Wescom in the Community
The Wescom Foundation is our employee-run charitable organization that actively helps the communities we serve.
The Wescom Foundation was founded by Wescom employees in 1999 as a charitable, not-for-profit organization designed to help people in need through charitable giving and volunteerism.
The Foundation supports nonprofit organizations through grantmaking and sponsoring volunteer opportunities for employees. Grantmaking resources are largely provided by tax-deductible employee contributions through payroll deductions. These employee contributions are, in turn, matched dollar for dollar by Wescom Credit Union.
Since its founding, the Wescom Foundation has selected a number of nonprofit organizations to sponsor throughout the year.
For 2020, the Wescom Foundation is supporting these organizations:
- 50/50 Leadership
- A local nonprofit organization based in the greater Pasadena area that provides financial literacy through the "Money101" program that addresses the critical element of financial independence for young women who grew up in foster care.
- A Place Called Home
- A local nonprofit organization based in Los Angeles that provides a safe, nurturing environment with programs in arts, education and wellness for the young people in South Central Los Angeles to help them improve their economic conditions and develop healthy, fulfilling and purposeful lives.
- House of Ruth
- A local non-profit organization based in the Pomona area that assists families victimized by domestic violence in eastern Los Angeles and western San Bernardino counties.
- The Arc of Los Angeles and Orange Counties
- A local nonprofit organization serving LA and Orange counties that is committed to providing for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities the ability to form and work towards goals through training and education, based on their individual abilities.
- Free Arts
- A local nonprofit organization based in Los Angeles that uses art to restore hope, resiliency, and self-esteem in children ages 5-18 who have experienced abuse, neglect, poverty, and homelessness.
- Students 4 Students–Bruin Shelter (S4S)
- A project of the nonprofit Community Partners, Students for Students – Bruin Shelter establishes and promotes collaborative shelters for college students, ages 18-24, who are experiencing homelessness in the greater Los Angeles area.
- The Unforgettables Foundation
- A local nonprofit organization based in the Inland Empire that assists low-income families with funeral expenses following the death of a child.
- Union Station Homeless Services
- A local nonprofit organization based in Pasadena serving the San Gabriel Valley that is committed to helping individuals and families rebuild their lives and end homelessness.