Maps Community Foundation

2019 Community Challenge

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

Apply for the 2019 Community Challenge Award!

The Maps Community Foundation: Helping the community many ways

The Maps Community Foundation is the charitable arm of Maps Credit Union. Its mission is threefold:

  • To bring together the credit union’s philanthropic efforts
  • To promote the community's economic development 
  • To promote lifelong learning

How can you support the Maps Community Foundation? 

Programs include:

Teacher Grants

Maps awards grants every year to mid-Willamette Valley public school teachers to fund special projects and programs. Many of the projects promote financial education and college preparedness.

We are happy to anounce our 2019 Teacher Grant winners!

Community Challenge

The 2019 Community Challenge applications are now open. Applications must be submitted by July 12th. The winners will be announced in August.

View our 2018 Community Challenge Award recipients, representing four nonprofits making a significant impact in Marion and Polk Counties. 

College Scholarships

Maps has awarded more than $110,000 in college scholarships to deserving students in the mid-Willamette Valley since it started awarding them in 2005.

Find details and application here.

View our 2018 scholarship winners here.

Credit Unions for Kids 

Maps is one of more than 100 credit unions that raises money for children's hospitals and clinics in Oregon and Southwest Washington. For more than a decade, Maps employees have raised about $10,000 a year for organizations such as Doernbecher Children's Hospital. 

Food for the Needy 

Every year for the past 30 years, Maps employees have pooled their time and money to buy and gather food for the less fortunate. They then give the food to local school officials who see that it gets to families struggling to get by.

High School Branches

Since 1995, students have run branches of Maps Credit Union in North Salem, McKay, and West Salem high schools. Because they've learned basic banking in their business classes, they're able to handle transactions for teachers and classmates during school lunch hours.