About

Mission

The Northwest Federal Credit Union Foundation empowers youth to achieve their goals by helping them learn and celebrate life and supporting their health and well-being. 

Vision

To be recognized as a leader in the community for helping youth to flourish. 

Values

The Northwest Federal Credit Union Foundation is driven by these values:

  • Community
  • Teamwork
  • Helping youth
  • Supporting education
  • Strengthening communities
  • Helping families succeed
  • Sharing the Northwest Federal Credit Union's expertise and resources
  • Supporting the whole child, in mind, body, and spirit.

Affiliates and Partners

The Foundation supports and works with local and national organizations and charities. Check out our complete list of Affiliates and Partners.


 

Our Story

The Foundation supports and works with national and local organizations and charities. Click to see our full list of Affiliate Organizations.

2016

  • The Washington Business Journal Corporate Philanthropy Award
  • The Virginia State Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility 3rd Place Award
  • The Washington Journal Corporate Philanthropy by Volunteer Hours Award

2015

  • The Washington Journal Corporate Philanthropy by Volunteer Hours Award
  • The Virginia State Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility 3rd Place Award

2014

  • Foundation for Applied Technical Education, Inc., Business Partner Recognition for Herndon High School Entrepreneurship Project Partnership
  • The Virginia State Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility 2nd Place Award

2013

  • Foundation For Applied Technical Education, Inc., Business Partner Recognition for Herndon High School Entrepreneurship Project Partnership
  • The Virginia State Louise Herring Philosophy in Action 1st Place Award
  • The Virginia State Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility 2nd Place Award
  • The Virginia State Desjardins Youth Financial Education 3rd Place Award

2012

  • CUNA National Desjardins Youth Financial Education 2nd Place Award
  • The Virginia State Desjardins Youth Financial Education 1st Place Award
  • The Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility 1st Place Award
  • The Louise Herring Award for Philosophy in Action Award 2nd Place Award
  • Foundation For Applied Technical Education, Inc., Business Partner Recognition for Herndon High School Entrepreneurship Project Partnership
  • 2012 Mentors Make a Difference Award
  • ViennaTysons Chamber of Commerce Youth and Education Luncheon Best Financial Service
  • ViennaTysons Chamber of Commerce Youth and Education Luncheon Best Financial Product
  • ViennaTysons Chamber of Commerce Youth and Education Luncheon Best Overall Financial Institution

2011

  • Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Honorable Mention
  • Desjardins Youth Financial Education Honorable Mention
  • Foundation For Applied Technical Education, Inc., Business Partner Recognition for Herndon High School Entrepreneurship Project Partnership
  • Herndon High School Appreciation Award
  • Shannon Tackett: National Youth Involvement Board Outstanding Volunteer of the Year
  • Laura Dawson: National Youth Involvement Board Annual Conference Regional Scholarship
  • Virginia Credit Union League Education Partner of the Year with Lisa Savaglio
  • Virginia Credit Union League Visionary Award

2010

  • 2010 Mentors Make a Difference Award
  • The Louise Herring Award for Philosophy in Action 3rd Place Award
  • Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Honorable Mention
  • Desjardins Youth Financial Education Honorable Mention
  • Virginia Credit Union League Education Partner of the Year with Tessie Wilson
  • Fairfax County Public Schools Partner of the Year finalist
  • Linda Rogus: National Youth Involvement Board Certificate of Achievement
  • Laura Dawson: Herndon Optimist Club Partners in Education
  • Laura Dawson: National Youth Involvement Board Certificate of Achievement
  • Shannon Tackett: National Youth Involvement Board Certificate of Achievement

2009

  • Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility 2nd Place Award
  • The Louise Herring Award for Philosophy in Action 3rd Place Award
  • Desjardins Youth Financial Education Honorable Mention
  • Virginia Credit Union League Visionary Award
  • Linda Rogus: Virginia Credit Union League Financial Education Advocate of the Year
  • Linda Rogus: National Youth Involvement Board Certificate of Achievement
  • Laura Dawson: National Youth Involvement Board Certificate of Achievement
  • Shannon Tackett: National Youth Involvement Board CUDE Scholarship
  • Shannon Tackett: National Youth Involvement Board Certificate of Achievement

2008

  • Fairfax County Public Schools Career Connections Award
  • The Louise Herring Award for Philosophy in Action 1st Place Award
  • Desjardins Youth Financial Education 3rd Place Award
  • Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility 3rd Place Award

2007

  • Desjardins Youth Financial Education Honorable Mention
  • Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce Best Event of 2007 Award

2006

  • Barbara d’Andrade: Herndon Optimist Club Volunteer of the Year

Our corporate sponsors are an important part of our mission. The ongoing support from these generous sponsors helps us expand our reach into our communities. Click here to learn more about our sponsors.

Making a Difference in our Community 

As the charitable arm of Northwest Federal Credit Union, the NWFCU Foundation is a community leader dedicated to making a real difference in the lives of children and families through its various programs. The NWFCU Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charity, promotes and manages Northwest Federal Credit Union’s charitable activities and initiatives which reflect the interest of our membership and the local community – extending beyond the service and savings of the credit union to focus on scholarships, mentoring and youth outreach programs. 

Since our inception: 

Coordinated food, toy, clothing and school supply drives to assist local families in need by collecting items and raising over $50,000. 
Volunteered over 5,000 hours of time mentoring elementary school students. 
Delivered over 2,500 meals through the Meals on Wheels program. 
Gave to multiple communities in Northern Virginia on #givingtuesday and throughout the year. 

Milestones 

2004 

  • Incorporated to promote and manage NWFCU’s philanthropic activities 
  • Formed partnership with Dranesville Elementary School, Herndon, VA 

2005 

  • Became a proud sponsor of the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run 
  • Began awarding scholarships through the Ben DeFelice Scholarship Program 
  • Donated first disaster relief grant to the National Credit Union Foundation Disaster Relief Fund in response to Hurricane Katrina 

2006 

  • Received 501(c)(3) designation from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS award letter is dated June 21, 2006) 

2007 

  • Began administering the Central Intelligence Retirees Association Scholarship Program (CIRA) 

2008 

  • Became a Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) designated charity 
  • Formed partnership with Louise Archer Elementary School, Vienna, VA 
  • Formed partnership with Rachel Carson Middle School, Herndon, VA 

2009 

  • Formed partnership with Herndon High School, Herndon, VA 
  • Held the first Night of Magic for critically ill children 

2010 

  • Organized a Planning for College Seminar for PTA parents at Louise Archer Elementary School in partnership with NW Financial, LLC 
  • Began accepting online donations via credit card through Network for Good 

2011 

  • Reality Store Budget Simulations workshops presented to Fairfax County students at Herndon High School, Centerville High School, Chantilly High School and Mountain View High School 

2012 

  • Donated more than $150,000 to Children’s Miracle Network 

2013

  • Donated over $10,000 in disaster relief to Doctors Without Borders USA/Mèdecins Sans Frontiéres in response to Typhoon Haiyan 

2014

  • Celebrated 10 years of community service and outreach 

2015

  • Hosted the first Neon Night Glow Run
  • Joined the international #givingtuesday movement supporting our community partners 

2016 

  • Formed a Need Base Scholarship Program 
  • Held Inaugural Drive for the Driven Golf Tournament 

2017 

  • Granted 2 community scholarship awards to Northern Virginia Community Colleges