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Fox Communities Credit Union

Dignity & Respect

May 19, 2023
  • Auto Loans
In the early ‘70s, my parents separated. My mother needed a car because she had four kids at home, but very few dealers paid any attention to her as a single woman
Fox Communities Credit Union

Establishing a $20k Small Business Grant Program

Aug 20, 2021
  • COVID-19 Response
This year, we established a $20,000 small business grant program to help our members attract more business.
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Pursuing the American Dream

Jun 01, 2021
  • Supporting Main St
When other financial institutions did not want to take the risk on this startup business, we carefully reviewed this member's financial factors and business plan while also trusting in her knowledge, skills, and work ethic.
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Avoiding Foreclosure & Paying Off Hard Money Lender

May 01, 2020
  • COVID-19 Response
When it came time for a veteran-family owned and operated motel to pay off their land contract to finalize the purchase of real estate, several banks turned them down and they resorted to a hard-money lender to fulfill their obligations.
Fox Communities Credit Union

Rebuilding Together Fox Valley

Dec 01, 2018
  • Charity & Community Service
A disabled man in his 60s became somewhat isolated by hoarding and rarely saw his 14 grandkids.
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Transforming a Formerly Bankrupt Couple through Free Financial Counseling

Dec 01, 2018
  • Fostering Financial Literacy
A formerly bankrupt young couple was consistently denied for loans elsewhere.
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Whether it’s helping a member escape predatory lending, rebuild credit, weather an illness, save for a home, or simply be given a second chance, credit unions are uniquely equipped to provide a lifeline when other financial institutions can’t or won’t.


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