Our Commitment is Our Community
We are committed to supporting our local communities, where our members live, work, learn, and play.
1st MidAmerica has been consistently recognized in and out of the industry for an outstanding commitment to its members and communities. The credit union has been twice recognized by the RiverBend Growth Association as a Captain of the RiverBend for community support. The Credit Union National Association gave a second place recognition in the Community Credit Union of the Year Award program. And at the state level, 1st MidAmerica has been honored with first place awards for youth and adult financial education as well as community support.
Sponsorships and Donations
In addition to our CU in the Community program, we also give charitable contributions and sponsor area organizations throughout the year. If your organization is interested in a donation or sponsorship, please see the guidelines and procedures below.
Guidelines and Procedures:
- All requests must fill out our Donation and Sponsorship Form and submit an event flyer or a formal letter of request.
- Requests must be received at least 3 weeks prior to event.
We cannot guarantee request fulfillment without proper advance notification.
Most donation requests are filled with monetary donations, gift cards, or 1st MidAmerica CU merchandise.
- Donation and Sponsorship Form and event flyer can be submitted 3 ways:
- Scan and email: Community@1stMidAmerica.org
- Drop the form and flyer off to any branch location
- Mail form and flyer to:
1st MidAmerica Credit Union
Attn: Community Relations
731 E. Bethalto Drive
Bethalto, IL 62010
Some of the organizations supported within 1st MidAmerica communities:
|Habitat for Humanity||Rotary Club||United Way||Relay for Life||Salvation Army|
|Patches and Badges||March of Dimes||Public Libraries||Boys and Girls Clubs||Crisis Food Center|
|RiverBend Head Start||St. Anthony’s Hospital||Catholic Children’s Home||Veterans of Foreign Wars||Senior Services Plus|
|Nature Institute||Hospice Programs||Kiwanis||Zonta Club||Adopt a Family|
|American Diabetes Association||Boy Scouts of America||American Heart Association||Community Hope Center||American Red Cross|
|Special Olympics||Autism Speaks||YWCA/YMCA||Girl Scouts||Humane Societies|
|Police Benevolent Funds||Big Brother Big Sister||Madison County Child Advocacy Center||Alton Athletic Association||Parks & Recreation Departments|
|Centerstone||Alton Area Animal Aid Association||Beverly Farm Foundation||Oasis Women’s Center||Ronald McDonald House|
CU in the Community
On the last Friday and Saturday of each month, you will see many of our employees wearing jeans and logo “CU in the Community” shirts. CU in the Community allows our employees to wear jeans on the designated days in exchange for a $5/month donation. Each month, the donation is sent to a different organization with a letter regarding our program. In 2020, more than $9,000 was donated to the community through this program.