As Pacific Northwest locals, being part of the community isn't just a slogan—it's a way of life.

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!

Read with Me Grants

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.

Literacy Grants

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.

iQ Scholarships: Educating Tomorrow’s Leaders

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.

iQ Credit Union is proud to award several scholarships to help support the continued education of students.

Scholarships are available to high school, college and community college students:

  • Two graduating high school seniors entering college will receive $2,000.
  • One college student working towards a Baccalaureate, Master’s, Associate of Arts or Sciences will receive $2,000.
  • Two students selected by the Committee from the pool of applicants will each receive $2,000 as the Committee’s Choice Scholarships.

Scholarship Applications are no longer being accepted. Winners will be announced in late April.

Here are our 2019 recipients. 

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iQ for Kids: A Nonprofit Fund

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:

  • 4-H Clovernauts
  • A Working Family's Christmas
  • Aspire Project
  • Assistance League of SW WA
  • Bridge the Gap
  • Camp Hope
  • Connect BG
  • Discovery HS/Odyssey MS
  • Enspire Arts
  • Historic Trust
  • iTech Prep Boosters
  • Jefferson High School PTSA
  • Ke Kukui Foundation
  • Office Moms and Dads
  • Oregon Ballet Theater
  • Oregon Children's Theater
  • Playworks
  • Portland Tennis & Education
  • RockSolid
  • St. Baldricks
  • Summer Kids Camp at the Pool
  • TreeSong
  • Union Ridge Elementary
  • Woodland Public Schools
  • YWCA

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