Power of A Dollar
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!!
TOTAL GRANTS GIVEN: $80,000,000
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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 - 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 - 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 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 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.
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
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)
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
teaching PACE program in NC, educating
medical and allied health professionals in the
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 – 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
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
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
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
virtual field trip/interactive programs that
allow students to see and touch reproduction
artifacts as they explore a historical
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 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 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
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 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
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 - 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
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
The 25,000 square foot, 20-bed hospice home
in Dobson, NC will serve Surry, Yadkin and
Hospice Cleveland County
The 15,000 square foot, 8-bed Hospice House
in Kings Mountain will serve Cleveland and
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.
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 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.
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)
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
challenges facing their communities
and State, specifically in the areas of education,
health, natural and
built environments and
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
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.
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 (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
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
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.
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
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
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 - 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
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.
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 - 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 - 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 - 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 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 – 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.