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.
- $2,250,734 donated to charitable causes and organizations
- 15,952 paid volunteer hours allocated
- Supported 304 organizations
- $729,350 donated to support diversity, equity and inclusion causes
- $301,950 donated to support a sustainable future
- Donated $71,141 through annual United Way campaign
- 12 years of OnPoint Prize for Excellence in Education
- 12,925 participants connected with financial education in 2021
OnPoint Prize for Excellence in Education
The OnPoint Prize for Excellence in Education celebrates innovative teaching methods that spark enthusiasm and passion in students, parents and their community. Each year, the campaign awards three educators with the Educator of the Year award, paying their mortgage or rent for the entire 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 provides annual support to Junior Achievement of Oregon and SW Washington. The donation supports Junior Achievement’s engaging classroom curriculum for the 2020-2021 school year, guiding participants on the basics of personal finance, money management, careers and life choices. It will also support 4,000 volunteers and 500 teachers with new online training materials—increasing access to programs for over 1,300 students across the area.
Financial Beginnings for grade school youth
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 OnPoint employee volunteers provides classroom instruction to students at elementary to post-secondary levels. Together, we make personal finance more accessible for every member of our community.
Congratulations to our 2022 Teachers Rock winner, Tiffany Leigh Koyama Lane, who teaches 3rd Grade at Sunnyside Elementary School 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:
—Nominator, Joon Ae Haworth-Kaufka
Tiffany is one of the best teachers I have ever seen in action: creative, present and engaged, funny and fun, energetic, clear, structured, and loving. She loves supporting students in exploring their own intersecting experiences and identities so they can bring themselves more fully into learning communities. She approaches each child as a unique, capable, whole, trustworthy individual. Her students know they are loved and respected in her classroom.
In addition to creating and implementing a strong curriculum and fostering a warm, structured, respectful classroom community, she goes above and beyond. She leads school-wide equity trainings; collaborates with grade-level team teaching partners; builds positive partnerships with parents, families, and caregivers; and mentors student-teachers, helping to build a broader base of engaged educators in the school system.
In addition to teaching, she is a very engaged community member. She is a lead organizer for child-and family-centered anti-racist events, does work in the local AAPI community, is on the Portland Art Museum Teacher Advisory Council, and is an active member of the Portland Association of Teachers (PAT).
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 2021, 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.
$37,650 donated to Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest
2021 marked the 5th 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 Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest. We are proud to have donated $37,650 through this campaign. Girls Inc of the Pacific Northwest inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold through direct services and advocacy. In partnership with schools throughout Portland, Seattle and SW Washington, it focuses on holistic youth development.