Credit union news from Arsenal, Frontier Community and Together

Published 6.28.22

Credit unions are busy giving back to their communities. Arsenal Credit Union (Arnold, MO) gives $10,000 to St. Louis-area nonprofits. Frontier Community Credit Union (Leavenworth, KS) donates $3,000 to Survivor Outreach Services. Together Credit Union (St. Louis, MO) and the Together Foundation awards $10,500 in scholarships. 

Arsenal Credit Union awards $10,000 to St. Louis area nonprofit organizations

Arsenal Credit Union recently awarded $10,000 in grants to seven nonprofit organizations as part of its Community Impact Fund program. Click the links to learn more about these organizations and how the grant money from Arsenal will help them fulfill their missions.

This is the third year Arsenal has awarded money to organizations that serve the community. The Arsenal Community Impact Fund was created during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic when the ability to fundraise and recruit volunteers became difficult for nonprofit organizations. In total, the credit union has awarded $34,300 to nonprofits through its program.  The program is designed to help local nonprofits apply for the funds they need in the form of grants and help less fortunate members of the community in the special ways that their organizations are equipped to do. 

For more information, visit Arsenal Community Impact Fund & Community Donation Requests | Arsenal Credit Union.


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Arsenal staff presents check to Breakfast Club

Frontier Community Credit Union donates $3,000 to Survivor Outreach Services

Frontier Community Credit Union (Leavenworth, KS) donated $3,000 to support the Survivor Outreach Services (SOS) program at Fort Leavenworth. The program is part of the post’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation.

The donation was made possible by a $1,500 matching grant from the Armed Forces Financial Network (AFFN). This is the 19th year the credit union has made the donation with the support of AFFN.

“We recognize the sacrifices our soldiers make to keep our nation free,” says Frontier Community Credit Union President/CEO Michael J. Augustine. “But we also recognize the sacrifices made by the soldiers’ families. Our credit union staff and volunteers are proud to play a role in broadening the number of support services available to local military families who have suffered a loss.”  

Together Foundation Community scholarship program names recipients

Together Foundation (St. Louis, MO), in conjunction with Together Credit Union, awarded seven scholarships to deserving college-bound seniors through its Together Foundation Community Scholarship program. This announcement is in addition to the $19,500 awarded in May through the credit union’s Vince Jacknewitz Scholarship Program. 

“Our community is filled with talented, hardworking students who are committed to achieving their goals. As a community, we need to support them as they pursue their aspirations,” said Claire Trunko, chief people officer. 

The foundation launched the Together Foundation Community Scholarship Program in 2019 to fulfill the need for more community-based scholarships in the Greater St. Louis Metropolitan Area.  The following recipients will each receive a $1,500 college scholarship to help offset the costs associated with post-secondary education expenses for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year:

  • Vahdet K., from Gateway Science Academy, attending Washington University 
  • Tegan J., from Belleville High School, attending Purdue University 
  • Sophia L., from Ladue Horton Watkins High School, attending the University of Pennsylvania 
  • Meredith S., from Pattonville High School, attending the University of Missouri-St. Louis 
  • Jordan D., from Hazelwood West High School, attending St. Louis University 
  • Grace B., from Rockwood Summit High School, attending Truman State University 
  • Annabelle S., from St. Pius X High School, attending Murray State University

The Together Foundation Community Scholarship was posted to St. Louis Graduates’ Scholarship Central to raise awareness of the scholarship program. The application is open to prospective and current collegians, ages 15 to 23, who live or work in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Charles County, and Jefferson County, MO, as well as Madison County and St. Clair County, IL.  As part of the application process, applicants submitted an information packet, which included a record of academic achievements, letters of recommendation, a list of scholastic and community activities, and a written or video essay. 
This year, Together Foundation and Together Credit Union have collectively awarded 20 college scholarships, valued at $30,000, to deserving high school seniors.