These guidelines were developed to assist eligible organizations in understanding our purpose and values when requesting BCU contributions.
Over the years, BCU has proudly supported numerous charities through advocacy, volunteering, and monetary donations. A few of the causes we currently support are the Special Olympics, the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, the Ronald McDonald House Charities, and Camp Kesem.
BCU is proud to support eligible, nonprofit organizations whose focus is to empower those in the communities where our members and employees work and live. In order to achieve balance across regions and causes in grant allocation, BCU will give priority to requests that most closely match the demographics of our company partners, members, and employees.
BCU charitable support is not available for the following:
- Any group which is not qualified as a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
- Groups seeking educational or travel grants for contests, pageants, trips or conventions
- Advertising, promotional events or sponsorship of athletic teams
- Lobbying, partisan or denominational* groups
- Endowment campaigns
- Capital campaigns
- Sponsorship for individuals participating in cause-related events such as walks, runs and conferences
- Sponsorships submitted by a third party on behalf of an organization
- Individual elementary and secondary schools
*BCU contributes to faith-based organizations on the condition that contributions are used to enhance services within the community and are in accordance with BCU’s specific areas of focus. Contributions may not be used for religious purposes or to serve a limited constituency.