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Our community means everything to us

Each year, we devote considerable time and energy to service and giving back. In 2019 alone, we volunteered 1,357 hours with local nonprofit organizations. Here are a handful of the causes we support. That's an average of 15 hours per employee.

Civic 50 Honoree

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Nourishing Coloradans

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Financial Education

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A few more stats

In 2019, Denver Community and its staff:

  • Renovated the Children’s Area of Metro Caring, a local anti-hunger organization, so they could begin providing full-service childcare for the families they serve.
  • Completed team service projects, which included building 107 outreach kits for homeless veterans, making 30 fleece blankets for those in crisis, and decorating 100 Meals on Wheels delivery bags.
  • Collaborated with community partners and Wish for Wheels to build 47 bikes for kids in southwest Denver.
  • Through our giving drives, we donated 5,315 school supplies, 1,915 hygiene items, and 1,930 pounds of food for community members in need during 2019.

Award Highlights

Denver Community Credit Union strives to provide the community with high-quality financial education and service with the Clear Money Program.  We are proud of the awards that have acknowledged our accomplishments and dedication to financial literacy.

 

  • At Denver Community, we believe that an engaged and empowered staff will lead to exemplary service for our members. We also consider our staff to be a vital part of this great community we serve. That is why we are delighted to have been named 29th nationally (or in the nation) of the Best Credit Unions to Work for by Credit Union Journal.

    The efforts to keep staff engaged and the wheels of the credit union running smoothly, especially during a global pandemic, are well worth it. We will continue to strengthen our staff and the local community in the face of challenging times. You can read more about it from this article by American Banker.

  • We are excited to share that Denver Community Credit Union again has been named an honoree of The Civic 50 Colorado by CSR Solutions of Colorado in partnership with Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service.

    The 2020 Civic 50 Colorado designation, modeled after Points of Light’s national program, provides a standard for superior corporate citizenship and showcases how companies can use their time, skills and resources to drive social impact in their company and communities.

    We’re honored to receive this distinction as one of the most community-minded businesses in Colorado for our continuing efforts to connect our values to the needs of our community.

    Denver Community was officially recognized at the Virtual Honoree Announcement on Friday, November 20th, 2020 at 11AM.

    How We Made a Difference in 2019

    • 95 staff members volunteered 1,333 hours which equates to 14 hours per staff member. The value of those volunteer hours was $47,400 for local nonprofits. In 2019, the average per staff member for companies considered by Points of Light was 10.5 hours.
    • The credit union contributed $107,402 in cash and in-kind value to the communities served through its giving program.
  • ColoradoBiz‘s Top Company honors the Colorado companies that have drive, determination, a vision and a plan and are ultimately making the state a better place to live and work.

    Denver Community was honored with the Top Company in Financial Services recognition for our commitment to advancing the financial opportunities of members, and making a difference in the communities in which the credit union operates.

  • Denver Community Credit Union has been named the Small Company-Category Leader honoree of The Civic 50 Colorado by CSR Solutions of Colorado and Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service.

    The award recognizes Denver Community Credit Union as one of the 50 most community-minded companies in Colorado determined by an independently administered and scored survey.  The Civic 50 Colorado awards, modeled after Points of Light’s national program, provides a standard for superior corporate citizenship and showcases how companies can use their time, skills and recourse to impact their communities.

    Denver Community is recognized for its work with the #DenverCommunityGives Program, a program that supports volunteering and giving back within our communities, and the Clear Money Program, which provides free on-site and community based financial education classes and coaching to the public.

    Learn more about the Civic 50 Colorado award.

  • Recognizes a credit union or credit union group for its social responsibility projects within the community.  This award is given for external activities.  Denver Community was awarded 2nd place for its #DenverCommunityGives Day, a day where all credit union employees get out and volunteer in the community.

  • Recognizes a credit union for innovation and outstanding achievements in the various areas of day-to-day operations, financial prowess, community service, and member service.

  • Carla Hedrick has been a part of credit unions for more than 35 years.  In her years, she has never lost sight of the need to provide financial guidance, and open doors to low income and credit challenged members.  She has also lobbied for the passage of the Credit Union Membership Access act and testified on behalf of financial literacy standards in the state education system.  Under her leadership, Denver Community has flourished, growing from $45 million in assets to $295 million.

  • Recognizes a credit union program that has made significant positive contributions to our community and the regional credit union movement.  We were awarded for our Clear Money financial education program. You can access our Clear Money Program here.

  • Recognizes credit unions that demonstrate in an extraordinary way the practical application of the People Helping People® philosophy within the credit union.  We were awarded for our Mile High APY Savings Account.

  • Recognizes a credit union program that has positively affected our community and the regional credit union movement.  Nominated for our annual Back to School Fair.

  • Recognizes model credit union efforts to teach personal finance concepts & skills to adults.

  • Recognizes a credit union program (BlogTalkRadio – free financial education podcasts) that has positively affected the Colorado credit union movement.

  • Recognizes model credit union efforts to teach personal finance concepts & skills to youth under age 18.

     

  • First Place: 2008, 2007