Requests for Charitable Grants and Volunteers

The American Eagle Financial 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 Financial 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:

Richard Marinelli, Community and Public Relations Manager
American Eagle Financial Credit Union
333 East River Drive, East Hartford, CT 06188
richard.m@aefcu.com

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AEFCU is continuing its popular charitable program Cash Back to the Community in 2021. Funding is generated each time its members use an American Eagle Financial Credit Union credit or debit card. At the end of each quarter, one percent of the total interchange income – the fee paid for credit and debit card transactions – is distributed to the three top qualified nonprofits as voted on by a combination of the Credit Union’s members and the public. Watch the Cash Back with IMPACT video.

“We created Cash Back to the Community to invite our members and public to play an active role in our philanthropic efforts. Little did we know then how vital these funds would be to nonprofits during the current COVID-19 pandemic. We are concentrated on making the places where we live and work better, and responding quickly during critical times,” said Dean Marchessault, President and Chief Executive Officer of American Eagle Financial Credit Union.

How are Donations Awarded?

Each quarter we will hold a nominating period followed by a voting period through our website and social media sites. At the end of each quarter, one percent of that quarter’s interchange income will be distributed equally among three qualified nonprofits and/or 501(c)(3) organizations as voted on by the Credit Union’s members and the public. In the event of a tie, American Eagle employees will vote to determine the winner. An organization can win one time. A total of 12 different nonprofit organizations will receive a donation during the year.

Nominating Guidelines

  • All previous Cash Back to the Community donation recipients are excluded from participation.
  • Organizations who receive a sponsorship, donation, or grant of $1,000 or greater, during the same calendar year, are excluded from participation.
  • Organization must be a nonprofit and/or a 501(c)(3) headquartered in Hartford, Middlesex, New Haven, or Tolland County in Connecticut or Hampden County in Massachusetts.

  • Organization must operate under best practices for governance (e.g., hold regular board meetings, provide financial oversight of the organization, etc.).

  • Board of directors and staff are representative of the racial/ethnic diversity of the region served.

  • Organization must not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, national origin, handicap, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other protected classes as required by law.

  • Results are outcomes that last, not just annual activities and one-time events.

  • Organization or cause should positively and directly impact our community versus large, national organizations.

  • At least 75% of the organization’s expenses should be spent directly on their programs.

  • AEFCU reserves the right to disqualify organizations that support topics likely to give rise to controversy or public disagreement.

Nominating Process

The organization only needs to be nominated once each quarter to be included on that quarter’s voting ballot.

  1. During the designated nominating period, go to americaneagle.org/cashbacktothecommunity
  2. Enter the organization name
  3. Enter the organization town
  4. Enter your email
  5. Click Submit
  6. Wait for the voting period to begin!

Voting Process and Guidelines

Share the voting link with friends, family, coworkers, and others and encourage them to vote.

Each person may vote one time per email address per quarter. The three organizations with the most votes will be awarded a donation.

  1. During the designated voting period, go to americaneagle.org/cashbacktothecommunity
  2. Select the button next to the organization to receive your vote
  3. Enter your email
  4. Click Submit
  5. Wait for the winners to be announced!

2021 Cash Back to the Community Schedule

Quarter Nominating Period Voting Period  Winners Announced 
 First January 25 - February 14 March 15-28 Early April
Second April 26 - May 16 June 7-20 Early July
Third July 26 - August 15  September 6-19  Early October
Fourth  October 25 - November 14  December 6-19 Early January

First Quarter Recipients 2021

American Eagle Financial Credit Union announced the recipients of $23,166 in donations from the first quarter of its participatory funding program, Cash Back to the Community. Congratulations to Silk City Chorus of Manchester, Connecticut Gold Star Families Memorial (future site in Berlin), and the Police Athletic League of Hartford. These nonprofits each received a donation of $7,772 as the top three vote recipients from members and the general public.

Silk City Chorus of Manchester has performed for audiences throughout the state and is consistently ranked as the best-performing barbershop chorus in Connecticut, as well as one of the best choruses throughout New England. “On behalf of the Manchester Connecticut Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society we extend our very special thanks to American Eagle Financial Credit Union for all they do in support of our local communities,” said its president, Scott Tibbo. “This donation comes at a vital time during the pandemic and will help fund critical aspects of our operation, including the purchase of sheet music and learning tracks, uniforms, props and staging for our performances, targeted outreach, and other volunteer efforts.” 

The Connecticut Gold Star Families Memorial Monument organization is a chapter of the Hershel Woody Williams Medal of Honor Foundation, which was created by Medal of Honor Recipient Hershel “Woody" Williams to remember those families who have lost a loved one to preserve our freedom. “The Connecticut Gold Star Families Memorial Monument organization is grateful to American Eagle for this donation and their community assistance,” said chairperson Gary Roy and honorary board member Marianne Mihalyo. “This donation will be a tremendous help in our efforts to build a memorial in Veterans Memorial Park in Berlin, which will pay tribute to all the Connecticut families whose loved one paid the ultimate sacrifice while in military service to our country.” 

The Police Athletic League (PAL) of Hartford is an organization that empowers the youth of Hartford to realize their potential and develop positive relationships with police officers through free mentoring, sports and educational and art programs. “PAL is extremely grateful for this generous donation,” said Vincenzo Marfella, programing and operations coordinator for PAL. “This funding will be used to enhance our spring and summer programing, which will allow us to provide Hartford youth with opportunities to participate in sports programs and other recreational activities not normally afforded to them, at no cost to them or their families.” 

Second Quarter Recipients 2021

American Eagle Financial Credit Union announced the recipients of $23,166 in donations from the second quarter of its participatory funding program, Cash Back to the Community. Congratulations to Around the Words, That Newfoundland Place, and Creative Living Community of Connecticut. These nonprofits each received a donation of $9,187 as the top three vote recipients from members and the general public.

Around the Worlds“It’s a tremendous honor to have been selected as one of the Cash Back to the Community Q2 donation recipients,” shared Stephen Schirra, Founder of Around the Worlds. “Our free-of-charge soccer programs have provided children a welcome and much-needed escape from lives filled with immense trial and uncertainty. Our programs afford our young beneficiaries opportunities to learn, dream, and play—while allowing us to provide a safe space for them to do so. A contribution of this magnitude will foster that learning, amplify those dreams, and restore play during a time children need it most.”

That Newfoundland Place “Winning American Eagle’s Cash Back to the Community program is beyond exciting,” shared Catherine Derench, President of That Newfoundland Place. “Throughout the pandemic we been following our normal protocols of rescuing, vetting, rehabbing and placing dogs—and this generous donation will help us continue to provide these important services for our local community. We are grateful to American Eagle Financial Credit Union for their opportunity, kindness, and generosity.”

Creative Living Community of Connecticut“This generous donation from American Eagle will enable Creative Living Community of Connecticut (CLCC) to expand our highly successful Greenhouse and Farming Vocational Program on our 10-acre farm in Coventry,” said Patrick Byrne, Executive Director of Community Living Community of Connecticut. “Our program provides training, educational opportunities, and engaging horticultural experiences for adults with Autism and intellectual or developmental disabilities. These funds will be used to grow and maximize our growing space in order to employ more adults with developmental disabilities and further serve our community.”

Third Quarter Recipients 2021

American Eagle Financial Credit Union announced the recipients of $25,842 in donations from the third quarter of its participatory funding program, Cash Back to the Community. Congratulations to Southington Girls Softball League, Our Piece of the Pie, and Asnuntuck Community College Food Pantry. These nonprofits each received a donation of $8,614 as the top three vote recipients from members and the general public.

“One of the few things that compares to the excitement of announcing our Cash Back to the Community winners throughout the year is witnessing how this program is helping local organizations grow and continue their important work in our service area,” said Dean Marchessault, President & CEO of American Eagle Financial Credit Union. “Congratulations to our winners, both past and present, and thank you to all those who were nominated and voted. We hope you’ll stay involved, as our last round of the year will commence in the coming weeks.”

Southington Girls Softball League - "We are very appreciative of American Eagle Financial Credit Union for this donation,” said Mike Konopka, President of the Southington Girls Softball League. “This money will go a long way to help us make improvements to our fields and continue our mission of inclusivity. A portion of this donation will be made available to families who can't afford the league entry, as we never turn away a player for financial reasons. We are also looking to expand our free off-season programs, and this generous donation will help fund that growth."

Our Piece of the Pie, Inc. - “We’re very thankful for American Eagle Financial Credit Union’s support, which will allow us to better assist our youth in navigating life’s challenges, while helping them explore and prepare for their future education and career paths,” said Hector Rivera, President and CEO of OPP. “This donation will provide our youth more opportunities to develop themselves, while also contributing to their community—a win for us all.” 

Asnuntuck Community College Food Pantry“ - Asnuntuck Community College is honored to have our food pantry selected for American Eagle Financial Credit Union’s Cash Back to the Community program,” said Dr. Michelle Coach, CEO of Asnuntuck Community College. “Food insecurity has been a struggle for many of our students, and it was exacerbated by the pandemic.  This donation will make an immense difference in a significant number of our students’ lives—and they are our community.”

What is Cash Back to the Community?

American Eagle Financial Credit Union introduced a participatory funding program, Cash Back to the Community, to significantly increase our philanthropic giving during 2020. The Credit Union is committed to donating one percent of our total credit and debit card interchange income (the fee paid for credit and debit card transactions). Funding for the program is generated each time our members use their American Eagle Financial Credit Union credit or debit card. The more you spend, the more we give!

“We created Cash Back to the Community to invite our members and public to play an active role in our philanthropic efforts. Little did we know then how vital these funds would be to nonprofits during the current COVID-19 pandemic. We are concentrated on making the places where we live and work better, and responding quickly during critical times,” said Dean Marchessault, President and Chief Executive Officer of American Eagle Financial Credit Union.

How are Donations Awarded?

Each quarter we will hold a nominating period followed by a voting period through our website and social media sites. At the end of each quarter, one percent of that quarter’s interchange income will be distributed equally among three qualified nonprofits and/or 501(c)(3) organizations as voted on by the Credit Union’s members and the public. In the event of a tie, American Eagle employees will vote to determine the winner. An organization can win one time. A total of 12 different nonprofit organizations will receive a donation. Thus far in 2020, Cash Back to the Community donations total $40,266.

How to Nominate and Organization

The following are guidelines to nominate an organization:

  • Organization must be a nonprofit and/or a 501(c)(3) headquartered in Hartford, Middlesex, New Haven, or Tolland County in Connecticut or Hampden County in Massachusetts.

  • Organization must operate under best practices for governance (e.g., hold regular board meetings, provide financial oversight of the organization, etc.)

  • Board of directors and staff are representative of the racial/ethnic diversity of the region served.

  • Organization must not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, national origin, handicap, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other protected classes as required by law.

  • Results are outcomes that last, not just annual activities and one-time events.

  • Organization or cause should positively and directly impact our community versus large, national organizations.

  • At least 75% of the organization’s expenses should be spent directly on their programs.

  • Organization cannot be a previous recipient of a Cash Back to the Community donation.

  • AEFCU reserves the right to disqualify organizations that support topics likely to give rise to controversy or public disagreement.

Nominate a worthy organization during the designated nominating periods. The organization only needs to be nominated once each quarter to be included on that quarter’s voting ballot.

  1. Go to americaneagle.org/cashbacktothecommunity
  2. Enter the organization name
  3. Enter the organization town
  4. Enter your email
  5. Click Submit
  6. Wait for the voting period to begin!

How to Vote for an Organization

Vote for your favorite organization during the designated voting periods. Share the voting link with friends, family, coworkers, and others and encourage them to vote. Each person may vote one time per email address per quarter. The three organizations with the most votes will be awarded a donation.

  1. Go to americaneagle.org/cashbacktothecommunity
  2. Enter your email
  3. Select the button next to the organization to receive your vote
  4. Click Submit
  5. Wait for the winners to be announced!
     

2020 Donation Recipients

American Eagle donated a total of $86,425 to 12 nonprofit organizations through Cash Back to the Community.

First Quarter

For the quarter ending March 31, 2020, American Eagle Financial Credit Union donated $20,541, divided equally among the top three vote recipients in the amount of $6,847. We received 159 nominations and 1,410 votes from members and the general public. Congratulations to Friends of Feeney, Inc., Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington, and Furry Animals Being Saved Rescue.

Friends of Feeney, Inc. West Hartford-based Friends of Feeney, Inc. was recognized for their work focused on supporting local children and families who need assistance after experiencing heartbreak and/or tragedy.  “As a grassroots group that started in 2016 and then formally becoming a nonprofit 501c3 in 2019, all of our funds have come from person to person contact fundraising. Being awarded this donation from American Eagle Financial Credit Union will allow us to reach and support so many more of our community's children and families during a time when the need to help each other is so great,” said Eric Feeney, founder of Friends of Feeney. “This generous donation will allow us to set up an ‘emergency request for support’ system designed to quickly reach as many friends of our community as possible.”

Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington “I was exciting to hear from the American Eagle Financial Credit Union that we were a Cash Back to the Community award recipient,” said Joanne Kelleher, director of the Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington an organization dedicated to the growth, development and academic success of young children in town. “This donation will give us the financial flexibility to help parents and childcare providers through the Covid-19 crisis in ways we weren't previously considering. We are concerned about both the short-term issues of health risks, increased domestic violence, food insecurity, distance learning and the financial stability of the childcare industry, but also the long-term impacts this traumatic situation may cause to the brain development and future education of our youngest children.”

Furry Animals Being Saved Rescue, Inc. “American Eagle’s Cash Back to the Community Award will support the mission FABS Rescue set out to achieve: to save animals from suffering and give them the love, care and medical treatment they need to live happy, healthy lives,” said Fabrizia Dimaio, founder of Furry Animals Being Saved Rescue, Inc. based in Tolland. “This generous donation will allow us to continue our efforts to not only care for the pets currently in our rescue, but also enables us to rescue even more animals at risk of abandonment or euthanasia.”

Second Quarter

For the quarter ending June 30, 2020, American Eagle Financial Credit Union donated $19,725, divided equally among the top three vote recipients in the amount of $6,575. We received 242 nominations and 4,447 votes from members and the general public. Congratulations to Seniors Job Bank of Greater Hartford in West Hartford, Quinnipiac University Dance Marathon program in Hamden, and Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford in Hartford.

Seniors Job Bank of Greater Hartford is a nonprofit organization created in 1974, dedicated to helping people over the age of 50 find part-time work in the West Hartford community and surrounding towns. The organization connects jobseekers with part-time job opportunities in businesses, municipalities, and nonprofits as well as per diem work with individuals. "American Eagle's donation is especially welcome now, as the COVID-19 virus crisis has made fundraising even more challenging than it usually is. The money will help us continue to connect folks over 50 seeking work with businesses and households that have work to be done," said Bernie Weiss, president, Seniors Job Bank of Greater Hartford.

Quinnipiac University Dance Marathon (QTHON) benefits the Children’s Miracle Network and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Students involved in a campus' dance marathon organization spend a year gaining leadership, teamwork, and nonprofit business experience while raising funds and awareness for their local Children's Miracle Network Hospital. The year culminates with an 8-40-hour event (the dance marathon) on each campus where students get to meet patient families treated at their local hospital, participate in games and dancing, enjoy entertainment, and reveal their annual fundraising total.  “This donation means more to our QTHON family than words can describe. Our fight for the kids never stops and we appreciate American Eagle’s support. These funds will be used to provide life-saving care to children, supply the newest technology for the hospital, and enhance the patient and family experience,” said Hannah Baker, executive director, QTHON 2021.

Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford (LVGH), a private non-profit organization, has provided adult literacy services to the Greater Hartford community since 1972. Serving 20 towns, its cutting edge, student-centered, technology enriched programs teach nearly 900 adults each year the reading and writing, English proficiency, math, high school completion, citizenship, and job readiness skills they need to succeed. LVGH students are age 18 and over. About two-thirds take classes in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program, representing over 80 countries around the world. The other third are native English speakers who generally read and write at or below a sixth-grade reading level. “Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford is incredibly fortunate to receive this donation from the Cash Back to the Community program. We recently moved our literacy classes and career services to an online format to give our students the opportunity to learn and grow in the safety of their homes. This funding will allow us to continue the transition to online learning and to help our students achieve their literacy and life goals,” said Stephen Morris assistant director, Operations, Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford.

Watch Second Quarter Winners Video

Third Quarter

For the quarter ending September 30, 2020, American Eagle Financial Credit Union donated $22,077, divided equally among the top three vote recipients in the amount of $7,359. We received 158 nominations and 3,418 votes from members and the general public. Congratulations to Enfield Community Cat Project, TLC Foundation, Inc. in Manchester, and Roaring Brook Nature Center in Canton.

Enfield Community Cat Project works with the town to rescue homeless and abandoned cats. The organization seeks to provide veterinary treatment to sick or injured cats as well as foster homes while seeking a permanent home. The Enfield Community Cat Project also promotes spay and neutering of cats in order to reduce over population, suffering, and disease. "This is a huge win for Enfield Community Cat Project by being chosen for this community award. Our plans for this amazing donation are to help us cover the many expenses we are still facing because of COVID. We have literally been drowning in vet bills so this is a huge relief to our rescue and will give us an opportunity to save more lives,” said Dawn Struck, President & Founder of Enfield Community Cat Project.

TLC Foundation, Inc. in Manchester is a transitional living center which offers a safe, structured family-like environment to Manchester school children who are victims of abuse, neglect family disruption, parent-child conflict or lack of a suitable home environment beyond their control. TLC offers the chance for school aged boys and girls to continue in Manchester Schools and live in a family-like environment. “On behalf of the TLC Foundation, I want to express appreciation to the Community Involvement Fund of American Eagle Financial Credit Union. During these unprecedented times of COVID-19, the monies from the Community Involvement fund will assist with staffing, the purchase of PPE and recreational activities,” said Liama B. Holmes, Executive Director of the TLC Foundation.

Roaring Brook Nature Center in Canton seeks to increase awareness, appreciation and knowledge of the natural world, and the interrelationships that exist between people and the changing environment.  The center maintains five miles of trails on the adjacent state-owned Werner’s Woods property. This refuge is home to a variety of native wildlife species. Outdoor gardens provide opportunities for visitors to view wildflowers, birds and butterflies in season. Seasonal nature walks for all ages are offered throughout the year. “Roaring Brook Nature Center is most appreciative for the generous donation from American Eagle Financial Credit Union. The AEFCU gift will help us to keep our doors open and to provide programs, and serve as a resource to residents of the Farmington Valley and the greater Hartford area,” said Jay Kaplan, Director.

Watch Third Quarter Winners Video

Fourth Quarter

For the quarter ending December 31, 2020, American Eagle Financial Credit Union donated $24,018, divided equally among the top three vote recipients in the amount of $8,026. We received 168 nominations and 5,083 votes from members and the general public. Congratulations to Healing Meals Community Project, Dog Star Rescue, and Farmington Friends of Music. 

Healing Meals Community Project of Bloomfield provides healthy organic meals to people in a health crisis while fostering compassion and empowering youth and adult volunteers in our communities. “We are thrilled and honored to be a recipient of the American Eagle Financial Credit Union’s Cash Back to the Community program for the fourth quarter,” said Sarah Leathers, Founder & CEO of Healing Meals Community Project. “These funds will provide much-needed meals to clients and their family members, as well as grocery bags full of nutritional staples and fresh produce. We are grateful to community members that voted for us.”

Dog Star Rescue of Bloomfield saves stray, abandoned, shelter and owner surrendered dogs of all breeds and ages by placing them in qualified, caring, lifelong homes. “A donation like this helps Dog Star Rescue in so many ways,” said Dan McCabe, President of Dog Star Rescue. “It will help us further our mission of saving and rehoming dogs, and it will help us with the facility costs that come from running an all-volunteer operation as well as feeding the dogs we care for. This is an awesome way to cap off a crazy year—it has really boosted the spirits of our entire organization.”

Farmington Friends of Music is a non-profit organization created by supporters of Farmington Public Schools music students. Its mission is to promote the necessity of music education in Farmington Schools, enhance music education and support music educational opportunities for its schools and community. “We thank American Eagle Financial Credit Union for this wonderful opportunity,” said Leslie A. Isme, Music Department Chair of Farmington High School. “This year, with the pandemic and financial crisis, we have had more needs in our schooled than ever before. The money donated from the Cash Back to the Community program will directly support students in need of musical instruments, allowing them to participate or continue to participate in our music program.“

American Eagle Financial Credit Union is committed to giving back to the communities we serve. In 2020,  110 organizations received corporate, employee, and member donations totaling $296,336. Charitable giving extended throughout our service area including Hartford, Middlesex, New Haven, and Tolland counties in Connecticut, and Hampden County, Massachusetts.

Corporate Donations

  • America's Credit Union Museum
  • Bristol Eastern High School
  • Community Action Agency of New Haven
  • Connecticut Children's Medical Center
  • Connecticut Food Bank
  • Credit Unions Building Financial Independence Foundation
  • East Hartford High School Academy of Finance
  • East Hartford Hunger Action Team
  • East Hartford Lions Club
  • Foodshare
  • Friends of East Hartford Senior Center, Inc.
  • Goodwin University Foundation
  • Greater Hartford Association of Realtors
  • Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce
  • New Opportunities of Greater Meriden
  • RAMS Sports Football Booster Club
  • The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts
  • United Way of Central & Northeastern Connecticut
  • Vance Elementary School

Cash Back to the Community

  • Dog Star Rescue
  • Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington
  • Enfield Community Cat Project
  • Farmington High School
  • Friends of Feeney
  • Furry Animals Being Saved Rescue, Inc.
  • Healing Meals Community Project
  • Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford
  • Quinnipiac University Dance Marathon
  • Roaring Brook Nature Center
  • Seniors Job Bank
  • TLC Foundation, Inc

American Eagle Financial Credit Union Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

  • Bilingual Veterans Outreach Centers of Massachusetts
  • Bloomfield Public Schools
  • Cromwell Public Schools
  • Diaper Bank of Connecticut
  • Dog Star Rescue
  • East Hartford Public Schools
  • Enfield Public Schools
  • Gentle Love Diaper Pantry
  • Hartford Communities That Care
  • House of Heroes
  • Manchester Public Schools
  • Middlesex Community College Foundation
  • Middletown Public Schools
  • North Haven Public Schools
  • Springfield Diaper Bank
  • University of Connecticut Foundation
  • Urban League of Greater Hartford
  • Urban League of Southern Connecticut
  • Vernon Public Schools

Employee Donations

  • American Eagle Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
  • Connecticut Department of Children & Families
  • Cornerstone Foundation, Inc.
  • Credit Union Legislative Action Council
  • Credit Unions Building Financial Independence Foundation
  • Hands On Hartford
  • Hartford Foundation for Public Giving - COVID-19 Response Fund
  • Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
  • Southington Community Services
  • The Prosperity Foundation
  • United Way of Central & Northeastern Connecticut
  • West Hartford Social Services

Member Donations

  • Credit Unions Building Financial Independence
  • Operation Fuel

In-kind Goods and Services Donations

  • Connecticut River Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • CRIS Radio
  • East Hartford Public Schools
  • International Gay Bowling Organization
  • Newington Chamber of Commerce
  • Pathways Academy of Technology & Design
  • Ulbrich Boys & Girls Club
  • Veterans Inc.

Event Sponsorships

  • Adelbrook
  • Asnuntuck Community College Foundation
  • Autism Families CONNECTicut
  • Avon Police Department
  • Beth Shalom B'nai Israel Jazz Festival
  • Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce
  • Channel 3 Kid's Camp
  • Community Foundation of Middlesex County
  • Connecticut Children's Medical Center
  • Connecticut River Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Credit Unions Building Financial Independence Foundation
  • Enfield LIttle League
  • Goodwin University Foundation
  • Greater Hartford Association of Realtors
  • Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce
  • Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective
  • Home Builders & Remodelers Association. of Central CT
  • Jolly Johns Keep You Truckin
  • Klingberg Family Centers
  • Live Nation Entertainment
  • Manchester Community College Foundation
  • MARC of Manchester
  • Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce
  • Midstate Chamber of Commerce
  • Neighborhood Housing Services
  • Newington Chamber of Commerce
  • North Haven Schools PTA
  • Plainville Chamber of Commerce
  • Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce
  • Riverfront Recapture
  • Rotary Club of Avon-Canton
  • Rotary Club of East Hartford
  • Somers Little League
  • South Windsor Chamber of Commerce
  • South Windsor Patriotic Commission
  • Southington Chamber of Commerce
  • Spirit of Springfield
  • The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts
  • The Salvation Army
  • Tolland County Chamber of Commerce
  • Tri-County Alliance of Realtors
  • Ulbrich Boys & Girls Club
  • West District Elementary School PTO
  • West Hartford Chamber of Commerce
  • West Hartford Community Interactive
  • Wintonbury Land Trust

Employee Volunteerism

Besides providing outstanding service to our members on a daily basis, the employees of American Eagle Financial Credit Union love to volunteer. When the call goes out to volunteer, our employees step up and are eager to help. Volunteerism in 2020 was off to a good start. Unfortunately, event cancellations and restrictions due to COVID-19 caused a drastic reduction in annual community volunteerism to 39 employees and 182 hours. In-person and virtual highlights included reading to elementary school students, financial education classes, food distribution, and Halloween candy distribution, and holiday gift sorting.

  • Community Renewal Team
  • Connecticut River Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • CREC Impact Academy
  • CRIS Radio
  • East Hartford Hunger Action Team
  • Foodshare
  • Hanwha Aerospace USA
  • Junior Achievement of Southwest New England
  • Manchester Road Race 
  • Pathways Academy of Technology & Design
  • The Salvation Army
  • Tri-County Alliance of Realtors
  • United Way of Central & Northeastern Connecticut
  • Wesleyan University

American Eagle Financial Credit Union is committed to giving back to the communities we serve. Charitable giving extends throughout our service area including Hartford, Middlesex, New Haven, and Tolland counties in Connecticut, and Hampden County, Massachusetts. Organizations supported in 2021 include:

Corporate Donations

  • Anna Norris Elementary School, East Hartford
  • East Hartford High School Academy of Finance
  • Goodwill of Southern New England
  • Goodwin University Foundation
  • Newington Social Services/The Chapel
  • Opera House Players, Enfield
  • Project Graduation - Bristol Eastern High School, Conard High School, Cromwell High School, Farmington High School, Manchester High School
  • West Hartford Community Interactive

Cash Back to the Community

  • Around the World
  • Asnuntuck Community College Food Pantry
  • Silk City Chorus of Manchester, Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society
  • Connecticut Gold Star Families Memorial, Chapter of the Woody Williams Foundation
  • Creative Living Community of Connecticut
  • Hartford Police Athletic League
  • Our Piece of the Pie
  • Southington Girls Softball League
  • That Newfoundland Place

American Eagle Financial Credit Union Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford
  • Ronald McDonald House of Springfield
  • Springfield Partners for Community Action
  • Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, EVOLUTIONS Program

Employee Donations

  • American Eagle Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
  • Credit Union Legislative Action Committee (CULAC)
  • New Haven Pride Center
  • United Way of Central & Northeastern Connecticut

In-kind Goods and Services Donations

  • CRIS Radio
  • East Hartford CONNects
  • East Hartford High School
  • Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity (Restore)
  • Journey Home
  • Jumoke Academy Elementary School
  • Klingberg Family Centers
  • Rotary Club of Avon-Canton
  • United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut
  • Wesleyan University Theater Department

Event Sponsorships

  • Adelbrook
  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
  • Asnuntuck Community College
  • Austism Families CONNECTicut
  • Avon Old Farms Skiers
  • Bloomfield Leisure Services
  • Capital Community College Foundation
  • Celebrate West Hartford
  • Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce
  • Channel 3 Kids Camp
  • Community Renewal Team
  • Connecticut Food Bank
  • Connecticut Mortgage Bankers Association
  • Connecticut River Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Credit Unions Building Financial Independence Foundation
  • CRIS Radio
  • Cruzin on Main Street Manchester
  • Dog Star Rescue
  • Downtown Manchester Special Services District
  • East Hartford High School
  • East Hartford Little League
  • Farmington Little League
  • Food Bank of Western Massachusetts
  • Friends of Conard Theatre and Stagecraft
  • Gifts of Love
  • Girls Inc. of the Valley
  • Goodwill of Southern New England
  • Greater Hartford Association of Realtors
  • Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce
  • Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collaborative
  • Highland Park Families Foundation
  • Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Central Connecticut
  • International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators, Connnecticut Chapter
  • Ironwood Community Partners
  • Jolly Johns Keep You Truckin'
  • Klingberg Family Centers
  • Lucy Robbins Wells Library
  • MARC of Manchester
  • Marine Corps League, Peter Monaco Detachment
  • Mayors' Program for Manchester Children
  • Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce
  • Middletown Toyota
  • Midstate Chamber of Commerce
  • New Britain Little League
  • Newington Chamber of Commerce
  • Newington Veteran Firefighter's Association
  • North Central Connecticut Chamber of Commerce
  • North Haven Schools PTA
  • Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce
  • Riverfront Recapture
  • Rotary Club of Avon-Canton
  • Rotary Club of East Hartford
  • Rotary Club of Manchester
  • Somers Little League
  • South Windsor Chamber of Commerce
  • South Windsor Patriotic Commission
  • Tolland County Chamber of Commerce
  • Tolland High School Booster Club
  • Ulbrich Boys & Girls Club
  • UNICO of Manchester
  • West Hartford Chamber of Commerce
  • Winding Trails
  • Wintonbury Land Trust
  • World Wide Lighthouse Missions

Employee Volunteerism

  • CRIS Radio
  • East Hartford CONNects
  • East Hartford Hunger Action Team
  • Klingberg Family Centers
  • Marine Corps League, Peter Monaco Detachment
  • Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce
  • National Coalition of 100 Black Women, New Haven Metropolitan Chapter
  • Pathways Academy of Technology & Design
  • Town of Manchester
  • United Way of Central & Northeastern Connecticut