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Arsenal Community Impact Fund & Community Donation Requests

Arsenal Community Impact Fund

Helping the organizations that help our communities
  • About & Apply

    About & Apply

    In an ongoing demonstration of the credit union philosophy of “people helping people,” we support charitable organizations in the communities where our members live and work.

    Each year, Arsenal awards money from our Community Impact Fund in the form of grants to deserving organizations.

    Grant applications received will be reviewed by a committee consisting of credit union employees who are examples of the credit union philosophy.

    Applications will be evaluated on:

    • Clearly stated, realistic, measurable objectives and goals
    • A well-defined project description
    • A realistic and clear time schedule
    • A measurable evaluation plan directly related to goals and objectives
    • Complete, itemized and correctly totaled budget detail
    • Adherence to all grant application requirements
    • Overall community impact
    • Need and collaboration efforts

    Meet our 2022 Grant Recipients

    Meet our 2021 Grant Recipients

    Meet Our 2020 Grant Recipients

    We are not currently accepting applications for our Community Impact Fund.

  • Community Donation Requests

    If you would like to request smaller financial support, sponsorship, promo items, door prizes, employee volunteers or other donations for your organization, please fill out the form below. If you would like additional financial support, please apply for our Arsenal Community Impact Fund Grant.

    Request a smaller donation

    Arsenal believes in supporting the organizations that are making an impact in our communities. Some of the organizations we have supported in the past include:

    Brenden’s Friday Backpacks

    Arsenal holds regular food drives and donates money to this organization that sends kids in need home from school with easy-to-prepare food.

    Visit Their Website

    Arnold Food Pantry

    Arsenal teamed up with three other credit unions to help donate the funds for this food pantry to purchase a new walk-in freezer.

    Visit Their Website

    Belleville Area Humane Society

    Arsenal holds an annual pet supply drive at our branches. Employees also spend time walking and caring for animals at Belleville Area Humane Society and other shelters.

    Visit Their Website

  • Eligibility

    Summary of Arsenal Credit Union’s Social Responsibility Policy

    Arsenal may make charitable contributions or donate funds to:

    • An organization that is tax-exempt under 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code, provided that the organization conducts activities in a community that’s in the credit union’s field of membership.
    • A worthy cause or activity that is not part of or sponsored by a 501(c)3 organization, provided the organization performs activities based in the credit union’s field of membership.

    Those who are not eligible to receive donations/contributions include: political or partisan organizations, for-profit organizations, religious groups, ethnic groups, labor groups and fraternal groups. Individuals seeking funds for personal endeavors such as trips, beauty pageants, sports programs, walk-a-thons, etc. are also not eligible.