People Helping People

Founded in 2003, the United Heritage Charity Foundation was developed as a 501(c)(3) to support projects and organizations within local communities. Benefiting local charities, including organizations focused on family support services, healthcare, education initiatives as well as military and veteran assistance efforts, the Charity Foundation's top priority is contributing to deserving organizations that positively impact Central and East Texas to make a difference in people’s lives. United Heritage Charity Foundation epitomizes the credit union philosophy of "People Helping People," which is why each year we work with organizations who are striving to make our communities a better place to live, work and attend school.
Since its inception, the Charity Foundation has distributed more than $2,163,315.00
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Scholarship Applications Open!

The United Heritage Charity Foundation is offering a $5,000 scholarship to a deserving high school senior that plans to pursue a higher education in the fall of 2023.

The Charity Foundation believes in the importance of well-rounded youth as they enter the early stages of adulthood. The scholarship is awarded to graduating high school seniors who exemplify excellence in their scholastic achievements, extracurricular activities and community service involvement as well as their ability to reflect on important personal qualities through their essay responses.

Applications are currently being accepted and will close on March 31, 2023.

2022 Auto Raffle Winner

John D. was the winner of the 2022 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid XSE. The winning ticket was randomly drawn on Saturday, September 10 at UHCU's Member Appreciation event at the Dell Diamond. John purchased the winning ticket at United Heritage Credit Union's Mopac branch location. Congratulations, John! 

2022 Auto Raffle Winner
We've made some exciting changes to our donation process!

Donation Partnerships

In order to ensure our support has the best impact possible on our communities, the Charity Foundation has shifted our donation process to allow for at least four (4) annual donations to organizations with which we’re able to partner. This allows us to work side-by-side with organizations and provides an opportunity to tell more of the story behind each organization. We look forward to these new partnerships.

We’ll still continue to evaluate Donation Requests as possible partnerships or for smaller distributions based on our overall budget.

Honor Flight Austin
Our donation partner for the fourth quarter of 2022

Honor Flight Austin

United Heritage Credit Union's area of focus from October to December is military and veteran assistance, and during this time we have partnered with Honor Flight Austin. This organization is dedicated to making sure that Austin-area veterans are able to visit the memorials that are dedicated to their service and sacrifice, at no cost. Their flights are a trip of a lifetime for many veterans and they have transported thousands of men and women to Washington D.C.

Areas of Focus

To optimize our efforts, the Charity Foundation supports organizations whose focus includes one or more of a few specific areas outlined here:

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Family Support Services
Focus Season: January - March

Encouraging the relationships between a parent/guardian and a child, whenever possible, is an important way to help families and individuals feel self-sufficient. Family Support Services help to address the general population and target specific groups to best serve local citizens.

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Focus Season: April - June

Healthcare has been and will continue to be an important aspect of our culture. The Charity Foundation understands the impact that healthcare and medical research have on our communities.

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Focus Season: July - September

With a belief that our children remain our single greatest resource, the United Heritage Charity Foundation is a strong supporter of education initiatives for young people. By giving today’s youth every opportunity for success, our communities will grow and prosper.

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Military & Veteran Assistance
Focus Season: October - December

The United Heritage Charity Foundation feels it is important to support our military and veterans in as many ways as possible to show our appreciation of their many sacrifices. This is also a nod to United Heritage Credit Union's history, as it originally started as a military credit union.

2021 Annual Report