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.
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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The story of OnPoint in the community is so much more than a simple story.
- Rob Stuart, President & CEO of OnPoint Community Credit Union
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.
Since our founding by schoolteachers over 85 years ago, OnPoint has always kept in touch with our educational roots.
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 $1,000 to four schools to complete a project of their choice.
For over 15 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.
KGW School Supply Drive and the Celebrity Spelling Bee
No student should be without the school supplies they need to succeed. That’s where Schoolhouse Supplies comes in—they provide free supplies to students and teachers in the metro area. Since 2008, OnPoint has collaborated with Schoolhouse Supplies on events such as the KGW School Supply Drive and the Celebrity Spelling Bee, benefiting the organization’s Free Store for Teachers. During the supply drives, supplies and cash donations made at OnPoint branches stay in the communities in which they were donated. This means donations from Bend stay in Bend, donations from Eugene stay in Eugene, and so on.Read More Community Stories
Giving makes good things happen. Since our founding, we’ve shared our good fortune with our neighbors, a tradition we continue today.
In 2018, OnPoint proudly donated $123,795 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.
OnPoint Social Media Followers Help Us Give Back
If you haven’t noticed, we’re a little obsessed with our community and giving back. And while we love supporting many inspiring nonprofit partners throughout the year, there is something about the holiday season that gets us extra excited. With so many deserving organizations serving our community, it can be difficult to choose where to direct charitable giving. That’s why we …
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.
For 10 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.