Community & Sponsorship
At Velocity, we view our community relations not as extracurricular, but as a commitment. We believe in the credit union philosophy of "people helping people," and one of our values is social responsibility. We were born and raised right here in Austin, and folks here have trusted us to meet their financial needs and to help them improve their financial lives for more than 60 years. We are proud to contribute to our community by actively participating as a member of the Austin family.
We proudly support organizations that help improve the lives of our members through education, financial literacy, safety and wellness. We participate in city-sponsored events with community partners including the Austin Police Department and Cedar Park and Round Rock Chambers of Commerce, as well as many non-profit organizations whose goal is to help our members, children, pets and veterans. Additionally, we help support local businesses through the Austin Independent Business Alliance (AIBA).
We are a proud supporter of the Austin Theatre Alliance, and a long-time corporate sponsor of the historic Paramount theatre.
Every year, our Board of Directors awards three graduating seniors a $2,000 scholarship to the college or university of their choice. An ongoing scholarship of $750 is available to winners in previous years. This is the 23rd year for our scholarship program, and to date we have awarded almost $170,000 in scholarships. Applications for the current years will be available online and at any Velocity branch by mid-January.
We do our best to support worthy causes that benefit the community as a whole. Because we receive so many requests, and because so many are deserving, we must place some priorities and limits on our participation. The following is our guideline for donations and sponsorships.
- We must limit our support to causes that benefit many within the community, versus individual causes or needs.
- We will donate only where we believe we can have a meaningful impact.
- In order to maintain balance and neutrality, organizations tied directly to political affiliations or organized religions are not eligible.
All requests for donations and sponsorships must be in writing (see below)
Mail: Sponsorships, Velocity Credit Union, P.O. Box 1089, Austin, TX 78767