Community Involvement

Scott Credit Union has made giving back to its communities a major priority.

We have contributed almost $3.7 million and our employees have volunteered nearly 24,000 hours to a variety of local civic efforts and financial education throughout the region in the past 13 years. We have increased our community involvement while also increasing efforts to educate consumers of the value of doing their financial business with a not-for-profit credit union.

Scott Credit Union Community Foundation

The Scott Credit Union Community Foundation was established in 2018 to expand on the community commitment that SCU has had in the region. 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. For more information, click here.

With You Program

A primary focus of the SCU Community Foundation is the implementation of programs to support initiatives at local schools. This year, the Scott Credit Union Community Foundation has allocated $50,000 to be awarded to a variety of school projects. Applications are usually released in October of each year and winners are announced in late November.

Volunteer Incentive Program

Our employees really are VIPs! Scott Credit Union’s Volunteer Incentive Program (VIP) is a unique program that rewards staff members for their volunteer hours in the community. Through 2020, Scott Credit Union employees volunteered almost 24,000 hours over the past 13 years in the community through various community and philanthropic events. If your group, organization or event could use volunteers, please submit a request to our Community Relations Team.
Mark Torres – 2021 VIP of the Year
“I am so thankful to Scott Credit Union for hosting a program that gives back to the community. As a young person I was always told that if you work hard, you would be rewarded. But unfortunately, that is not always the case… hard work also needs to find opportunity. Through VIP, we [SCU employees] can help to create these opportunities and help promote for an equitable community. It excites me to know our organization directly aligns with its values and that together we can make a lasting difference in our local communities whether that’s in financial education, cyber security, or anything else that is important to us.”

Requesting Support from Scott Credit Union

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 or by mail to Scott Credit Union at 101 Credit Union Way, Edwardsville, Illinois 62025 – Attention: Community Relations. 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.


In 2020, Scott Credit Union contributed over $286,000 to support various community endeavors. Although last year was interesting, Scott Credit Union remains committed to supporting our local community organizations. We sponsor a variety of community sports teams and scholastic organizations.

Other Community Partners include: