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The power of giving back

Our members empower us to give back to the community in many ways. 

How much we've given back

More than $11.7 million since 2020!

Ways we give back

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Corporate and Community Giving
Desert Financial and Desert Financial Foundation contribute time and money to make an impact in Arizona.
Since 2020, our team members have volunteered more than 34,341 hours for various nonprofit community organizations.
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Financial Well-Being
To help our members reach their goals, we provide educational blogs and articles, webinars and videos on a variety of financial topics.
Random Acts of Kindness
As part of our commitment to share success with our community, we have been performing Random Acts of Kindness since 2018.
Teacher Appreciation
To thank the educators in our community, we purchase classroom and breakroom supplies and host appreciation lunches at Arizona schools.

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.

Our community contributions in 2023

Random Acts of Kindness
6,811 events and $149,000 given back
Volunteer hours
149 events and 7,686 volunteer hours
Teacher Appreciation
35 events and $44,500 given back

Desert Financial Foundation programs

Foundation Fundraising
The foundation’s fundraising efforts focus on supporting education and our community.
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1 Darn Cool School at Phoenix Children’s
Provides children with the support they need to continue their education during treatment.
Three scholarships are available, for adult learners, high school students and student athletes.

Desert Financial Foundation’s giving


Over $10 million*

*combined giving from Desert Financial Foundation, Desert Financial Credit Union and employees


$1 million+


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Our commitment to community

Desert Financial was founded over 80 years ago by 15 Valley educators who wanted to make a positive impact locally. Today, we’ve grown to become Arizona’s largest and most trusted credit union. Staying true to our roots, we take pride in not only sharing our financial success but in making a difference in our community.
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Supporting local nonprofit programs and organizations
Through partnerships and our own programs, we’re proud to support and invest in our community. We provide financial and volunteer support to a variety of local nonprofits.
Advancing education through scholarships and grants
Desert Financial Foundation offers three scholarships for students. We also share success with teachers via grants, donations and corporate giving.
Volunteering in the community
Our team demonstrates its passion to help by volunteering for a wide range of great causes throughout the year.
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Providing financial education
We’re dedicated to increasing financial education in our community through educational programming including no-cost webinars, videos and blogs.

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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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