How We Give Back

At Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union, we believe that strong communities are the foundation of a brighter future. This is why we dedicate ourselves to serving those in need and leaving our world better than we found it. The We Share A Common Thread charitable foundation gives back by supporting schools, performing random acts of kindness, and partnering with local community organizations. Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union is more than just a place to bank. We're committed to making a difference in the places we call home.

Small acts from the past

Our common thread is the common good

Small Acts That Give Back is our version of random acts of kindness. The mission is to spread joy to our members and neighbors right here in our community. Read below to find out what we’ve done so far this year

Celebrating National Nonprofit Day

Nominate an organization for National Nonprofit Day. Your nonprofit could receive a $2,024 donation from Jeanne D’Arc.

View official rules for details.

2024 Local Nonprofit Entry Form


Small Acts from the past

We’ve been doing Small Acts That Give Back for years. Check out past examples for inspiration!

Read about more Small Acts

  • The Credit Union Difference

    Credit unions are not-for-profit organizations that dedicate themselves to serving in the best interest of their members and communities. 

    Traditional banks, on the other hand, prioritize the best interests of their shareholders by maximizing profits and returning them back to the shareholders. 

    As such, credit union members experience a level of care and financial benefit that traditional banking often can’t match.

    At Jeanne D’Arc, this means:

    We’re invested in you: As a member, you’re at the heart of everything we do. We offer personalized service, better interest rates, and financial guidance to help you reach your goals.

    We’re invested in our community: We understand your needs and actively support the causes that make our area thrive. From scholarships to volunteer programs, your membership makes a real difference right here.

    Experience the benefits of banking that put you and your community first—join Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union today.

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  • A group of credit union members performing charitable work at a local park.

I’m in love with this credit union. They make everything so easy!! Remote deposits are amazing and available almost instantly, auto refinance super quick process and you do everything online, open another bank account over the phone!! Super satisfied with their service, efficiency, and speed.

Rosario M., Methuen, MA

We support schools and students

Financial freedom and fulfilling livelihoods begin with quality education. We support students of all age levels because continuous learning keeps us moving forward. Learn more about our Financial Wellness Programs.

Scholarship Programs

Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union awarded $20,000 in college scholarships to members and employees.

In 2023, we awarded $20,000 in college scholarships to members through our MoneyStrong College Scholarship and Employee Scholarship Programs, for both future and current college students.

At Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union, we’re committed to supporting our employees and their families. Through our Employee Scholarship Program, we offer $500 and $1,000 financial awards to our employees and their immediate family members.

There are six different scholarships available. Three honor former Jeanne D’Arc employees and board members. The other three recognize our commitment to supporting local nonprofit organizations. Jeanne d’Arc awarded a total of $4,500 through the Employee Program.

The common thread we share is at the core of all we do

In addition to our Small Acts That Give Back, our We Share A Common Thread Foundation gives back to community organizations. These organizations do the vital work necessary to enrich and improve the places where we live and work.

Our Foundation

Our Fundraiser Raised $115,000 for Local Organizations

Our We Share A Common Thread Foundation Fundraiser was held March 29, 2023, raising nearly $115,000. This goes towards the Foundation’s mission, to support the lives of people in the community by assisting with food, shelter, clothing, health, and education.

We are thankful for the support we receive every year, but this year, in a time when so many are in need, we continue to be amazed at how our employees, our sponsors, our members, and our community have come together, these funds allow us to extend our ongoing support to more organizations at a time when so many more people are relying on them.

Mark S. Cochran, President and Chief Executive Officer of Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union.

Banking with us makes an impact

  • In 2021 our foundation donated nearly

    to more than 300 local organizations.

  • In 2019, our employees donated

    volunteer hours stocking shelves, organizing books and clothing, serving meals, and so much more.

  • We donate

    every quarter to local nonprofits through our Give a Click program.

Community Giving FAQs

There are various ways you can join Jeanne D’Arc as we give back to the community. Here are some great ways you can get involved today are:

  • Give a Click: Every quarter, we nominate three local 501(c)(3) organization to run in our Give a Click event for the chance to win $1,500. So Give a Click and cast your vote today for who you think should win!
  • Foundation Fundraiser: Every year we host a fundraiser to raise money to support local organizations. Check out our Fundraiser page for more details.
  • Make a donation: Make in impact in the community by donating to the We Share a Common Thread foundation.

You can make a charitable request form found here. Once filled out, you can mail your form to:

We Share A Common Thread Foundation
c/o Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union
Attention: Alison Hughes
1 Tremont Place
Lowell, MA 01854

We have a rich history of giving back to the community. This foundation is operated by Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union and established in 2011 as a means to make an impact in the community and to our members.

Yes! Credit unions support the communities they serve and strive to make a positive impact. As not-for-profit institutions, they prioritize supporting local businesses and community initiatives. Credit unions offer free financial advice to their members and stay actively engaged in their local communities.

Our We Share A Common Thread Foundation provides support to local charities and organizations that make a difference. We offer financial services, scholarships, and financial wellness programs to benefit the community and our employees actively volunteer to support community events.

JDCU community involvement includes the following:

  • We Share A Common Thread Foundation: Our foundation actively supports local organizations and initiatives that improve our community.
  • Employee Volunteerism: Our employees dedicate time and energy to volunteering at various community events and programs.
  • Financial Wellness Programs: We provide education and resources to help members of our community make sound financial decisions.
  • Local Sponsorships: We proudly sponsor community events and organizations, fostering a sense of togetherness and supporting local causes.

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Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union is committed to actively supporting our communities through financial contributions, donations, and volunteer service.

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