Connecting with people. Making a lasting impact.
We take pride in fostering connections with our members and our neighbors. That’s why getting out into the community is so important to us. We strive to create ongoing and meaningful relationships with the people and organizations within our community.
As we grow, our responsibility to the places we call home grows as well. With each new branch, our roots grow deeper and so does our impact—allowing us to invest in our communities by creating new jobs, providing more robust services to our members and forging strong relationships with our community partners.
- $2.3M donated to charitable causes and organizations
- Supported 377 organizations
- $847,894 donated to support diversity, equity and inclusion causes
- $301,950 donated to support a sustainable future
- Donated $62,181 through annual United Way campaign
- $400,000 invested in financial education partnerships
- 13 years of OnPoint Prize for Excellence in Education
OnPoint Prize for Excellence in Education
The OnPoint Prize for Excellence in Education celebrates those who embrace innovative teaching techniques that ignite enthusiasm in the lives of their students. Each year, the campaign awards four educators with the Educator of the Year award, paying their mortgage or rent for one year, as well as donating $2,500 to each of their schools. In addition, OnPoint will grant $2,000 to four schools to complete a project of their choice through the Community Builder Awards. One lucky school, selected by community votes, will be granted $5,000.
De La Salle North Catholic High School internship program
For over 20 years, OnPoint has partnered with De La Salle North Catholic High School to help students gain valuable, real-life work experience through a full-time, entry-level position at OnPoint. In addition to gaining professional insight, skill development and personal growth, students earn 50% of their school tuition. Participating students graduate with a full year of work experience. In 2019 and 2020, OnPoint also supported the school’s capital campaign to fund a new permanent campus in NE Portland.
Helping local students with Junior Achievement
OnPoint proudly supports Junior Achievement of Oregon and SW Washington. Our partnership helps ensure that thousands of K-12 students across the region have access to JA’s one-of-a-kind experiential learning programs, which help young people build positive financial habits. In addition, OnPoint has invested $200,000 to support the expansion of JA’s BizTown, and Finance Park programs while providing regular volunteer support to students in Oregon & SW Washington.
For over five years, OnPoint and OSAA have partnered to ensure that students and educators have access to financial education tips and resources. That’s not all: OnPoint provides charitable support to the Student Assistance Program, which ensures that student-athletes who need help with purchasing sports-related equipment receive what they need to succeed.
Congratulations to our 2023 Teachers Rock winner, Hang Jones, School Social Worker at Marysville Elementary in Portland, OR! In celebration of National Teacher Day, we asked our members and social media followers to honor their favorite teacher and give them a chance to win $1,000. Below is a brief showcase of her support and accomplishments, and what made her nomination stand out:
I am writing to nominate Hang Jones in recognition of her outstanding work as a School Social Worker. Ms. Hang has been working in the field of social work for three years, and she has consistently demonstrated her exceptional skills and unwavering commitment to her students and their families
As a bilingual social worker who is fluent in Vietnamese and English, Hang Jones has been able to serve a diverse population of students and break down language barriers. Hang has an impressive track record of going above and beyond her duties to ensure that her students receive the care and support they need. This includes conducting home visits, providing resources to families, organizing events, and securing grants to benefit students and families.
Ms. Hang has a compassionate and thoughtful approach to her work, and she is able to build strong relationships with her students and their families. She has a talent for connecting with people from all walks of life and making them feel seen, heard, and valued. She is also an advocate for underserved populations and works tirelessly to ensure that her students have access to the resources they need to thrive.
I believe that Ms. Hang is a truly remarkable school social worker who is deserving of recognition for her outstanding contributions to the field. Her dedication, compassion, and exceptional skills make her a true asset to her students, community, and the field of social work as a whole.
OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital
$125,000 donated to OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.
Working together is what credit unions do best, and there’s no better example than Credit Unions for Kids. For more than 30 years, this non-profit collaboration of credit unions has raised funds to support children and families throughout Oregon and SW Washington at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. In 2022, OnPoint made a $125,000 donation to the OHSU Gary & Christine Rood Family Pavilion which provides a home away from home for patients and families traveling long distances to receive specialized care at Doernbecher.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest
$35,056 donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest
2022 marked the 6th year of OnPoint’s Employee Giving Campaign where each employee received $100 to donate to a non-profit making a difference in our community. One of those non-profits was Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest. We are proud to have donated $35,056 through this campaign. Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest helps children realize their full potential and build futures by providing dedicated one-to-one mentoring for each child. With a goal to help youth improve their academic achievements, make positive life choices, graduate from high school, have higher aspirations, greater confidence and encourage positive & supportive relationships, Big Brothers Big Sisters is working to help all youth achieve their full potential.