Community & Sponsorship
At Velocity, we view our community relations as a commitment, not an afterthought. We believe in the credit union philosophy of “people helping people,” and we take our social responsibility seriously. We were born and raised right here in Austin, and folks here have trusted us for over 70 years. We are proud and humbled to be able to give back to our communities as an active participant in the welfare of Austin.
We proudly support organizations that help improve our members’ lives through financial education, safety and wellness. We participate in city-sponsored events with community partners including the Austin Police Department and Austin and Cedar Park Chambers of Commerce, as well as many non-profit organizations whose goal is to help our members, their 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.
Each year, our Board of Directors awards three graduating seniors a $5,000 scholarship to the college or university of their choice. An ongoing scholarship of $2,000 is available to previous years’ awardees. This is the 26th year for our scholarship program, and to date we have awarded almost $190,000 in scholarships. Applications for the next year 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. We would like to be able to help everybody but, because we receive so many worthwhile requests, we must place some priorities and limits on our participation. Here are our guidelines 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.
Requests for sponsorships or donations must be submitted in written form.
Email: [email protected]
Mail: Sponsorships, Velocity Credit Union, P.O. Box 1089, Austin, TX 78767