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Interra Cares Foundation

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 and 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 also those that enhance the quality of life in our communities, primarily within Interra Credit Union’s footprint. 

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Other Community Involvement

Chambers of Commerce

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

EDC – 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

  • The credit union raises literally thousands of dollars in money and items, helps create awareness of organizations and the clienteles they serve. Including some of the organizations named.
  • Staff holds fundraisers for project
  • Members donate funds and wish list items

Community Festivals and Events Sponsorships and Support

  • First Fridays - Goshen
  • Nappanee Apple Festival
  • Shipshewana Mayfest
  • Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival
  • Middlebury Summer and Fall Festivals

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, Nappanee

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

Food Pantries

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

LaCasa

  • Annual Help-A-House sponsor

Maple City Health Care/IU Health Goshen

  • Capital campaign donation

Oaklawn

  • Spring Spectacular sponsor

Ryan’s Place

  • Gala sponsor and service project recipient

Salvation Army

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

Service Clubs in the Communities Interra Serves

  • Rotary
  • Kiwanis
  • Exchange Club

Shred-it!

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

The Window

  • Financial support
  • Christmas project recipient

And more!

Financial Literacy

  • Facilitate and “teach” financial literacy workshops at Goshen High School
  • Guest speakers and participants in classroom projects at area schools

Goshen College

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

PTOs 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.

And more!

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