These designations are helpful programs demonstrating a commitment to serving low-income and economically distressed communities.
CU Designations are programs demonstrating a commitment to serving low-income and economically distressed communities. Designations are given to specialized organizations, like Credit Unions, that provide financial services in low-income communities and to people who have little to no access to financing or financial education.
Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Certification is a designation given by the CDFI Fund to specialized organizations that provide financial services in low-income communities and to people who lack access to financing.
CDFI-designated credit unions and organizations on the path to obtaining the designation regularly connect at GoWest virtual roundtables. For more information, please contact Nayab Abbasi.Learn More
Low-Income Designation is available for credit unions whose membership meets certain low-income thresholds based on data available from the U.S. Census Bureau. The GoWest Association’s Regulatory Affairs team is available to help consult credit unions on obtaining this designation. For more information, please contact John Trull.Learn More
The Juntos Avanzamos designation, offered through Inclusiv, is available to credit unions that demonstrate a commitment to serving and empowering Hispanic consumers. For more information on obtaining this designation, please contact Carmen Vigil.Learn More
GoWest Juntos Avanzamos Designated Credit Unions:
- Embold CU – Oregon
- Clarity CU – Idaho
- Community Choice CU – Colorado
- Express CU – Washington
- Fitzsimons CU – Colorado
- Harrison FCU – Colorado
- Idaho Central CU – Idaho
- MariSol FCU – Arizona
- NW Plus CU – Washington
- Partner Colorado CU – Colorado
- Point West CU – Oregon
- Seattle CU – Washington
- Unitus Community CU – Oregon
- Vantage West CU – Arizona
- Wauna CU – Oregon
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Juntos Avanzamos is a financially inclusive initiative that aims to establish a strong network of credit unions that are committed to serving and meeting the needs of the Hispanic community.
CapEd has shown its commitment to serve its Hispanic community through the adoption of inclusive policies and procedures.
The Astoria-based TLC, a Division of Fibre Federal Credit Union, recently revealed the entire mural to the public.