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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 2018:

 4 full-time financial educators employed at VACU

 $370,000 contributed to charitable causes

 $24,000 contributed to Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU by matching our employees’ contributions

 250 meals cooked at The Doorways, which houses out-of-town families whose children are receiving medical care in Richmond

 27,312 students, teachers, and members participated in financial education classes and workshops in 2018

 1,200 hours of volunteer service in 2018

 1,577 boxes of cereal to help FACES, the Farmville area food bank recover after regional flooding

 38 hours of volunteer help answering phones during the Children’s Miracle Network Radiothon

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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
  • Housing Opportunities Made Equal
  • Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy
  • Junior Achievement
  • Local Chambers of Commerce
  • Reynolds Community College Middle College program
  • Elkhardt-Thompson Middle School after school mentoring 
  • Virginia Council on Economic Education
  • Virginia Mentoring Partnership
  • Virginia Blood Services