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Nothing feels better than giving back

Our mission at Great Erie FCU? Build stronger communities. We do that by providing exceptional financial services - and by lending a hand whenever possible to help our friends and neighbors.


The Great Erie staff provides financial support to non-profit and charitable organizations through our weekly “Casual Friday Jeans” donations. Some of the organizations we've supported include:

  • Alzheimer's Association of WNY
  • Chestnut Ridge Conservancy
  • Orchard Park Education Outreach Club
  • Camp Pioneer & Retreat Center
  • Family Justice Center
  • Rural Outreach Center
  • JP’s Foundation
  • WRM Homes for Autism
  • Oishei Children’s Hospital of Buffalo


Throughout Great Erie’s history, we have been very much involved in our community. We're pleased to sponsor groups, events, fundraisers, and individuals that support our core values and help the community at large. Some of our previous sponsorships include:

  • Quaker Athletics Booster Club
  • Orchard Park Lions Club
  • St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy
  • Senior Wishes
  • East Aurora Chamber of Commerce
  • Orchard Park Chamber of Commerce
  • Rotary Club of Hamburg
  • Hilbert College Foundation
  • Orchard Park Visual Arts Boosters
  • Orchard Park High School Musical Program
  • Orchard Park Pride

Scholarship Program

Each year, Great Erie awards two local high school seniors with $500 scholarships to help finance their college educations. The students, who must be credit union members, are chosen based on their outstanding academic and extracurricular achievements.

Charlotte Ash Community Leader Scholarship: This award recognizes a student who exhibits strong leadership abilities and commitment to the community. This scholarship is named in honor of founding member Charlotte Ash.

New York Credit Union Association (NYCUA) Statewide Scholarship Program: Recipients are selected based on academic and extracurricular achievements, community involvement, and leadership roles.

Great Erie Federal Credit Union is a full-service credit union serving the Buffalo and Erie County area including Hamburg, West Seneca, Orchard Park and East Aurora, New York.

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