Scott Credit Union Community Foundation

Expanding Credit Union Support to Local Communities

Creating a Foundation for Giving Back

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.

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The SCU Community Foundation was established with two primary fundraising areas of focus:

    1. The annual golf tournament fundraiser that benefits causes in the community, and
    2. 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.

Annual SCU Community Foundation Golf Event

Since 2007, Foundation volunteers have helped raise more than $300,000 to our local communities through this event, and we are looking forward to another successful year. Proceeds from the tournament are used to support scholarships and multiple educational programs in the communities we serve.

The 2024 Scott Credit Union Community Foundation Golf Scramble will be held Friday, May 17 at Stonewolf Golf Club in Fairview Heights, IL. Sign up to play, sponsor, or donate through the link below:

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With You Program Recipients

A primary focus of the SCU Community Foundation is the implementation of programs to support initiatives at local schools. The With You Program was created in 2020, giving schools the opportunity to apply for funding to complete projects. Since 2020, the Foundation has allocated over $205,000 to a variety of school projects.

In 2023, the SCU Community Foundation allocated $100,000 for the With You Grant Program. Congratulations to the following grant recipients:

      • Belle Valley School (Belleville, IL) –Chicken coop for STEM and horticulture program
      • Belleville West High School (Belleville, IL) – Student recognition program
      • Brittany Woods Middle School (University City, MO) – Great Skate Rocks STEM program and activities and Social Emotional Support program
      • Civic Memorial High School (Bethalto, IL) – RISE program to equip students with skills such as Respect, Intent, Self Control and Excellence
      • Evangelical Elementary School (Godfrey, IL) – Enhanced student safety measures
      • Father McGivney Catholic High School (Maryville, IL) – Probes to enhance STEM offerings for students
      • Forder Elementary (Mehlville School District) – Therapy dog training for special education classes
      • Glen Carbon Elementary (Glen Carbon, IL) – Little Lending Library
      • Halls Ferry Intermediate (Ferguson-Florissant District) – Coats for students in need
      • Highland High School (Highland, IL) – Student run bi-weekly news program
      • Hinchcliffe Elementary (O’Fallon, IL) – Outdoor Science Classroom
      • James Avant Elementary School (Washington Park, IL) – Social Emotional Learning Room for students who have experienced traumatic events
      • Lebanon Elementary School (Lebanon, IL) – Materials and supplies to create a student STEAM lab
      • Meadows Elementary School (St. Louis, MO) – Great Skate Rocks STEM program and activities
      • Millstadt Consolidated (Millstadt, IL) – Non-perishable food and personal care items for the Panther Pantry available for students and families in need
      • Millstadt Primary (Millstadt, IL) – PATH Program to promote student wellness program
      • North County Christian School (Florissant, MO) – Community garden that will provide fresh produce for students and families in need
      • Northwest School (Evergreen Park, IL) – Math program to identify skills in which students need more support
      • Notre Dame Academy (Belleville, IL) – Enhanced student safety measures
      • O’Fallon Township High School (O’Fallon, IL) – Performance team program for individuals with disabilities
      • Our Lady Queen of Peace (Belleville, IL) – Reading Room for students
      • Pontiac William Holliday (Fairview Heights, IL) – Enhanced student safety measures
      • Restoration & Wellness Center at Mark Twain (Ferguson-Florissant District) – Water Bottle Filling Stations
      • Rogers Elementary (Waterloo, IL) – Playground communication board for nonverbal students to communicate
      • South Primary School (Roxana, IL) – Program to enhance social emotional skills for Early SHELLS students
      • St. Jacob Elementary (St. Jacob, IL) – Social Emotional supplies for classrooms
      • St. Mary’s (Edwardsville, IL) – Math software for students to target areas of need
      • St. Teresa Catholic School (Belleville, IL) – Blessing Bags and Stress Kits for those in need
      • Trenton Elementary (Trenton, IL) – Special education classroom supplies
      • Triad High School (Troy, IL) – Future Business Leaders of America program for career and technical students
      • Twin Chimneys Elementary (O’Fallon, MO) – Sphero Indi Robots for TEAM program
      • Waterloo Junior High School (Waterloo, IL) – Care Closet items for students in need and literature classroom supplies
      • Woerner Elementary (St. Louis, MO) – Water Bottle Filling Stations
      • Woodland Elementary (Edwardsville, IL) – Translating devices for non-English speaking students

We greatly appreciate all of the schools who submitted applications in 2023. All applications received were for very worthy causes. If you were not selected as a recipient in 2023, we encourage you to apply again in 2024. We anticipate the 2024 program to kick-off in October. Information will be shared here when available.

With You Program Applications

Does your local educational project need some financial or volunteer support?

Are you looking for ways to help local schools fund innovative programs?

Learn more about the 2023 SCU Community Foundation With You Program by contacting our grant program coordinator. Applications will be accepted starting in October.

SCU Members Support Credit Union's Foundation Efforts

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.

Request Scott Credit Union Event Support


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.