Giving back.

Community is an important part of who we are. We were the first credit union to lay down roots in Clackamas County 60 years ago, and we are still committed to giving back to our neighbors. We support local organizations through fundraising, donations, and volunteering throughout the year.

Alphonse Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award 2017

Clackamas Federal Credit Union (Clackamas) was honored for its groundbreaking financial education program at the Northwest Credit Union Association’s (NWCUA) annual MAXX Convention in Spokane October 25. Clackamas was presented with an Alphonse Desjardins Youth Financial Education award, named after one of the founders of the North American Credit Union Movement who promoted savings clubs and in-school credit union branches.

Clackamas not only serves and protects the financial wellbeing of more than 30,000 members, but also regularly sends staff into classrooms and community centers, to make young people smarter about money. During the 2016-2017 school year Clackamas spent 119 hours in classrooms teaching financial education as the Regional Partner of the Year with Financial Beginnings, a Northwest based non-profit committed to financial education.

“Last year, Clackamas Federal Credit Union’s team taught 62 classes, and made a difference for more than 2,000 students,” said NWCUA President and CEO Troy Stang.  He noted the credit union also offers a Super Savers’ account for young investors, and teaches financial workshops across the communities it serves in both English and Spanish.

“The team,” Stang said, “is playing an important role in transforming the lives of young people across Clackamas County.” 

Financial Beginnings' Regional Partner of the Year

Financial Beginnings has awarded Clackamas Federal Credit Union “Regional Partner of the Year” for our work in teaching financial literacy during the 2016-2017 school year. Our staff volunteers spent over 119 hours in Clackamas County classrooms teaching topics such as budgeting, banking, credit, investing, and career & education planning. Sharing financial knowledge with others is a key component of the credit union’s DNA and we are proud to have made a difference in the lives of thousands of students last year.

Celebrating 60 Years of Service

For six decades Clackamas Federal Credit Union has been working for the people of Clackamas County. We are excited to continue celebrating this occasion through even more community support. We have been giving a variety of helpful items in bundles of, you guessed it — 60 — to eight organizations making a big difference in our neighborhoods. Here’s the lineup:

  • Canby Pregnancy Care Center
    60 Sets of Diapers and Wipes
  • Clackamas Service Center
    60 Two-Packs of Peanut Butter
  • Friends of Milwaukie Center
    60 Meals on Wheels
  • Mt. Hood Search & Rescue
    60 Packs of Roadside Flares
  • Operation Backpack
    60 Fully-Stocked School Backpacks
  • Safe Place Family Justice Center
    60 Packs of Baby Onesies
  • Sandy Action Center
    60 Packs of Canned Tuna
  • Volunteers in Medicine
    60 Boxes of Exam Gloves

In addition we are continuing our ongoing partnership with Clackamas Service Center through a $10,000 donation. Beyond our financial support, credit union employees regularly volunteer at Clackamas Service Center and several branches collect food, clothing, and toiletries donated directly from Clackamas members. For several years the credit union has been volunteering and giving donations to Clackamas Service Center. This relationship eventually led to Clackamas Service Center’s Executive Director, Debra Mason, joining the credit union’s Board.

We are also giving $10,000 to another longtime partner and friend of Clackamas, Mt. Hood Search & Rescue Council, who continues to work to save lives and improve search and rescue in our region. This is our fifth annual donation totaling $50,000 dollars we have given. We are so happy we can keep helping these two groups who do so much for the people of Clackamas County.

2017 Clackamas County Parades!

Community is a huge part of who we are, and we are proud to be an active part of the community we serve. One of the ways we do this is by getting involved in the local events around Clackamas County. So far we have had the pleasure of participating in Molalla's 4th of July parade and the Sandy Mountain Festival parade! We have had a great time so far, and we look forward to more to come.

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NWCUA Spectrum Awards 2017

This year Clackamas Federal Credit Union was honored at the Northwest Credit Union Association’s Spectrum Marketing Awards event for credit unions in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Clackamas received first place in the Community Impact and Outreach category for our work in financial literacy within Clackamas County.

10 Clackamas Federal Credit Union volunteers taught more that 78 hours of financial education in Clackamas County in 2016. These volunteers reached 2,091 students in 62 classes. 49 of the classes were at a high school and 13 were in a college. 15 of the 62 classes were taught in Spanish – 24% overall. Clackamas also taught 8 workshops for their members and community adding 12 hours of financial education to total more than 90 hours for the year.

Member Workshops

We care about our members’ financial health. Part of working for your financial success is providing financial education. Every year we offer multiple workshops on topics such as budgeting, identity theft, financial planning, home buying, and more! We encourage members to bring family and friends. Everyone is welcome!

Thursday, March 9, 2017
6:30-8:00 PM
Home Buying
Thursday, April 20, 2017
6:30-8:00 PM
ID Theft Prevention
Thursday, May 11, 2017
6:30-8:00 PM
Social Security
Thursday, July 20, 2017
6:30-8:00 PM
Thursday, August 10, 2017
6:30-8:00 PM
Auto Buying
Thursday, October 12, 2017
6:30-8:00 PM
ID Theft Prevention
Thursday, November 9, 2017
6:30-8:00 PM

Willamette View Branch Ribbon Cutting

Ribbon cutting and celebration of our new branch in Milwaukie on the Willamette View campus. 

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Top of the Hill Award

Credit union participation in the legislative process is important for the longevity of the credit union movement. Advocacy programs play a key role in giving credit unions the opportunity to thrive. Due to the work of our CEO, Mary Greco, Clackamas Federal Credit Union is a proud recipient of a 2016 Top of the Hill Award from the Northwest Credit Union Association for grassroots participation in legislative activities. This special recognition is only given to credit unions that have contributed significantly to advocacy programs from the Northwest Credit Union Association. Way to go Mary!

Financial Literacy

From Banking 101 to Identity Theft, we teach a wide range of topics to students throughout our community! Our partnership with Financial Beginnings has allowed us to teach financial literacy throughout Clackamas County! We know it’s important for kids to get a foundational understanding of managing finances to help set them up for success later in life.

Clackamas Service Center

We are grateful Clackamas Service Center is in our area to provide food and other resources to those in need. We’re proud of our members who regularly donate food, clothing, and toiletries. And we’re thankful for several of the Clackamas Team who volunteer every month preparing and serving food and helping out wherever needed.  As a credit union it’s important for us to provide banking services—and to volunteer. We are people helping people!

Watch how Clackamas is making a difference teaching financial education!

Financial Beginnings has awarded Clackamas Federal Credit Union “Partner of the Year” for our work in financial literacy this past school year. Our volunteer hours surpassed those of all 14 other participating Oregon financial institutions including national banks and credit unions. Ten of our employees volunteered for more than 54 hours teaching budgeting, banking, credit, investing, and career and education planning. Sharing financial knowledge with others is a key component of the credit union’s DNA and we are proud to have made a difference in the lives of hundreds of students last year. We are especially grateful for our volunteer educators who give of their passion, time, energy, and financial expertise.


Clackamas Federal Credit Union is proud to be an active part of the communities we serve. One of the ways that we do this is by participating in local events. We had a great time in 2016 attending some of the parades and festivals that happened in the county!

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Clackamas County Fair

Every summer, there’s nothing more Clackamas County than attending the county fair!  And we are very proud to be annual sponsors!

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Credit Union Launches New Happy Valley Branch with Show of Community Support

Mt Hood Search and Rescue Council Donation 

Clackamas Federal Credit Union opened its newest branch in Happy Valley, Ore. this week. Along with celebratory events comes evidence of commitment to the surrounding community by way of a $10,000 gift to Mt. Hood Search and Rescue Council.

“In addition to helping members achieve their financial goals, Clackamas Federal Credit Union is passionate about the overall well-being of the people who live in the areas we serve,” said Clackamas CEO Mary Greco. “We thought it would be fitting at the onset of our branch opening to support this extraordinary organization in their life-sustaining work.” 

Mt. Hood Search and Rescue Council coordinates search and rescue missions in the region and improves local search and rescue programs. In addition to risking their own lives, their volunteers give thousands of hours of time—often using vacation time—purchase their own equipment, and pay for their own gas and vehicles used for rescue missions. Without government funding, Mt. Hood Search and Rescue Council relies on the generosity of its volunteers and private donations. 

The donated funds from Clackamas Federal Credit Union will be used to purchase automated external defibrillators, also known as AEDs. Sudden cardiac arrest is one of the main causes of death in the United States. According to the American Red Cross, over 350,000 people will suffer from cardiac arrest this year. Recently, a Search and Rescue volunteer, who is also a marathon runner, ran a long distance on a hiking trail to retrieve an AED for someone suffering from cardiac arrest. Due to the runner’s efforts and the AED, the victim’s life was saved.  

“We are extremely grateful for this donation,” said Sherri Magdlen, Director of Development for Mt. Hood Search and Rescue Council. “The purchase of more AEDs will make a huge difference in equipping our volunteers to help people. And the donation is a big morale booster for everyone.” 

The new Happy Valley Branch is located at 122nd Avenue and Sunnyside Road next to MOD Pizza. The new location has offices available for financial and mortgage consultations as well as a 24-hour ATM. The branch is now open with the official Grand Opening Celebration scheduled from August 8th through 13th.

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We’re Making a Difference

Mt Hood Search and Rescue Council 

Clackamas is proud to support local organizations helping our community. Following are some of the organizations we have supported in the past year:

Annie Ross House
Canby Slice of Summer
Credit Unions For Kids
Clackamas Community College
Clackamas Education Service District
Clackamas Emergency Services Foundation
Clackamas County Fair
Clackamas Repertory Theatre
Clackamas Service Center
Estacada Summer Celebration
Estacada Winter Artisan Show
Exceed Enterprises
Financial Beginnings
Founders Clinic
Gladstone Meals on Wheels
Gladstone Rotary
Milwaukie Center
Molalla Parade
Milwaukie Public Safety Foundation- 9K for K9 Walk
Mt. Hood Search and Rescue Council
National Credit Union Foundation: Northwest Wildfire Victims
North Clackamas Chamber of Commerce
NAMI Clackamas County
Northwest Housing Alternatives
Nothing But Net - Canby Rotary
OC Pioneer Center - Meals on Wheels
Oregon City Elks Lodge #1189 | Holiday Food Boxes
Relay for Life
Parrott Creek
Pheasant Point
Providence Willamette Falls Foundation
Sandy Community Action Center/Food Bank
Sandy/Estacada Lions Club
Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County
Shop With A Cop
Social Services of Clackamas County

Clackamite Celebration

On Saturday, July 19th, Clackamas Federal Credit Union and its members celebrated their success in raising $20,000 for donation to two local nonprofits, A Safe Place Family Justice Center and Mt. Hood Search and Rescue Council. During the festivities, Clackamas presented $10,000 checks to both of these extraordinary organizations, and Clackamas members were given the opportunity to meet with representatives from each group to learn more about their important, life-sustaining work.

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Take Care of West Linn Day

On Saturday, May 17th volunteers from Clackamas Federal Credit Union had a great time weeding, removing debris, planting flowers, and spreading mulch around West Linn City Hall and flower beds on Willamette Drive. This is the third consecutive year the credit union has joined other volunteers for the city-wide Take Care of West Linn Day. Every year numerous parks around the city benefit from some extra TLC from the community. Clackamas Federal Credit Union strives to make a difference by volunteering throughout the year in the communities we serve.

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Forest of Arts

Mount Hood Search and Rescue Council

We are very thankful to Hopkins Demonstration Forest, Three Rivers Artist Guild, and all the volunteers for turning out a great community event. A big thank you to Mt. Hood Search and Rescue for facilitating radio communication for the event and being on site in case of a medical emergency. An estimated 800 to 900 people came out to Forest of Arts October 12th and 13th to view a large collection of art, see art in the making, and to make some of their own. Thanks to Sound Dr. Media for documenting Forest of Arts. Here is a quick rough cut of some of the sights and sounds from the event.

Learn more about Hopkins Demonstration Forest »

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Clackamas County Fair and Safety Street

Clackamas was proud to sponsor the Grove Stage at the County Fair as it does every year. Several Clackamas volunteers helped out at the Clackamas County’s Safety Street booth which provided safety education and a children’s Safety Street Driving Course.

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Clackamas Supports Search and Rescue

Clackamas has donated $10,000 to purchase new satellite radios for Mount Hood Search and Rescue Council. This is a volunteer organization which tirelessly and selflessly gives to help save lives. Rescuers use vacation time, miss holidays with family, and put themselves in great peril to help people in desperate situations.

Clackamas has supported Mount Hood Search and Rescue Council for years and is excited to that this most recent donation will help aid in future rescues. Watch KOIN News video coverage. »

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Take Care of West Linn Day

Clackamas staff along with family and friends grabbed gloves, rakes, and shovels to lend a hand landscaping (and ditch digging!) at Marylhurst Heights Park.

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Clackamas Teaching Financial Literacy

Clackamas Federal Credit Union partnered with Three Rivers Charter School in teaching a class on financial literacy. The presentation and discussion with students covered the history of currency and trade, personal finance, budgeting, and loans. The credit union provided a “loan” which the students used to make and sell craft items to benefit selected charities. Read the related article. »

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Switch with a Smile

The “Clackamas Smile Team” hit the streets of West Linn to celebrate the branch’s one-year-anniversary, to say thank you for the reception from the community, and to encourage more of our neighbors to see what we’re all about. The team passed out lots of cookies and lots of smiles! Watch our video! »

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Habitat for Humanity

Twenty-five percent of Clackamas employees participated in Habitat for Humanity's Build-a-Thon building homes in Molalla. Clackamas was a proud sponsor of the event and enjoyed lending a hand in Molalla. Watch FOX 12 News video coverage. »

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Relay for Life

We are very proud of our credit union’s Relay for Life team, "Shark Bait", which participated in the Oregon City/West Linn Relay. Team members braved repeated submersions while staffing the dunk tank, helping raise money to help find a cure for cancer. The Clackamas team was one of the top fundraisers.

Our own Business Development Specialist, Levi Manselle, played cello for the Luminaria Ceremony, a moving event where participants remember those who have been lost to cancer. If you would like to learn more or support Relay for Life please visit

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Take Care of West Linn Day

Clackamas volunteers had a blast planting flowers and weeding the area around Hammerle Park's sign. They then caravanned to Willamette Drive to help mulch and weed planter boxes. The whole team then joined the rest of the volunteers from other organizations in Mary S. Young Park for an appreciation BBQ.

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Meet Mt. Hood Search and Rescue

Mt. Hood Search and Rescue Council is a non-profit comprised of 28 different search organizations that train for search and rescue missions in Oregon and Washington. These dedicated volunteers joined us at our Sandy Branch with their rescue vehicles, dogs, and horses. The Sandy Branch continues to support this organization throughout the year. To learn more about Mt. Hood Search and Rescue, click here to visit their website.

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