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Community Impact

Our philosophy of “people helping people” can be seen in our daily interactions with members or serving our local community.

Supporting Our Local Communities

Georgia United Credit Union takes great pride in being an active and responsible member of the communities we serve. Every year we support events and programs that focus on strengthening our school systems, financial literacy and helping our communities.


All Georgia United team members are given three paid volunteer days each year to serve at credit union-sponsored programs or for a charitable organization of their choice. Don’t be surprised to find our team members volunteering at a local elementary school career day or rolling up their sleeves for service organizations.

Financial Education

We are passionate about furthering financial literacy in our communities. Our team members can be found hosting educational seminars—both online and in person—to help teach important financial skills like money management, budgeting, investing and more. If you need a speaker for your community group, school or business, we'd love to connect with you.

More through our foundation

The Georgia United Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization committed to improving the quality of life for children and families in the communities we serve. Our Foundation partners with Georgia United Credit Union team members and volunteers to fund and deliver impactful programs across the state including:

I'm so appreciative of the "mission in action" behind the staff at Georgia United Credit Union. The staff at Georgia United are a living embodiment of giving back to the community and for that, the Y is truly grateful. Your gift of dollars and time has a big impact for many in our community's mind, body, and spirit.
- Joseph A., J.M. Tull Gwinnett Family YMCA
Georgia United aides the community they serve with services like feeding the community, a toy drive during Christmas and more.
- Carolle D., Member, Georgia United Credit Union
Thank you so much for this grant. It will really go a long way to help us provide meals to the children in our community.
- Jill E., Hearts Against Hunger
Georgia United is very helpful to the community. I always see them giving back, helping young students who are in school and helping young families. Georgia United is a great credit union that I love.
- Uwannia L., Member, Georgia United Credit Union
We rely on support from community partners like Georgia United Credit Union. With their funding, we will serve so many families during these trying times. Filling basic needs, like diapers, for families makes such a difference. Collaborations and partners are what help make our communities stronger.
- Jan Ruth M., Director of Giving, Helping Mamas

Annual Food Drive Provides 28,000-plus Meals for Local Communities

Oct 27, 2022

DULUTH, GA - Raising awareness about hunger in our communities while helping to keep shelves stocked at select local food charities, Georgia United Foundation’s 2022 Can Hunger food and donation drive is providing more than 28,000 meals for families, children and seniors in need.

Almost 4,000 canned and nonperishable food items, weighing in at more than 3,200 pounds, were collected from Georgia United Credit Union branch locations and a total of $6,476 was collected and distributed to local food bank partners.

This year’s drive, conducted throughout the month of September, was a hybrid model featuring in-person and virtual giving after last year’s campaign shifted to an online monetary-only donation event due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“As costs of goods have risen there are more people needing assistance than ever before,” said Georgia United Community Development Officer Liz Riffert. “These donations went to work immediately to put healthy meals onto the plates of people within our communities that are experiencing food insecurity. Through the delivery of these donated items we saw them get sorted and immediately distributed back out to adults and children in need.” 

The foundation, which is the philanthropic arm of Georgia United Credit Union, partnered with ten local food banks: Atlanta Community Food Bank, CarePointe Ministries, Dalton Greater Works, Food Bank of Northeast Georgia, Good Neighbors Homeless Shelter, Helping in His Name Ministries, Laurens Baptist Association Food Bank, NETWorks, Rockdale Emergency Relief and The Place at Forsyth.

Since its inception in 2012, through the generosity Georgia United members, team members, workplace partners and community members Can Hunger has collected more than 440,000 items for local food banks in the communities that Georgia United serves.

About Georgia United Foundation

Georgia United Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life for children and families in the communities they serve through impactful programs funded and delivered through volunteerism by way of corporate contributions, team members and community efforts. The Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization and is the philanthropic arm of Georgia United Credit Union. For details on volunteering, participating or donating, visit

About Georgia United Credit Union

Georgia United Credit Union is an award-winning financial leader and partner in education. Headquartered in Duluth, Georgia United is ranked as one of the state’s largest credit unions with $1.8 billion in assets and over 150,000 members. As a full-service financial institution, they offer competitive products and services for every stage of life. Visit to learn more.

Start Date:10 27, 2022