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Interra Cares Foundation

What we’re doing in the community.

The Interra Cares Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, has been established by Interra Credit Union. It is the result of a long-standing legacy of commitment to financial education, economic empowerment, and in initiatives that enhance the quality of life and lift up those in need within the communities served by the credit union. The Foundation reflects that commitment, and is poised to provide a sustainable funding vehicle now and for future generations.

The focus of Interra Cares Foundation is in primarily two areas. First, there is a focus on the financial well-being of people through educational opportunities and outreach, helping to provide opportunities for economic empowerment. In addition, there is a focus on community – supporting capital campaigns and major initiatives of nonprofit organizations that help those in need, those that provide valuable resources and services, and those that enhance the quality of life in our communities, primarily within Interra Credit Union’s footprint.

How does Interra contribute to the community?

Interra Credit Union has established a legacy of community involvement through monetary support, volunteerism and active participation on many boards, committees and events.

How can I help?

Be a Part of it All! You are invited to join with Interra in a variety of community initiatives, such as food drives and the holiday Hometown Giving service project. Interra members always help make these types of projects so successful.

Other Community Involvement

The following is a sample of the commitment Interra Credit Union makes in the communities throughout the service area.

Chambers of Commerce

  • Active member of the chambers in the communities we serve.
  • Frequently in leadership and committee positions.
  • Sponsor activities and events.

Elkhart County Economic Development Corporation

  • Annual financial support.

Bashor Children’s Home

  • Sponsor school Christmas Party.
  • Service project recipient – provide nurse’s office supplies.
  • Sponsor events.

Boys and Girls Clubs

Interra has long been a friend of the Boys and Girls Club, providing financial and volunteer support.

  • Auctions and golf outings.
  • Christmas parties.
  • Capital campaigns.

Center for Healing and Hope

  • Fiesta Feast Sponsor.
  • Service project recipient.

Child and Parent Services (CAPS)

  • Adopt-a-Child program.
  • Financial support.

Christmas Service Project – Hometown Giving

  • The credit union raises literally thousands of dollars in money and items, helps create awareness of organizations and the clientele they serve. Including some of the organizations named.
  • Staff hold fundraisers for projects.
  • Members donate funds and wishlist items.

Community Festivals and Events Sponsorships and Support

  • Parades.
  • Festivals.
  • County fairs.
  • And more!

Elkhart County 4-H Fair and 4-H programs

  • 4-H livestock auction.
  • Jumbotron Sponsor.
  • Co-sponsor of 4-H Leaders Banquet.

Safe Haven Women’s Shelter

  • Christmas project recipient through the years – large items for the shelter, financial support, and wish list items.

Family Christian Development Center

  • Food pantry.
  • Farm to Table sponsor.
  • Financial Support for Christmas Jubilee.

Food Pantries

  • During the annual Fall Food Drive, recipients include pantries in the communities served by the credit union.

LaCasa

• Annual Help-A-House sponsor.

Oaklawn

  • Spring Spectacular sponsor.

Ryan’s Place

  • Gala sponsor and service project recipient.

Salvation Army

  • Pancake Day sponsor.
  • Financial support.
  • Staff bell-ringing project.

Shred-it!

  • Annual service for members, shredding up to 50 pounds FREE.

The Window

  • Financial support.
  • Christmas project recipient.

Goshen College

  • Support Michiana Student Aid Fund - $1,000 annually.
  • ATM on campus.
  • Help underwrite athletic scholarship golf outing and other events.

Parent, Teacher Organizations and School Events

  • Carnivals, field trips, and related projects.

Scholarship Programs

  • Scholarships are awarded in the high schools located within the Interra footprint, to high school seniors – awarded annually in the high schools in which we have offices.