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.
Gail Ann LeVan
Posted By: Gail Ann LeVan (August 31, 2017)
Just a note -
As a member of CFCU I would ask that, if they have applied, you NOT consider Beyond Belief Senior Theatre as a recipient of our $1000 gift. I don't feel that the gift in the past was utilized to it's fullest.
Atlanta Community Schools Athletic Dept.
Posted By: Jack Gebauer (August 30, 2017)
Atlanta Community Schools has many amazing young athletes that play a variety of sports offered by our athletic program. These athletes are hardworking, dedicated students. We are trying to keep sports alive for these students. This task is becoming more difficult as our small community is struggling financially. The family-owned businesses throughout town support our schools and athletics the best they can but they are also struggling to make ends meet. The athletic department is in desperate need of an AED. This equipment improvement will allow them to continue competing and enjoying their love of sports and provide a vital life saving device for an emergency situation. Your program is amazing and we are so thankful to be considered for your Summer of Sharing. Thank you, Community Financial, for supporting groups and organizations around our great state!
Lewiston Area Historical Society
Posted By: Jim Hilgendorf (August 28, 2017)
The Lewiston Area Historical Society and Museum is housed in one of the oldest homes in Lewiston. Originally owned by lumberman David Kneeland and family it currently serves as a treasure of historical information and artifacts for the Lewiston Area circa late 1800's to early 1900's. We are currently involved in raisng the funds to restore the front porch to the house as it was originally built. The $1,000 donation from Community Financial would go a long way to help provide the materials for the building of the porch.
Gough-Rose Scholarship, Eastern Michigan University, College of Business
Posted By: William Rose (August 25, 2017)
The Gough-Rose endowed scholarship was set up to provide financial assistance to students from the Plymouth/Canton area attending the College of Business at Eastern Michigan University. As Canton residents, it is our desire to help local students further their education. We would gratefully accept your contribution to this endeavor.
Community Action Network
Posted By: KIJUANA BUTLER (August 24, 2017)
Community Action Network(CAN) is a non-profit serving under-resourced children, youth, and families in Washtenaw County. Over 30 years, CAN has grown from a grassroots organization serving only 1 site to serving over 1,200 families annually. CAN's high quality, free services, range from after school programs to food distributions and community building events. One amazing fact to know: CAN students are graduating high school at a rate of 97% compared to the 72% rate of their economic peers in Ann Arbor Public Schools!
This year CAN started asking clients about the most significant changes they have experienced since establishing partnership. Many people said that not only are they receiving food assistance but they are also experiencing significant health improvements and many of them claim that coming to CAN programs is the best part of their week.
Your $1,000 award will go towards the new Art & Design STEM based Educational program.