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Travis Credit Union Offering $1M in Support of Community Partners Amid COVID-19

4/7/2020

In addition, Travis Credit Union will match up to $4M for donations made to the Travis Credit Union Foundation.

Vacaville, CA – Travis Credit Union today announced an immediate $1 million philanthropic initiative that will be disbursed amongst multiple local organizations across five counties to relieve both immediate public health and long-term economic challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. A total of 96 non-profits as well as small businesses in the counties of Napa, Solano, Contra Costa, Merced and Yolo will receive checks. TCU will also match up to $4 million given to the TCU Foundation from other sources.

The funds will support many efforts, including:

  • Frontline organizations that are providing direct service, such as food banks, shelters, family resource centers and school districts, as well as nonprofits and organizations focused on supporting critical populations, including homeless, foster youth, LGBT and Latino individuals.
  • Non-profits that support small businesses, including those who serve their community all year through economic development assistance, will receive aid in sustaining the mitigation of the pandemic for the opportunity to recover when the crisis subsides.

Many of the organizations receiving aid are existing TCU (non-profit) community partners that have already aligned with the credit union to serve its members by providing free financial education opportunities as well as those providing essential services throughout the year.

“We are showing up to support the most vulnerable in this time of crisis,” said Barry Nelson, president and CEO of Travis Credit Union. “We are making immediate investments to support the organizations who are in the business of people helping people, and we are here, as we have been for nearly 70 years, to serve our community. Credit unions are built for times like this.”

The organizations receiving funds will not receive advance notice. TCU is planning on delivering as many of the checks as possible ‘remotely.’

“TCU plans on continuing to be a safe harbor – a community financial institution that values and truly cares about our neighbor’s financial needs and well-being,” said Nelson. “To that end, and with the generosity of foundation partners, TCU will match up to $4,000,000 through the Travis Credit Union Foundation. Please visit tcufund.org today to become a partner of the foundation, make a donation, and help raise hope in our communities.”

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The pandemic is impacting many of the credit union’s members financially, so TCU is helping with resources to support financial wellness through the following programs:

At this time, the following fees will be waived:

  • Transactions at Non-CO-OP Network ATMs
  • Overdraft Transfer Fee
  • Skip-a-Pay (Deferred Payments)
  • Credit Card Late Charge

Mortgage Payment Forbearance: Members who have a mortgage with TCU may request to defer a payment due to financial hardship.

Disaster Relief Loan Program: This program allows TCU members to borrow up to $10,000.

Small Businesses: This is a difficult time for small businesses, too, and the Business Services Team at Travis wants to make sure its members have information on the latest financial relief resources.

Learn More

For further information about these programs and online request forms, visit traviscu.org/coronavirus. Members can call the TCU Member Service Center at (800) 877-8328 or use Live Chat during business hours.

Local Nonprofits Selected to Receive Donations

100 Club of Solano and Yolo Counties
Antioch Chamber of Commerce
Antioch Schools Education Foundation
Atwater Chamber of Commerce
Benicia Family Resource Center
Boys & Girls Clubs of Napa Valley
Cancer Support Community
Catholic Charities of Yolo-Solano
Child Start Inc.
Children's Network of Solano County
CocoKids
Community Action Napa Valley
Community Resources for Children
Concord Salvation Army
Concord Senior Center
Contra Costa County Employment and Human Services Department
Contra Costa County Office of Education
Contra Costa Family Justice Centers
Davis Chamber of Commerce
Davis Community Meals and Housing
Dixon Family Services
East Bay Center for the Performing Arts
Empower Yolo
Fair Housing Napa Valley
Fairfield Police Activities League
Fairfield-Suisun Chamber of Commerce
Fighting Back Partnership
Fil-Am Chamber of Commerce of Solano County
First 5 Contra Costa
First 5 Solano
First 5 Yolo
First Place for Youth
Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano

Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce
Greater Merced Chamber of Commerce
Hopes Anchor Inc.
Legal Services of Northern California
LGBTQ Connection
MDUSD Education Foundation
Meals on Wheels of Contra Costa
Meals on Wheels of Solano County
Meals on Wheels Yolo County
Merced County Food Bank
Merced County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Merced County Office of Education
Merced County Rescue Mission
Monument Crisis Center
Monument First 5 Center
Monument Impact
Multicultural Institute
Napa Chamber of Commerce
Napa Valley Education Foundation
NapaLearns
Oakley Chamber of Commerce
Opportunity House
Opportunity Junction
Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce
Pleasant Hill Chamber of Commerce
Puertas Abiertas Napa
Richmond Chamber of Commerce
Richmond PromiseRio Vista CARE, Inc.
RISE Inc.
Rubicon Programs
RYSE Center
Salvation Army Napa Corps
San Pablo Economic Development Corporation
Shelter Inc.

Solano Black Chamber of Commerce
Solano Community College Educational Foundation
Solano County Office of Education
Solano Family First Responders
Solano Family Justice Center
Solano Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
SparkPoint Contra Costa
STAND! For Families Free of Violence
Suisun City Salvation Army Kroc Center
The Leaven
United Service Organizations (USO) Northern California
Vacaville Boys & Girls Club
Vacaville Chamber of Commerce
Vacaville Family Resource Center
Vacaville Museum
Vacaville Public Education Foundation
Vallejo Chamber of Commerce
VESTIA Inc.
VOICES Napa Center
VOICES Solano Center
West Contra Costa Public Education Fund
West County Reads
Woodland Chamber of Commerce
Woodland Community College Foundation
Yolo County Children's Alliance
Yolo County Health and Human Services Agency
Yolo County Office of Education
Yolo County YMCA
Yolo Crisis Nursery
Yolo Food Bank
Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance


Headquartered in Vacaville, California, Travis Credit Union is a not-for-profit cooperative financial institution serving those who live, work, worship, or attend school in Alameda, Colusa, Contra Costa, Merced, Napa, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, and Yolo Counties. Currently, Travis Credit Union is the 13th largest credit union in California with more than 214,000 members and more than $3.9 billion in assets. As one of the leading financial institutions in Solano, Contra Costa, Napa, Yolo, and Merced Counties, Travis Credit Union’s strength lies in its faithful commitment to its members and the community; its solid, secure history; and its long-standing track record of dedicated service.