Summer of what good could you do with $1000?
Community Financial Credit Union Summer of SharingWhySee

Summer of Sharing Campaign

Community Financial Credit Union has been enhancing the lives of our members and our communities for over 65 years. The word “community” is not only in our name, but it is the core of what we do. We know that Community Financial would not exist without our members and the communities in which they live.

Strong business can only grow from a strong community that benefits everyone, which is why helping nonprofits, educational, and community groups is a part of our culture. We believe these groups have a tremendous impact on the communities we serve and it’s both our responsibility and pleasure to support them. We are committed to the communities where we do business and have devoted both time and money to help them succeed. Partnerships with local school districts, The Salvation Army, United Way and American Cancer Society are just a few of the ways we are making a difference.

To help build stronger communities, we are reaching out to our neighbors and asking for your help. Think about it. 

What GOOD could you do with $1,000?
 What charity, community group or school group could use some extra funds?

Our Summer of Sharing Program has concluded for 2017.

This year we celebrated summer by choosing from the 262 stories submitted on this site and awarded 60 - $1,000 grants to organizations in Michigan*. Click the See button to view the charities, community groups and school programs we were able to support this year.




Clarenceville Education Foundation

Posted By: Daniel Maciver (June 2, 2017)
We are very excited to say that our first year in operation was a huge success due in large part to the general donations from CFCU! We are hoping 2017-2018 will be an even bigger year for us!

The Clarenceville Education Foundation's mission is to enhance the resources available to students and teachers of the Clarenceville School District in order to foster and expand educational opportunities for programs impacting students.

In our first year, we have provided education classroom grants totaling over $13,000, with another $6,000 scheduled for the end of June, 2017.

We were able to fulfill our Phase 1 goal of helping our teachers with additional classroom resources. We are now hoping to begin our Phase 2 goal of helping individual students with resources to help them achieve personal goals.

We thank you in advance for considering us for your CFCU Summer of Sharing Program!

Otsego County Food Pantry

Posted By: Mary Woycik (June 2, 2017)
Otsego Co Food Pantry, because of the generosity of people in our County is able to give a two week supply of nutritional food to anyone who lives or works in our County and is in need, three times a year. Our pantry is staffed by volunteers from local Church's
We rely on donations from our community to help those in need.
Mary Woycik

Otsego County Food Pantry

Posted By: Judi Stutzman (June 2, 2017)
The people running our local food pantry are all good stewards of the monies received. Our output to families has increased substantially and monies are always appreciated.

Canton Charter Academy

Posted By: Kelie Fuller (June 2, 2017)
I would love to have $1,000 to purchase STEM kits for the 4th grade students. often times, money is budgeted for 5th -8th graders, while the younger grades receive more textbook or theoretical instruction. I know our students would benefit from this. Making jet toys, models of different gadgets, and creating unique contraptions enhance their creativity as well as their engineering skills. Thank you for considering!

Friends for Life of Otsego County

Posted By: Patricia Ward (June 1, 2017)
Everyday there are hundreds of kittens and puppies born that are not wanted. These helpless animals can face horrid living conditions, abuse, neglect or worse. Friends For Life (FFL) reaches out to residents in our community to offer financial aid to end this cycle and enhance the lives of these animals and their owners.
During the summer months we reach out to cat owners in particular who find it a financial burden to spay or neuter their pets. This procedure
Is done for the low cost of $15. This outreach includes seniors, veterans, disabled and other financially strapped residents who love their pets but don't have the funds to take care of this matter.
FFL is a 501(c)(3) and raises all necessary funds locally. Without local financial support, we could not operate. Please help us continue our efforts to reduce the number of unwanted animals in our community. Thank you.

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