Project Community: Helping Classrooms

Project Community is Northwest Community Credit Union’s annual mini-grant program dedicated to helping educate youth in the communities we serve. 

2023 Project Community Winners Announced

2023 Winners!

Educators, nominate your school or classroom for a 2023 Project Community mini-grant.

From requests for classroom supplies, technology, or books, to funding for classroom projects, programs, or field trips - we would like to hear what you need to engage and educate your students.

Submit a request for funding by telling us about the materials/resources you need to support educating your students. Describe the need, why it is needed, and how a $100 - $1,500 Project Community mini-grant would enhance or enable this.

Application window closed October 31, 2023

Submission Eligibility and Criteria  

We'll be giving away a total of $60,000! 

  • K-12 Schools must be located in one of the following counties:  Benton, Clackamas, Coos, Crook, Deschutes, Douglas, Jackson, Jefferson, Josephine, Klamath, Lane, Linn, Marion, Multnomah, Washington
  • Accepting submissions from teachers and teaching staff only. A valid school email address is required.
  • Grant requests should be for specific items/resources needed to engage students and facilitate learning. Mini-grants should be between $100 - $1,500. 
  • Submission must clearly show how NWCU’s support will directly impact the education of youth.
  • Project completion should take place during the 2023–2024 academic year.
  • No purchase necessary to enter.
  • Credit union membership not required.

The following are not eligible:

  • Requests from organizations or programs outside counties we serve
  • Requests for fundraising or sponsorship
  • Funding for staffing or staff professional development/training
  • Funding for incentives or rewards
  • Funding for capital improvements to school buildings or grounds

Submission Timeline

  1. Submissions will be accepted October 10 - 31, 2023
  2. We will review submissions
  3. Winners will be notified no later than December 15, 2023
  4. School W-9 forms are required for all mini-grants

Review and Selection Process

Submissions will be approved based on whether they meet the eligibility & criteria above. All recipients must provide a W-9 for the school  before we can fund their mini-grant. Project Community mini-grant recipients will be asked to share photos of the purchase or project in use with students, as available or permitted.