Across the Country

From financial literacy to emergency utility assistance, our Across the Country program has reached 105 communities throughout the United States. This unique program was designed to engage our partners who know their community best. Each partner identified a local charity to receive a donation on their behalf, and to date, we've given over $1.4 million to further support our partners and their community needs.

We encourage you to learn more about the recipients below and explore volunteer events to hear from partners (which were randomly selected), staff, and communities members on how these gifts are making an impact.

Read the press release and check back for updates on volunteer events later this year.

Adirondack Regional Federal Credit Union (Tri-Lakes Humane Society), Tupper Lake, NY
AmeriServ Financial Bank (Tableland Services), Johnstown, PA
Amplify Credit Union (Saint Louise House), Austin, TX
Anderson Brothers Bank (Greater Mullins Chamber Foundation), Mullins, SC
Bank of New Hampshire (CASA of New Hampshire), Laconia, NH
Bank of Tennessee (Eastern Eight Community Development Corporation), Johnson City, TN
bankESB (Junior Achievement of Western Massachusetts), Easthampton, MA
Banterra Bank (This Able Veteran), Carbondale, IL
Centris Federal Credit Union (Together Omaha), Omaha, NE
Cobalt Credit Union (SAC Foundation), Papillion, NE
Connexus Credit Union (The Neighbors' Place), Wausau, WI
CorePlus Federal Credit Union (Waterford Country School), Norwich, CT
cPort Credit Union (Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Maine), Portland, ME
Essential Credit Union (HOPE Ministries), Baton Rouge, LA
First Federal Bank (First Federal Foundation), Twin Falls, ID
First Northern Bank (Paul's Place), Sacramento, CA
Frandsen Bank & Trust (Every Meal), Arden Hills, MN
Great Lakes Credit Union (COOL Ministries Food Pantry), Bannockburn, IL
INB (Moving Pillsbury Forward, NFP), Springfield, IL
IncredibleBank (Good News Project), Wausau, WI
Independent Bank (Thrive Memphis), Memphis, TN
Italo-American Federal Credit Union (Associazione Culturale Italiana di New York), Glendale, NY
Kansas Teachers Community Credit Union (SEK Humane Society), Pittsburg, KS
Madison Credit Union (Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center), Madison, WI
Public Service Credit Union (Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit), Romulus, MI
Taylor Credit Union (Neighbor to Neighbor of Taylor County), Medford, WI
Think Bank (360 Communities), Rochester, MN
United Community (Oasis Center), Nashville, TN
WEOKIE Federal Credit Union (The WEOKIE Foundation), Oklahoma City, OK
Westfield Bank (Shriners Children's Hospital of New England), Westfield, MA

Over $375,000 was distributed to 25 charities from coast to coast on behalf of Elan credit card partners. Staff from Elan and our partners will join together to volunteer at three events in early 2023.

A+ Federal Credit Union (HopeAustin)
Allegiance Credit Union (Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum)
Beacon Credit Union  (Riley Children's Foundation) 
Beaver Valley Federal Credit Union (Bags & Blessings)
Compass Financial Federal Credit Union (The Caring Place, Miami Rescue Mission)
Coosa Valley Credit Union (Good Neighbor Homeless Shelter)
Fall River Municipal Credit Union (The Salvation Army, Fall River) 
First Trust Credit Union (The Salvation Army, Michigan City)
Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union (Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union Foundation)
Gulf Coast Community Federal Credit Union (Mental Health Association of South Mississippi)
Hayward Community Credit Union (Greater Hayward House of Hope)
Heartland Credit Union (HSHS St. John's Children's Hospital)
Knoxville Law Enforcement Federal Credit Union (East Tennessee Children's Hospital)
Leominster Credit Union (Friendly House, Inc.)
Matadors Community Credit Union (Child and Family Guidance Center)
Money Federal Credit Union (Ronald McDonald House of Central New York)
Navigant Credit Union (Connecting for Children and Families)
New Dimensions Federal Credit Union (Maine Credit Unions Campaign for Ending Hunger)
Oklahoma Central Credit Union (Oklahoma Central Foundation, Inc.)
Parkview Community Federal Credit Union (LaRosa Youth Development Foundation)
Penlanco Federal Credit Union (Meals on Wheels of Lancaster)
PrimeWay Federal Credit Union (Fort Bend Women's Center)
Spectra Credit Union (ALIVE!) 
State CS Employees Federal Credit Union (Victims Assistance Center of Jefferson County, NY)
Wymar Federal Credit Union (Susan G. Komen Louisiana) 

Our inaugural year of charitable giving distributed $625,000 to 50 communities. An additional $20,000 was distributed during in-person volunteer events in Florida, North Carolina, Minnesota, and Massachusetts. Read the press release or view our interactive report highlighting the first year of this meaningful program.

100 emergency food boxes packed for the community

Elan joined credit card partner Wakota Federal Credit Union to volunteer at Neighbors, Inc. to pack emergency food boxes for those in need. The nonprofit was also presented with an additional $5,000 gift, totaling $17,500, to help fund all their work to end hunger. In addition to their food shelf, Neighbors, Inc. has a thrift store and offers guidance through their Financial Empowerment Program.

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