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!
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.
The application period for the 2019-2020 school year has closed.
College comes with big books, big lecture halls, and big amounts of homework. These days, it also comes with a big price tag. iQ Credit Union is happy to help by offering several scholarships each year. These scholarships are available to area high school, college, and community college students.
Scholarships are available to high school, college and community college students:
Scholarship Applications are no longer being accepted. Winners will be announced in late April.
iQ for Kids is our nonprofit fund that raises money for local charities that improve children’s lives. Every Friday, iQ employees get to wear jeans by donating part of their paycheck for iQ for Kids. When you donate to help children, everyone wins! If your organization has a desire to help kids, is local within our footprint, and qualifies as a 501(c)(3), please complete the application by clicking here.
iQ for Kids Committee meets in February, May, August, and November.
Here are some of the charities that have benefited from the iQ for Kids fund:
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.