We Support Our Community.

TDECU and TDECU Cares Foundation are committed to helping our communities thrive. Through the TDECU and TDECU Cares Foundation, we invest in our community by providing grants and charitable sponsorships to local organizations that assist individuals in the regions where TDECU has a presence. We support initiatives and projects that have meaningful and long-lasting positive impact within the communities we serve.  

TDECU improves the lives of Members of our community, by investing in local organizations, programs, and resources that focus on education, community enrichment, and health & well-being. 

We would love to hear from you on how to support your organization, program, or project – just click the “Submit a New Application” button to get started.  

Applying for a Grant: 

To qualify for a grant, your organization must be a registered and current 501(c)(3) non-profit or qualifying non-governmental organization with an emphasis on programmatic support. Special events and capital campaigns are generally not considered. Organizations will need to complete the “Charitable Grant Application.” 

Applying for a Charitable Sponsorship: 

A qualifying 501 (c)(3) may apply to receive support from TDECU for a special activity or event.  Organizations will need to complete the “Charitable Sponsorship Application.” 

TDECU and TDECU Cares Foundation’s strategic focus and giving guidelines (link) will consider applications that focus on our three priority areas: 


-Financial Education 
-STREAM Enrichment 

Community Enrichment 

-Life Skills Development for Youth 
-Workforce Development 
-Community Revitalization 

Health & Well-Being 

-Emergency & Prevention Services 
-Meal Services 

Priority will be given to organizations that align with the strategic focus areas and organizations that provide volunteer opportunities for TDECU employees. 

You must apply online. This will help ensure your request contains all the information necessary for a thorough review and prompt consideration. 

We will review proposals from 501(c)(3) organizations, educational institutions, or governmental organizations where TDECU has a presence during the cycles below. We encourage organizations to submit requests during the cycle that works best for their budget. Applications must be submitted via our online  application system by the deadline to be considered for funding.​ 

Foundation Grant Cycles:

  • Cycle 1: January 1-January 31 (cycle closes at 5:00 pm CST)​ 

  • Cycle 2: April 1-April 30 (cycle closes at 5:00 pm CST)​ 

  • Cycle 3: July 1-July 31 (cycle closes at 5:00 pm CST)​ 

  • Cycle 4: October 1-October 31 (cycle closes at 5:00 pm CST)​ 

Due to the volume of grant applications, we receive, each application is evaluated competitively as we strive to fund programs with strong impact and measurable outcomes within our funding priorities.​ 

Grants will be awarded the month after the grant cycle ends.  

You will only see the grant and sponsorship applications when the application cycle opens.

**Charitable Sponsorship requests from TDECU will also adhere to the same funding cycle provided above. 



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