Provident Credit Union in the Community
Provident Credit Union participates in its communities through donations, staff volunteerism, and Credit Union driven programs. With our roots serving educators through the California Teachers Association, emphasis is given to supporting local schools and educational programs as well as personal health and safety of our members' communities.
Provident Credit Union is committed to bringing value to the financial lives of our members, their families, and their communities. Because we are entrusted to safeguard our member's money, we are accountable to them to make decisions consistent with our Credit Union's long history of "People Helping People." For this reason, our support as a good corporate citizen focuses on education & financial literacy, personal health & safety, affordable housing, and support for our local business community.
Here's what we've been up to recently:
San Mateo County, May 13, 2013:
The 44th Annual Redwood City/San Mateo County Progress Seminar has been collaborating with business, government, and community leaders for over 43 years. The concept of the Progress Seminar lends itself to an environment of informal discussions about regional issues and the opportunities to meet those issues. The Progress Seminar is unique to San Mateo County and is a testament to business and community leaders that they recognize its importance each year. The Progress Seminar continues to grow and evolve as it has from the beginning and has become an even more vital venue to focus on issues facing Peninsula communities and how business and public policy can shape the future of those communities by coming together. Provident believes it's vital to work on issues in our community and local businesses. This is why Provident donated $5,000 for the April 12th-14th Annual Progress Seminar.
San Mateo County, May 11, 2013:
Riley's Place's mission is to serve children with chronic or life-threatening illness, children who are homeless, who have special needs, or who need opportunities to experience and appreciate the healthful benefits of interacting with animals and nature. Provident believes in making life a little better for a young child who's sick, by offering love from animals to give them something to be excited about. This is why Provident Credit Union donated $250 at the benefit dinner.
San Mateo County, May 10, 2013:
Maureen Freeschet, President at Notre Dame de Namur University hosted an event to raise funds for underprivileged students. This "President's Gala" raised funds for underserved, low-income students. Provident Credit Union is a big believer of helping underprivileged students continues in their education even if they can't afford it. This is why Provident Credit Union donated $1,000 for the May 10th event: to help students who might not be able to afford school get a little extra help to succeed in life.
San Mateo County, April 27, 2013:
Each year the Mothers' Auxiliary Fashion Show at Serra High School provides an opportunity to bring our community together to honor our students and their families. Your support of this event ensures the continuance of affordable educational excellence at Serra High School. Provident believes in bettering the education in our local communities, and therefore donated $150 to the fundraiser on April 27th, 2013.
San Mateo County, April 14, 2013:
The 44th Annual Redwood City/San Mateo County Progress Seminar has been collaborating with Business, government and community leaders for over 43 years. The concept of the Progress Seminar lends itself to an environment of informal discussions about regional issues and the opportunities to meet those issues. The Progress Seminar is unique to San Mateo County and is a testament to business and community leaders that they recognize its importance each year. The Progress Seminar continues to grow and evolve as it has from the beginning and has become an even more vital venue to focus on issues facing Peninsula communities and how business and public policy can shape the future of those communities by coming together. Provident believes it’s vital to work on issues in our community and local businesses. This is why Provident donated $5,000 for the seminar April 12th-14th at the Annual Progress Seminar.
San Mateo County, February 28, 2013:
Provident Credit Union participated in the "Creating Financial Wisdom" Seminar at Canada College on February 28, 2013. The Seminar's main focus was on students interested in starting a small business after graduation. The college's Center for Entrepreneurial Opportunities invited local financial experts to educate students on how to budget and save hard earned money, how to invest and plan for the future, how to gain access to capital for small businesses, the importance of managing debt, and how to qualify for loans to start and operate a business.
Leila Perreras, Provident Credit Union's Business Development Manager, was asked to speak at this seminar on personal finance and financial literacy. Personal finance is an important factor when starting a small business. Leila highlighted key money management basics and important tips. Provident is proud to offer support to Canada Community College and reach out to prospective business owners at the college level. College students are often unaware of all of their financial options, and what is required when starting a small business and are hopefully well prepared to start their next business venture.
San Mateo County, January 17, 2013:
The Peninsula/Silicon Valley Chapter expects to award scholarships to students enrolled at colleges and universities in the chapter’s geographic area. Individual awards may range from $250 to $2,000. Provident Credit Union believes in furthering education and helping students to grow individually as well as professionally. We know education dictates the future of our community which is why on January 17th 2013 we donated $500 to the Chapter Scholarship fund.
San Mateo County, January 2, 2013:
Every December, Provident is a proud supporter of the Redwood City Hometown Holidays event, which is celebrated in the city where our headquarters are located. Our 2012 donation of $1,000 went towards the parade, entertainment, snow and fireworks display. Toys will also be collected during the festivities to make this holiday season a happier one for local children in need.
Provident Credit Union offers two scholarships for Provident members: one for those seeking a California teaching credential, and one for graduating high school seniors entering college in the fall of 2013. We are now accepting applications for the 2013 scholarship programs. For more details, see our Provident Scholarships page.
San Mateo County, November 30, 2012:
Provident funded the refurbishment of a used shipping container into a snack shack and donated the upcycled building to Calmont High School in Belmont. The high school placed it in the school's athletic field area and put it to good use to raising funds to help retain invaluable student services.
Here are some more things we were involved with somewhat less recently:
November 11, 2012:
Provident opened an account for relief efforts through the Red Cross. 100% of the funds will be directly donated to the Red Cross Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund. In true Provident member fashion, you donated generously. Provident matched your donations up to $2,000.
November 09, 2012:
We invited members to take photos of themselves in a creative Halloween costume and post them on our Facebook page for a chance to win $200. We had a lot of fun with this one... and so did our participants, right down to our $200 winner with the Starbucks Frappuccino costume we recently featured in the cover photo on our timeline.
Alameda County, October 15, 2012:
It was Provident's honor to contribute $725 in October to the Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and UC Davis Children's Hospital 6th Annual Golf Tournament at Ruby Hill Golf Club in the East Bay. Through Credit Unions for Kids, donations to this event go to support patient care, education, research and community service programs at both hospitals, which are nationally recognized for providing innovative medical care to children.
San Mateo County, October 12, 2012:
Provident donated $500 to the Project READ 23rd Annual Trivia BEE, which took place in October. Project READ is a volunteer-based literacy program of the Redwood City Public Library and provides free literacy services to adults, youth and families. The Trivia BEE's goal is to promote literacy awareness and raise funds for Project READ's mission of a literate community.
Alameda County, October 4, 2012:
Provident was pleased to sponsor the Alameda County Office of Education Teacher of the Year event last October with a $1,000 donation, which was awarded to the 2012 Teacher of the Year. Eighteen finalists and the winner were honored and recognized for their exceptional performance and work ethic during a ceremony held at the Castro Valley Center for the Arts.
San Mateo County, September 24, 2012:
Provident was a corporate sponsor for this year's Redwood City San Mateo County Chamber of Commerce annual golf tournament. Our $2,000 contribution, along with the donations made by fellow sponsors, will be used to support the Chamber's many functions and efforts to promote economic success for the community it serves.
August 31, 2012:
This annual contest focuses on the artistic talents of our young members, asking them to draw their favorite summer activity using a variety of mediums (crayons, paint, colored pencils, etc.). We asked our Facebook friends to vote on their favorite entries and our three winners were awarded some great prizes, including Youth Add-On Certificates.
San Mateo County, August 27, 2012:
Provident Credit Union made a $2,500 donation to the San Mateo County Economic Development Association (SAMCEDA) for the invitational, which is a fundraiser for local programs that support, sustain and enhance the continued economic vitality of San Mateo County.
San Mateo County, August 21, 2012:
Through the Silicon Valley Community Foundation and San Mateo County Sheriff's Office, Provident donated $500 to support this popular festival. A queen and court are chosen from area high schools to receive scholarships, which are based on the applicants' success in fundraising for the festival in addition to other qualifications. The festival itself offers a day of free live entertainment, arts and crafts, refreshments, children's activities and a festive parade. Proceeds from the event help the Sheriff's Office provide school-based programs such as DARE, Sheriff's Activity Leagues, Explorer Posts and STAR camp.
San Francisco County, August 20, 2012:
Provident donated $750 to the 9th Annual Back to School event, which provides clothing and new backpacks containing educational tools. The clothing and backpacks are given to local children in low-income families, providing them with these necessities to give them a good start to the school year.
June 27, 2012:
Nominations were sent to local schools for the 2012 Comcast SportsNet All Star Teacher Award, and submitted to Comcast SportsNet for consideration. A panel of judges selected five finalists, one of whom would be named as the All Star Teacher and receive $20,000 for his/her school. Dr. Paul Ricks of Hopkins Junior High in Fremont was chosen as the 2012 All Star Teacher.
San Mateo County, June 25, 2012:
Provident served as an event sponsor with a $1,500 donation for the 19th Annual Golf Tournament. The proceeds from this tournament go a long way toward helping to fund a wide array of after-school educational, recreational and social activities for students between the ages of 6 and 18. The mission of the Mid-Peninsula Boys and Girls Club is to inspire and enable all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.
Jun 21, 2012:
The Sweet Dreams Foundation's mission is to improve the quality of life for children ages 2-17 with life-threatening illnesses by creating a dream bedroom for them. Provident was a 2012 sponsor with a $500 contribution.
|El Camino Chapter, CCUL-National Rebuilding Day
|YMCA of San Francisco-Peninsula Family YMCA Annual Giving
|Catholic Worker House
|LPCF Veteran First-6th Annual Charity Golf Tournament
|CORA (Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse) Spring Awakening: Seeds of Hope
|CILSA's Carnival 4 Kids: St. Mary's College
|YMCA of the Mid-Peninsula/Sequoia YMCA Annual Giving Campaign
|San Mateo Community Colleges Foundation
|Canine Companions for Independence Fundraiser
|Redwood City Library Foundation
|National Credit Union Foundation
|Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center: Anti-bullying Fundraiser Benefit
|San Mateo County History Museum: History Maker Auction (Willie Mays) Fundraiser
|Soujourn to the Past
|Sequoia Awards: 2013 College Scholarship Program
|Redwood City International Lunar New Year
|San Francisco Deputy Sheriffs' Foundation, Inc.: 9th Annual Christmas and Holiday Event
|San Mateo County Sherriff's Activities League
|Credit Union Miracle Day, Inc.
|San Mateo County Historical Association, for the well-being of our students
|Redwood City Education Foundation: Benefit for a Brighter Future
|Casa de Redwood's Annual Fashion Show
|Peninsula Sunrise Rotary: Irish Night
|Sandpiper Elementary School: Technology Spring Fundraiser
|Redwood City San Mateo County Chamber of Commerce 25th Annual Wells Fargo Golf Tournament
|Credit Union Miracle Day, Inc.: Credit Union SacTown 10-mile Run