Our Focus Areas

The FedChoice Charitable Foundation
fulfills the philanthropic goals of FedChoice Federal Credit Union.
We invite you to join our campaigns to help our community!

Financial Literacy Programs

We serve the FedChoice FCU members and help promote financial literacy in local communities.

College Scholarships for Students

We offer educational scholarships to college-bound high school students helping our members on their pathway to success.

Federal Benefits & Retirement Planning

We provide a unique service to help the federal community with federal benefits and retirement planning solutions.

The FedChoice Charitable Foundation is a champion for the Federal Community and improves lives through financial education and philanthropy.

Our Mission

We EMBRACE others through empowering activities that foster and strengthen relationships.

We EDUCATE members and communities by providing financial education and resources.

We ELEVATE people to reach their financial goals and aspirations.

Your Partner for Community Impact

Your Partner for Community Impact

Testimonials

It’s so important to learn how to save, how to count, you have to learn about money in order to succeed in this world…I know that schools are trying to help kids, but they need more help…I am glad the FedChoice Charitable Foundation is going to focus on financial literacy!


Samira P

I am motivated by my drive to help others.


Stephen S

If you want to be rich, simply serve more people.


Jenny C

Community engagement is important to me because I came from a community. A community of people who were raised like me to care about your neighbour


Marcia L

You definitely want to be part of your community, I think as a Credit union you want to have that outreach in your neighborhood


Jonny G

Community engagement is important to me because, it gets everyone involved and coming together, developing relationships…


Diane O

We are here to serve our community so knowing our community and what their needs are is crucial to our success. Helping people reach their full financial potential is what makes my job worth doing 🙂.


Deneen S

As a current college student myself, I love this idea… many students in our communities will really appreciate this foundation. Schools do not provide as many flexible options for students and this foundation will open a lot of doors for many young people in our communities.


Dionni W

Our Community Programs

Help Kids Find their Path to Financial Freedom

The Millionaire’s Club is a unique financial education program for high school students, which helps our members bring financial education to young people in our community.

Teachers’ Aid Program — TAP into Funds for Your Classroom Projects

The FedChoice Charitable Foundation invites teachers and administrators in the DMV area to apply for the Teachers’ Aid Program, which provides small educator grants ($250 maximum grant per educator) for teachers.

Educational Scholarship Program – We Support Aspiring College Students

College-bound students from Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia are invited to take part in the FedChoice Charitable Foundation inaugural Educational Scholarship Program. This year, we will provide up to five scholarships to students.

Your Gateway to Federal Benefits & Retirement Planning

The Federal Community members are invited to explore our informational resources to better understand their path to successful retirement.

Stories

FCF’s Financial Empowerment Grant Supports Oaklands Elementary School

FCF’s Financial Empowerment Grant Supports Oaklands Elementary School

Thanks to Vizo Financial Corporate CU Financial Empowerment Grant, the FedChoice Charitable Foundation (FCF) provided funding for students' snacks at…

The FedChoice Charitable Foundation Receives Vizo Financial Empowerment Grant

The FedChoice Charitable Foundation Receives Vizo Financial Empowerment Grant

The FedChoice Charitable Foundation (FCF) is committed to making a positive impact in local underserved communities in the Maryland, Washington,…

Celebrating Our Vendors’ Community Impact

Celebrating Our Vendors’ Community Impact

We’re so grateful to our 15 amazing vendors and community partners, including Morgan Stanley

FCF Takes Part in the Gratitude Luncheon at Cora L. Rice Elementary School

FCF Takes Part in the Gratitude Luncheon at Cora L. Rice Elementary School

Our friends at Cora L. Rice Elementary School organized an amazing Gratitude Luncheon to honor its community partners who make…

The FedChoice Charitable Foundation Celebrates One Year of Empowering Education

The FedChoice Charitable Foundation Celebrates One Year of Empowering Education

On April 23, the FedChoice Charitable Foundation (FCF) and the FedChoice Credit Union team visited Cora L. Rice Elementary School…

The FedChoice Charitable Foundation and the National Organization of Blacks In Government

The FedChoice Charitable Foundation and the National Organization of Blacks In Government

The FedChoice Charitable Foundation is thrilled to announce that it is expanding its partnership with the Blacks in Government, Inc.…

Interview with Ms. Brenda H. Jackson, Chairperson of the FedChoice FCU Supervisory Committee and Board Member

Interview with Ms. Brenda H. Jackson, Chairperson of the FedChoice FCU Supervisory Committee and Board Member

All human beings have a life story. My life story began in Atlanta, GA, where I was born and raised…

FedChoice Charitable Foundation Takes Part in Foundations on the Hill Forum

FedChoice Charitable Foundation Takes Part in Foundations on the Hill Forum

On Tuesday, February 27, Andrey Gidaspov, Executive Director, FedChoice Charitable Foundation, joined Danista Hunte, Maryland Philanthropy...

Interview with Justin Holtz, CFP, Managing Director, District Financial Advisors (DFA)

Interview with Justin Holtz, CFP, Managing Director, District Financial Advisors (DFA)

I grew up in the mountains near Altoona in Central Pennsylvania and attended Penn State University (PSU) to study finance.…

Twenty Three MD and DC Teachers TAP Into Grant Money from FedChoice Charitable Foundation

Twenty Three MD and DC Teachers TAP Into Grant Money from FedChoice Charitable Foundation

On Tuesday, January 30, the FedChoice Charitable Foundation hosted winners of its Fall 2023 Grant Cycle Teachers’ Aid Program (TAP)…

The Power of E3 Comes to School Without Walls in DC

The Power of E3 Comes to School Without Walls in DC

On January 10, Andrey Gidaspov, Executive Director of the FedChoice Charitable Foundation joined a group of students at the School…

FedChoice Charitable Foundation Empowers K-12 Teachers with New Grants

FedChoice Charitable Foundation Empowers K-12 Teachers with New Grants

We are thrilled to announce that the FedChoice Charitable Foundation’s Board has approved 23 grants for K-12 teachers from the…

FedChoice Gives Quarterly Newsletter is Out!

FedChoice Gives Quarterly Newsletter is Out!

Exciting news! FedChoice Charitable Foundation’s quarterly newsletter is now available! https://lnkd.in/eVdZK2yP

Thanksgiving Message from the FedChoice Charitable Foundation

Thanksgiving Message from the FedChoice Charitable Foundation

On this Thanksgiving Day, we would like to express our deepest gratitude to you for your support of the FedChoice Charitable…

Our First School Hygiene Drive Brought Much Needed Supplies to Local Schools

Our First School Hygiene Drive Brought Much Needed Supplies to Local Schools

Did you know that many children living in underserved areas can’t afford common personal hygiene products? This makes them an…

FedChoice Charitable Foundation Partners with Fairmont Heights High School

FedChoice Charitable Foundation Partners with Fairmont Heights High School

Andrey Gidaspov, FCF Executive Director and Leigh Philibosian, Director at the Credit Union Foundation of Maryland and DC, had a…

FedChoice Charitable Foundation Visits Parkdale High School and High Point High School

FedChoice Charitable Foundation Visits Parkdale High School and High Point High School

We're so grateful to Stephan Matthews, MSL, Regional Council President of Blacks In Government Region XI Council, Dr. Michael Caruso,…

FedChoice FCU Volunteers Share their Knowledge at School Without Walls at Francis Stevens

FedChoice FCU Volunteers Share their Knowledge at School Without Walls at Francis Stevens

Giving Tuesday is not just about giving money, it is also about sharing your time and volunteering. We are so…

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday

Today is Giving Tuesday, a special global day of giving when millions of people around the world come together for…

Thank You to Our Giving Tuesday Donors and Supporters!

Thank You to Our Giving Tuesday Donors and Supporters!

We are so grateful to our numerous donors, supporters and volunteers who donated and helped us share our message this…

Interview with Patrick Kaufmann, Founder of Valentines by Kids Foundation

Interview with Patrick Kaufmann, Founder of Valentines by Kids Foundation

The FedChoice Charitable Foundation is proud to have a broad range of partners and volunteers who are helping us transform…

Interview with Jenny Creavalle, FedChoice FCU’s Business Development Specialist

Interview with Jenny Creavalle, FedChoice FCU’s Business Development Specialist

My name is Jenny Creavalle, and although I was born in the United States, there is a tiny island in…

The Second Issue of Our Quarterly Newsletter is Out!

The Second Issue of Our Quarterly Newsletter is Out!

The second issue of FedChoice Gives, FedChoice Charitable Foundation's quarterly newsletter

“Sometimes making sacrifices early on can benefit you in the future.” – Deija Crawford

“Sometimes making sacrifices early on can benefit you in the future.” – Deija Crawford

Did you enjoy the cover image? We asked Deija Crawford, one of FedChoice FCU’s most recent hires and a talented…

Fall Grant Cycle for Teachers’ Aid Program (TAP) is Now Open!

Fall Grant Cycle for Teachers’ Aid Program (TAP) is Now Open!

If you are a teacher or an administrator (or know of one), the FedChoice Charitable Foundation opened the Fall Grant…

The Heart of Purpose by Sandra Park, CCUE FedChoice FCU’s Chief Strategy and People Officer

The Heart of Purpose by Sandra Park, CCUE FedChoice FCU’s Chief Strategy and People Officer

Our recent celebration of the Educational Scholarship and Teachers’ Aid Program Awards reminds me of an extraordinary story.

Interview with Kimberly Byrd, Special Education Teacher, Dranesville Elementary School

Interview with Kimberly Byrd, Special Education Teacher, Dranesville Elementary School

I was born and raised in the suburbs outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I am the youngest of four children (three…

Interview with Marie Biabo, Reading Teacher, Cora L. Rice Elementary School

Interview with Marie Biabo, Reading Teacher, Cora L. Rice Elementary School

My name is Marie Biabo. I was born in Cameroon and moved to the United States 20 years ago. I…

Interview with Ms. Michelle Hibbert, Community Liaison, Cora L. Rice Elementary School

Interview with Ms. Michelle Hibbert, Community Liaison, Cora L. Rice Elementary School

I’m Michelle Hibbert and home for me will always be the Caribbean Island of Trinidad and Tobago, where I was…

The FedChoice Charitable Foundation Takes Part in the Blacks in Government (BIG) National Training Institute

The FedChoice Charitable Foundation Takes Part in the Blacks in Government (BIG) National Training Institute

FedChoice Charitable Foundation (FCF) took part in the Blacks in Government (BIG) National Training Institute in National Harbor

FedChoice Charitable Foundation Receives Financial Literacy Grant

FedChoice Charitable Foundation Receives Financial Literacy Grant

The FedChoice Charitable Foundation (FCF) is committed to making a positive impact in local underserved communities.

FedChoice Charitable Foundation Sponsors Blacks In Government (BIG) DC Chapter’s Community

FedChoice Charitable Foundation Sponsors Blacks In Government (BIG) DC Chapter’s Community

The FedChoice Charitable Foundation is thrilled to announce that it is expanding its partnership with the Blacks in Government Chapter

FedChoice Charitable Foundation Announces Winners of 2023 Educational Scholarship Program

FedChoice Charitable Foundation Announces Winners of 2023 Educational Scholarship Program

FedChoice Charitable Foundation is delighted to announce the winners of its inaugural Educational Scholarship Program

FedChoice Charitable Foundation Announces Winners of its Teachers’ Aid Program (TAP) Awards

FedChoice Charitable Foundation Announces Winners of its Teachers’ Aid Program (TAP) Awards

The FedChoice Charitable Foundation is helping teachers TAP into funds to support classroom programs and student development

Message from the Chair

Message from the Chair

It was only about a year ago when a decision was made to reinvent the Foundation

Interview with Evelyn Sayikanmi, FedChoice Operations Specialist

Interview with Evelyn Sayikanmi, FedChoice Operations Specialist

Sometimes life comes full circle. A few days before the big FedChoice Headquarters visit by Cora L. Rice ES students

FedChoice Charitable Foundation Builds Strong Partnerships with BIG and FLAG

FedChoice Charitable Foundation Builds Strong Partnerships with BIG and FLAG

At FedChoice Charitable Foundation, we are focused on creating mutually beneficial partnerships

Will you support our community programs?

Will you support our community programs?

The FedChoice Charitable Foundation strongly believes in making a difference in the lives

We Appreciate our Generous Sponsors and Donors: Over $18,000 Raised in Our First Vendor Campaign!

We Appreciate our Generous Sponsors and Donors: Over $18,000 Raised in Our First Vendor Campaign!

We are extremely grateful to each of our corporate sponsors and individual supporters for your participation

Bringing Financial Literacy Where It’s Most Needed

Bringing Financial Literacy Where It’s Most Needed

The Foundation’s Board of Directors was unanimous in their decision to make a strong commitment

“FedChoice, I Love You!” – How 77 Third-Grade Students Changed Our Lives

“FedChoice, I Love You!” – How 77 Third-Grade Students Changed Our Lives

At 9:30 am on Friday, June 2, Michelle Hibbert, Community Liaison at Cora L. Rice Elementary School in Landover

Interview with Sandra Park, FCF Board Member and FedChoice FCU’s Chief People & Strategy Officer

Interview with Sandra Park, FCF Board Member and FedChoice FCU’s Chief People & Strategy Officer

I came to the United States when I was 10. I immigrated from South Korea with my parents and younger…

Over 75 Elementary School Students Take Part in a Special Tour of FedChoice Federal Credit Union

Over 75 Elementary School Students Take Part in a Special Tour of FedChoice Federal Credit Union

On Friday, June 2, FedChoice Federal Credit Union hosted over 75 third-grade students and teachers from Cora L. Rice Elementary…

Interview with Susan Barnes, Chief Operating Officer, FedChoice Federal Credit Union

Interview with Susan Barnes, Chief Operating Officer, FedChoice Federal Credit Union

Originally, from Emmitsburg, Maryland, I grew up on a dairy farm where I received my early education on how to…

Interview with Stephan Matthews, President, BIG, Robert C. Weaver HUD Chapter

Interview with Stephan Matthews, President, BIG, Robert C. Weaver HUD Chapter

I was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up mainly in the city and in Prince George’s County, Maryland.

Interview with Brett Noll, Chairman of the Board, FedChoice Charitable Foundation

Interview with Brett Noll, Chairman of the Board, FedChoice Charitable Foundation

I grew up in a small town in Upstate New York following my sister and brothers' decision to attend The…

Marcia Lynch, FedChoice Business Development Manager Shares Her Story

Marcia Lynch, FedChoice Business Development Manager Shares Her Story

Originally, I was born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware. I moved to Maryland in 2006 I hold a degree in…

Interview with Karen Sandor, Director, FedChoice Board of Directors:  “Keep on, Keepin’ on.”

Interview with Karen Sandor, Director, FedChoice Board of Directors: “Keep on, Keepin’ on.”

I was born and raised in New Jersey, near the beach, and spent many summers frolicking in the ocean as…

FedChoice Charitable Foundation Celebrates Relaunch and New Community Focus

FedChoice Charitable Foundation Celebrates Relaunch and New Community Focus

FedChoice Charitable Foundation is pleased to announce its official relaunch and expanded focus on bringing financial literacy and education programs…

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FAQ

Why was the Foundation developed?

The FedChoice Charitable Foundation is committed to making a positive impact on our members’ financial lives and the communities in which they live. The foundation offers three distinct program areas to help our members transform local communities and also provides customized Federal Benefits & Retirement Planning counseling to the Federal community.

When was the Foundation launched?

The FedChoice Charitable Foundation has been working to strengthen communities and positively impact the lives of individuals since 2017. Originally founded as The Tangerine Foundation, the non-profit 501 (c) (3) established by FedChoice Federal Credit Union was created to assist members of the Federal Community in successfully navigating their retirement and benefit options.

Who operates the Foundation?

The FedChoice Charitable Foundation is a separate, independent legal entity from FedChoice Federal Credit Union. The foundation, incorporated in Maryland, is registered as a 501c3 not-for-profit corporation with the IRS. It is operated by a Board of Directors comprised of FedChoice Federal Credit Union employees.

How is the Foundation funded?

Initial funding for the The FedChoice Charitable Foundation was provided by contributions from FedChoice Federal Credit Union. Other funds are generated through special events, public donations, and employee donations made through payroll deduction.

What are the focus areas for the Foundation support?

In 2023, the Foundation changed its name to the FedChoice Charitable Foundation to better reflect the expanded mission of improving the financial well-being of those in need, making a positive difference in local communities, and never losing sight of its initial purpose of being a resource, advocate, and champion for members of the Federal Community. Today, the foundation has broadened its purpose and added two new program areas revolving around financial literacy to draw on the skills and resources of its credit union founder while embodying the ‘People Helping People’ philosophy of The Credit Union.Movement.

*Note: Donating members of the FedChoice Charitable Foundation are eligible for a FedChoice membership. Click here to learn more: www.fedchoice.org

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