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Thanks to you, SECU Foundation has been able to "give back" to citizens across our state. With scholarships touching each county in North Carolina, to a Cancer Center in Asheville, to teacher housing in Dare County .... your dollar is making a difference throughout our state!!

Take a tour of what "your dollar" has done!!

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SECU Cancer Center
SECU Mountains to the Sea Habitat Challenge

In February 2015 the SECU Foundation and Habitat for Humanity® of North Carolina (HHNC) agreed on a joint initiative to expand affordable housing across North Carolina – the SECU Habitat Challenge. SECU Foundation’s Challenge will provide a significant investment of $10 million over a three year period for HHNC to build one new or renovated Habitat home in each of the State’s 100 counties.



The SECU Commons
The SECU Commons

This is a $1 million challenge grant awarded in November 2014 to help the North Carolina Housing Foundation complete the development of campus facilities for the program aimed at assisting three populations at risk of chronic homelessness – homeless families, youth aging out of foster care and autism spectrum young adults. The SECU Commons will complete development of the campus and expects to begin receiving referrals from their agency partners and housing participants in the program before the
end of 2015.
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NC Association of Feeding America Food Banks

In August, 2015, the SECU Foundation provided a $1.2 million grant to the NC Association of Feeding America Food Banks that will provide North Carolinians in need with 6 million additional meals over 3 years. The grant will add 2 million meals per year to clients served by North Carolina food banks – that’s one extra meal per year funded by each of the Credit Union’s 2 million members. The non-profit NC Association serves as a strategic alliance for the six food banks and one food recovery organization in the state, and its affiliated network of 2,500 food pantries, shelters and community groups will help ensure the additional meals reach neighbors
in all 100 North Carolina counties.
MemoryCare
MemoryCare

Challenge grant to build a 10,000 square foot facility to expand MemoryCare services to Buncombe & surrounding counties. MemoryCare provides in-depth clinical assessment and long-term outpatient treatment for memory impaired older adults combined with integrated support services for family members.
Good Shepherd
Good Shepherd

Grant to complete first phase of Lakeside Reserve which provides permanent supportive housing apartments for seniors, veterans and persons with disabilities. This community provides residents with a full-time, on-site case management and common space for group activities such as tenant council, financial literacy and other workshops to ensure that residents maximize their stability and independence.
Fellowship Hall
Fellowship Hall

Capital Grant to fund the Lecture Hall located in the new Outpatient Center on the campus of Fellowship Hall. The Center is a 13,806 square foot multipurpose building that will be used for the addition of an outpatient treatment program,
expansion of education and training, growth of the
Family Program and a recreational space.
Advance Community Healthcare
Advance Community Healthcare

Grant to fund the expanded campus of Advance Community Health in Southeast Raleigh. This expansion allows Advance Community Health to provide greater access to healthcare for underserved citizens of North Carolina.
A Chef's Life
A Chef's Life

Financial support to assist with Season 4 production of the award-winning PBS television show A Chef's Life that will broadcast nationally September 2016. This food docuseries follows celebrity Chef Vivian Howard, and sheds light on the importance of preserving endangered southern foodways, highlights nutrition and the return to a focus on supporting local food producers, while instructing viewers on methods of cooking and preserving foods forgotten by many.


4H Learning Center
4H Learning Center

Grant for a 3,500 square foot multi-use Learning Center. The SECU 4-H Learning Center will provide 4-H with the ability to strengthen and expand year-round education programs for a variety of audiences, including summer 4-H outdoor programs and specialty camp sessions, day-trips and overnight retreats for K-12 grade school groups from the surrounding 34 counties.
Tarheel ChalleNGe
Tarheel ChalleNGe

Grant for construction of a 60-bed dormitory for female cadets at the Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy II in Stanley County. The Academy is a North Carolina National Guard sponsored volunteer program for high school dropouts. TCA’s program targets the development of North Carolina youth ages 16-18, providing them with tools to help them succeed as adults through educational programs, job skills training and self-discipline.




SECU Jim & Betsy Bryan Hospice Home at UNC
SECU Jim & Betsy Bryan Hospice Home at UNC

Challenge Grant to aid in the construction of a new inpatient and residential hospice care facility that will serve terminally ill patients and their families in Chatham and surrounding counties.
SECU Cancer Center
SECU Cancer Center - Asheville

SECU Foundation partnered with Mission Healthcare Foundation to provide a $5 million grant to help fund the SECU Cancer Center. The five-story, 120,000 square foot building expands access of comprehensive cancer service to residents of western North Carolina.





SECU Daily Planet
SECU Daily Planet - North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

SECU Foundation partnered with the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences for the Museum's centerpiece of the Nature Research Center. SECU Daily Planet is a three-story multimedia program area that provides live broadcast programs via television and radio, courtesy of the NRC’s partnership with WRAL (CBS affiliate), UNC-TV (PBS affiliate), UNC public radio and a membership with the ResearchChannel.
SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals
SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals

SECU Family House provides a convenient, safe and affordable haven for those far from home needing a place to rest while caring for a loved one at UNC Hospitals.


SECU Family House on the Richard J. Reynolds III & Marie M. Reynolds Campus Winston-Salem
SECU Family House on the Richard J. Reynolds III & Marie M. Reynolds Campus - Winston-Salem

SECU Family House provides a convenient, safe and affordable haven for those far from home needing a place to rest while caring for a loved one at Forsyth Medical Center and Winston-Salem Baptist University.


SECU Family House at New Hanover Regional Medical Center
SECU Family House at New Hanover Regional Medical Center

SECU Family House will provide affordable accommodations close to New Hanover Regional Medical Center for patients and families of critical care and other patients, who travel considerable distances to be with their loved ones.




"People Helping People" Scholarship Program
"People Helping People" Scholarship Program

  • SECU High School Scholarships
  • SECU Community College Scholarships
  • SECU Continuing Education Scholarships
  • Kids’ Chance of North Carolina
  • NC National Guard Association Educational Foundation
  • SECU Partnership East
    SECU Partnership East

    A collaboration between SECU, ECU, community colleges, and North Carolina public schools. Students graduate with a 4-year degree from ECU by completing the first two years of the program at any
    one of the partnering community colleges
    followed by taking ECU courses online.
    Students graduate with a Bachelor of
    Science degree inelementary education,
    middle grades education,
    or special education.
    SECU Community House
    SECU Community House

    This is a $1,000,000 grant to build a 16,540 square foot transitional home in Chapel Hill to provide medical/dental services, social services and job skills training for homeless men. The Inter-Faith Council has partnered with UNC Hospitals, UNC Medical School, UNC School of Pharmacy, UNC
    Dental School and other UNC
    departments to assist the homeless.
    Program for All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)
    Program for All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)

    Providing a 10-year $2.5 million low-interest loan to assist with the construction of a PACE facility in Pittsboro. Under development by Piedmont Health Services, Inc. (PHS), a PACE certified non-profit organization; the facility will provide services exclusively for older adults who meet State eligibility criteria for nursing home level care. The center will be unique,
    as PHS and the Dept. of Family Medicine at the
    University of North Carolina School of Medicine
    (UNC Family Medicine) will collaborate to establish
    the first teaching PACE program in NC, educating
    medical and allied health professionals in the
    PACE model
    Hertford County Teacher Housing
    Hertford County Teacher Housing - Hertford Pointe

    SECU Foundation provided an interest free loan to fund the construction of a 24 unit apartment complex to recruit and retain highly qualified teachers in a county with limited housing and resources.

    Dare County Teacher Housing
    Dare County Teacher Housing – Run Hill Ridge

    SECU Foundation provided an interest free loan to fund the construction of a 24 unit apartment complex, in a county where teachers are unable to afford to live due to the high cost of housing.


    Hatteras Island Teacher Housing
    Hatteras Island Teacher Housing

    State Employees’ Credit Union Foundation partnered with Dare County School and Dare Education Foundation to replicate Run Hill Ridge and Hertford Pointe with an interest-free loan. This twelve-unit apartment building will help recruit and retain high-quality teachers in a remote location that has high cost and low availability of housing.


    Echo Ridge Teacher Housing
    Echo Ridge Teacher Housing

    SECU Foundation partnered with the Partners for Hoke County Public Schools Education Foundation to provide an interest free loan for the construction of a 24-unit, two bedroom apartment complex. Echo Ridge will provide a safe and affordable housing option for new and current teachers in Hoke County and serve as a great recruitment incentive for the school system.
    SECU Education Center – NC Museum of History
    SECU Education Center – NC Museum of History

    The SECU Education Center enhances the visitors’ experience by providing learning opportunities through lectures, seminars and camps through distance learning programs. These programs provide the newest cutting-edge technology;
    live two-way video conferencing as well as a
    virtual field trip/interactive programs that
    allow students to see and touch reproduction
    artifacts as they explore a historical topic with
    a museum expert. The SECU Education Center
    is a state of the art learning facility for the
    museum’s educational programs.
    SECU Crystal Coast Hospice House
    SECU Crystal Coast Hospice House

    SECU Foundation partnered with Crystal Coast Hospice House (CCHH), to build the first inpatient hospice facility in the Crystal Coast area. The ten-bed Hospice House is located in Newport and serves a five-county area including Carteret, Craven, Jones, Onslow and Pamlico counties.


    SECU Hospice House of Brunswick County
    SECU Hospice House of Brunswick County

    SECU Hospice House of Brunswick County is a 20,000 square-foot inpatient and residential hospice care center located on 7 acres on in Bolivia. It includes seven private patient and family suites, open courtyard gardens, a comfortable living room, a solace room, kitchen, dining, and laundry rooms–all designed to meet the needs of hospice patients and their visiting caregivers, loved ones, and families.


    SECU Hospice House of Johnston Health
    SECU Hospice House of Johnston Health

    This 13,689 square-foot inpatient and residential center is on a 7.4 acre site located on Hospital Road behind the hospital in Smithfield. The hospice site is centrally located in Johnston County and easily accessible from Hwy. 70 and 301.


    SECU House at Kitty Askins
    SECU House at Kitty Askins

    SECU members via the SECU Foundation provided a grant to Home Health and Hospice Care, Inc. (3HC) for the expansion of Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro, NC. The grant was used to expand Kitty Askins to 13,000 square feet, increasing it from a 12 to a 24-bed facility.


    Hospice of Wake County
    Hospice of Wake County

    This $13 million project on 8.7 acres in Cary provides a 47,000 square foot facility with 20 private patient rooms (acute and residential). "SECU Healing Gardens" welcomes everyone entering the facility.




    SECU CareCenter of Winston-Salem
    SECU CareCenter - Winston-Salem

    The expansion will include a new 10-bed wing increasing the number of beds from 30 to 40. Providing a larger facility for Winston-Salem and surrounding counties.


    SECU Hospice House of Rutherford
    SECU Hospice House of Rutherford

    With the addition/expansion of the hospice center from a 12 patient suite to an 18 patient suite, SECU Hospice House will provide a larger facility to serve western North Carolina.


    Surry County Hospice
    Surry County Hospice

    The 25,000 square foot, 20-bed hospice home in Dobson, NC will serve Surry, Yadkin and surrounding counties.


    Hospice Cleveland County
    Hospice Cleveland County

    The 15,000 square foot, 8-bed Hospice House in Kings Mountain will serve Cleveland and surrounding counties.




    Caldwell Hospice & Palliative Care
    Caldwell Hospice & Palliative Care

    SECU members via the SECU Foundation granted $300,000 to Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care to assist with the construction of an additional hospice facility in the county. The 15,135 square foot, 12-bed patient care unit will be located in Hudson, NC.




    Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell
    Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell

    The addition of this 6-suite wing to the Gordon Hospice House of Iredell County will increase the facility from 9 suites to 15 suites.
    SECU Hospice House of WNC
    SECU Hospice House of WNC

    SECU Hospice House of WNC is the first hospice facility west of Hendersonville and will serve Macon, Swain, Clay, Graham, Cherokee and Jackson counties. The 6-bed in-patient hospice house is a converted private residence located on Maple Street in Franklin, known as the Dryman House.

    Four Seasons Hospice of Flat Rock, NC will operate the hospice facility and provide
    the expertise and staffing.
    SECU Connector Jackson County Courthouse
    SECU Connector Jackson County Courthouse

    Providing funds to restore the historic courthouse and incorporate it into the new Jackson County Public Library Complex.
    SECU Information Gateway Yancey County Public Library
    SECU Information Gateway Yancey County Public Library

    Providing funds for the SECU Information Gateway. This is a public e-learning technology center in the newly renovated Yancey County Public Library in Burnsville.


     Mitchell County
    SECU Learning Center Mitchell County

    SECU Foundation provided funding for the Mitchell County Courthouse to be renovated into an e-learning center. The new SECU Learning Center is located in the newly-renovated historical courthouse.


     Biz Kid$
    Biz Kid$

    SECU Foundation provided $375,000 in funding for production assistance of Biz Kid$, a youth-focused and credit union funded financial education show on UNC public television.
    Institute for Emerging Issues (IEI)
    Institute for Emerging Issues (IEI)

    SECU Foundation has provided the first of four planned $200,000 annual grants in support of the newly named State Employees’ Credit Union Emerging Issues Prize for Innovation through the IEI at NC State University. The 2014 Prize
    for Innovation competition will engage
    college level student to collaborate and
    respond to challenges facing their communities
    and State, specifically in the areas of education,
    health, natural and built environments and
    the economy.
    SECU Public Service Intern Program
    SECU Public Service Intern Program

    SECU Foundation partnered with the NC Rural Economic Development Center, Inc., to fund the new SECU Public Service Intern program for college students from rural NC. The 2013 Summer Intern program will award 35 paid internships to rising sophomores or juniors from NC universities or community colleges.



    North Carolina Symphony
    North Carolina Symphony

    Funding for a new 28-foot insulated vehicle. The new vehicle will help the nationally recognized NC Symphony continue its broad travels across the state to bring world-class talent and musical performances to NC Students and communities each year. Through its commitment to artistic excellence, statewide service and music education, the Symphony performs approximately 175 concerts each season.


    NC GreenPower
    NC GreenPower

    SECU Foundation partnered with NC GreenPower to support cleaner, renewable energy alternatives for NC. SECU Foundation will fund 1 kilowatt hour of renewable energy production in NC for each of the 1.5 members of SECU over the next four years.
    Exploring North Carolina
    Exploring North Carolina (ENC)

    SECU members, via the SECU Foundation, have provided this grant to "Friends of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences" to continue production of ENC. The grant will help deliver a digital record of North Carolina’s natural heritage to all students across the State, reaching homes and schools via UNC-TV, through DVDs and the Internet.


    Museum of History – Lost Colony Project
    Museum of History - Lost Colony Project

    SECU Foundation funded all student tickets for the Mysteries of the Lost Colony exhibit, which included original 1585 drawings by John White, on loan from the British Museum.



    State Employees Combined Campaign
    State Employees Combined Campaign

    SECU Foundation funds the State Employees Combined Campaign Resource Guide and the Retiree Giving brochure, for a total commitment of up to $60,000 per year, for printing the books for state employees and retirees over the next three (3) years.


    Operation Kids on Guard
    NC National Guard Operation Kids on Guard Foundation

    State Employees' Credit Union (SECU) members via the SECU Foundation have provided the Operation Kids on Guard Foundation with a Sport Utility Vehicle and trailer for its "Kids on Guard (KOG)" Family Readiness Program.
    NC Troopers Association NC State Highway Patrol Caisson Unit
    NC State Highway Patrol Caisson Unit

    SECU Foundation provided funding for two new trailers (equipment and horse) and a truck to be used by the NC Troopers Association to safely transport Caisson Unit horses to funerals for NC law enforcement officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty; current and past NC Governors; and Incumbent Members of the Council of State, Cabinet Members and NC General Assembly Members.
    Governor's Awards for Excellence
    Governor's Awards for Excellence

    SECU Foundation sponsors the annual Awards for Excellence honoring state employees for outstanding achievements in Human Relations, Innovations, Outstanding State Government Service, Public Service or Safety and Heroism.




    North Carolina Housing Finance Agency

    Maple Court Apartments
    Maple Court Apartments - Durham County

    Maple Court is a transitional housing community for homeless veterans and veterans at risk of being homeless. The purpose of the facility is to provide secure, affordable housing with services for veterans who are transitioning from being homeless to self-sufficiency. Maple Court has 24 one-bedroom rental units and is located on a 1.6 acre site at the southeast corner of East Carver Street and Commons Boulevard in North Durham.




    M.E. Roberts II Transitional Living Facility - New Hanover County
    M.E. Roberts II Transitional Living Facility - New Hanover County

    Provides a state-of-art therapeutic environment including educational, health and rehabilitation services to individuals recently released from the correctional system in order to break the cycle of dependence and incarceration and return them as productive members of the community.




    James Street Group Living Dormitories Triangle Residential options for Substance, Abusers, Inc. (TROSA) - Durham County
    James Street Group Living Dormitories Triangle Residential options for Substance, Abusers, Inc. (TROSA) - Durham County

    Is the new construction of two 13-bedroom dormitories to provide transitional housing for up to 150 persons (up to 75 per building) recovering from substance abuse. The 12.5 acre campus is located in a residential neighborhood in southwest central Durham.




    Rowan Way Group Mecklenburg County
    Rowan Way Group Mecklenburg County

    This licensed group home provides permanent housing for six persons with traumatic brain injury or developmental disabilities. Autism Services of Mecklenburg County offers supportive services to tenants including case management, personal care, meals transportation, life skills, educational opportunities and job training. The group home has six bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and a manager's unit and office. The home is located in a residential neighborhood in northwest Charlotte. SECU Foundation provided a 0% construction loan.
    My Sister's House
    My Sister's House - Guilford County

    My Sister's House is a licensed group home for pregnant teens and their children in Greensboro, NC. The home accommodates a combination of 10 residents (5 teen moms and 5 infants) and staff. The purpose of this facility is to provide a safe, stable, structured living environment for each mother and child with adult supervision, case management, and transportation to community services. SECU Foundation provided a 0% construction loan


    My Aunt's House
    My Aunt's House - Forsyth County

    My Aunt's House provides 8 units for pregnant and teen mothers in Winston-Salem. The home provides a safe, stable environment to assist teen mothers to stay in school and learn parenting and self-sufficiency skills. It contains six one-bedroom suites with private baths and 2 efficiency apartments for mothers and children in the graduate stage of the program. SECU Foundation provided a 0% construction loan.
    With Friends Home
    With Friends Home - Gaston County

    This is a licensed residential maternity home which provides transitional housing for 6 young homeless or displaced pregnant or parenting girls with infants. The site is located on .5 acres in a residential neighborhood in west Gastonia. SECU Foundation provided a 0% construction loan.




    Randolph Fellowship Home
    Randolph Fellowship Home – Randolph County

    Randolph Fellowship Home assist chemically dependent individuals by providing an environment conducive to social, psychological and vocational stabilization. This licensed supervised substance abuse group home accommodates 10 residents and is located in east Asheboro. SECU Foundation provided a 0% construction loan.
    Haven Complex
    Haven Complex – Lee County

    Haven Complex serves victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. This newly constructed facility provides emergency and transitional shelter with a comprehensive support program for women and children. Haven in Lee is located near downtown Sanford. SECU Foundation provided a 0% construction loan.




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