Park Community Credit Union - Foundation
Who We Are
Founded in 2018, the Park Community Credit Union Foundation was established to support local causes that make our communities and our state a better place to live and work. An advisory committee comprised of select Park employees provides oversight to the Park Foundation, which is a component fund of The Community Foundation of Louisville.
What We Do
The Foundation works to identify places where Park can make a difference, by providing grants to organizations that foster local economic development in all the areas we serve, with a focus on the metropolitan Louisville area and the Bluegrass. The Credit Union’s philosophy of “People Helping People” epitomizes why each year we work with organizations who strive to make the communities where we live and work a better place. The Foundation’s focus will be three-pronged, and we will organize our charitable giving around causes that fit with this mission. We plan to concentrate our volunteer and community activities in these areas as well, bringing our time, talent, and treasure toward real change for the better in our communities.
Our 2019 Areas Of Focus:
Financial literacy is paramount to the successes of our members, our partners, and the community. That is why we have implemented ‘It’s A Money Thing’, a financial education program grounded in research, that covers a wide range of financial topics. The ultimate goal is to help our communities make wise financial decisions. The program is being implemented in local schools including Bellarmine University, Simmons College of Kentucky, and Holy Cross High School. We look forward to bringing this to other parts of our community soon!
Park Community Credit Union is actively involved in the “Russell City of Promise” project – a movement that looks to provide opportunities for the people living in Louisville’s west-end community to realize the dream of home ownership. Spurring economic growth by supporting small businesses entrepreneurs is also a major focus. Park has committed to making up to $7.5 million in mortgages and $250,000 in micro-commercial loans available to the area. More to come from this incredible community!
In 2018, Park Community Credit Union received ‘Level 3 Designation from FEAT of Louisville (Families for Effective Autism Treatment). This designation means our hiring strategies and practices support the skill sets of candidates with ASD and enables us to provide them with a safe and productive place to work right here at Park. We were the first business in Louisville to gain this credential!
How We Do It
You might be thinking, “Where will the money come from?” The Foundation is funded by various fundraising efforts throughout the year as well as from Park Community Credit Union employees themselves. A percentage may also come from folks just like YOU! Please take a moment and donate to the Park Community Credit Union Foundation. Any amount is appreciated. We thank you!