Exploring Our Communities
It is Horizon Credit Union’s policy to support charitable, community, and civic organizations. As we volunteer time and invest financial resources in the communities we serve, we are guided by our three pillars of corporate stewardship: Health, Hunger, and Education. Horizon is committed to the communities we serve and we are proud of our employees’ dedication to community service.
Setting Out on Volunteer Adventures
We encourage employees to venture into their communities. Our volunteer program allows each employee to participate in up to 24 hours of paid volunteer service per year. Throughout the year, Horizon employees use their allotted hours to partake in group volunteer opportunities, and individual volunteer activities of their choice. If you see us out and about, make sure to say hello!
Equipping Others for Financial Success
Horizon Credit Union has a long tradition of supporting financial literacy in schools and the community. Our goal is to enhance understanding of key financial concepts and provide valuable content to guide individuals in the direction of their dreams. We partner with Junior Achievement and other organizations to help people in our communities navigate their unique financial journeys.
Stoking our Community Spirit
Community Spirit Days at Horizon are a way for employees to raise money for Horizon members in need. On each of our 24+ Community Spirit Days per year, our employees have the opportunity to donate $5 or more to benefit a designated member in need. In return, they can gear up for Community Spirit Day by wearing jeans and a Horizon t-shirt.
Teaming Up With Fellow Credit Unions
Horizon Credit Union is a regular participant and sponsor of Credit Unions for Kids, a collaboration of Credit Unions that raises funds to benefit 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN). Each year we engage Horizon employees and members in a fundraising campaign to support the CMN Hospitals in the communities we serve.
Boosting Educational Achievement
Horizon Credit Union is honored to offer several scholarships supporting students along their path to academic success!
for Higher Education
Every year, the Horizon Credit Union Board of Directors is proud to offer the Halstead Scholarship in honor of longstanding Board Member, Cliff Halstead. The Halstead Scholarship is available to students attending Eastern Washington University, University of Idaho, and Washington State University.
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Mabel Allen Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship honors Mabel Allen for her service as a credit union employee and board member dating back to 1941. Prior to merging with Horizon Credit Union, Montana First Credit Union established this scholarship to honor Allen’s legacy. Horizon Credit Union will continue to offer this scholarship in memory of Allen’s commitment to the credit union. The scholarship is available to University of Montana students enrolled in the School of Business Administration.
Fred G. Searle, Jr.
Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Established by Horizon Credit Union to honor Fred Searle’s leadership in growing EDTECH Federal Credit Union in Butte, Montana, this endowment is set up to benefit incoming freshman entering the Business and Information Technology program at Montana Tech. After merging with EDTECH Federal Credit Union in 2015, Horizon Credit Union is honored to play a part in carrying Searle’s legacy forward.
Additional Scholarship Support
Horizon Credit Union also supports scholarship funds at Gonzaga University and Big Bend Community College.
Expanding our Map of Community Connections
We support many organizations and events in our communities across the region. The following is a list of some of the organizations we support.
- American Cancer Society
- Big Brothers Big Sisters
- Blessings Under the Bridge
- Bonner Community Food Bank
- Boys and Girls Club – Post Falls, Moses Lake
- Butte Emergency Food Bank
- Children’s Home Society of Washington
- Colville Volunteer Food & Resource Center
- Communities In Schools of Spokane County
- Ephrata Food Bank
- Food For Our Children in Bonner County
- Foundation for Community Health in Missoula
- Habitat for Humanity
- Holidays and Heroes
- Jaydn Fred Foundation
- Junior Achievement
- Kids at Heart
- Kinderhaven in Sandpoint
- Kootenai Health Foundation
- Leadership Spokane
- Lion’s Club - Post Falls, Davenport
- Meals on Wheels
- Missoula Food Bank
- National MS Society
- Post Falls Food Bank
- Project ID
- Soap Lake Food Bank
- Spokane Neighborhood Action Program (SNAP)
- And many more!
Get In Touch With Us
Tell us a little bit about your organization and the sponsorship or volunteer opportunities available. We'd love to hear from you!