The WPCU Sunshine Community Fund – the charitable giving arm of Wright-Patt Credit Union, Inc. – recently announced the seven recipients of its 2021 third quarter awards. More than $85,000 will be shared among the seven worthwhile organizations.
Twenty-one nonprofits applied to be considered for the funds earlier this year. Each applicant was required to include a detailed project plan illustrating how the funds would be used in alignment with the WPCU Sunshine Community Fund's financial security and wellbeing areas of focus, including its new financial wellbeing blocks. After initial vetting by the Sunshine Community Fund Selection Committee – now called the Inspi-RAY-tion Committee – and the approval of the top nine candidates by the Sunshine Community Fund's Board of Trustees, seven of the nine organizations were selected to receive funds through a voting process by WPCU and myCUmortgage partner-employees.
The seven selected beneficiaries and their specific projects are:
“Over the years, WPCU partner-employees have raised more than $2 million to support many area organizations," shared Tracy Szarzi-Fors, Executive Director of the WPCU Sunshine Community Fund and Vice President of Marketing & Business Development for Wright-Patt Credit Union. “These fundraising efforts are critical in helping the WPCU Sunshine Community Fund achieve its mission of strengthening the financial health and wellbeing of the communities in which WPCU, its members, and partner-employees live and work."
Applications for Winter Inspi-RAY-tion Grants Now Available
Nonprofits who have a project or program that aligns with the WPCU Sunshine Community Fund's areas of focus and financial wellbeing building blocks are invited to apply for an Inspi-RAY-tion grant by visiting WPCU.coop/SCF and clicking on “Apply for a Grant."
For the next round of grants, which will be awarded in March 2022, you must submit your letter of intent no later than November 5, 2021. If your letter of intent is accepted, then your application will be due by January 4, 2022.
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