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DirectGiving Program

Our DirectGiving program demonstrates our commitment to making a positive difference in the communities we serve by integrating our community engagement efforts into our every day business and leveraging our strengths and resources to make the greatest impact.

DirectGiving is compromised of three areas of focus, Philanthropy, Volunteerism, and Financial Literacy, each of which allow us to give back to the community in a meaningful way. 

Philanthropy

 

In the last five years, Direct Federal has donated almost $500,000 to worthy causes in Norfolk and Middlesex County. We are committed to supporting organizations within the following major categories: education, health, and hunger relief. We also welcome the opportunity to assist organizations in areas that we have a high membership base and/or a business partnership. Philanthropic donations are made to organizations that the IRS has granted 501c3 status. Our philanthropic efforts include monetary donations, event sponsorships, and scholarships.

Volunteerism

 

Direct Federal is a community-chartered credit union and at the core of our institution is our commitment our community. We believe our purpose is greater than offering great rates, easy access, and remarkable member service. And it's just as important to our employees. We identify, find, and promote opportunities for our employees to give back to the community. and offer our employees up to twenty-four hours of paid time off that they can use to volunteer in the community. 61% of our employees have volunteered this year and will reach 500 hours of volunteer time by the end of the year. We empower our team members to volunteer and give back in their community by celebrating volunteerism and promoting involvement on boards and committees of local organizations.

Financial Education

 

At Direct Federal, we firmly believe in providing our members and community with the resources and educational seminars to feel empowered to meet their financial goals. We offer free financial education tools through our online personal financial education center, DirectLIFE. We sponsor financial education programs in 5 schools within Norfolk and Middlesex County. These schools received 479 hours of in classroom learning during the 2018-2019 school year. Click here to review the impact Direct had on area schools this year. We also hold seminars for employees at area businesses. With topics ranging from "Understanding your Credit" to "How to Build a Budget" to "Which Savings Account is Right for You" we believe in empowering employers to contribute to the financial wellness of their employees.

 

If you know of an organization that would benefit from our DirectGiving program, please click here to review the program requirements and access our application. If you have any questions, please reach out to our Director of Community Relations, Dave Walsh. 

American Legion
Anna's Pals
Berkshire Healthcare
Beth Israel Deaconess Needham
Bizarbots Robotics
Brian Lawler Educational Fund
Briarwood Rehabilitation
Charles River YMCA
City of Newton Veteran Affairs
Coalition for Homeless
Cohasset Jr-Senior High School
Credit Union Kids at Heart
Dedham Food Pantry
Dedham High School
Dedham Library
DedhamVeterans Council
Franklin High School
Groton-Dunstable Regional High School
Justice Resource Institute
League School of Greater Boston
Medfield TV 
Natick Veterans Relief Fund
National Credit Union Fund
Needham Community Council
Needham Community Farm
Needham Educational Fund
Needham Fire Department
Needham High School Baseball
Needham History Center
Needham Mobile Market
Needham Police Department
Needham Traveling Meals
Needham Woman's Club
Newton Food Pantry
Newton North High School
Newton South High School
North Read High School
Norwood Military Family Support
Pioneer Charter School of Science
Ripples of Hope
Schneider Electric
St. Edward Education Fund
Stephen D. Jones Charity Golf 
The Price Center
Three Squares Ride for Food
United Electronic Industries
VNA Hospice Care
Waltham Boys & Girls Club
Watertown High School
Watertown Veteran Affairs