Volunteers at Habitat for Humanity Build Day

Giving Back

We want to help our entire community reach higher.

we believe in community

At Reliant, we’re passionate about helping everyone in our communities pursue their purpose and achieve their aspirations.

  • 214

    Community organizations and events we supported or sponsored in 2023.

  • 56

    Community organizations where our staff volunteered time in 2023.

  • 125+

    Staff hours spent volunteering at or participating in charitable events sponsored by Reliant in 2023.

  • 1,990

    Students and community members who attended our free financial wellness presentations in 2023.

  • 179

    Financial educational presentations presented by Reliant team members in 2023.

  • 2,134

    Pairs of high-quality sneakers donated to local children since 2016.

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Reliant Community Credit Union has, for many years, been one of The Arc Wayne’s biggest supporters. Their financial contributions have helped The Arc of Wayne Foundation create opportunities for thousands of individuals with disabilities in our community throughout the years. But more than their financial partnership, the staff at Reliant have always been welcoming and inclusive whenever the individuals we support go into their local branch for help – many are even greeted by name when they walk inside. At The Arc Wayne, we are thankful for the personal and corporate investments Reliant makes in our local communities.

Jessica Blondell
The ARC of Wayne County

Feet Forward

The ability to get outside and run around isn’t just a lot of fun. For a child, it’s an important part of health and well-being.

That’s why in 2016, Reliant launched the Feet Forward program. We partner with Rochester Running Company to buy high-quality sneakers, then donate these to our community. In partnership with local schools, we distribute them to elementary-aged children who could use a great pair of shoes.

Check out our Feet Forward video, and learn more about the donations we made in 2022 in our latest press release about Feet Forward.

Brockport's Barclay Elementary Feet Forward sneaker donation

Moore than a Race

In 2010, we started a 5K fundraiser to raise additional money for our scholarship program. Since its inception, the race has raised over $147,500 to support our scholarship program.

Find out about Moore than a Race

2023 Moore than a Race start

Scholarships for high school and college students

Each year, we award scholarships of up to $3,000 to high school and college students who exemplify the credit union philosophy, “people helping people.”

Find out more about our scholarships

2023 Donald K. Rhine Scholarship reception recipients

helping people achieve more program

Every year, employees are allotted $100 each to donate to organizations or small businesses that could benefit from community support. We encourage our employees to actively engage with their communities and seek opportunities to make a difference.

“It’s great to be given the chance to support a local organization of our choice. I appreciate working for a company that values its employees and the community.”

– Mike S.

Mike Sweet holding Helping People Achieve More thank you letter

get involved

Do you share our passion for giving back? We created a volunteer program just for you. Fill out the Member Volunteer Program application and return it to Monica Fernaays at [email protected] to get started.

  • Find out about events and activities

    We’ll keep you in the loop on upcoming volunteer opportunities at your credit union.

  • Apply for positions as they arise

    Applying for positions is a great way for active volunteers to get more involved in a meaningful way.

  • Connect deeply to your community

    It feels good to help out. By volunteering, you can help your entire community achieve life.

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Reliant Credit Union is committed to actively supporting the communities we serve through financial contributions, donations, and volunteer service by our team members.

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