Community Involvement

At All In Credit Union, #WeGiveBack is more than a hashtag, it’s ingrained in our culture. As we work to make life better for others, we make our communities stronger all while creating meaningful, lasting, positive change.

Going Above and Beyond to Build Stronger Communities

All In Credit Union isn't just about better banking; we’re all in to building better lives and stronger communities. From supporting local causes to empowering individuals through financial literacy, All In goes above and beyond to make a real difference in the lives of our members and neighbors.

More Than Just a Bank

Lisa Hales, our SVP of Member Experience, presenting a grant check to Chrysalis: A Home for Girls. At All In, we’re passionate about giving back. In 2023, we awarded $453,613 in grants to 26 deserving local charities. Since the program’s inception in 2018, the Credit Union has awarded $1.25 million grants to 74 organizations located in Alabama, Florida and Mississippi.

One of the criteria for selection is the number of people who will be impacted by the grant funding. Often, many of these charities are serving those who need assistance most. Grant funding is distributed through All In Credit Union’s Helping Hands Foundation and includes contributions from All In members and employees.

Along with grants, All In raised funds and donated more than $45,000 for distribution to soldiers through Army Emergency Relief along with $20,790 to the American Cancer Society for Breast Cancer Research.

In addition, All In also awarded $75,000 in scholarships to high school seniors and college freshmen. Due to the increasing need for two-year and technical college scholarships, All In added these two options to their existing four-year scholarship program.

As a not-for-profit financial institution, we embrace the power of community. That means we seek to bolster local initiatives in the areas we serve, from sponsoring youth sports teams to donating to food banks and homeless shelters. And our commitment extends beyond donations, with All In employees volunteering their time and expertise. During 2023, 389 (of 413 total employees) provided 5,603 volunteer hours to support 159 different community organizations and their associated events. All In is so well known for volunteering that organizations have contacted the Credit Union on occasion to ask for assistance because they know that All In will provide quality help as charities work on special projects to support their causes. Forty employees were recognized with more than 26 volunteer hours in 2023, demonstrating that their commitment to giving is authentically compassionate.

A group of All In employees volunteering at the Wiregrass Area Food Bank.

In addition to volunteer hours for community organizations, All In employees raised funds and donated items internally for the following organizations in 2023:

  • Cystic Fibrosis – In April, employees raised $7,519.05 which was added to the $7,000 corporate donation for a total of $14,519.05 given by All In and its employees in 2023.
  • School Supply Drive – In July, employees raised $4,000 for the purchase of school supplies along with the collection of school supplies in each branch. These supplies and funds were distributed to 30 area schools.
  • United Way – In August, employees pledged $46,595.97 during the United Way campaign which included 78 individuals who were monthly Fair Share Givers meaning that their donation is equal to one hour of pay per month.
  • Canned Food Drive – In October, All In employees collected canned goods  and delivered them to 16 area food programs that work to alleviate food insecurity.
  • Christmas Giving – In December, employees coordinated the distribution of gifts and Christmas trees by purchasing toys for children and essentials for seniors and donating them to the Salvation Army Angel Tree recipients, SARCOA’s Santa for Seniors, Wesley Manor, Oakview Manor and Enterprise Health & Rehab.

Brandy Halverson, who was named All In Credit Union’s 2023 Volunteer of the Year, was cited for her tireless commitment to the community, including 67 volunteer  hours in eight different cities. When volunteering, Brandy often brings her pre-teen son along with her. As she explains, “I absolutely love giving back to the community and making a difference. When I received the award for Volunteer of the Year, I brought it home and told my son this was his award too because I want him to understand the importance of donating his time to make the world a better place.”

As President/CEO, Bobby Michael stated, “We have seen firsthand that we’re always better together, and we’re honored to connect with local folks—to really get to know them—as a way to best serve their need, wants, interests, and dreams.”

First in the State: Congressional Recognition

Bobby Michael and Charlie Mingus receiving a Congressional Certificate from Congressman, Barry Moore. All In's dedication has been recognized at the highest level. We are the first credit union in Alabama to receive a Congressional Certificate of Recognition for outstanding and invaluable service to the community. The award, which was presented by U.S. Representative Barry Moore, (R-AL) specifically details All In’s giving and financial literacy education efforts. This prestigious recognition is a testament to our commitment to building stronger communities.

Serving the Underserved

All In recognizes that access to financial services is crucial for individual and community development. One key element of All In’s strategy is to ensure we are located in areas other financial institutions have abandoned and areas where residents have limited access to affordable, quality financial services. Because All In chooses to deliver services in areas that are sometimes known as financial deserts, individuals in these communities have access to products and services that save them time and money. Along with convenience and cost savings, every member of All In Credit Union receives exceptional service delivered by a genuine, caring workforce that seeks to build relationships and help members make positive choices to impact their financial well-being.

  • Mission-Driven Approach: Credit unions, by nature, operate with a commitment to social responsibility and community development—and All In Credit Union is no exception. We aspire to directly address the needs of underserved communities and make a meaningful impact.
  • Accessibility and Affordability: Many underserved regions often lack access to traditional banking options, which can be expensive and inconvenient. All In offers affordable and accessible financial products and services, ensuring everyone has the opportunity to participate in the financial system.
  • Building Trust and Forging Relationships: At All In, we choose to maintain a physical presence in traditionally underserved communities as a way to build relationships, teach financial literacy and increase opportunities overall. We believe a personalized approach fosters a sense of financial inclusion and empowers individuals to seek financial guidance and support.

Empowering Through Financial Literacy

Building financial knowledge is key to achieving financial well-being. That’s why the Credit Union offers an innovative online Financial Education Center that provides free financial education modules to individuals of all ages and backgrounds. This education series covers budgeting, saving, responsible credit use and more, equipping participants with the tools they need to make informed financial decisions.

A group of All In employees providing financial education to elementary aged children.All In bolsters financial education in the communities we serve in the following ways:

  • Youth Financial Summer Camp provides a day of learning and fun for 4th – 6th grade students who learn how to set financial goals, the difference between needs and wants and delayed gratification to reach financial goals.
  • Bee the Boss Entrepreneurial Program teaches middle school students the basics of starting a business, developing a marketing plan, selling a product, making a profit and giving back to the community with funds made.
  • Youth Council provides virtual conversations and gamification to prepare high school juniors and seniors with the skills needed to prepare for life after graduation.
  • Let’$ Talk creates meaningful conversations about finances to high school students and provided 173 hours of classroom financial education to 2,037 students in 2023.
  • Annual Essay Contest (ages 8-15) and Video Contest (ages 16-23) use a different theme each year to encourage students to share the positive attributes of being financially savvy and rewards students with prizes for creativity.
  • Report Card Rewards remind students of the importance of doing good in school by paying students for A’s and B’s.
  • Birthday Bonus adds $5 to a deposit when young members bring in money to deposit that they received for their birthday.
  • All In 2 Finances offers six months of one-on-one financial coaching to all applicants with five finalist families competing for a chance to win the $10,000 grand prize.

A group of All In Employees assisting students with a craft during Read Across America Week.

 Join the All In Family

Becoming a member of All In isn't just about banking—it's about joining a movement that values neighbors, empowerment, and shared success. Together, we can build stronger communities, brighter futures and a financial landscape where everyone thrives.

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