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Carlissa Wright and a group of individuals gather around a large check made out to 'A New Leaf, Inc.' for a generous $15,000 grant from Desert Financial. The setting is an outdoor playground, capturing the moment of philanthropy and community support in action.

2022 Community Impact Report

Helping communities rebound, rebuild and reinvent.

Giving highlights for 2022

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$4 Million
Provided through corporate, foundation and employee giving
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$1 Million+
Raised for the 1 Darn Cool School at Phoenix Children’s
Raised through our Sharing & Caring Campaign and other fundraisers
Awarded in Random Acts of Kindness
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In community grants awarded
To help Arizona teachers with classroom supplies

What people are saying

"I love how Desert Financial puts such an emphasis on giving back to the community! We have so many opportunities to volunteer here!"
Avalon | Desert Financial team member

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.  

Ways we give back

Giving back to our community
Through partnerships and our programs, we’re proud to support and invest in our community.
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Committed to education
As a credit union founded by teachers, we support education through grants, donations, fundraising, corporate giving and volunteering.
Our team’s passion to help
By supporting our community through volunteer service, monetary giving and Random Acts of Kindness, our team demonstrates one of our core values.
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Building financial well-being
We’re proud to offer financial well-being programming and education to help people in our community rebuild after job or income losses.

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.


Desert Financial Foundation is an exempt organization as described in section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code, EIN# 81-1028132. 

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