Sponsorship Request
Chesterfield Federal Credit Union is proud to support the community in which we live through sponsorships, volunteerism, scholarships and financial education.

People helping people

The hallmark of the credit union movement is people helping people and we live this every day through many community involvement activities.

  • Sponsorship
  • Financial Education
  • Scholarships
Sponsorship

Serving Our Community

Chesterfield Federal Credit Union is proud to be making an impact in Chesterfield County through a variety of sponsorships and community involvement.

Our Community Support

Angelique Clark Teacher Leader Award

We are an annual sponsor of the Angelique Clark Teacher Leader Award, presented by Chesterfield County Public Schools.

Chesterfield County Black History Month

We are a long-time sponsor of the Black History Month activities in Chesterfield County.

Chesterfield County Athletics Sponsorship

We have multi-year agreements for sponsorships on many CCPS High School and Little League scoreboards.

Chesterfield Public Education Foundation

We are an annual sponsor of the BRAVO Awards and Teacher of the Year banquet, and provide support and sponsorship for other initiatives throughout the year.

Chesterfield Food Bank

We provide financial support to the Chesterfield Food Bank, along with an annual canned food drive held at our branches.

Credit Unions for Kids | Children's Miracle Network

We provide financial support and volunteer hours for the Children's Miracle Network Radiothon and other events.

Mercy Mall

We host an annual coat drive in our branches to provide much needed supplies that stay right here in Chesterfield County.

Sponsorship Requests

Have an event or cause that would be a great fit for us? We encourage you to submit a sponsorship request for our review. We can provide sponsorship funding and/or supplies, including use of our popcorn machine for your event.

Sponsorship Eligibility Guidelines

We will consider support for organizations and causes that meet our eligibility guidelines. They include:

  • Organizations supporting Chesterfield County or Amelia County
  • Chesterfield County Public Schools
  • Chesterfield County initiatives
  • Financial education in Chesterfield County or Amelia County
  • Youth services in Chesterfield County or Amelia County

We do not provide support for the following:

  • Political campaigns or candidates
  • Programs, projects or events that benefit specific individuals
  • Religious organizations
  • Annual campaigns
  • Capital campaigns

To submit your request for sponsorship, please e-mail Chris Miller at cmiller@chesterfieldfcu.net.

Financial Education

Teach the value of a dollar

We know that teachers need a resource for the often mandated, but also underfunded, curriculum of financial literacy. We also know that financial literacy has yet to achieve standard curriculum status so finding quality resources poses a real challenge. Chesterfield Federal Credit Union is deeply interested in helping young people become wise stewards of their money. We’re also experts in teaching fiscal responsibility. For that reason, we’re offering Banzai—an award-winning financial literacy program—to Chesterfield County teachers and their students at no cost.

Banzai Financial Fitness

Teachers, you need a program that is engaging and interactive. Financial literacy is more about what you do than what you know. Banzai will show your students what real life is all about. It will introduce them to many of the challenges they’ll face as adults. In addition to introducing them to concepts, it will help them navigate financial dilemmas in a responsible way.

"I really appreciated the opportunity to use Banzai in my class. It really helped the students understand the importance of money management and gave them a real-life experience as to be a responsible adult. I will continue to use Banzai throughout my teaching career because I believe it will help students be prepared for their future."
Cassein Carter - Matoaca High School

You also need a program that is easy to implement. Banzai requires little to no classroom preparation. You can be fully set up with your own Banzai account, and each of your students with theirs, in mere moments. Again, the program is completely free to use.

Classroom Presentations

Chesterfield Federal Credit Union can also provide in-class speakers on a variety of financial topics, also at no cost to you. We can tailor the presentation to your lesson plan, but suggested topics include:

  • Budgeting
  • Establishing credit
  • Opening a checking account
  • Benefits of saving early
  • Navigating the car buying process

Contact Pam Saunders at 804-997-4025 or psaunders@chesterfieldfcu.net to schedule a presentation.

Scholarships

College Scholarships Available

We are proud to offer two different college scholarship programs for our membership with $6,000 in available scholarships: the Charles R. Quaiff Memorial Scholarship and the Richmond Chapter of Credit Unions Scholarship

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Charles R. Quaiff Memorial Scholarship

Charles R. Quaiff Sr. Memorial Scholarship

Three (3) $1,000.00 scholarships are available for high school students graduating in 2019. The student must be entering an accredited college, university, or other recognized institution of higher learning full-time in the 2019/2020 school year. The applicant or a parent must be a member of Chesterfield Federal Credit Union.

Method of Selection

The scholarship applicant MUST submit the following items to be considered for a scholarship:

  • A completed application
  • Your most recent transcript of high school records
  • A copy of SAT or ACT scores
  • Three short essays as listed in the scholarship application. Essays must be typed and double-spaced on plain white paper.

Applicants will not be notified if documentation is missing or incomplete. Any applications received by the deadline without all of the above required information will not be accepted.

Each applicant will be judged in the following categories:

  • Essay
  • Academics
  • Financial need
  • Extra-curricular activities

Additional Information

The applicant is welcome to submit any other information that he or she feels would assist the committee in making a decision in his or her favor, including letters of recommendation. This scholarship is a direct grant with no repayment requirements. Students who have applied for or received other scholarships are eligible. Scholarship funds will be paid directly to the college of the winner's choice upon registration. In the event the student chooses not to continue their education, the scholarship will be awarded to an alternate student.

Deadline

The deadline for the 2019/2020 school year is Friday, April 26th.

Applications

Applications for the 2019/20 school year will be posted here once they are available.

2018 Richmond Chapter of Credit Unions Scholarship

Richmond Chapter of Credit Unions

Two (2) $1000 scholarships are available for college, technical, or trade school enrollment after June 30, 2019 and before December 31, 2019. The scholarship is available to a high school student who will graduate in 2019 and will begin college by 12/31/2019. The applicant or a parent must be a member of a credit union belonging to the Richmond Chapter Credit Union. Chesterfield Federal Credit Union is a member of the Richmond Chapter of Credit Unions.

Method of Selection

The scholarship application must submit the following items to be considered for a scholarship:

  • A completed application
  • An official high school transcript
  • A written essay between 300 - 500 words explaining the Credit Union Difference and what it means to the applicant.

The scholarship will be awarded primarily on the basis of merit; not financial need. The applicant must have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.8 (grades 9-11). The applicant must have demonstrated leadership skills and a strong involvement in extracurricular activities and community service organizations. The applicant shall have demonstrated outstanding citizenship qualities that show loyalty, trustworthiness, integrity, and a genuine concern for the well being of others.

Deadline

The deadline for the 2019/20 school year has not been announced.

Applications

Applications for the 2019/20 school year will be posted here once they are available.

Proud to support Chesterfield County