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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 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 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 in elementary education, middle grades education, or special education.
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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