Local roots that still hold true.

It’s been more than 85 years since a handful of schoolteachers joined together to form our credit union. They didn’t do it for profit. They did it to help one another. After all, that’s what community is all about.

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Celebrating Our Community

We take pride in fostering connections with our members and the community. 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.

We celebrate our community by getting involved in the communities we serve.


Supporting our Community through the COVID-19 Pandemic

OnPoint continues to support local organizations in an effort to provide assistance to all of the areas we serve that are impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Along with OnPoint donations, our employees are also supporting organization through volunteer opportunities.

Meals on Wheels People – OnPoint became the first corporate donor of Meals on Wheels People’s new $2 million COVID-19 Emergency Fund. Our $100,000 donation will help deliver thousands of additional meals to vulnerable seniors in the Portland-metro region. Some of our OnPoint employees are also volunteering at Meals on Wheels People as delivery drivers. Find out how you can support Meals on Wheels People.

Schoolhouse Supplies – At this time, going to school looks different and because of this pandemic, it’s even harder for struggling families to get the basic school supplies their kids need to learn and thrive. That’s why OnPoint is proud to donate $25,000 to Schoolhouse Supplies. Schoolhouse Supplies has been assembling and distributing 23,000 At-Home Learning Kits to kids in need. Join us and donate at schoolhousesupplies.org.

Council on Aging of Central Oregon – With a $10,000 donation, OnPoint supports Council on Aging’s mission to help connect older adults and their loved ones to information and services that support their changing needs as they age. This includes the organizations response to COVID-19 and their Meals on Wheels Program. Learn more and find out how you can donate to the Council on Aging of Central Oregon.

Feed the Fearless – OnPoint donated $5,000 to the GoFundMe, Feed the Fearless which supports local restaurants by purchasing meals and delivering them to hospital workers, fire departments and long-term care facilities from Vancouver, Washington to Eugene, and across the Portland metro area. Join us and donate to Feed the Fearless PDX on GoFundMe.

FOOD for Lane County – During COVID-19 the organization is playing a key role in makfooing sure food is distributed where and when it is needed most. Through their work with staff, volunteers and partner agencies they are responding to the needs of vulnerable community members. OnPoint supported this with a $5,000 donation. Learn more about FOOD for Lane County and volunteer or donate today.

Yamhill Community Action Partnership (YCAP) – YCAP helps improve the lives of low-income people and strengthen communities. YCAP assists residents of Yamhill County with Client Services and Housing, Energy Services, the Regional Food Bank, and Youth Services. With a $5,000 donation OnPoint supports these invaluable services during these challenging times. Find out how you can support YCAP.

OnPoint is also supporting small businesses near our branches by ordering and providing lunch to our branch teams every day.
We understand that many people in our community will be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and many organizations that provide assistance to those in need will need more support than ever before. Here are a few additional organizations you can support with donations or volunteer your time:

OnPoint employees volunteer for Meals on Wheels Portland to deliver food to vulnerable seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Community Impact

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.

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$1.05 million

awarded to community programs in 2019

344

community causes supported in 2019

12,080

average annual paid employee volunteer hours allocated

$372,000

in prizes and grants awarded to educators since 2008

262

educators & schools recognized for achievement since 2008

3,500

students connected with financial education in 2019

close_quote_large The story of OnPoint in the community is so much more than a simple story. close_quote_large

It’s the moments that come from thousands of connections we make large and small each and every day. Our own success and continued growth could not be more closely tied to the future and well-being of the Pacific Northwest.

- Rob Stuart, President & CEO of OnPoint Community Credit Union

Focus Areas

EDUCATION

Championing Education

Since our founding by schoolteachers over 85 years ago, OnPoint has always kept in touch with our educational roots.

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$372,000

Donated to deserving teachers and schools

2019 OnPoint Prize winners with OnPoint CEO

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OnPoint Prize

We understand that investing in education is one of the best ways to build thriving communities. The OnPoint Prize for Excellence in Education campaign celebrates innovative teaching methods that spark enthusiasm and passion in students, parents, and their peers. Each year, the campaign awards two educators with the Educator of the Year award, paying their mortgage for the entire school year, as well as donating $2,500 to each of their schools. We also award Community Builder awards, granting $2,000 to four schools to complete a project of their choice. While one lucky school, selected by community vote, is granted $5,000.

More about the OnPoint Prize
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De La Salle North Catholic High School

For over 19 years, OnPoint has partnered with De La Salle North Catholic High School to help students gain valuable, real-life work experience. In this program, De La Salle students share a full-time, entry-level position at OnPoint. In addition to gaining professional insight, skill development and personal growth, students earn 50 percent of their school tuition. Participating students graduate with a full year of work experience.

It’s a rewarding program for both students and OnPoint. Some work study students have even continued on to be hired by OnPoint as permanent team members.

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19 years

partnered with De La Salle North Catholic High School

Group of students from de la salle high school and their OnPoint mentors

Honoring Teachers that "Rock"

Congratulations to our 2020 Teachers Rock winner, Jodi Gelder! In celebration of National Teacher Day, OnPoint asked our social followers to honor their favorite teacher and give them a chance to win $1,000.

Jodi teaches trauma students for the Canby alternative program. Here’s what set her nomination apart:

“Jodi Gelder is an AMAZING teacher with a HUGE heart. She teaches kids mostly with trauma issues. A lot don’t have enough food to eat or extra clothes to wear. She takes food and has a clothes closet where anyone can come get something they need. Some of her kids live in cars also. She has a HIGH graduation rate where at least 90% graduate on time or even early (even some who live on the street or couch surf). All the kids rave about “Mrs. G” and when there’s a new kid in class, they straighten them out by telling the newbies, Mrs. G is awesome so they better listen. Jodi is highly respected by the students, parents and community, and very well deserving of your honor and recognition.”

– Nominator, Gary Gelder

Although she can use her winnings any way she wishes, she plans to use part of the prize money toward her classroom to build a food pantry for students!

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Photo of 2020 Teachers Rock winner, Jodi Gelder, taken at a Seattle Mariners game.

Community

Fueling Community

Giving makes good things happen. Since our founding, we’ve shared our good fortune with our neighbors, a tradition we continue today.

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$125,000

donated to Credit Unions for Kids

Four kids hanging out together in the garden

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Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

In 2018, OnPoint proudly donated $125,000 to Credit Unions for Kids, a nonprofit collaboration of credit union partners and supporters, raising funds to benefit Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. One hundred percent of every dollar donated goes directly to a CMN hospital in the Northwest.

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Babies with Books

As an organization that believes in building community, we know some of the most impactful work we do is to creating opportunities for others to lead. OnPoint is honored to support Babies with Books, a program created and led by high school students with a passion for making a difference. Through the program, student volunteers spend time each week visiting with families in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Randall Children’s Hospital. Volunteers provide free children’s books to families, as well as information about the importance of reading to babies to support critical brain development, early literacy and family bonding.

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400 families

served through Babies with Books

Volunteers of Babies with Books share books with young toddlers

OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital_Support OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital through Refer a Friend_October 2019

Always Look Up: Support OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital through Refer a Friend

Update: This campaign has ended. On February 7th, OnPoint presented OHSU Doernbecher with a donation of $38,300. Thanks to everyone who participated in our Refer a Friend campaign! Article originally published October 24, 2019: “When you get admitted, it’s really hard to stay away from your family, so the best advice I can say is to always look up and try …

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FINANCIAL EDUCATION

Promoting Financial Education

Building the foundation for lifelong financial health starts early and grows with you. We give people the tools and resources they need to learn and develop smart money habits for every stage of life.

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11 years

OnPoint has proudly partnered with Financial Beginnings

Students and teacher at whiteboard discussing the mathematics problem.

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Financial Beginnings

For 11 years, OnPoint has proudly partnered with Financial Beginnings, an organization providing skills and resources to help youth and adults throughout Oregon and Washington take an active role in their financial well-being. Our investment of financial support and time from 48 OnPoint employee volunteers provided classroom instruction to more than 3,415 students at institutions such as Alberta Rider Elementary, Beaumont Middle School, Clackamas County Juvenile Department, Corbett Grade School, La Pine Middle School, OHSU Richmond Family Services and the following high schools: Madras, Oregon City, Sisters, Tigard and Wilson. Together, we make personal finance more accessible for every member of our community.

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Junior Achievement

As a champion of financial literacy education, OnPoint provides annual support to Junior Achievement of Oregon and SW Washington. The donation supports Junior Achievement’s engaging classroom curriculum and JA Finance Park, an economic simulation for middle and high school students that guides participants through the basics of personal finance, money management, careers and life choices. OnPoint employees also spend time volunteering through classroom presentations and supporting JA Finance Park twice a year. By increasing access to programs for over 500 students across the area, OnPoint continues its work to inspire student growth and development as they learn to manage money, plan for their futures, and make smart choices.

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485

employee volunteer hours provided through financial education

OnPoint volunteers supporting Junior Achievement

Amber teaching financial literacy

Building Community One OnPoint Volunteer at a Time

OnPoint’s community partnerships are fueled not only by financial support but by how our employees show their love for our community, which includes dedicating their time and expertise toward supporting financial wellness in the region. Earlier this year, we announced expanded partnerships with Financial Beginnings and Junior Achievement of Oregon and SW Washington, two outstanding local financial education-focused nonprofits. This …

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