In support of education in Western Washington, BECU has awarded community grants to 46 local schools. This year marks the 13th year that BECU has awarded over $100,000 in community grants to support education projects that help promote student excellence.

“BECU School Grants allow us to support programs that previously lacked the funding to get started,” said Tom Berquist, Senior Vice President of Member Strategies at BECU. “We love awarding grants that can make an impact on student success and are inspired every year by the schools who receive the grants.”

BECU School Grants are given out each year to local schools to help fund educational materials, programs and events, environmental learning trips, and technology tools such as calculators, microscopes, electronic dictionaries and more. Grants are awarded in three categories: Financial Literacy, Environmental Sustainability, and Technology Tools. Each grant is awarded based on specific need up to a maximum of $2,500.

The funding for recipients will go towards a variety of school programs, from green school certification, to outdoor education and technology for literacy and math. BECU received approximately 95 applications and narrowed it down to 46 based on eligibility of the request, impact on student learning, number of students reached with grant funds, and potential on-going use of the item or program.

School Recipients:

Mount Baker Middle School

Chinook Elementary School

Gildo Rey Elementary

Cascade Middle School

Eastside Academy

Sammamish High School

Jenkins Creek Elementary

Parkside Elementary


View Ridge Elementary

Madison Elementary School

Horizon Elementary

North Middle School

Twin Lakes Elementary School

Olympic View Elementary

Martin Sortun Elementary

East Hill Elementary

Glenridge Elementary

Springbrook Elementary

Kingston Middle School

David Wolfe Elementary School

Lydia Hawk Elementary

Nisqually Middle School

Pleasant Glade Elementary

Sunnyside Elementary

School-Home Partnership Program

Peter G. Schmidt Elementary

Talbot Hill Elementary School

Meeker Middle School

Seattle Urban Academy

St. George

St. Matthew School

Beacon Hill International School

Chief Sealth International High School

Garfield High School

Saturday English School

Franklin High School

St. Bernadette Catholic School

Olympic Hills Elementary

Parkwood Elementary

Trent School

Manitou Park Elementary

Science and Math Institute

Collins Elementary School

Northeast Tacoma Elementary

HRRS – Juan Diego Academy

About BECU

BECU is a not-for-profit credit union owned by the members. Profits are returned to the members in the form of better rates and fewer fees. With more than 840,000 members and more than $12.0 billion in assets, BECU is the largest credit union in Washington and one of the top five financial cooperatives in the country. BECU currently operates over 40 locations in the Puget Sound region.  All Washington state residents are eligible to join.


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