Navigant Credit Union in the Community

From its founding in 1915, Navigant Credit Union’s mission has been to improve the financial lives of its members. Navigant is committed to the financial well-being of the families, businesses, and communities where it serves. Now at more than $1.8 billion in assets, Navigant Credit Union is among the largest credit unions in Rhode Island and one of the strongest in the country – but it has never lost its community-driven values. For more than 100 years, Navigant Credit Union has had a tradition of supporting communities through financial gifts, knowledge, time, and community partnerships. Community support is a huge part of who we are.

Charitable Giving/Sponsorships

Being part of a community is an integral part of the Navigant Credit Union’s DNA. From the teller line to the corner office, we place an intrinsic value on helping the community succeed. Whether sponsoring a little league team or providing life-saving equipment to local public safety departments, we believe in the credit union philosophy of People helping People. Investing our time, talent, and treasure back into the community is our most impactful investment. Our communities have been good to Navigant Credit Union and it is our responsibility to be good to them.  

Our Volunteerism

Our VForce is a program, developed by Navigant Credit Union’s leadership team, which encourages all employees to volunteer eight hours per year (during work hours). Our employees are actively involved in the local community, serving in such roles as board members, committee chairs, coaches, and mentors. The Credit Union supports and encourages employee participation and volunteer fundraising efforts for a variety of events and organizations.

Emerging Markets

Since its establishment, Navigant Credit Union has been working to give people an alternative to the traditional banking model. We have been assisting regular folks to achieve their own personal American Dream. Everybody needs to have a place they trust to protect their hard earned assets, while looking for a fair deal when it comes to borrowing money for those times in life when savings just isn’t enough. Navigant Credit Union has been helping people “Enjoy Life’s Journey” for over 100 years and counting.

Educational Scholarships

Since 1999, Navigant Credit Union has awarded over $250,000 to area high school students to help them in their pursuit of a college or technical degree. We understand how important it is to make higher education affordable for students from all walks of life. The Navigant Credit Union Scholarship is one small way we help our members to enjoy life’s journey.   

Financial Literacy

Navigant Credit Union is Rhode Island's oldest credit union. Navigant Credit Union has provided its members with unparalleled financial products and services, as well as community support, for over 101 years. With a focus on providing financial education to learners of all ages, Navigant Credit Union has partnered with the General Treasurer’s office to provide the EverFi™ – Financial Literacy programs, an engaging, online resource that uses video, animations, and interactive activities to bring complex financial concepts to life.