We serve the following fields of membership:

  • Employees and their family/household members* of these Company Partners
  • Members and their family/household members* of these Community Partner Organizations
  • Employees, retirees, and family/household members* of these U.S. government agencies:
    • Personnel assigned or detailed to the Agency
    • National Reconnaissance Office
    • Office of the Director of National Intelligence
    • National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency at Building 213
    • Personnel assigned or detailed to the Department of Homeland Security

You may be able to join Northwest Federal by joining one of our Community Partner organizations. When completing your online Northwest Federal membership application, simply select the Community Partner organization you wish to join when prompted.

It’s easy to open your account. Join today!

Documents needed to join:

  • $1 to open a Primary Savings account, makes you a Member
  • A valid government issued photo ID, such as a Driver's License
  • U.S. Social Security Number
  • Previous home address (if you have lived at your current address for less than two years)

Opening a Youth Club Account? Complete and return this application.

We offer a comprehensive suite of products and services to help your business grow.

For personal assistance and to learn how Northwest Federal can benefit your small business, contact our Business Services representatives: 703-709-8900 or 844-709-8900 (toll-free)

Questions about becoming a Member Company or Community Partner?

Please contact us today or fill out this form! We look forward to hearing from you.

Nohman Ishaq

Nohman Ishaq
Relationship Manager, Mid-Atlantic Region
703-709-8900 x4550

Michelle Sandy

Michelle Sandy
Relationship Manager
703-709-8900 x4732

Membership Eligibility

Our membership is diverse and includes employees from certain federal government agencies, hundreds of local and national businesses, and partner organizations.

Your Access to Credit Union Membership

Membership eligibility at a credit union can be very selective, which is why current members gain access to great benefits, rates and incentives. The industry phrase for eligibility is "field of membership," which  consists of a diverse range of local and national business, as well as partner organizations who are employer groups with Northwest Federal. You can check your eligibility by looking to see if your organization is an existing Company Partner or Community Partner

If your employer is not currently within our field of membership, tell us who they are. We would love to help you and other employees and volunteers join Northwest Federal.

You may also still be eligible if you are a member, employee or volunteer of one of our Community Partner Organizations. You can join many of these Community Partner organizations today as part of your Northwest Federal membership application. When completing your online Northwest Federal membership application, simply select the Community Partner organization you wish to join when prompted.

Personalized Assistance

When your organization becomes a Member Company or Community Partner served in our field of membership, you will be provided with a relationship manager to serve as your one-on-one point of contact. Your relationship manager will keep you updated on any free seminars available to your employees or members and can provide you with complimentary marketing materials and content for your publications.

Once a Member Always a Member

Regardless if you change jobs or move across the country, you don't have to give up your membership. You can continue to enjoy the benefits of belonging to Northwest Federal coast to coast and around the world with our Online and Mobile Banking, large nationwide network of ATMs and Shared Branches.

Share the Benefits of Membership With Your Family

When you become a member, your immediate family and household members* become eligible to join as well.

*Family member is defined as spouse, children, siblings, parents, and grandparents. Household member is defined as persons living in the same residence who share living expenses.