Community Outreach

To Support and enhance the communities we serve

American Eagle Federal Credit Union is committed to improving the quality of life for the residents we serve in Hartford, Middlesex, and Tolland counties. We will dedicate money, in-kind support, and volunteer resources that enhance and support these communities by targeting contributions and volunteer resources to organizations, programs, and causes in three general categories:

  • Education and Youth (emphasis on literacy and personal finance)
  • Basic Human Needs (emphasis on food, clothing, and shelter)
  • Community Development

American Eagle Federal Credit Union Fund

American Eagle Federal Credit Union has established a Donor-Advised Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving to foster the Credit Union’s renewed support for charitable giving and community outreach.

The fund serves as American Eagle Federal Credit Union’s primary source of charitable giving and provides opportunities for the Credit Union, its members, and strategic partners to give back to the community in the form of financial support to charities in the Greater Hartford area. Recipients of grants from the American Eagle Federal Credit Union Fund will generally fall into one of the three key areas described above.

The American Eagle Federal Credit Union Fund enables the Credit Union to be actively involved with and charitable giving, while maximizing the expertise and experience of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. This partnership positions the Credit Union to fulfill its ongoing commitment to community outreach and development.

The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving is the community foundation for the 29-town Greater Hartford region, dedicated to improving the quality of life for area residents since 1925. It is one of the largest community foundations in the United States. For more information call 860.548.1888.

Requests for Charitable grants and volunteers

The American Eagle Federal Credit Union Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving may make charitable contributions to nonprofit recipients that are located in or conduct activities in a community in which the Credit Union has a place of business that are tax exempt organizations as defined by Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Written verification of the organizations 501(c)(3) status is required. The requesting organization shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, or veteran status in its employment, policies or in the services it provides. If all criteria are met, then a decision to approve or deny the request will be made according to policy guidelines.

American Eagle Federal Credit Union does not provide financial or volunteer support to: religious organizations for direct religious activities; political campaigns, lobbyists, individuals, fraternal organizations; activities outside community charter; and projects not aligned with the mission, vision, or values of the Credit Union or are inconsistent with guidelines and criteria established by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.

Charitable grants and volunteer requests must be submitted in writing by mail or e-mail to:

Susan Waide, Community Relations Liaison
American Eagle Federal Credit Union
417 Main Street
East Hartford, CT 06118
susan.w@aefcu.com

Become a charitable donor to the fund

We welcome your tax-deductible donation to the American Eagle Federal Credit Union Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. There are several convenient methods of giving.

  1. Click on the Donate Now button and use your credit card to make a contribution.
  2. Complete a Donor Form and mail it with your check or return it to any AEFCU branch.
  3. Include the Fund in your Will or estate planning. Contact us to arrange a consultation.
  4. Sponsor an upcoming event. Contact us for event details.

    

On the donation page, select Specific Fund and type American Eagle Federal Credit Union Fund.

2013 Charitable Grants

American Eagle FCU Fund at Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
Grants are awarded to community organizations in Hartford, Middlesex, and Tolland counties from the American Eagle Federal Credit Union Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.

2013 Employee Volunteerism 

Credit Union employees have volunteered their time and talents to support the following community organizations in Hartford, Middlesex, and Tolland counties.   

  • Career Lunch & Learn, Pathways to Technology High School, Windsor
  • Connecticut Radio Information Service(CRIS), Windsor
  • Enfield Food Shelf, Enfield
  • Financial Education, Conard High School Reach Program, West Hartford  
  • Financial Reality Fair, Central Connecticut State University, New Britian
  • Foodshare, Bloomfield
  • Junior Achievement Day, Assumption School, Manchester
  • Literacy Volunteers of America of Northern Connecticut's 9th Annual Scrabble Challenge, East Hartford
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), Middletown

2013 Charity fundraising events

Members and non-members are invited to participate in any and all of the Credit Union's charity fundraising events. Look for details in the News & Annoucements section of the web site as we get closer to each event date.