Helping our community means more than just low rates on loans and free checking

Doing good in the community and being socially responsible are both important to us. Even though we’re not a charity, our care for people goes beyond offering the typical credit union services. It applies to all people.

Community Impact Fund

In 2020, we started the Arsenal Community Impact Fund to help local organizations do what they do best — serve the communities we live in.

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awarded to over 20 nonprofit organizations.

Designed to help organizations that weren’t able to fundraise due to the pandemic.

Provided employee volunteer hours to these organizations.

Supplied organizations with other valuable resources.

March of the Pups

Every March, Arsenal makes a $10 donation to a local nonprofit that supports and takes care of our four-legged friends.

In 2024, we donated $2,000 to local pet nonprofits close to our branches, including Crestwood Animal Shelter, Second Chance Ranch, Gateway Pet Guardians and Five Acres Animal Shelter.

While this program only takes place in March, all Arsenal branches are dog-friendly throughout the year!

Financial education

Information is power. Financial education is vital for the future. Arsenal visits classrooms and provides digital-based financial education to schools in the St. Louis area.

  • Reached 8,826 students through 362 presentations the past six years.
  • With over 18 years of financial education experience, Jenny Remes is available to teach in classrooms upon request.
  • Provided 5,607 students over 18,000 hours of interactive learning in the classroom over the last six school years.

Randy D. Pratt College Scholarship

Since 1997, we’ve been helping students reach their academic goals. Each year, at our annual membership meeting, we award scholarships to students who show excellence in academics, a strong commitment to their communities and outstanding overall character.

  • $116,650 awarded to 112 students.
  • Available to graduating high school seniors planning to attend a university, trade or technical school.
  • Applications available from October through February each year.
  • Named after longest-serving board member in our history.

We don’t aim for recognition, but we’ve earned a total of 17 Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Awards for our community involvement efforts. We’ve also earned eight Alphonse Desjardins Awards for our youth financial education efforts and one for our adult education program.