For more than 60 years, Travis Credit Union has been steadfast in our commitment to help people live better. Through Financial Education, Financial Literacy and Financial Advocacy we have helped countless families and individuals get out of debt, improve credit scores and purchase needed transportation to get to and from work.
We have helped families understand the real estate process, create a plan and close on a home they can finally call their own. Through our Mary Keith Duff Memorial Scholarship program and our annual financial education forums, we have had a front row seat to watch college and career dreams come true. We have taught thousands of young people how to budget their money, become financially responsible and independent through our Mad City Money young adult workshops and our financial wellness seminars.
Money has become a taboo topic, which has led many to suffer from financial illiteracy. Our ability to make good financial decisions affects our physical and mental well-being, communities and the entire economy.
Consider these statistics:
Without focused effort and resources that address the root of the problem rather than the symptom, the financial burden felt by these individuals eventually will adversely affect entire communities and generations to come.
We have an opportunity to lift our communities by helping people make financially responsible decisions through financial education, financial literacy and financial advocacy.
Our efforts will directly strengthen our communities with higher property values, thriving businesses and lower crime rates. We will see healthier, happy people who are financially equipped and can pass a legacy of financial responsibility on to the next generation. Through the TCU Foundation, we have an opportunity to expand authentic community impact and make a lasting difference.
The Foundation is a powerful force for change in our communities.
As a not-for-profit credit union, our ability to do this important work is contingent on available funds generated through Travis Credit Union. Establishing a Foundation that exists as a legal entity in its own right; classified as a nonprofit, allows us to accumulate more resources to fund our Awesome Cause work (Financial Education, Financial Literacy and Financial Advocacy).
As a Nonprofit Foundation, we are eligible for public and private grants and generous members, employees and supporters can make tax-free contributions.
Give the gift of a strong financial foundation to the people and communities you love. With these added resources, we will be a powerful force for change in our communities.