Northwest Federal builds relationships to ensure lives and communities are transformed. This extends beyond financial products and services and encapsulates the philanthropic nature of our members.  In addition to our philanthropic arm, the NWFCU Foundation, whose mission is to serve children; Northwest Federal works with community partners who are 501c3 organizations with missions to save, nurture and preserve the arts, animals, nature and those with disabilities or lack of resources. Our primary partners for donations will relate to animal welfare as part of the Westie’s Kids Club and our mascot Westie the Dog. 

At Northwest Federal, we strive to give back to our community, by offering financial products and services, and also by supporting efforts that improve the quality of life in the communities surrounding our corporate headquarters, branch locations and loan production offices. Through financial support, employee volunteerism, and partnerships with our community partner organizations, we support causes that will have the greatest impact on these communities and the people who reside within.


Criteria for Eligibility:
Guidelines for sponsorships and donations include:

  • Organizations are in the field of membership of the credit union or is a credit union affiliated organization
  • Organization is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization as recognized by the Internal Revenue Service or a public educational institution
  • Organization offers volunteer opportunities and promotion opportunities for the credit union and its employees
  • Organization with a budget that allows no more than 25%1  for overhead versus direct programs


Community sponsorships and donations can include:

  • Sponsorship of event, series of events, building or award for Community Partner
  • Branded merchandise for events or charity
  • Services or volunteer time
  • Monetary donation 


The following types of organizations will not be eligible for sponsorships or monetary donations:

  • Political organizations or political campaigns
  • Religious organizations
  • Fraternal organizations
  • Individuals
  • Athletic groups
  • Communities outside of the U.S.
  • Organizations whose programs discriminate based on any characteristic protected by law including race/ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation and religion


Request Procedure
Requests for sponsorship or donation should include the following information:

  • Contact name and title at the organization
  • Organization's name, street address, city, state, and zip code
  • Telephone number, e-mail address, and website address
  • IRS tax determination letter and employer identification number
  • Brief statement of the organization's mission
  • Description of use for sponsorship or donated funds
  • Total cost/budget for event


Requests must be routed to 
Northwest Federal Credit Union
ATTN: Outreach c/o Marketing Dept.
200 Spring Street
Herndon, VA 20170 

Or send an email to . (When emailing sensitive information, please use secure email.) 

Effective October 1, 2017, Revised August 2018

1 Overhead expense as stated by Charity Navigator based on Form 990 for each organization