Committed to helping Central Texas communities thrive.
Education & Community Support
As an institution that was created for and by educators, we are committed to helping schools and students throughout Central Texas thrive. We give back thousands of dollars each year to various organizations and groups to help them reach students, families, teachers, and more.
And it’s not just money (although that’s pretty important!). Our employees are active in their communities and put in thousands of hours of volunteer work a year. We feel ok patting ourselves on the back for that.
Some of the organizations we support include:
|School Districts||Austin ISD
Lake Travis ISD
Round Rock ISD
San Marcos CISD
|Education Foundations||Bastrop Education Foundation
Georgetown ISD Education Foundation
Hutto Education Foundation
Pflugerville Education Foundation
Round Rock ISD Partners in Education Foundation
|Community||Boy Scouts of America Capitol Area Council
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area
Communities in Schools of Central Texas
Girl Scouts of Central Texas
Move Austin Forward
Quality of Life Foundation
Seton Hays Foundation
State of Education, Austin Chamber of Commerce
Westbank Community Library District
YMCA of Austin
High School Branches
In 2008, we decided to make it easier for high schoolers to learn money management with hands-on experience and with internship opportunities. The first of our in-school A+FCU branches was at San Marcos High School in San Marcos CISD, and since then we’ve opened branches at Connally High School and Hendrickson High School, part of Pflugerville ISD, Round Rock High School of Round Rock ISD, and Akins High School of Austin ISD.
RAISEup Texas is a privately-funded organization that uses research-validated tools to help middle school students “learn how to learn.” We’ve partnered with University Federal Credit Union to invest half a million dollars to help RAISEup’s expansion efforts.
Their results are proven (and pretty amazing). In 2014, 75% of RAISEup Texas demonstration schools qualified for the Closing Performance Gaps distinction from the Texas Education Agency’s Closing Performance Gaps accountability program. That’s three times the rate of middle schools across the region.
With the combined fundraising efforts of A+FCU and UFCU, 16 more schools will be able to implement the RAISEup Texas Strategic Instruction Model (SIM). And that means more than 28,000 more students and 1,100 more teachers will benefit from the program.
Cash Back for Local Schools
We offer custom Cash-Back Checking debit cards to the following schools and school districts. For each purchase made with the card, we’ll donate up to 10¢ to the school or school district. In 2017, we gave back over $86,700 to these schools and school districts.
|Supports||2017 Cash Back Amounts||Issued At|
|Akins High School||$1,472.30 (since August 2017)||Akins HS Branch|
|Connally High School||$9,019.75||Connally HS Branch|
|Hendrickson High School||$13,654.30||Hendrickson HS Branch|
|Hutto ISD||$36,566.80||Hutto Branch|
|Lake Travis ISD||$5,687.40||Bee Cave Branch|
|Round Rock High School||$8,521.05||Round Rock HS Branch|
|San Marcos High School||$11,840.00||San Marcos HS Branch|
We’re committed to helping our college-bound members with scholarships for educational expenses. Each year we award multiple scholarships to hardworking area high school and college students.
For 2019, we’re awarding 50 students with $2,000 scholarships for a total of $100,000.
Eligible applicants must be:
- A current A+FCU member
- Child or grandchild of an A+FCU member
- Attending or planning to attend a college or university
- High school graduating seniors pursuing an education major
- High school graduating seniors pursuing majors in other fields
- College students with a minimum of 60 collegiate hours and admitted to a College of Education
- Teachers working on a master’s degree