Whether it’s volunteering, donating money, or running an event, staffers dig in and get involved. iQ is committed to improving the quality of life and enhancing the vitality of our communities and surrounding neighborhoods. Through outstanding efforts and financial contributions, the support for programs and organizations that enrich the lives of children in the PNW continues to grow.
There’s no better feeling than supporting local communities that embody the organization’s mission and purpose. It’s like finding the perfect pair of hiking boots. Members are encouraged to look out for the signature plaid flannel at events like the Hazel Dell Parade, the bathtub race during Camas Days, Portland's Sunday Parkways and Bridge Petal, and the candy giveaway at Battle Ground’s yearly Harvest Days event. But the fun doesn’t end there!
Hiding Easter eggs, gathering school supplies, helping with teacher orientations, hosting member appreciation barbecues, and so much more are part of our yearly events calendar. Members, as well as family and friends of members, are always welcome to join the party!
iQ for Kids is our nonprofit fund that raises money for local and national charities that improve children’s lives. Every Friday, iQ employees get to wear jeans and iQ gear by donating part of their paycheck for iQ for Kids. When you donate to help children, everyone wins! If you have a cause that could benefit from iQ for Kids, complete our Donation Request Form
Here are some of the charities that have benefitted from the iQ for Kids fund:
iQ awards five $2,000 scholarships annually to help students further their education and get off to a successful start to their next stage. Here are this year's recipients. Check back for scholarship applications in January.
Elementary school teachers in southwest Washington selected via a grant application receive funds to provide books for their students - books the students can keep forever. It’s a wonderful way to encourage reading and instill a lifelong love of books. To date, more than 75,000 books have been handed out to young readers across our region.
Teachers are always looking for new and different ways to engage their students – especially in reading. iQ Credit Union is proud to provide literacy grants to middle and high school teachers – grants that can be used to fund school supplies, field trips or any other reading related program. We support educator requests that present unique and innovative ideas designed to spark student engagement with reading.
Financial education, much like the PNW, is a wilderness. We all need a guide, someone to help us along the trail. Since 1940, IQ Credit Union has been that guide to help Pacific Northwesterners survive their finances.
With a variety of financial curriculum and activities for our WAnderers and explORers, children and adults can take the scenic route to financial success.
Whether you’re a teacher, a business, or community organization looking to provide a better understanding of finances to your people, we’ve got you covered.