Across the Country

From financial literacy boot camps for students, to food banks and emergency utility assistance, our Across the Country program has reached 75 communities throughout the United States. Each charity was selected by a credit union partner to receive a donation on their behalf. To date, more than $1 million has been distributed through this program.

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

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.


"[The gift] will provide credits reports and FICO scores to 300 people, and 130 individuals will be able to attend classes to build credit scores and increase money management skills."

Kathy Siddens, Prosperity Connection

"We are so excited about this donation and it's impact to our mission at Harvest Hope to provide a hunger-free tomorrow."

Kristy McLellan, Harvest Hope Food Bank

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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