SECU MD Foundation Announces Nonprofit Recipients Of $1,000,000 In Community Impact Grants

SECU MD Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Maryland’s largest state-chartered credit union – SECU, announced the nonprofit recipients of $1,000,000 in community impact grants. The grants will be allocated based on nonprofit needs and distributed over the next five years in memory of SECU’s longest-serving Board member, Donald Tynes, Sr. This notes the largest sum and first commitment named in honor of a notable individual by SECU.

“Since establishing roots in Maryland more than 70 years ago, SECU has continued to invest in the communities we serve. The $1,000,000 in community impact grants represents our deep and ongoing commitment to making Maryland an incredible place to live and work,” said Becky Smith, EVP and Chief Strategy & Growth Officer for SECU and President of the SECU MD Foundation. “Over the past several months, we have worked to determine where the grants were most needed and how we could make the largest impact. We’re honored to not only benefit organizations that share our vision in helping others but also areas of service that were important to Donald, who was actively involved in giving back to his local community.”

Furthering its commitment to education, health and community development initiatives throughout Maryland, the SECU MD Foundation will support the following organizations through its grant program:

  • Morgan State University – Founded in 1867, Morgan State University is a Carnegie-classified high research (R2) institution, offering more than 140 academic programs leading to degrees from the baccalaureate to the doctorate. As Maryland’s Preeminent Public Urban Research University, and the only university to have its entire campus designated as a National Treasure by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Morgan State University serves a multiethnic and multiracial student body and seeks to ensure that the doors of higher education are opened as wide as possible to as many as possible.
  • Sinai Hospital of Baltimore – Sinai Hospital of Baltimore is a 483-bed medical complex located in northwest Baltimore. Sinai Hospital is Maryland’s largest community hospital and third largest teaching hospital. Founded in 1866 as the Hebrew Hospital and Asylum, Sinai Hospital is a nonprofit healthcare organization with a mission of providing high-quality, compassionate patient care. Medical specialties include cardiology, orthopedics, neurology, maternity care and pediatrics. Sinai is the flagship hospital for LifeBridge Health, one of the largest, most comprehensive providers of health services in Maryland.
  • Maryland Food Bank – The Maryland Food Bank (MFB) is a nonprofit hunger-relief organization dedicated to feeding people, strengthening communities and ending hunger for more Marylanders. Since March 2020, the food bank’s statewide food assistance network distributed the equivalent of 91 million meals in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. MFB will continue to meet the immediate needs of vulnerable communities while collaborating with partners to provide resources beyond food and addressing root causes of hunger, so that more Marylanders can become financially stable and thrive.

SECU and the SECU MD Foundation announced the grant recipients at a Community Appreciation Event on November 10, 2022, at SECU Arena of Towson University. In honor of surpassing $5 billion in assets earlier this year, SECU hosted the event to thank and give back to Maryland communities.

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About SECU (State Employees’ Credit Union of Maryland)

SECU (“see-cue”), Maryland’s largest state-chartered credit union, serves 250,000 members across the state. As a member-owned, not-for-profit, SECU puts its members first and remains responsible solely to its member base. SECU seeks to serve all of its member needs in one place with most Marylanders qualifying for membership. Headquartered in Linthicum, Md., SECU has 25 financial centers and provides access to over 50,000 free ATMs through the CO-OP network. With more than $5 billion in assets, SECU ranks among the top 60 credit unions nationwide based on total assets in the U.S. Insured by NCUA. For more information, visit or follow SECU on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. 

About SECU MD Foundation

The SECU MD Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization funded by the contributions of SECU members, promotes a stronger Maryland by empowering access to education, supporting health and wellness, and serving as a catalyst for community development. For more information, visit