of goods or services. 

Volunteers can contribute their time, skills, and expertise to support a charity’s mission, such as serving meals at a homeless shelter, mentoring students, or helping with fundraising events. 

Whether you choose to donate, volunteer, or both, your support makes a difference in the lives of those in need.

Here for Good Foundation

STCU is committed to making a positive difference in the communities we serve. As part of this commitment, we support a wide range of charities and nonprofits through our Here for Good Foundation. Curious about the organizations we support or how to request a grant? You can find those details on our Here for Good Foundation page.