2020 Black Community Development Project

BECU Awards $150,000 to Black Nonprofits

BECU’s history is rooted in helping each other. To that end, we’re excited to announce that we’ve awarded capacity-building dollars to five African American nonprofits that are doing exceptionally great work within our communities.

About the Program

The Black Community Development Project is led by our Social Impact team with support from the Black Alliance Cooperative Employee Connections Group (ECG) and is dedicated to helping to improve the overall emotional, physical, and financial health and well-being of the Black community. As a part of our commitment to support Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) we donated $150,000 to five small, nonprofit and grassroots African-American/Black led organizations working to grow and expand their capacity and impact.

Criteria for inclusion: 

  • Provide services in the areas of Education, Arts and Cultural Enrichment, Economic development, Workforce Development, Health and Wellness, Environmental Justice, Basic Needs or Community Building
  • Meet BECU and IRS eligibility requirements for 501c3 organizations

Meet the Recipients

Black Community Impact Alliance | Horn of Africa Services | Our Sister's House | NW Tap Connection | Red-Tailed Hawks Flying Club (Black Pilots of America, Inc.)

These five small grassroots nonprofits are driving positive change within our communities.

Black Community Impact Alliance

The Black Community Impact Alliance (BCIA) is a cooperative group of organizations that serves Black residents of Western Washington.

  • Social services advocacy

  • Education

  • Career development

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Horn Of Africa Services

HoAS offers multilingual and multicultural assistance to east African immigrants and refugees.

  • Case management for individuals and families
  • Youth programming
  • Educational development

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Our Sister's House

This organization leads, empowers and inspires change in the lives of women and children affected by domestic violence.

  • Youth programming
  • Education
  • Outreach and advocacy

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NW Tap Connection

The NW Tap Connection teaches quality dance techniques and provides jobs to under-served communities.

  • Mentor socially conscious artists

  • Perform works by emerging and master choreographers

  • Bring the art of dance to multicultural and intergenerational audiences

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Red-Tailed Hawks Flying Club

The Red-Tailed Hawks Flying Club promotes science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through aviation. Young students of color are among the many participants who get inspired to consider careers in aviation, including aerospace.

  • RTH Aviation Day Camp

  • Red-Tailed Hawks Youth Program

  • Jasper Harris, Jr. Aviation Scholarship

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About BECU's Black Alliance Cooperative

The Black Alliance Cooperative is a BECU employee connection group that is designed to empower and support our fellow employees through action, education and community involvement. The B.A.C.'s 130+ membership is comprised of BECU employees who identify as African-American and Black. We are open to allyship when knowledge is turned into action, and when and where allies have authority and use that power to make room for all. 

For questions or to learn more about the group, contact: socialimpact@becu.org