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Community Involvement

Virginia Credit Union’s commitment to our communities 

At Virginia Credit Union, it’s easy to see that we put a priority on our members’ financial health. We believe that financial education, transparent practices and trustworthy advice contribute directly to our members’ financial success.

But we often hear from members, who own our cooperative, that they want more than just financial success – they want a healthy and secure life. A big part of making that happen is ensuring the overall health of our shared community. 

Becoming a VACU member is about more than finding great rates and lower fees (which, of course, we offer). We attract members who recognize the benefits of being part of a local, member-owned organization, and who expect their credit union to be active in the community.

Impact and outreach

Under the direction of an employee-run outreach committee, we focus on issues that our members and employees both identify as important to the long-term benefit of communities across the Commonwealth. Consider these numbers for 2022:

 5  full-time financial educators employed at VACU

 Nearly $2 million contributed to charitable causes

 $40,000 to support Children’s Miracle Network and fund research, patient care and the expansion of services and facilities at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU

 90,000  youth and adults who participated in financial education classes, workshops and webinars gaining knowledge and skill in money management

 $75,000 provided in college scholarships to student members of VACU

 $40,000 to Feed More and other local food banks to meet immediate needs and address food insecurity in our region

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Recipients of Virginia Credit Union support include:

  • Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital)
  • Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign annual employee-giving program
  • Communities in Schools
  • FeedMore, the Central Virginia Food Bank
  • Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy
  • Junior Achievement
  • Local Chambers of Commerce
  • NextUp RVA
  • River City Middle School, after-school mentoring
  • Shalom Farms 
  • Virginia Council on Economic Education
  • YMCA of Greater Richmond