BECU’s People Helping People Awards Nominations Are Open


It’s that time of year again: BECU, based in Tukwila, Washington, is currently accepting nominations for its 2021 People Helping People Awards! This annual, member-driven program recognizes both BECU members and local nonprofits that are dedicated to serving their communities, from ending hunger and pushing for social equity and justice, to transforming lives through mentorship, education, the arts, and more. Interested nonprofits are encouraged to share this opportunity with their network so that a BECU member may nominate them for this awards program.

Some facts about the program:
• Each winner will receive up to $50,000 in grant funds and a glide path grant of $2,500 for the two years following their initial award. In total, the People Helping People Awards program will distribute over $500,000 this year.
• New for 2021: Through its Black Community Development Project (BCDP), a five-year, $5 million commitment to Black communities and racial equity, BECU is giving up to $150,000 in additional funding to support small, Black-led nonprofits nominated by BECU members. (Glide path funding does not apply to BCDP grant recipients)
• Since 2013, BECU has donated more than $2.5 million to local charities through the People Helping People Awards program.

For nonprofits interested in learning more about the nomination process, key submission dates, and award amounts, please visit BECU online. Member nominations are open through Friday, July 2.

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