Despite the challenges of the past two years, our community stepped up to support and serve others. Arizona’s commitment to give, volunteer, rebuild and reinvent inspires us to grow our efforts and expand our reach. Our resilient community has never been stronger.
Part of our mission as a credit union is to share success with our members, community and team. In 2021, we gave back $3.8 million to our community.
"I love how Desert Financial puts such an emphasis on giving back to the community! We have so many opportunities to volunteer here and it has been an incredible way to contribute to the community throughout my work week!"
- Avalon, Desert Financial Team Member
Provided through corporate and community giving
Raised for the 1 Darn Cool School at Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Awarded in Random Acts of Kindness
GIVING BACK TO OUR COMMUNITY
Through partnerships, and our own programs, we're proud to support and invest in our community.
$137,500 in community grants awarded
8,308 Random Acts of Kindness performed and $440,950 awarded
$1.4 million provided and 80 organizations helped through corporate and community giving
OUR TEAM’S PASSION TO HELP
By supporting our community through volunteer service and monetary giving, our team demonstrated one of our core values throughout the year.
12,141 hours volunteered by our team, a $327,090 value to our partners
$360,000 raised through our Workplace Giving Campaign
80 nonprofits were supported by our employee volunteers
COMMITTED TO EDUCATION
As a credit union founded by teachers in 1939, we’re proud to continue our support for education through grants, scholarships, donations, fundraising, corporate giving and volunteering.
$195,500 in scholarships to 70+ local students
10 Arizona teachers adopted for the year, providing $51,610 to help with classroom supplies
83 Teacher Appreciation events hosted, providing $114,600 to support Arizona schools
BUILDING FINANCIAL WELLNESS
One of the ways we give back to our community is through financial wellness programming and education. As many in our community are struggling to rebuild after job or income losses, we’re proud to provide information and tools to help.
575,000+ views of financial wellness content on DesertFinancial.com
2,700 people attended/watched an educational Desert Financial webinar/workshop
400+ people participated in the Desert Financial Challenge, an interactive financial education program
Desert Financial Foundation helps organizations throughout the Valley and strives to strengthen financial capability through education, scholarships and financial wellness programs. Click here to learn more or donate.