Expanding Credit Union Support to Local Communities
The Scott Credit Union Community Foundation was established early in 2018 to support and strengthen a core credit union commitment to our communities.
A charitable 501(c)3 foundation that is completely separate from Scott Credit Union. The SCU Community Foundation was created to expand the reach and our ability, leveraging our existing community involvement, to give back to the communities we serve through a charitable foundation.
Nearly all of the proceeds raised by the SCU Community Foundation are donated back into our local communities.
The SCU Community Foundation was established with two primary fundraising areas of focus:
- The annual golf tournament fundraiser that benefits causes in the community, and
- We will donate a percentage of your annual purchases on your SCU Epic and Blues debit card to the Scott Credit Union Community Foundation at no cost to you.
The Scott Credit Union Community Foundation Golf Scramble takes place in May each year. Check back for information on how you can participate, sponsor and bid in the silent auction.
A primary focus of the SCU Community Foundation is supporting initiatives at local schools. The With You Program was created in 2020, giving schools the opportunity to apply for funding to complete projects that would otherwise not receive funding. Since 2020, the Foundation has allocated more than $105,000 to a variety of school projects.
Recent With You Program Winners
In 2022, the SCU Community Foundation awarded $50,000 for winners of the With You Program.
Congratulations to the following 2022 grant recipients:
- Alton Middle School (Alton, IL) – equipment to support the STEM after-school program, allowing students to gain experience in technology and journalism
- Blessed Sacrament School (Belleville, IL) – a playground Buddy Bench to support emotional health, allowing a space that students can utilize when they are in need of a friend or someone to talk to
- Christ Community Lutheran School (Kirkwood, MO) – a student library and reading and writing help center
- Frohardt Elementary School (Granite City, IL) – sensory tools to assist the special education students coping with Sensory Processing Disorder
- Gibault Catholic High School (Waterloo, IL) – an emergency medical training mannequin to be utilized for Emergency Medical Responder students and for CPR training for all students and staff
- Henning Elementary School (Troy, IL) – iPads with Augmentative and Alternative Communication applications that will assist non-verbal students with Complex Communication Needs to communicate with teachers and fellow students
- Highland Elementary School (St. Louis, MO) – a care closet with personal hygiene supplies for students in need, along with healthy snacks for diabetic students
- Holman Middle School (St. Ann, MO) – a care closet with food and personal hygiene supplies for students in need
- JL Mudd Elementary School (O’Fallon, MO) – iPads for use with English Language Learner students, coding program students, and students with Individualized Education Plans
- Liberty Middle School (Edwardsville, IL) – an SRA Reading Laboratory Kit for all students and various learning enhancement supplies for the special education students
- Mascoutah Elementary School (Mascoutah, IL) – Kindness Rock Garden to support Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support program and supplies to teach special education students a variety of functional life skills
- Northwest School (Evergreen Park, IL) – the purchase of a situational-based Social Emotional Learning Program and enhancements to the school’s “Little Lending Library”
- Notre Dame Academy (Belleville, IL) – water bottle refill stations to replace water fountains that can no longer be used
- Rock Creek Elementary School (O’Fallon, IL) – Sphero indi coding robots to enhance the school’s STEM program
- Rogers Middle School (St. Louis, MO) – sensory Break Room to assist students with emotion regulation, coping skills, and self-control
- Rohan Woods School (St. Louis, MO) – materials to support various sustainability efforts throughout the school, including TerraCycle collection bins
- St. Teresa Catholic School (Belleville, IL) – improved security system and security cameras
- Twillman Elementary School (St. Louis, MO) – a dignity closet offering students basic clothing and personal hygiene items
- Whiteside Middle School (Belleville, IL) – the purchase of the Generation Genius science program and funding for 8th grade students to visit the Holocaust Museum
We greatly appreciate all of the schools who submitted With You Program applications in 2022. All applications received were for very worthy causes.
Does your local educational project need some financial or volunteer support?
Learn more about the 2023 SCU Community Foundation With You Program by contacting our grant program coordinator. Applications will be accepted starting in October.
Through SCU’s Blues Checking and EPIC Checking accounts, members can support the SCU Community Foundation by simply using their debit card like they normally would. With every debit card purchase, SCU will support the community through a donation to the SCU Community Foundation.
We’re excited to provide our members with the opportunity to support our communities. Every year we donate 5% of Blues and Epic interchange income from purchases for the year. Over $100k is donated annually. For more about Blues Checking and EPIC Checking, click here.
Scott Credit Union is always looking for new ways to give back to the community. If your group, organization, or event needs support, please contact the Scott Credit Union Community Relations team at (618) 345-1000. Please submit an event request to our Community Relations Team via our online request form . Please note that community involvement requests should be sent four weeks prior to your event. We thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding.
*The SCU Community Foundation is an entity that is completely separate from Scott Credit Union. Proceeds raised by the SCU Community Foundation are donated back into our local communities.