The foundation’s mission is to make contribution investments in local, charitable organizations, with a focus on improving the lives of our members, friends and neighbors in the communities we serve.
Foundation application deadlines are November 30 for January consideration and May 31 for July consideration
Organization must be tax exempt under 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Codes
Supporting documentation in the form of the IRS determination letter (IRS Letter 1045), IRS Form W-9, and your EIN number are required
Organization must be based within the communities we serve, with money staying in those communities, without being processed by a national organization
Organization must be in operation for five years or more
Organization must be in good financial standing
Organization is non-discriminatory for any reason, including race, religion, creed, age, sex, sexual orientation and/or national origin
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Project Spotlight is our community support program designed to discover worthwhile projects in each area that Beacon serves. Our hope is to be able to support community projects both large and small, and bring awareness to the many good things happening in our communities every day.
Nominations for 2020 will begin March 17, 2020 and end May 31, 2020
Voting will begin July 1, 2020 and end July 31, 2020
$22,750 in funding was awarded in 2019
How does it work?
Project Spotlight is a charitable giving campaign that allows you to nominate local charities, non-for-profits and community projects for the potential to earn funding from Beacon Credit Union. First we ask community members to submit their local projects and organizations that they feel deserve support. Then we open up the voting process and have each community vote to support their favorite organization. With your help and participation, we’ll be providing donations to charitable organizations and projects in our communities in Indiana! ($1,750 split between the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each of our 13 communities in which we have a full-service retail location).