ATLANTA, May 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Remaining committed to supporting the communities it serves, Delta Community Credit Union (www.DeltaCommunityCU.com), Georgia's largest credit union with more than $5 billion in assets and more than 336,000 members, invested over $680,000 in 2015 in the communities it serves. Schools, chambers of commerce, non-profit groups, industry partners and civic organizations are among many groups that benefitted from the Credit Union's charitable giving which included:
- More than $174,000 donated to Delta Community's established partner, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
- $27,500 invested in education in the form of college scholarships
- $75,000 granted to 30 non-profit organizations through the Delta Community Philanthropic Fund
"We are excited to invest in programs and organizations that improve the lives of our members and the communities Delta Community serves," said Delta Community Business & Community Development VP Jai Rogers. "We know that prepared individuals and healthy communities contribute to a greater good. When people and families thrive, our community thrives, and therefore we all thrive."
In 2016, the Delta Community Philanthropic Fund increased to $80,000, which is currently being distributed to 17 organizations committed to financial literacy and improving the lives of young people. They include educational programs focused on science, technology, engineering and math (S.T.E.M.), fiscal management and youth development.
Applications for 2017 Philanthropic Fund grants are being accepted now through June 30, 2016. For application information, or more details about the Credit Union's community involvement, services and mission, visit https://www.DeltaCommunityCU.com/Community.
About Delta Community Credit Union
Delta Community Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative with a mission of providing consumers better service and value on the deposit, loan, investment and insurance products they use to manage their household expenses and save for the future. Delta Community was founded in 1940 and has become Georgia's largest credit union with more than $5 billion in assets and 26 branch locations. The Credit Union now welcomes residents of 11 metro Atlanta counties and employees of more than 150 businesses, including Chick-fil-A, Delta Air Lines, RaceTrac and UPS. Visit www.DeltaCommunityCU.com to learn more about opening an account at Delta Community or follow the Credit Union on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DeltaCommunity and Twitter at @DeltaCommunity.
To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/delta-community-donates-more-than-680000-in-2015-300272332.html
SOURCE Delta Community Credit Union