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Suncoast Credit Union Foundation

The mission of the Suncoast Credit Union Foundation is to promote the education, health and emotional well-being of children in our communities.

Suncoast Credit Union Foundation

Snapshot

Suncoast Credit Union is proud to have founded the Suncoast Credit Union Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established to benefit sick children and their families and to support educational initiatives. The foundation is a vehicle for Suncoast to support the communities we serve and help the people who live here. Since its inception in 1990, the Foundation has raised and donated over $19 million to help provide a better future for the children of our community.

Key Facts

  • The Suncoast Credit Union Foundation is sponsored entirely by the credit union
  • 100 percent of funds are contributed to organizations and initiatives that assist children in the communities Suncoast CU serves
  • These efforts are a direct benefit from the Suncoast for Schools Rewards Check Card program
  • The Suncoast for Schools Rewards Debit Card and VISA Credit Card program automatically generates funds that are dedicated to education and health-related initiatives benefiting children in the local community
  • Each time a member uses the debit or credit card for a purchase, two cents is donated to the Foundation to fund local initiatives
  • Suncoast Credit Union provided $19 million in funding for the Foundation through Suncoast for Schools Rewards Debit and VISA Credit Card Program

Apply for a Grant — Now Paperless!

In order to apply for the Suncoast Credit Union Foundation Grant Program, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Funding focus must be consistent with the mission of Suncoast Credit Union Foundation.
  • Grant requests must demonstrate ability to meet needs and have specific goals with measurable results.
  • Recipients of Suncoast Credit Union Foundation funding must be:
    • Tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and have been in existence for at least 2 years,
    • In compliance with anti-discrimination laws at the Local, State and Federal level,
    • Located within the 21 counties served by Suncoast Credit Union.
  • Suncoast Credit Union Foundation does not fund
    • Endowment campaigns
    • Individuals or individual projects
    • Religious Organizations
    • Political causes or candidates
    • Reduction or liquidation of debt

The Suncoast Credit Union Foundation Advisory Committee meets bi-monthly to review grant requests. Applications must be submitted by the following dates for consideration during that period: January 1, March 1, May 1, July 1, September 1, and November 1.


 


Suncoast Scholarships

Since 1990, the Suncoast Credit Union Foundation has provided more than 600 scholarships totaling more than $1.2 million to students pursuing higher education. Scholarships are available to high school seniors who reside in the 21 counties served by the credit union, who demonstrate a need for financial assistance, possess leadership abilities and achieve high academic performance.

Learn more about Suncoast Scholarships

Learn more about how the Suncoast Credit Union Foundation helps your local community

 


Giving Times

Suncoast Credit Union and the Suncoast Credit Union Foundation proudly give back to the communities where we live, work and play. Through donations, scholarships, sponsorships, volunteering and more, Suncoast is invested in our members’ wellbeing.

Our new publication, “Giving Times,” provides a deeper look at our outreach programs and our impact on our communities. Take a peek today.