The Avadian Foundation is another avenue through which Avadian Credit Union puts the credit union movement’s philosophy of “people helping people” into action.
The Foundation was created to help our communities and members we serve by supporting their financial well-being to create a more inclusive future for all. The Avadian Foundation is committed to this effort by investing in affordable housing, financial health, small business development, and education across the membership footprint.
Simply put, we feel compelled to help people, and one way we can do that is to help organizations throughout the state of Alabama that are helping people in four key areas:
- Affordable Housing
- Financial Education
- Small Business
The Foundation’s inaugural grants were awarded in December 2022 to UNCF, Woodlawn United, the Salvation Army, the A.G. Gaston Boys and Girls Club, the Alabama Small Business Development Initiative – a non-profit affiliate of the Birmingham Business Resource Center, the Literacy Council of Central Alabama, and the Habitat for Humanity of the River Valley.
By partnering with organizations in their work, we aim to empower people financially, to provide scholarships for students in at-risk communities, to address problems plaguing the fulfillment of our society’s ideals, and to combat systemic problems in housing development.
Grants will be awarded to organizations working in these areas based on the impact to the community. Grants will range between $1,000 and $12,500 based on the scale of the project.
Our Volunteer Board
The Foundation is guided by a volunteer Board of Directors. We are grateful for their leadership as we seek to make an impact on the communities we serve.
Board members include Dr. Michael Wesley Senior, Atticus Rominger, and Mary Ellen Judah.