Each time a member uses his or her OneAZ Credit Union debit card for a purchase, one cent is donated to the Foundation to fund local initiatives.
Arizona is home to more than 20,000 non-profits that provide services to people across the entire state. Non-profits in Arizona have a significant impact in helping make the state a better place to live. When a business or individual gives back, they are contributing to the prosperity of the community.
OneAZ is proud to announce that in 2021, the Community Foundation has pledged to award more than $290,000 to help Arizona non-profits. Non-profit organizations that offer programs that align with one of the Foundation pillars are encouraged to apply for a grant.
The OneAZ Foundation pillars of support are:
- Children’s health
- Food banks
- Financial literacy
- Veterans’ interests
- Local Youth Programs
The Together is Better program will award a total of $120,000 throughout the year, while the Community Impact Grant program, which launches in June, will award a total of $100,000. Coming later in 2021, a matching grants program will be developed to help celebrate the Credit Union’s 70th anniversary.
OneAZ Community Foundation is funded through member debit transactions. Each time a member uses his or her OneAZ Credit Union debit card for a purchase, one cent is donated to the Foundation to fund local initiatives. In 2020, this member-driven activity resulted in the OneAZ Community Foundation’s ability to award in excess of $200,000 to local community non-profits. Since 2015, the Foundation has awarded more than $165,000 to local communities in Northern Arizona.
To learn more about the OneAZ Community Foundation or to apply for a grant, please visit OneAZcu.com/Foundation. FBN
By Miguel Maldonado
Miguel Maldonado is the northern regional president at OneAZ Credit Union.