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Collins Community Credit Union

Charitable Giving Guidelines

Collins Community Credit Union is committed to actively supporting the communities we serve through financial contributions as well as volunteer services by our team members. Because the requests are so great, we have identified four core focus areas for priority consideration:

  • Financial Literacy
  • Children's Charities
  • Medical Research
  • Civic organizations and activities

Special consideration will be given to proposals that integrate the above issues.  Collins Community CU will only consider requests from registered 501(c)(3) organizations. Organizations may be asked to show evidence of competent management, low administrative/fundraising expense ratios, and a nondiscriminatory program benefiting broad segments of the community. The majority of charitable activities we support are initiated by Collins Community Credit Union employees and fall within the core focus areas listed above.

Funding will not be considered for the following:

  • Additional funds to organizations already under a multi-year commitment
  • Athletic groups or activities, including charity-benefit sporting events (Note: could be referred to advertising sponsorships)
  • Exclusively tax-supported educational institutions
  • Endowments or memorials
  • Individual needs, including scholarships and beauty contest candidates
  • Labor or political organizations
  • Membership dues
  • Operational support for organizations that are associated with the United Way
  • Sectarian or religious denominations
  • Travel funds for tours, expeditions or trips
  • Groups and organizations outside the communities we serve

All requests for event sponsorships must be received at least 90 days prior to the scheduled date of the event. Collins Community CU reserves the right to handle each donation request on a case-by-case basis.  Many factors are included in the evaluation of these proposals.  Incomplete applications and requests with less than proper notification cannot be considered.  If more information beyond the completed application is needed, a representative of Collins Community CU will contact the organization. Collins Community CU will make every effort to process your request in a timely manner. A decision to deny a request does not imply that the applicant's program is not needed or worthy, but simply that it does not fall within our giving guidelines, priorities, or that funds are not available. 

What's New

  • Protect Financial Choice

    Setting the Records Straight on Credit Unions

    14 February 2018
    Fact vs. Fiction - Cedar Falls Branch Manager, Tom Blandford sets the record straight on Iowa Credit Unions. A response to the January 2 column, "Everyone should be paying their fair share." Learn More
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    6 Affordable Date Night Ideas for Valentine's Day

    05 February 2018
    With restaurants packed, heart-shaped candy filling every grocery store, and advertisements for expensive jewelry everywhere, the clear message seems to be that in order to enjoy a fulfilling Valentine's Day with your partner, you need to spend a lot of money. However, more expensive dates do not necessarily mean the couple will enjoy the experience more. Simple, inexpensive dates are often the best way to spend Valentine's Day with your loved one, whether it is your first Valentine's... Learn More
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    08 January 2018
    Social media platforms include a variety of web and mobile-based applications and websites that are designed to facilitate users in creating and sharing content. Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, you use social media everyday! These platforms have risen astronomically in popularity over the past decade compared to static, non-interactive services, and they have also made a considerable impact (although you may not realize it) on our spending habits. Learn More
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What's New

  • Free seminar - Rethinking Diversification: Exploring new possibilities for risk management

    Free Seminar - Rethinking Diversification: Exploring new possibilities for risk management

    March 22, 2018
    6:00 PM
    7:00 PM
    Kirkwood Training & Outreach Services - North Entrance
    23 February 2018
    In today's volatile market, retirement savers face new challenges. Traditional portfolio diversification may no longer be the answer to growing your savings without the risk of losing it all. Luckily, there are new ways to manage investment risk.  Join the Collins Wealth Management Group professionals for a valuable educational seminar on this important topic, at no cost and no obligation.  Learn More
  • Easter Eggs

    Easter Egg Hunt

    March 31, 2018
    1:30 PM
    2:30 PM
    Peg Pierce Park
    26 February 2018
    Children age 0 to 12 are invited to join the Collins Community Credit Union Marion team for their annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 31 at 1:30 p.m. at the Peg Pierce Softball Diamonds in Marion. Learn More
  • Collins Community CU 78th Annual Membership Meeting

    78th Annual Membership Meeting

    April 15, 2018
    4:00 PM
    5:00 PM
    National Czech & Slovak Museum
    20 February 2018
    Join us for the 78th annual membership meeting on Sunday, April 15 at 4:00 p.m. at the National Czech & Slovak Museum in Cedar Rapids. The meeting will begin at 4:00 p.m. to vote for the volunteer Board of Directors, and enjoy cash prizes and free museum admission.  Learn More
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