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INVESTED IN OUR COMMUNITIES – AND COUNTING.

Visions gives back more than $1 million each year to local causes, supporting more than 500 organizations. This number only grows with each passing year as community input reveals more and more great work deserving of donations.

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.

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Recent Impact

Girls Who Code at Binghamton University

Our partnership with Girls Who Code at Binghamton University began with support of their 2019 Spring Graduation. We have since provided a grant to cover the $1,260 transportation cost to bring Binghamton High School female students to classes designed to teach the computing skills needed to pursue 21st century opportunities in technology and engineering sectors.

Girls Who Code team photo at Binghamton University

United Way of Northern New Jersey

Visions presented a $3,000 grant to the United Way of Northern New Jersey. The Northern New Jersey chapter supports education programs and ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) households which support community programs that prepare children to be successful citizens, employees, and adults.

Shari Leone, Community Development Liaison from Visions Federal Credit Union presenting a $3,000 grant to the United Way of Northern New Jersey

Operation Homefront

When a Visions member chooses the Americana debit card design, Visions donates $5 to Operation Homefront. In 2019 that totaled to a grant of $25,135. Operation Homefront serves Veterans and their families by providing access to programs that aid with financial assistance, housing, support groups, meals, scholarships, school supplies, programs for new and expecting parents, and more.

Visions FCU leadership holding an enlarged version of the Visions Americana debit card design with staff from Operation Homefront

Student-Athlete Academic Success Center

Being the official on-campus partner for Binghamton University isn’t enough for us – we want to give back to the students and faculty, too. Our donation to renovate the Student-Athlete Academic Success Center will impact all current and future student-athletes at Binghamton University.

Binghamton University Check

Abilities in Motion

We gave $10,000 to support Abilities in Motion’s STARS Program in Reading, PA. The STARS program is a summer work readiness program that serves 45 individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Downs Syndrome, Mental Illness, and other disabilities.

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Center for Prevention and Counseling

We consistently provide a grant to the Center for Prevention and Counseling to support the Taking Flight to Change School Climate Summit for middle school students in Sussex County, NJ. This program helps create and foster a school culture where students feel cared about and have a sense of belonging. Over 1,000 students are directly impacted at the summit alone, and the center continues to help nearly 11,000 kids each year.

Center for Prevention and Counseling Check

John Mack Foundation

Our donation partner for the annual 4 on the 4th Road Race is the John Mack Foundation. They work to provide life-saving AEDs to community-based organizations throughout the Southern Tier region in Upstate New York.

John Mack Foundation Check

Canstruction of the Southern Tier

We’re not only the title sponsor of “Canstruction of the Southern Tier”, but we also provide Broome-Tioga BOCES students with a grant to purchase the cans needed to create their structure. Our grant enables them to purchase and donate over $3,000 worth of canned goods for local food pantries.

Broome Tioga BOCES Can

Montrose Mobile Food Pantry

Our $3,000 grant to the Montrose Mobile food pantry provided much-needed relief to those suffering from food insecurity in Susquehanna County, PA.

Montrose Mobile Pantry Check

Annual Visions Cup

Each year, we hold the annual Visions Cup between our regions’ two baseball teams – the Binghamton Rumble Ponies and the Reading Fightin’ Phils. The Phils took the second series, resulting in a $2,500 donation to the charity of their choice – Baseballtown Charities, an organization dedicated to keeping baseball alive for youth in Reading, PA.

Baseballtown Charities Check
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