Seal of the Center for Community Social Impact

Community Impact

Led by Filene Fellow Dr. Mai Nguyen, the Center for Community Social Impact will measure and expand credit unions' social impact to help develop a strategic advantage in the communities they serve and become a catalyst for positive community transformation.

Community Impact

Filene Fellow

Mai Thi Nguyen
Mai Thi Nguyen
Associate Professor of City & Regional Planning
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Community Impact Research

Filene Launches Center of Excellence to Measure Community Development in Financial Services
Community Impact / Oct 28 2020
Filene Launches Center of Excellence to Measure Community Development in Financial Services

Dr. Mai Nguyen of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill named as research fellow.

Amplifying Social Impact Ten Percent at a Time.
Aug 24 2020
Amplifying Social Impact Ten Percent at a Time.

We present a feasible and beneficial approach for the credit union industry to amplify their corporate social responsibility, creating an opportunity for greater impact.

Amplifying Social Impact: The State of Credit Union Giving
Community Impact / Aug 18 2020
Amplifying Social Impact: The State of Credit Union Giving

There is a sea change underway in how credit unions go about planning, pursuing, measuring, and reporting their philanthropic efforts...

How Credit Unions Can Spur Mutual Support in a Pandemic
Apr 21 2020
How Credit Unions Can Spur Mutual Support in a Pandemic

The spirit of mutuality is coming alive again in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic and the resulting economic crisis...

Pathways to Financial Well-being
Community Impact / Feb 28 2020
Pathways to Financial Well-being

Qualitative Research Findings from the Reaching Minority Households Incubator Filene tracked the outcomes of three lending programs through the lives...

The Stakeholder-Empowering Philanthropy of Edward Filene
Community Impact / Dec 20 2019
The Stakeholder-Empowering Philanthropy of Edward Filene

The origin and continued success of the US credit union sector can be attributed in large part to a unique...

Reaching Minority Households Incubator
Community Impact / Aug 08 2018
Reaching Minority Households Incubator

Many traditional financial institutions struggle to meet the needs of minority households. Filene, Visa, and the Ford Foundation conducted this research to find out why.