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Why we share success

It’s simply the right thing to do – for our members, community and team.

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You empower us to share success 


You play a role in changing lives. Unlike banks, which are owned by shareholders, our not-for-profit credit union is member-owned. This allows us to give more back to our communities and help make a difference in the lives of others.  

How we show our passion to help

Giving back
We support our community through fundraising, volunteering, Random Acts of Kindness and grants.
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Financial well-being
Free informational workshops help improve our community’s financial well-being.
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Pledge to education
We are committed to strengthening education in our community.
Kevin Haskew, Carlissa Wright, Jeff Meshey, and others joyfully celebrate Desert Financial's generous donation of $15,000 to the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center. The group proudly displays an enlarged check at an outdoor playground, symbolizing their commitment to community support and philanthropy.

Desert Financial Foundation

Founded in 2015, Desert Financial Foundation supports organizations and individuals in Arizona to strengthen financial capability through education and scholarships. The foundation’s programs continue to grow thanks to the generosity of its donors.

Group photo featuring about 53 of Desert Financial's scholarship recipients, a diverse and accomplished assembly of students whose academic achievements have been recognized and supported by the credit union's multiple scholarship programs.

Commitment to education

Desert Financial Foundation offers three college scholarships: Community Service, Adult Learners and the Arizona Breaking Barriers Student Athlete Scholarship.

Desert Financial employees gifting teachers with lunch and goodies in the school's breakroom.

Supporting Arizona teachers

Every year, we choose Arizona educators for our Adopt-A-Teacher program and fulfill their wish lists of classroom supplies.

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How we give back

We assist our community through fundraising, volunteering, Random Acts of Kindness, Teacher Appreciation and financial well-being education.

Critical community support areas

We support a wide range of local nonprofits, but focus our efforts on organizations that address four critical areas:
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Housing and Human Services
Hunger and Food Insecurity
Youth Development

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Our nonprofit partners

If you are a nonprofit partner in need of support, please review our Community Giving Guidelines and FAQs.

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Financial well-being education

If you are looking for financial well-being content, from budgeting basics to investing information, check out our Learn page!

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Bring our presentations to your organization

If you are a business or nonprofit organization in Arizona, contact us to learn more about our programs for your employees or clients. Contact us at or fill out the form below.

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