Kitsap Credit Union Launches KCUCares Foundation

Magnifying its mission of giving back to the communities it serves, Kitsap Credit Union (KCU) recently launched The KCUCares Foundation.

With the credit union’s long history working with the community and local charities, it understands the larger demands necessary to truly help its neighbors. By unifying like-minded individuals and groups, the Foundation will lead initiatives that create powerful, long-term change.

Kitsap Credit Union’s corporate giving program has been working with organizations in its community for more than 40 years. Not only do the relationships it has fostered with those organizations drive more purposeful community giveback, but the trust KCU established with local nonprofits’ frontline workers enables the credit union to remain up to date on evolving community needs.

“Giving on our own as an organization is important, but as we have seen, more must be done,” said Shawn Gilfedder, KCU President and CEO. “The creation of The KCUCares Foundation will allow us to turn ordinary opportunities into extraordinary ones.”

The KCUCares Foundation kicked off its launch by distributing $150,000 to 25 local food banks and backpack feeding programs during the KCU Holiday Treats & Eats event on Dec. 13. Check it out:

The Foundation plans to support local communities with a more intentional approach focused on three major pillars: hunger, homelessness, and financial wellness.

“Through collaborating with The KCUCares Foundation, individuals and businesses will belong to an organization who unites and leads them collectively to do good,” said Leah Olson, VP, Marketing and Director for the Foundation. “Our goals are to provide more affordable housing, ensure those who are hungry can receive the help they need, and improve the financial well-being of those who live and work in our communities.”

Posted in Around the NW, CU Difference.