Community Involvement


In addition to programs and initiatives supporting area school districts, we also support a wide array of community programs and organizations. Our staff members volunteer time, talent, and leadership in addition to Foundation monetary resources.

Community Organizations

Being a good community citizen means you give back to the community that has enabled your success. For ECU and the ECU Foundation, we proudly donate our time, talent, and resources to inspire and promote greater good across the community.

Colten Hibbs, ECU’s Financial Educator, presents lessons at ECU Buff $mart’s Money Management Bootcamp on the WTAMU campus. During the six-week course, he teaches students how to manage their money, helping them graduate college with little to no debt and helping them plan a bright financial future.

ECU volunteers stuffed totes with food at Fill with Hope, Canyon, to make sure kids don’t go hungry during the summer months

ECU participates in Big Brother Big Sisters of Amarillo Bowl for Kids Sake. The organization provides at-risk youth with one-on-one mentors–“Big Brothers” and “Big Sisters” assigned to children.

ECU volunteers volunteer at Snack Pak 4 Kids, a nonprofit that provides students with bags of food for the weekend–without these bags many children would have no meals from their last meal at school on /Friday until their first meal at school on Monday.

This year, ECU was recognized as a 50+ organization–we upped our donations to United Way by 50% this year. Also, ECU volunteers worked at the Opportunty School’s Gratitude House (woman’s homeless shelter) by planting a garden and making an activity wall for the children at the home.

Throughout the year, the credit union sponsors Canyon, Texas’s Main Street events. Canyon was designated by the Texas Historical Commission as a “main street town”. This organization focuses on public-private partnerships to improve the quality of life for Canyon citizens and promote historic preservation, restoration, business vitality, tourism, cultural and arts awareness in the town.

ECU donated $500,000 to Kids, Inc. for their capital campaign to build a multi-sport complex

ECU is a monthly sposnor for luncheons for The Women’s Circle that devotes its resources to impact the health of local women through a grant awards process.

Community Organization Success Stories

Community organizations grow and succeed by bringing together the collective power of the community on focused areas of need. The following are examples of the ECU Foundation contribution to those outcomes.

More stories are being added…check back soon!