Edwardsville, IL – The Scott CU Community Foundation recently awarded $100,000 With You education grants to support various educational initiatives in 34 schools. Since 2020, the Foundation has allocated over $205,000 to a variety of school projects. The With You grant program has become a cornerstone of the Foundation's commitment to fostering innovation and growth in local educational environments.
The Scott CU Community Foundation raises money to support these efforts through their annual golf scramble and by donating a percentage of annual purchases made by members with their SCU debit cards.
Frank Padak, president/CEO of Scott CU, expressed his enthusiasm for the initiative, stating, "At Scott Credit Union, we believe in the power of education to transform lives. The With You program reflects our commitment to supporting schools and nurturing the potential of students. We are proud to invest in these innovative educational projects that will have a lasting impact on the young people in the communities where we live and work.”
In 2023, nearly 100 With You grant applications were submitted. The With You grants were selected by a volunteer committee, and all submissions remained anonymous until after the winners were selected. Winners were chosen based on need, the percentage of student enrollment impacted by the project, and the direct benefit the project will offer to students.
The 34 winning schools are:
Scott CU Community Foundation is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. For more information regarding the Foundation and its With You grant program, visit our Community Foundation page.