At Visions, we understand that money matters to people. And people matter to us. One of the most vital parts of any community is it’s people — that’s why we give back in so many ways.
As a credit union, giving back is what we do. Our members give us the fiscal strength and support we need to make a difference. We, in turn, give of our time and talents.
At Visions, we love to give — and not just money. Visions Cares was created to celebrate all our organization does to help make our communities and each other better.
Some of our favorite causes involve those fighting poverty, eliminating hunger, improving schools and education, sparking economic growth, supporting physical fitness, or promoting financial health and wellness.
Questions? Please contact us at VisionsCares@visionsfcu.org
Every year, we donate over $1 million to causes and organizations throughout our three-state footprint. Our employees donate thousands of hours of their time too, volunteering for causes that matter to them. We couldn’t be prouder of their efforts, and we take every opportunity we can to recognize them and reward them for it.
Employees also support a Denim Days program that lets them donate $5 to wear jeans on Fridays. Proceeds benefit a different not-for-profit each month, which totals over $40,000 a year! Voluntary payroll deductions add another $120,000 a year that benefits the United Way. Employee-led fundraisers like walks, craft or baked goods sales, and food drives have an impact of nearly $35,000.
Sponsorships can range from being the title sponsor of a cooking competition benefiting a local food bank to a program ad for the high school musical. The funds raised tend to help support an organization’s general fund, or “bottom line.” We sponsor events covering many causes across all of our regions.
Grants are donations tied to a specific project that have a measurable impact on the organization or community. Organizations request grants to cover specific programming, pieces of equipment that enhance their provided services, and more.
It’s not always money that’s needed to make a community event memorable. Visions can also help provide the finishing touches with donated items such as pens, water bottles, gift cards, and more.
Employee volunteerism is a big part of our corporate culture. The Community Impact Program allows employees to log their volunteer hours — for all events, not just those sponsored by Visions — and then earn rewards based on their participation hours. Employees routinely donate more than 3,000 hours in a year. Need a hand at your organization- either for day to day operations or your next event? Apply for help from Visions volunteers.