John Kennedy, Corporate Communications
Delta Community Announces 2023 Philanthropic Fund Grant Recipients
Credit Union Marks 10th Anniversary of Philanthropic Fund With Awards of $150,000 to 20 Metro Atlanta Nonprofits
ATLANTA (Dec. 1, 2022) – Delta Community Credit Union (www.DeltaCommunityCU.com), Georgia's largest credit union with more than $9.1 billion in assets, announces the 2023 recipients of the annual grants from its Philanthropic Fund, marking the 10th anniversary of the program, which has now awarded more than $1 million in grants to approximately 200 nonprofit organizations since 2014.
“For the past 10 years we have been proud to invest in worthwhile nonprofit organizations in metro Atlanta that focus on financial education; science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) education; and health and human services,” said Delta Community CEO Hank Halter. “We view these grants as part of our corporate responsibility to support such worthwhile organizations as they enhance the quality of life and opportunities available in the communities we are privileged to serve.”
Throughout the coming year, the Philanthropic Fund will invest $150,000 in 20 organizations as follows:
Individual grants of $10,000 will be awarded to:
- Communities In Schools of Atlanta
- Sunshine on a Ranney Day
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta
- Midwest Food Bank Georgia
- Food Well Alliance
- Kids' Doc on Wheels, Inc.
- Breakthrough Atlanta
Individual grants of $7,500 will be awarded to:
- Women in Technology (WIT)
- Youth Empowerment Success Services
- Four Corners Group, Inc.
- Frazer Center
- Start:ME Accelerator
- Great Prospects Inc.
Individual grants of $5,000 will be awarded to:
- Atlanta Community Food Bank
- Bearings Bike Works
- Revved Up Kids, Inc.
- VOX Teen Communications (also known as VOX ATL)
- Mental Fitness 21st Century Learning
- Ser Familia, Inc.
- Everybody Wins! Atlanta
These Philanthropic Fund grants are decided by a committee of Delta Community employees from different functional areas who serve for one year. The committee reviews applications and makes awards based on the amount requested; the proposed use of the funds; and alignment between the receiving organization’s mission and the Credit Union’s formal community investment strategy.
The application period for 2024 grants will open July 1, 2023. More information is available on the Credit Union’s Community Program page.
About Delta Community Credit Union
Delta Community Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative with a mission of providing better service and value on the products consumers use to manage household expenses and save for the future. Founded in 1940, Delta Community is Georgia’s largest credit union with more than 475,000 members, 29 metro Atlanta branches and three out-of-state branch locations. It welcomes anyone living or working in metro Atlanta as well as employees of more than 130 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