ATLANTA (December 11, 2013) – Remaining committed to supporting the communities it serves, Delta Community Credit Union (www.deltacommunitycu.com), Georgia’s largest credit union, announces the recipients of its Philanthropic Fund and pledges to donate $70,000 to 15 organizations in metro Atlanta. The grants, ranging from $500 to $10,000, will be distributed throughout 2014, beginning in January.
As a not-for-profit financial cooperative, Delta Community is an active participant and source of support for organizations important to its members. “With the establishment of this Philanthropic Fund, Delta Community shows its commitment to the communities we serve,” said Jai Rogers, VP, Business Development. “Out of dozens of applications, these grant winners are most closely in alignment with our goals to help families manage household finances and improve the physical and financial well-being of young people.”
The 2014 Philanthropic Fund grant recipients include the Atlanta Community Food Bank, the Brain Tumor Foundation, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Reach Out and Read Program, the Cobb Schools Foundation, Cool Girls, Fayette Youth Protection, Georgia Health Sciences, the Georgia Center for Non-Profits, Girls, Inc., the Joseph Sams School, North Fulton Community Charities, Rocky Mount Elementary School, Sara Harp Minter Elementary School, St. Vincent de Paul and the YWCA of Greater Atlanta.
In addition to the 2014 Philanthropic Fund grants, Delta Community has a long-standing relationship with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. It also maintains Serve & Deserve, a unique and innovative fundraising program that gives high school students the opportunity to raise money for charitable organizations and, in turn, receive matching in-kind donations for their schools.
For information about Delta Community Credit Union’s community involvement, services and mission, visit www.deltacommunitycu.com/community.
About Delta Community Credit Union
Delta Community Credit Union is Georgia’s largest credit union serving over 285,000 members. It was founded in 1940 and today serves the entire metro Atlanta area, including residents of the 11 surrounding counties and employees of top businesses, such as Delta Air Lines, Chick-fil-A, UPS and Racetrac. Delta Community is a state-chartered credit union organized under the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance, and its deposit accounts are federally insured through the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund. It chooses to operate as a not-for-profit credit union so it can give back earnings to its members and their local communities. Unlike a for-profit bank, Delta Community is owned by its members, not individual or institutional investors. Customers become member-owners when they open and maintain an account. Please visit www.deltacommunitycu.com to learn more or follow the Credit Union on Facebook at www.facebook.com/deltadommunity and Twitter at @deltacommunity.