Recognition

2012 Louise Herring Philosophy in Action Member Service Award

Credit Union Association of New York

In 2012, Cooperative Federal was recognized with this prestigious award created in honor of Louise Herring, a pioneer in the early credit union movement in the United States. Cooperative Federal received first place in both the state and national asset building category for our Matched Savings Program.

2011 NerdWallet’s Top 10 Community-Focused Credit Unions

NerdWallet

NerdWallet, the national thrift-promoting website and blog, named Cooperative Federal as “Most inclusive” and cited us for our commitment to social justice, diversity and local business development.

2010 Dora Maxwell Award for Social Responsibility

Credit Union Association of New York

Cooperative Federal was recognized with the first place prize in the New York State Asset Category, as well as the second place prize for the National category, awarded in recognition of our holistic Banking the Underbanked Initiative.

2008 Wachovia NEXT Award for Community Impact

Opportunity Finance Network

Cooperative Federal was one of just six community development financial institutions (CDFI) from across the nation to be honored with a 2008 Wachovia NEXT Award. The awards, announced at the 2008 Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico, are among the most prestigious awards for responsible lending in the U.S.

2008 School/Community Partnership Best Practice Award

The NYS Rehabilitation Association awarded this honor to the Syracuse City School District, for the third consecutive year, for the Life Skills Program. Cooperative Federal is a lead partner and co-creator in that project.

2008 Desjardins Award for Youth Financial Education - First Place

Credit Union Association of New York

Each year the Credit Union Association of New York awards the Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award for excellence in youth financial education. Cooperative Federal was honored with this award in 2008, in recognition of our innovative Youth Life Skills program and partnerships.

2007 Excellence in Lending

Credit Union National Association (CUNA)

In 2007, Cooperative Federal was honored with the prestigious Excellence in Lending Award from the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), in the low- to modest-means asset category.

2006 Dora Maxwell Award for Social Responsibility – First Place

New York State Credit Union League and Affiliates

Cooperative Federal is being recognized for our innovative mortgage and homeownership programming. Our homeownership services include educational workshops and specially designed products for families of modest means and first-time homebuyers, including families recently arrived in the U.S.

2006 “Partners in Learning” Organization Service Award

West Side Learning Center Community Education Program

Cooperative Federal is recognized for our collaboration with the West Side Learning Center to “provide our community’s diverse ethno-linguistic adults with practical internship experiences and employment opportunities.” We offer employment and internship opportunities to new English speakers, and provide member services in English and Spanish.

2004 First Place Marketing Award

New York State Credit Union League and Affiliates

Received “in recognition of outstanding marketing efforts that effectively serve all segments of [our] membership.” Cooperative Federal’s marketing materials are bilingual, English and Spanish, and are informative, useful and widely available to all.

Cooperative Federal accounts are federally insured by NCUA Cooperative Federal is an Equal Housing Lender
Cooperative Federal is an equal housing lender
Cooperative Federal accounts are federally insured by NCUA