Denver Community Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative whose mission is to make a difference in members’ lives by providing financial opportunity. To that end, Denver Community established a financial education program in 2005 which is now known as the Clear Money Program.
Since its inception 8 years ago, Denver Community has helped over 11,450 people in the Denver area improve their financial health through 1,267 educational events (as of May 2013).
The Clear Money Program has worked with hundreds of local organizations to offer free classes for their clients and staff, primarily focusing on non-profits and local businesses reaching the underserved, including Mile High United Way, Warren Village, Mi Casa Resource Center, Denver Health, Women’s Bean Project, the City and County of Denver, and Veterans Green Jobs.
In 2012 alone, the Clear Money Program educated over 1,200 Coloradans: 905 through free classes, 24 through financial counseling, and the remainder through free online podcasts.
In addition to its free financial education programming, Denver Community has locally donated over $108,500 since 2005 with no tax or government incentive to do so. Some beneficiaries include Denver Public Library, Education Cents, Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute, Emily Griffith Technical College, Mount Saint Vincent, Newborns in Need, and Homes for Our Troops.