Since August 6, 1948, ORNL Federal Credit Union (ORNL FCU) has been a trusted financial cooperative for its members and the East Tennessee community. To celebrate its 75th anniversary, the credit union recently offered its members the opportunity to nominate worthy non-profit organizations to receive a grant up to $75,000.
When ORNL FCU’s 75th-anniversary community initiative was announced in late July, 17 grants totaling $350,000 were to be awarded: one (1) $75,000 award, two (2) $50,000 awards, four (4) $25,000 awards, and ten (10) $7,500 awards.
The response to the two-week campaign was overwhelming; over 1,100 nominations were received, representing over 540 organizations. After careful consideration and review of each nomination, ORNL FCU approved an additional $75,000 grant to be awarded, for a total of 18 award recipients and $425,000 in grant funding.
The following organizations were selected to receive an ORNL FCU 75th anniversary grant:
$75,000 East Tennessee Children’s Hospital
$75,000 Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee
$50,000 Dreams of Oak Ridge Students (DOORS)
$50,000 Free Medical Clinic of Oak Ridge
$25,000 Appalachian Arts Craft Center
$25,000 East Tennessee Historical Society
$25,000 Knox County Schools Teacher Supply Depot
$25,000 Oak Ridge Heritage & Preservation Association
$7,500 ABA Next Steps
$7,500 Centro Hispano of Knoxville
$7,500 Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge
$7,500 Fig Tree
$7,500 Happy Paws Kitten Rescue
$7,500 Koinonia Foundation
$7,500 Oak Ridge Rowing Association
$7,500 Random Acts of Flowers
$7,500 TORCH—Tennessee Out-Reach Center for Homeless
$7,500 Village Quilters
About ORNL Federal Credit Union
ORNL Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative locally owned and operated by its members for the benefit of all who belong. Established in 1948 with 10 founding members, ORNL Federal Credit Union’s assets have grown to over $3.4 billion and membership has grown to over 195,000. Open to businesses and anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in 19 counties of East Tennessee, ORNL Federal Credit Union currently serves members in 28 branches and through digital channels.