Cooperative Federal Wins National Community Impact Award!

On Wednesday, December 10, 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.

Did you make a money matters resolution for New Years?

Picture yourself debt-free. Good credit. Spare money. Less stress.
Cooperative Federal is currently accepting enrollment for two money management classes. Contact Nick at 473-0223 for more information or to sign up.

  • Your Money, Your Life

  • Our personal financial empowerment course.

    Over six sessions, discuss budgeting, finding the best interest rates, understanding credit, take a look at your own credit report, and more.
    Light dinner is provided.

"People Helping People" to Celebrate Credit Union Week 2008

On Wednesday, October 15, 2008, a coalition of Central New York Credit Unions landscaped a home in Syracuse’s Near West Side neighborhood to commemorate International Credit Union Week. The beautified home, located at 166 Grace Street in Syracuse, has been renovated by Home HeadQuarters, Inc. and will soon be sold to a low-to-moderate income, first-time homebuyer.

Loan fund for minority and women contractors

On Friday, September 12, the mayor's office announced a new loan fund for minority and women contractors, in partnership with your credit union, Cooperative Federal.

The city is working with Cooperative Federal to establish the fund. The program aims to help minority and women contractors in the city sustain and expand their businesses by providing short-term, work-capital loans.

The fund is stocked with $50,000 from the Syracuse Economic Development Corp. and $125,000 from Cooperative Federal via the Empire State Development Corp.

In Case of Emergency

If the Credit Union is ever forced to close due to an emergency (fire, weather, hailstorm, etc.) information will be posted on this website. We will also notify local radio and television stations.

Northside Office Now Open!

Syracuse's community development credit union has celebrated a major milestone:

the Grand Opening of our third,
community-based office in Syracuse.

Our third full-service branch is located on the Northside, minutes from downtown!

800 N Salina St
at the corner of Salina and Catawba

Open Monday - Friday, 12:00 - 6:00 PM

Call 473-0280 for Member Service.

Membership Meetings - Let's Get Together!

Getting together just once a year isn’t enough.

At the Annual Meeting, members asked many thoughtful questions – so many that we ran over on time! We’d like to give you the chance to ask questions more than once a year, and to find out more about projects and plans for our credit union’s future.

But what’s the best way to do that?
We are proposing Membership Meetings, once every quarter: hour-long gatherings of board, staff, and members to have Q&A sessions and share information on new initiatives or plans.

Your Economic Stimulus Payment: Q and A

At the end of February, President Bush signed the Economic Stimulus Act of 2008 – a piece of legislation he described as a “booster shot” for the American economy. This legislation promises payment of at least $300 to all qualifying Americans. Here are some frequently ask questions about the Economic Stimulus Payment, including how to get it ... and how to use it!

People Over Profit - Credit Unions For You!

Credit Unions are owned by members. Our job is to serve you - not to make a big profit for some outside stockholders!

The Credit Unions For You website contains resources for you, our members/owners. Especially useful are the financial calculators to plan for debt payoff, auto loans, building savings, mortgages, and more.

Help Wanted

Repairs, organizing, odd jobs, and errands
(little to no cleaning)

Experience required

3 hours per week, weekday morning or afternoon, at the Eastside Office.

Send references and rates to, or by mail ATTN: Human Resources


Cooperative Federal is a non-profit financial services cooperative operated for the mutual benefit of its members. Cooperative Federal provides financial services to individuals, organizations, and small businesses in the local community. Members receive old-fashioned personal service.

Through common control of its resources and socially responsible use of its assets, Cooperative Federal creates economic power for this community. Cooperative Federal supports neighborhood planning, economic democracy, and cooperatives to provide for people's needs.

Cooperative Federal es una cooperativa de servicios financieros sin fines de lucro que opera para el beneficio mutuo de sus socios. Cooperative Federal proporciona servicios financieros a personas individuales, a organizaciones, y a las pequeñas empresas en la comunidad local. Los socios reciben una gama de servicios personales especializados.

Con el control común de sus recursos y uso social responsable de sus activos, Cooperative Federal crea el poder económico para esta comunidad. Cooperative Federal apoya al planeamiento de la vecindad, la democracia económica, y coopera para proveer las necesidades de la gente.

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