Community Support

At SECU, we’re proud to call Maryland home. We are committed to strengthening and enriching the lives of our neighbors in the communities where we live and work. By fully embracing the credit union philosophy of “People Helping People,” we’re here to help our state thrive.

Being a part of a community means helping when and where you can. SECU supports Maryland communities through a variety of initiatives and programs that bring SECU employees, members, and neighbors together as a force for good.

Corporate Giving

Food Drive September 5 - 30

Support Hunger Relief. Spread Kindness. The 2023 Kindness Campaign kicks off in September with a Food Drive in support of food insecure Marylanders. Donations will be collected at SECU financial centers across the state and through a virtual food drive. All donations will directly benefit the Maryland Food Bank – with each pound donation being counted as an act of kindness. SECU has committed to donating 12,000 pounds of food as their initial act of kindness! Suggested Donation Items Include:

  • Canned soup, beans, vegetables and fruit
  • Pasta and rice
  • Oatmeal and breakfast cereal
  • Nuts and seeds

SECU MD Foundation

A celebration of SECU MD Foundation scholarship winners.
A SECU volunteer works with a high schooler at a Financial Fair, where they learn how to balance a budget in the real world.
SECU leadership at a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the 19 sleep chairs they donated to the PICU unit at University of Maryland Children's Hospital. These chairs allow parents to stay by their child's side and gives them a comfortable place to rest as their child is being cared for.

SECU has a long history of giving back to the communities we serve. To help grow our community outreach initiatives, SECU launched the SECU MD Foundation in May 2017.

The SECU MD Foundation’s mission is to create a stronger Maryland by empowering access to education, supporting health and wellness, and serving as a catalyst for community development. To support this mission, the Foundation oversees an annual Scholarship Program, runs Finance Fairs in local schools, and offers Grant Programs.

Scholarship Program

The SECU MD Foundation has proudly supported members furthering their education for over 17 years through our annual scholarship program. Since the program’s inception, we’ve awarded over $930,000 to more than 300 scholars. This year, the program will surpass $1 million in scholarship awards to our members!

Applications are now closed for the 2023 SECU MD Foundation Scholarship Program. Winners will notified by mid-June.

Visit the foundation site.

Employee Volunteer Program

SECU MD Foundation volunteers working at the Maryland Food Bank.
SECU MD Foundation volunteers getting down and dirty with hands on work.
SECU MD Foundation volunteers.

When we come together as a team to serve our community, there’s no limit to the impact we can make. SECU employees can take up to 12 hours per quarter to volunteer in the community. While opportunities look slightly different in our current environment, SECU employees have come together over the years to volunteer at food banks, participate in the annual Days of Action, and teach students about financial wellness.