First Tech Federal Credit Union Reinforces Philanthropic Commitment, Contributing $3.6M to Nonprofits in 2023

First Tech Federal Credit Union, based in Hillsboro, Oregon, recently announced that in honor of Giving Tuesday, it contributed over $3.6 million to 137 nonprofit organizations across CaliforniaOregon, and Washington in 2023.

Through collective efforts by First Tech’s dedicated members, employees, and community, the annual grant includes $2.23 million in direct charitable giving and $1.5 million in fundraising for Credit Unions for Kids.

Throughout the year, First Tech’s Community Engagement programs support organizations that provide critical resources and greater access to education and fundamental needs to ensure children and their families have the tools they need to learn, be healthy, and succeed. Beyond First Tech’s charitable funding, employees are committed to contributing to community engagement efforts with 93% participation — exceeding 20,000 volunteer hours and contributing more than $380,000 in 2023.

“Every year, I’m amazed and moved by the extraordinary work our employees, members, and nonprofit partners do to support our communities, and this year was no different,” said First Tech Federal Credit Union President and CEO Greg Mitchell. “None of this would be possible without our incredible members who choose First Tech as their trusted financial institution. Together, we’re living the credit union difference of people helping people and are making meaningful change by ensuring children and families have the resources they need to thrive.”

To wrap up First Tech’s annual charitable giving, the Season of Giving campaign will distribute $55,000 to organizations within its funding focus areas. Employees, members, and the broader community are encouraged to nominate a cause within First Tech’s focus areas and volunteer.

Community Partner Spotlight

With a strong commitment to equity and innovation, First Tech values organizations that address disparities in community access to food, shelter, and healthcare. The credit union’s grant partner, Mary’s Place, exemplifies the effort to ensure no child sleeps outside by centering equity and opportunity for women and families. First Tech began supporting the Seattle-based organization through its Popsicle Place program, which provides shelter and wraparound services for medically fragile children and their families, many of whom are recovering from chemo, dialysis, and other treatments in King County, Washington. The partnership has expanded over the last five years to aid Mary’s Place’s foundational shelter services via $69,000 in grant funding alongside employee volunteerism and matching programs.

“We are so grateful to First Tech for their love and compassion for families and children experiencing homelessness in our community,” said Dominique Alex, Interim CEO at Mary’s Place. “Their financial support keeps our doors open to meet growing needs through experienced staff and resources to help families return to housing quickly. The amazing First Tech volunteers bring hope and joy, ensuring our families know they are not forgotten. Thank you!”

Posted in Oregon, Regional Member News, Washington.