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NAFCU Strengthens Credit Unions Through Political Advocacy and Educational and Compliance Assistance Resources

NAFCU Strengthens Credit Unions Through Political Advocacy and Educational and Compliance Assistance Resources

In a Nutshell: The National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions (NAFCU), which represents the industry's interests on Capitol Hill, has helped member institutions grow since 1967. The association offers members assistance with educational and compliance resources and compiles useful data and insights that support industry best practices. And as COVID-19 took hold in the U.S. in early 2020, NAFCU embraced its role as a real-time network to aid communities in navigating the... read more »

Visions Federal Credit Union Strengthens Communities in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania Through Volunteerism and Financial Literacy Initiatives

Visions Federal Credit Union Strengthens Communities in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania Through Volunteerism and Financial Literacy Initiatives

In a Nutshell: When the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in New York and the mid-Atlantic this past spring, Endicott-based Visions Federal Credit Union stepped up. The institution, established in 1966, found new ways to lift the communities it serves and created the Heart of a Hero Spotlight Program to recognize extraordinary acts of service and kindness. But that is just the latest in a long line of Visions FCU initiatives aimed at giving back. Through Visions Cares, the credit union... read more »

First Financial FCU Supports Communities in the Baltimore Area Through Youth Initiatives, Volunteerism, and Charitable Giving

First Financial FCU Supports Communities in the Baltimore Area Through Youth Initiatives, Volunteerism, and Charitable Giving

In a Nutshell: Credit unions not only help fuel business growth and community development, but they also work to keep individuals on the path to financial prosperity. First Financial FCU performs that dual role in Maryland's Baltimore and Carroll counties, even as the Covid-19 pandemic transforms ways of doing business and interacting within the community. The credit union was founded by teachers in 1953 and continues to deliver essential financial education and scholarship resources... read more »

Streator Onized Credit Union Recognized for Its Commitment to Philanthropy

Streator Onized Credit Union Recognized for Its Commitment to Philanthropy

In a Nutshell: Streator Onized Credit Union (SOCU) is an Illinois-based credit union with branches in four cities. Like most credit unions, it offers numerous financial and educational benefits to its members. But the credit union’s pledge to serve includes its active participation in philanthropic work with a wide variety of national and local charities, and why we’re recognizing SOCU with our Editor’s Choice Award™ for Community Commitment. If you happen to believe that... read more »

Frontier Community Credit Union Demonstrates Strong Charitable Giving, Volunteering, and Educational Efforts to Benefit Kansas Communities

Frontier Community Credit Union Demonstrates Strong Charitable Giving, Volunteering, and Educational Efforts to Benefit Kansas Communities

In a Nutshell: Frontier Community Credit Union in Leavenworth, Kansas, has maintained a commitment to serving members of its community for more than 65 years. The credit union engages with charitable, government, and educational organizations that improve the quality of life and reach the greatest number of people. Frontier Community Credit Union also does its part to deliver financial literacy resources to its members and the community at large through partnerships with Banzai,... read more »

HomeTown Credit Union Demonstrates Its Support for Southeastern Minnesota through Financial Literacy and Community Partnerships

HomeTown Credit Union Demonstrates Its Support for Southeastern Minnesota through Financial Literacy and Community Partnerships

In a Nutshell: HomeTown Credit Union serves a four-county area in Southeastern Minnesota -- not only by providing quality banking services, but also through efforts to improve the community. The credit union is deeply involved in financial literacy initiatives aimed at students in the area to help them learn about financial responsibility from an early age. It also offers finance classes for people of all ages and provides robust financial literacy resources through its partnership... read more »

Mid Carolina Credit Union Earns Recognition for Delivering Beneficial Financial Products with a Mission of Social Responsibility

Mid Carolina Credit Union Earns Recognition for Delivering Beneficial Financial Products with a Mission of Social Responsibility

In a Nutshell: The city of Camden, South Carolina, and the people of surrounding Kershaw County, have long fueled the textile manufacturing industry. And in 1961, Mid Carolina Credit Union got its start in a guardhouse shed at a Camden textile plant to support those workers. Now headquartered in neighboring Lugoff, Mid Carolina CU still offers innovative financial products to its members and continues its tradition of giving back to communities through financial literacy programs,... read more »

Alabama Credit Union Recognized for Its Secret Meals for Hungry Children Program and Community-Minded Philosophy

Alabama Credit Union Recognized for Its Secret Meals for Hungry Children Program and Community-Minded Philosophy

In a Nutshell: Nearly 1 in 4 children in Alabama live with food insecurity, and Alabama Credit Union is helping to tackle this issue through its Secret Meals for Hungry Children initiative. The program helps elementary school students stay full and nourished over the weekends, when food may not be as readily available at home as it is for them at school. Secret Meals also brings communities together all across the state through a number of fundraising efforts each year. Alabama Credit... read more »

Decatur Earthmover Credit Union Lauded for Supporting Local Causes and Promoting Financial Literacy in Illinois Communities

Decatur Earthmover Credit Union Lauded for Supporting Local Causes and Promoting Financial Literacy in Illinois Communities

In a Nutshell: For more than 60 years, Decatur Earthmover Credit Union has been positively impacting communities in the Decatur, Illinois, region. The credit union encourages employees to volunteer in the community by granting them 16 hours per year to volunteer during business hours. It also supports a number of nonprofits through monetary donations and organized volunteer efforts, and selects a charity of the year to focus on each year. Additionally, the credit union spearheads a... read more »

Campco Federal Credit Union Builds Trust by Bringing Kindness and Convenience to Communities in Rural Wyoming

Campco Federal Credit Union Builds Trust by Bringing Kindness and Convenience to Communities in Rural Wyoming

In a Nutshell: Campco Federal Credit Union started out serving teachers in Campbell County, Wyoming, and later expanded to serve the entire community. But the institution never lost sight of its educational roots. Today, the credit union provides financial literacy workshops, offers classes for both youth and adults, and participates in dozens of community events each year. The institution’s mission is to put its community first, which is reflected in its thriving member base. For... read more »