Folsom, Calif.-based SAFE Credit Union sent the Aerospace Museum of California a $25,000 check to benefit the museum's work as a STEM educator in aerospace science.
Supporting medical staff
To support nursing resilience programs, Greenwood Village, Colo.-based Bellco Credit Union sent $25,000 to the Children's Hospital Colorado Foundation. The program assists with alleviating stress levels for medical staff.
Bridgeton, Mo.-based Vantage Credit Union funded five schools in amounts ranging from $500 to $2,000 to support individual scholastic projects to improve student learning.
Crisis center donation
A $10,000 check from Security Service Charitable Foundation was sent to Villa Maria, a place where women can safely live while they overcome crisis. The San Antonio-based credit union's donation will go toward repairing 21 bathrooms that are in bad condition.
Chalfont, Penn.-based Merck Sharp & Dohme FCU held a charity sports auction for an NFL game and raised over $1,400 to support a local organization that fights hunger.
Supporting new businesses
Auburn Hills, Mich.-based Genisys Credit Union issued several grants to small businesses that have been established for five years or less. Various organizations submitted applications to be considered for the grant.
Keep it casual
LAFCU employees donated a total of $14,000 through a casual Friday fundraiser. Coined by the Lansing, Mich.-based CU as "dress-down Friday", employees simply donated two dollars to the charity fund for the opportunity to wear casual clothes on the job.
Summerville, S.C.-based Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union sent over 20 laptops to CodeOn, a not-for-profit initiative that teaches programming and coding to young people in underserved communities.
Giving back to veterans
Leavenworth, Kan.-based Frontier Community Credit Union launched its Team Fidelis Grant with a donation totaling over $11,000. Team Fidelis supports veterans and aims to end the veteran suicide epidemic.
Suffolk Federal goes solar
Medford, N.Y.-based Suffolk Federal Credit Union expanded its green thumb by installing solar panels at one of its branches.
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