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Giving Back

DONATION and Sponsorship GUIDELINES

As a not-for-profit financial institution owned by our members, we take great pride in the communities we serve. The following provides a guideline for how requests are considered and ensures that Commonwealth Credit Union's charitable financial resources are used in a way that best supports the members in the communities we serve. As much as we wish to support every request, we must make difficult choices about how funds are allocated.

Our Community Give Back Mission Statement:

We focus on improving health for women, children and families, as health is the first step to wealth. We serve those who serve to enrich our communities by helping them learn, thrive, and grow. Commonwealth Credit Union supports and helps sustain organized efforts in our community that reflect these values.

Requests for the following will not be considered:

  • The promotion of any religious or political organization
  • Social Sororities and Fraternities
  • School field trips, tours, clubs or sporting activity fundraising
  • Individual sport activities or community beauty pageants, including travel and competition costs
  • Golf Scrambles
  • Organizations Commonwealth Credit Union has already sponsored in the calendar year
  • Organizations who do not qualify as a non-profit/tax exempt organization under 501c(3)

Preference will be given to requests that:

  • Are located within the communities we serve and benefits the community as a whole
  • Request must reflect the mission and core values of Commonwealth Credit Union
     
For your donation or sponsorship request to be considered you must complete our Donation Request Form 30 days in advance of the event or deadline to be considered. Please allow up to 30 business days for a response.


community Giving

Request Form

2019 Member Give Back Highlights

$27,695

We paid out $27,695 in $5 incentives for new members.

$54,550

We paid out $54,5540 in $25 new Round Up and new member referrals.

$128,350

We paid out $128,350 in cash back for auto loan refinances.

$331,958

Based on member certificate specials for member appreciation and grand openings, members will receive $331,958 in dividends.

Community Giveback

Partnering to support the kids of our community.
The YMCA of Central Kentucky is a non-profit, charitable organization. While membership and program fees cover the cost of daily operations, the extraordinary services provided to the community by the YMCA are what sets it apart from other organizations. Commonwealth Credit Union is honored to partner with them on some of their core programs:

Out of School Time (OST) Programming
Y Out of School Time programs serve approximately 1,000 school-age students throughout the year. Programs operate through afterschool, Black Achievers and Schools Day Out. These programs, open to all, encompass strong academic and enrichment components with success measures and school community engagement.

Power Scholars Academy
Power Scholars Academy™ is a free four-week summer learning program run in partnership with the YMCA of Central Kentucky, Fayette County Public Schools and Building Educated Leaders for Life (BELL). This program is designed to help advance students’ academic achievement through a full-day summer experience that combines small group, rigorous literacy and math instruction, with hands-on enrichment activities, fields trips and service projects.

Annual Campaign
At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Each year, we provide over $1 million dollars in financial assistance locally, thanks to generous gifts from our members and donors through our annual giving campaign, grants and special events.

Every year prior to this year, Commonwealth Credit Union has sent volunteers to our local YMCA sites to work with the children in the After School program the areas of mentoring, homework help and providing financial education.
CCU also offers financial education workshops for their employees and the parents of students in their various programs.
Teaming up with local caterers, the credit union provided $40,000- $50,000 in meals.

Commonwealth Credit Union delivered meals to our firefighters, police officers, sheriff’s departments, emergency management technicians, and school district employees in every community that is home to one of their branch locations. Groups providing childcare for healthcare employees and meals for students on free and reduced lunches were also included in this project. In total, 8,095 meals were served through working with 34 caterers. One caterer we worked with said that, thanks to this extra business, they were able to keep 40 employees on their payroll instead of being forced to lay off their workers.
Working to make dreams come true.
Commonwealth Credit Union has partnered with Make-A-Wish to grant wishes in the local community and enhance the wish child experience. We are the presenting sponsor of the Hope is Essential Virtual Gala and a Star of Hope Sponsor for the August 15 Walk for Wishes Scavenger Hunt at Kentucky Kingdom. Make-A-Wish believes that when a wish is granted, it creates hope and strength not only for the wish child, but also for the wish family and the community as a whole. At Commonwealth Credit Union, we understand the importance of lifting up those in our community whenever possible.
The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association's premier event for raising funds to save lives from this country's No. 1 and No. 5 killers - heart disease and stroke. This year, due to the Coronavirus, our team members participated in the AHA 2020 Virtual Heart Walk.
In 2019, our team came together to honor the memory of our friend and colleague, Tracy Coffey, who passed away last November from a heart attack. You would be hard-pressed to find a person whose day was not brightened thanks to Tracy’s smile, humor, and candor. The decision was made that our team, Harbin’s Heroes, would be Heroes for Tracy. Throughout the company, money was raised to donate in his memory. Employees purchased Harbin’s Heroes t-shirts, donated vacation time, and contributed overwhelming dress down contributions. The donation bar was set high at $10,000. On the day of the Heart Walk, it was announced that we raised $20,248. Surpassing this goal by such a large margin was a fitting way to honor Tracy, who is always in our hearts.

Commonwealth Credit Union is sponsoring three videos to bring awareness to hip dysplasia, scoliosis, and sports injuries such as ACL tears. We are also sponsoring a playground.

Commonwealth Credit Union hosts shred days in Frankfort, Lawrenceburg, Louisville, and Lexington. We shred about 14,000 pounds of documents at each event. These events are great for the environment and protects our members' sensitive information. At these events, we also collect non-perishable food items to donate to backpack snacks.