Supporting the Communities in Which We Serve


Northwest Federal builds relationships to ensure lives and communities are transformed. This extends beyond financial products and services and encapsulates the philanthropic nature of our members.  In addition to our philanthropic arm, the NWFCU Foundation, whose mission is to serve children; Northwest Federal works with community partners who are 501c3 organizations with missions to save, nurture and preserve the arts, animals, nature and those with disabilities or lack of resources.
 

Criteria for Eligibility:
Guidelines for sponsorships and donations include:

  • Organizations are in the field of membership of the credit union or is a credit union affiliated organization
  • Organization is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization as recognized by the Internal Revenue Service or a public educational institution
  • Organization offers volunteer opportunities and promotion opportunities for the credit union and its employees
  • Organization with a budget that allows no more than 25%1  for overhead versus direct programs

Community sponsorships and donations can include:

  • Sponsorship of event, series of events, building or award for Community Partner
  • Branded merchandise for events or charity
  • Services or volunteer time
  • Monetary donation 

Exclusions:
The following types of organizations will not be eligible for sponsorships or monetary donations:

  • Political organizations or political campaigns
  • Religious organizations
  • Fraternal organizations
  • Individuals
  • Athletic groups
  • Communities outside of the U.S.
  • Organizations whose programs discriminate based on any characteristic protected by law including race/ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation and religion


Request Procedure:
Requests for sponsorship or donation should include the following information:

  • Contact name and title at the organization
  • Organization's name, street address, city, state, and zip code
  • Telephone number, e-mail address, and website address
  • IRS tax determination letter and employer identification number
  • Brief statement of the organization's mission
  • Description of use for sponsorship or donated funds
  • Total cost/budget for event

Requests must be routed to :

Northwest Federal Credit Union
ATTN: Outreach c/o Marketing Dept.
200 Spring Street
Herndon, VA 20170 

Or send an email to outreach@nwfcu.org . (When emailing sensitive information, please use secure email.) 

Effective October 1, 2017, Revised August 2018

1 Overhead expense as stated by Charity Navigator based on Form 990 for each organization