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Giving Back

At American 1 Credit Union, we’re not the average financial institution that says “we support our community”. What sets American 1 apart is our passion to contribute to the growth and education of our communities by offering unique events. Making a donation or sponsoring a charitable event is one way to support the various causes in our service area and we do our part in giving this way. But we feel we should go above and beyond.

For years, American 1 has coordinated events with a staff focused purely on community involvement. With two full time employees having many years of event experience combined, we give back in a very unique way by actually organizing, successful, free community events that anyone can attend, not just American 1 members. We host events that are unique to our areas such as the Women’s Expo, Paws & Claws Expo, and Kids’ Fests, some of which benefit local charities.

We invite you to visit each event’s page to find out more and we hope to see you there!

Requesting a donation

Every donation request must be submitted by using the donation request form and must be submitted no later than two weeks prior to event day. A month's notice is preferred.

CLICK HERE for our Donation Request form.

American 1 Community Involvement Scholarships

Applications now available for 2017!

American 1 awards scholarships worth $1,000 each to Michigan students who will be continuing their education after high school graduation. Applying students must be a resident of Michigan and a senior in high school who is planning on attending some form of higher education. Applicants do not need to be a member at American 1 Credit Union. All applicants must write an essay of 1,500 words or less on altruism.

CLICK HERE to download an application.

Our scholarships are funded through our loan Skip-a-Pay program, where American 1 members can choose to skip one month’s loan payment for $25. That $25 funds our scholarship program, plus other administrative fees.
*Immediate family members of American 1 Employees or Board Members are not eligible.

Rent the American 1 Event Center for your next event

Looking for the perfect place for your event, reception, dance, or banquet?  Be sure to check out the American 1 Event Center at the Jackson County Fairgrounds. The office at the fairgrounds schedules all rentals in this facility.

Head to the Jackson County Fairgrounds website for more information.

If you're planning to rent the American 1 Event Center through the Fairgrounds office, we will provide access to cash through our ATM inside and the option for you to display information about your event on the digital signage on the building. CLICK HERE to fill out the form and fax it to us a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the event date. It's free, courtesy of American 1 Credit Union.

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