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Community impact is more than donations—it's people

We’re OnPoint Community Credit Union. That means people come first.

Local community impact and so much more.

As a community credit union, we strive every day to better serve our members and neighbors. We understand our immense potential for good and seek out diverse partners who share our drive to positively impact our corner of the Pacific Northwest. At OnPoint, people are more than numbers.

People are the Point.

Supporting & celebrating our community.

Local roots that still hold true.

It’s been nearly 90 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.

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.

2021 community impact highlights

  • $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
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Contributing to local organizations making an impact.

When we support local organizations, we also have the opportunity to get to know them better. Take a look at how these four organizations positively impact our community.

Cascade AIDS Project (CAP)

 

Cascade AIDS Project provides inclusive health, housing and social services for LGBTQIA+ people and those impacted by HIV.

Friends of the Children PDX

 

Friends of the Children provides relationship-based mentoring to the highest priority youth in our community.

Oregon Humane Society

 

Oregon Humane Society champions animal welfare, finding homes for thousands of pets each year.

SOLVE
 

 

SOLVE organizes individuals and communities across Oregon to improve and protect our environment.


Supporting the Black community

At OnPoint, we value inclusivity, which means standing up for those who have been unjustly targeted today and those at risk of being oppressed tomorrow. OnPoint is supporting organizations fighting for equal rights for our Black community, including the following.

Supporting the Latinx community through employee giving

As we grow our support of the Latinx community, OnPoint continues to develop and evolve relationships with organizations such as Hacienda CDC. Formed in 1986 as a Latino Community Development Corporation, Hacienda CDC strengthens families by providing affordable housing, homeownership support, economic advancement and educational opportunities. Hacienda CDC is an organization deeply rooted in the local Latinx community and was one of three organizations selected for our 2021 employee donation campaign.

Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

To authentically live up to our purpose of building strong communities, OnPoint is committed to prioritizing diversity, equity and inclusion in our conversations, relationships, actions and services. Our DEI strategy will be guided by continuous education, data-driven performance metrics, shared accountability, and an emphasis on cultivating meaningful and respectful connections.

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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

Championing education in our community.

We understand that investing in education is one of the best ways to build thriving communities. Since our founding by schoolteachers 90 years ago, OnPoint has always kept in touch with our educational roots. 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.

Three 2021 OnPoint Prize for Excellence in Education winners: Addie Lyden, Travis Rooke-Ley, and Lionel Clegg.

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.

Learn more about the OnPoint Prize
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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.

Learn more about support for De La Salle
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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.

Learn more about our support for financial education
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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.

Learn more about our support for financial education

Honoring teachers that "rock".

Congratulations to our 2021 Teachers Rock winner, Sarah Landels, who teaches 4th grade in St. Helens! 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. Here’s what made her nomination stand out:

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She has gone above and beyond for her students. She works to better herself and her students’ abilities every day. In these times of uncertainty she makes sure every student gets what they need even if it means purchasing supplies, food and clothing for that child. Going to each student’s house to deliver treats and gifts throughout the pandemic. Earning her master’s degree during the pandemic as well as teaching her students—if you want something you have to try and succeed! She is always there for students’ events even if it means driving all day to watch the student play for 5 minutes or 5 hours.

-Nominator, Wendy Landels
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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.

Learn more about OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital
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Girls Inc.

$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.

Learn more about our Employee Giving Campaign and Girls Inc.

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