There is a sea change underway in how credit unions go about planning, pursuing, measuring, and reporting their philanthropic efforts...
One in five households in America lacks access to affordable financial services. Credit unions have a role to play in reaching more consumers and tackling this disparity.
Here, we share how credit unions are making a difference in their communities and in the lives of those they serve. Dive in and learn how to amp up your credit union's impact.
Community Impact Research
Community Impact / Aug 18 2020
Amplifying Social Impact: The State of Credit Union Giving
Community Impact / May 04 2020
Supporting Financial Well-being of Credit Union Members and Employees
What Filene's research says about supporting financial needs and action steps for putting it into practice.
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...
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...
Community Impact / Consumer Thinking / Jan 30 2019
Domestic Violence Recovery (DVR) Loan Program - Year Three Report
Survivors of domestic violence face unique financial challenges. This report provides an update on the Domestic Violence Recovery Loan program...
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.
Community Impact / Jan 07 2016
Reaching Minority Households: Learning from Minority Credit Unions
Minority households in the United States are far more likely to be unbanked or underbanked compared to others. Credit unions...
Community Impact / Feb 05 2016
Accessible Financial Services Incubator
During the past two years Filene tested five innovative products designed for low-and moderate-income consumers. In this report we share...
Consumer Thinking / Aug 22 2016
Enhancing Savings Behaviors of Low- to Middle- Income Families
If we are to help low- to middle-income households make better financial decisions, we first need to understand why they...
Small Business Lending & Independent Workers Resource Guide
Small businesses are central to the U.S. economy and society, yet the lives of small business owners and independent workers...
ITIN Lending Program
Improve access to affordable and quality financial services and grow your loan portfolio by offering loans to serve consumers who...
Employer-Sponsored Small-Dollar Loan
Collaborate with employers in your community to provide safe, affordable loans that help hardworking employees avoid predatory rates and fees...