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Our Story: Transforming Lives in Southern Nevada.

Dedicated to making a lasting difference since 1951, Silver State Schools Credit Union (SSSCU) employees established the Community Involvement Committee (CIC) in its commitment to bettering the community. The CIC, formed by philanthropic employees, actively supported nonprofit organizations in Southern Nevada as well as Clark County School District Focus Schools. Recognizing the positive impact, SSSCU leadership created the Silver State Schools CU People Over Profit (POP) Foundation in 2019 to further philanthropic initiatives benefiting Southern Nevada's students and educators.

Empowering Students and Educators for Lifelong Success

The SSSCU Board of Directors and its Executive Team recognized the positve impacts that the CIC was making and wanted to find a way to empower employees to continue to serve locally and support initiatives that better the lives of Southern Nevadans. In 2019, a Nevada nonprofit charitable 501(c)(3) organization was created, the Silver State Schools CU People Over Profit (POP) Foundation to further the philanthropic work of the CIC.

Our mission is to empower the Southern Nevada education community.

Our vision is financial security and educational success for all.

Our service area is Southern Nevada.


The Core Values of the Foundation consist of Financial Literacy, Education, Equity, and Opportunity. The Foundation is committed to student development by working in partnership with nonprofit organizations whose initiatives address at least one of the following objectives:

  • promote financial literacy for youth
  • provide youth educational opportunities
  • provide post-secondary scholarship opportunities

 Through our commitment to equity and opportunity, partner programs must share in these core values through a commitment to equitable access and opportunity to the students they serve.


The People Over Profit Foundation will:
  1. Award scholarships to Southern Nevada high school seniors.
  2. Promote the visual art of students K-12 through the Happy Times Calendar art contest.
  3. Promote Financial Literacy and Financial Wellness.

Collaborate for Change: Joining forces for Southern Nevada’s education community

From partnering with like-minded local nonprofit organizations to uncovering unmet needs within our community, we are eager to do more for Southern Nevada’s education community.
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