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Foundation

Vision

"To enrich the lives of children by supporting educational efforts which seek to improve either financial literacy or social responsibility in children"

Purpose

To take our community outreach and financial education efforts to the next level, we launched a 501(c)(3) corporation ─ the Desert Valleys Employees Foundation. It provides the ability for credit union employees and volunteers to raise money and broaden assistance to local community organizations. The Foundation's goal is to provide financial support to organizations which improve the quality of our member's lives and seek to improve the financial literacy of children and adults within our community.

Fundraising

To raise funds, the Foundation relies on the financial support of the employees and volunteers of DVFCU. Additionally, the foundation may be funded by grants from Desert Valleys FCU. The foundation may also seek additional grant funding from other philanthropic groups with similar objectives.

Grants

If you have an organization which is interested in applying for a grant from the foundation, please email us at foundation@desertvalleys.org. Grant requests are reviewed quarterly and awarded by the committee. The average grant amount can range from $250 to $1,000. Grant eligibility must be established via an application.

Foundation Management

The foundation is managed by a five member committee which includes two current or past Directors of the credit union, two active employees of the credit union, and the Chief Executive Officer of Desert Valleys FCU. The committee is appointed in July during odd numbered years for two year terms. They meet quarterly to determine strategic process and direction, and to approve nonprofit organizations to receive monetary support and volunteer assistance.