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?
Maps grants up to $5,000 in awards to small nonprofits making a big difference in the Marion and Polk Counties. The annual challange just launched. Apply here.
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.
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.
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.
Check out the teacher grant winners for 2016 and the great work they are doing in the classroom!