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1st United for Schools

Supporting education in our communities

We love school! 

At 1st United, we believe good financial habits start at a young age. A Credit Union savings account is a smart way to build a bright financial future. That’s why we’ve developed this unique fundraising opportunity. Here’s how it works:

Earn money for your school

When students, families, teachers, faculty, or community members open a new, qualifying 1st United account using the school's promotion code, we’ll donate $25 to the school. Plus, we’ll deposit $25 into a savings account for the member, too. Now, that's a great deal!

Participating schools

1st United partners with schools in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. When you apply for your 1st United account and use the promotion code for the corresponding school on your application, you both get $25.

Get started

We don't have any school promotions live right now, but we'd love to get started! Simply email us if you're interested or we can reach out to your school.

Together, we can make a difference!

Past Fundraisers
  • Donlon Elementary
  • Woodrow Wilson Elementary
  • Snow Elementary
  • Chabot Elementary
  • Bancroft Middle School
  • Roosevelt Elementary
  • Saint Leander School
  • Washington Elementary

We can help you do the math.

Our interactive calculators give you over 50 options to help you add things up.  Choose from loan payment calculators, mortgage payoff calculators, renting versus buying – even how much life insurance you'll need. 

Program donations will be made in accordance with all applicable laws to the participating school, school PTA or school's education foundation; this contribution is not tax deductible to the member. New and existing members must open a new, qualifying account. Regular savings/share account not eligible. Qualifying accounts include youth savings account, share certificate, checking account, auto loan, personal loan, first mortgage loan, home equity loan, home equity line of credit, or credit card. Membership eligibility requirements apply; all loans subject to approval. $25 donations will be made at the end of the school’s fundraising period. Offer may be withdrawn without notice. 1st United reserves the right to retain incentive if account is closed within 90 days of opening. Membership is available to anyone who lives or works in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Joaquin, Solano, Stanislaus, or Kings Counties.
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What's a qualifying account?

  • Youth Savings Accounts
  • Certificates
  • Checking Accounts
  • Auto Loan
  • Personal Loans
  • First Mortgage Loans
  • Home Equity Loans and Lines of Credit
  • Credit Cards
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