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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.

2023 Social Impact Report

Making a difference together.

Giving highlights for 2023

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$4.5 million
Provided through corporate, foundation and employee giving
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$1.15 million
Raised for the 1 Darn Cool School at Phoenix Children’s
Raised through our Sharing & Caring Campaign and other fundraisers
Hours volunteered by our team
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In community grants awarded
To help Arizona teachers with classroom supplies

2023 Social Impact Report

2023 wouldn't have been the same without you! Thank you for playing a role in changing lives and allowing us to make a difference in the community.

2023 Impact Report

What people are saying

"I cannot thank you enough for your help and support. I have been telling all of our families and staff how generous you have been."
Kim M., St. Mary Basha Catholic School

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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