The Maps Community Foundation Invites You to Be Part of the Solution

The Community Challenge Award honors small nonprofits impacting our community in a big way. 


The Maps Community Foundation is granting four awards of $2,500 to small nonprofits, with 15 employees or less, that serve in Marion and Polk Counties. 

Money for these awards is raised by Maps' Free Community Checking accounts. Maps donates a penny to the foundation each time a member uses their debit card. These donations fund the Maps Community Foundation. 



The Community Challenge focuses on social issues and raises awareness about the nonprofits impacting our community and working to find solutions.


"How will this award make a difference in our community?"


If your nonprofit fits these qualities, we would love for you to submit an application and video for a chance to win one of these awards. 

  • Video 3 minutes or less

    • Describe your work in the community. 

    • Share how this award would be used. 



July 12th | Video and Application Due
August | Awards Granted 

Questions? Ask Community Development Officer Mitzi Smith by phone at (503) 588-0181 ext. 3235 or by email.

  • Posters are available to hang in your business, agency, or classroom. Contact Mitzi Smith to request posters.

  • Download the mini-poster HERE.

Rules for 2019 Contest 


The 2019 Maps Community Challenge Contest (hereafter, “Contest”) is open only to all legal residents of the United States or the District of Columbia.
The following are deemed to be “Released Parties”: Maps Credit Union (“Sponsor”), and its respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, production companies, prizing providers, and advertising/promotion agencies. Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws apply. Void where prohibited by law.

Contest Period: The Contest Entry period begins 12:00:01 am Pacific Time (“PT”) on June 14, 2019, and ends 5:30 pm PT on July 12, 2019 (hereafter, “Contest Period”).

How to Enter: To enter, complete an online entry form asking the name, area of impact, results, number of community members served, and a video of up to three minutes describing the work in the community and how the award will make a difference in the community. Multiple entries will be accepted. 
To be eligible, any Entry (and individual components therein) must be (i) complete, (ii) your original creation, (iii) solely owned by you, (iv) be in English, and (v) be in keeping with the Sponsor’s image. In addition, to be eligible, Entry must not include any third party logos or any other third party intellectual property or general property. Entry may not appear to duplicate any other submitted Entries; defame, misrepresent or contain disparaging remarks about Sponsor, other people, or companies as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, nor can it defame or invade publicity rights or privacy of any person, living or deceased, or otherwise infringe upon any person’s personal property rights or any other third party rights; contain trademarks, or logos, other than as outlined above; and/or violate any law. In the event of non-compliance with any requirements specified herein or with any of the terms of these Terms and Conditions, Entry will be void.

Incomplete Entries and/or Entries containing inaccurate entrant information, or otherwise not meeting all Entry requirements stated herein will be disqualified at Sponsor’s sole discretion. By submitting an Entry, each entrant acknowledges and agrees that Sponsor may obtain many Entries in connection with this Contest and/or other contests staged and/or sponsored by the Sponsor, and that such Entries may be similar or identical in theme, idea, format or other respects to other Entries submitted in connection with this Contest and/or other contests sponsored by the Sponsor or submitted for other reasons or other materials developed by the Sponsor. Entrant waives any and all claims entrant may have had, may have, and/or may have in the future, that any Entry and/or other works accepted, reviewed and/or used by the Sponsor may be similar to his/her Entry, or that any compensation is due to entrant in connection with such Entry or other works used by Sponsor.

Prizes: Four awards of $2,500 will be granted to the nonprofit(s) selected by a committee formed by Maps Community Foundation.  

Winner Notification: Potential winners will be announced in August 2019. Non-compliance with these Terms may result in disqualification and, at Sponsor’s discretion, awarding of the prize to a runner-up. If the winner is under the age of 18, the prize winnings will be transferred to a custodian under the Oregon Uniform Transfers to Minors Act. 

Miscellaneous: No transfer, assignment, cash redemption, or substitution of prize (or portion thereof) except by Sponsor who reserves the right to substitute a prize (or applicable portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value, as determined by Sponsor. Entrants and winners agree, by entering, that 1) Released Parties may use (unless prohibited by law), entrant’s name, city and state of residence, prize information, Entry, Video Entry (as applicable), voice and/or any oral or written statements, performance, photograph/video, image, and/or other likeness for advertising, trade and/or any other purposes in any and all media (including but not limited to online at now or hereafter known throughout the world in perpetuity, without further compensation, permission or notification to entrant or any third party, and 2) Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, terminate or suspend this Contest (or any portion thereof) should virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the Contest (or any portion thereof) and, in the event of termination, at its discretion, select the Semi- Finalist(s), Finalist(s) and/or winner (as applicable) from those eligible, non-suspect Entries and/or Business Plan Entries (as applicable) received prior to event requiring such termination using the judging procedure outlined herein. Entrants agree that 1) Sponsor shall own the Entry and Video Entry (as applicable) (and all elements thereof and material and rights embodied therein) and that such Entry Video Entry (as applicable) may not be acknowledged or returned; 2) that by entering, the Entrant irrevocably assigns to Sponsor, its designees any and all rights, title and interest in the Entry and Video Entry including but not limited to all intellectual property rights; and 3) that Sponsor, its designees shall have, without limitation, the perpetual right worldwide to edit, adapt, modify, publish, exploit and use the Entry and/or Video Entry (as applicable) in any way for trade, advertising, promotional, public relations and/or other purposes as Sponsor and/or its designees may determine without further permission from, or notification or consideration to entrants or any third parties. Entrants further understand that the use of materials in potential advertising and/or promotion efforts does not convey any status of any kind with respect to the Contest. Entrants further agree to abide by these Terms and Conditions and the decisions of the Sponsor and judges, which shall be final and binding. Released Parties do not guarantee the posting/implementation of any Entry. By participating, entrant also agrees not to release any publicity or other materials on their own or through someone else regarding their participation in the Contest, including, without limitation, posting the Entry, Business Plan, or Business Plan Video Entry to any online social networks, without the express consent of Sponsor in each instance. Entrant's submission of an Entry constitutes his/her representation of eligibility, consent to participate in Contest and consent for Sponsor to obtain, use, and transfer his/her name, address and other information for the purpose of Contest administration.

Released Parties are not responsible for lost, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, inaccurate, undeliverable, garbled, late, illegible, stolen, delayed, damaged or misdirected Entries, Business Plan Entries or votes, all of which will be disqualified; failures or malfunctions of phones, phone lines or telephone systems or other communications or malfunctions; interrupted or unavailable network, server, cable, satellite, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website or other connections; availability or accessibility or miscommunications, failed computer hardware or software or other technical failures; garbled, lost, misrouted or scrambled transmissions; any error, omission, interruption, defect or delay in any transmission or communication; traffic congestion on the Internet or for any technical problem; any incorrect or inaccurate information whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest, including but not limited to any injury or damage to entrants’ or any other person’s computer or other device related to or resulting from participation in the Contest, or downloading materials from or use of the website; theft, destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, Entries, Business Plan Entries or votes; or human-processing error; printing, typographical or other errors or omissions in these Terms and Conditions or in any Contest-related advertisements or other materials; or other errors or problems of any kind whether mechanical, human, technical, network, electronic; or errors which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the incorrect uploading of the Business Plan Entries, the processing or judging of Business Plan Entries, the tabulation of votes, the awarding or announcement of the Grand Prize winner, Semi-Finalists, Finalists and/or prizes or in any other Contest-related materials. Sponsor reserves the right to void and remove any and all Entries or Business Plan Entries of an entrant or votes of a voter who Sponsor believes has attempted to tamper with, influence, or impair the administration, security, fairness, judging or proper play of Contest and such entrant/voter will be disqualified and all associated Entries, Business Plan Entries and/or votes will be void. All Entries (including Business Plan Entries) become property of Sponsor and will not be returned. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to post all approved Entries and Business Plan Entries on for public viewing. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION. 

Arbitration: Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this Contest, participant agrees that (1) any and all disputes and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by final and binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association and held at the AAA regional office nearest the participant; (2) the Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration; and (3) judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys' fees, other than participant's actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with participating in this Contest), and participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

Choice of Law: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Terms & Conditions, or the rights and obligations of participant and Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of the State of Oregon, USA.