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    Delta Community Announces Annual Philanthropic Fund

    Application Period Now Open for 2018 Grant Awards

    ATLANTA (May 1, 2017) – Delta Community Credit Union (www.DeltaCommunityCU.com), Georgia’s largest credit union with more than $5 billion in assets, announces a call for grant applications for the 2018 Delta Community Philanthropic Fund. The program provides support to registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations committed to financial literacy and improving the lives of young people, including educational programs focused on science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEM/STEAM), fiscal management and youth development.

    The Philanthropic Fund will distribute a total of $100,000 throughout 2018, demonstrating the Credit Union’s commitment to invest in the communities it serves.

    "Past recipients tell us these grants help them make a meaningful difference in the lives of those in need," said Delta Community Chief Executive Officer Hank Halter. "We understand how these organizations benefit individuals and families and, ultimately, support the ongoing success of the communities where we are privileged to operate."

    Since its inception in 2013, the Delta Community Philanthropic Fund has invested more than $320,000 in 84 organizations throughout metro Atlanta. In addition to the Philanthropic Fund, Delta Community invests in local communities through school sponsorships and support of chambers of commerce, non-profit groups, industry partners and civic organizations.

    The application window is from May 1 to June 30 at 5 p.m. All applicants will receive a written response by Nov. 3, 2017. Interested organizations may visit www.DeltaCommunityCU.com/PhilanthropicFund to review grant guidelines and submit an application.

    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 350,000 members 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.