Get a Loan in November and December, Give Back to Arlington Charities

We’re committed to finding ways to give back to Arlington by supporting local nonprofits and the important work they do. As the holiday season approaches, we’re giving our members a way to decide where they want to give back. For each qualifying loan in November and December, our members will decide between five worthy organizations, where they want the credit union to donate $25*. Our members get to help us give back, and selected nonprofits receive valuable funds to continue their critical work. Last year, we donated over $10,000 to five charities. This year we hope to make even larger donations!

Qualifying Loans

During November and December 2018, the credit union will donate $25 to the listed Arlington charity of your choice for every new loan over $2,500 and every new credit card with a $2,500 limit or more.

Apply For A Loan

Are you looking for a new loan in November and December of 2018 and want to give back while borrowing? Contact us at 703.526.0200 x4 or apply for a loan here.

Get a great rate on a new or used car, a personal loan, or a credit card that rewards you double points for Arlington purchases3, all while supporting our community.

  • New car loans as low as 2.75% APR1 for up to 36 months

  • Personal loans as low as 8.49% APR1 for up to 48 months

  • Credit cards as low as 9.90% APR2

Not a member yet? Everyone who lives or works in Arlington and their immediate family/household members can bank with us. We are here to empower the financial lives of our members with everything from free reward checking accounts to mortgages.

About The 2018 Loans That Give Charities

Arlington Thrive

Arlington Thrive provides a critical service to Arlington as the only provider of same-day emergency financial assistance for households facing a crisis. It has evolved from an informal volunteer initiative in 1975 to an efficiently run nonprofit today that provides a crucial financial safety net for Arlington's most vulnerable residents who are facing a short-term crisis and cannot pay for their basic needs. We believe that when all of its residents thrive, Arlington thrives. Arlington Thrive's vision is an Arlington community where all residents thrive, have homes, and can independently afford their basic living needs.

Aspire! Afterschool Learning

Aspire! Afterschool Learning is an afterschool program that bolsters upper elementary students' reading by providing targeted daily support, using guided reading strategies. Our evidence-based methods work. Each year, more than 90% of our students improve their reading skills. Aspire! also bolsters STEM/STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) skills and reinforces general academic content through regular project-based learning activities, including our annual science fair. Aspire! has staff members and volunteers that give support with homework, extra support in weakness areas that the students are struggling with, and so much more!

Culpepper Garden

Culpepper Gardens, owned by nonprofit Arlington Retirement Housing Corporation, provides affordable housing for Arlington's lowest income people over age 62. Culpepper Garden combines independent living and assisted living so that residents can age in a place with dignity and receive services to improve wellness as their needs increase, regardless of their limited income. No resident has ever left Culpepper Garden assisted living because of lack of income. They provide affordable housing and services for Arlington's lowest income seniors - who might otherwise be homeless.

Dream Project, Inc.

Dream Project, Inc. is a non-profit organization designed to encourage and fund qualifying students in their pursuit of a college education. Dream Project emphasizes perseverance in the face of adversity and financial needs, academic promise, and commitment to community service. Dream Project will provide college scholarships and promote access to higher education. The Dream Project empowers students whose immigration status creates barriers to education by working with them to access and succeed in college through scholarships, mentoring, family engagement, and advocacy.

OAR (Offender Aid and Restoration)

OAR, a community-based restorative justice organization, blends compassion and accountability to assist offenders in leading productive and responsible lives, to the benefit of all. OAR envisions a safe and thriving community where those impacted by the criminal justice system enjoy equal civil and human rights. OAR bridges the gap for incarcerated and recently released individuals to be fully restored citizens in the community. OAR provides alternative sentencing for individuals, which help reduce overcrowding of local jails and provide services to community organizations.

Previous Loans That Give Recipients

Bridges to Independence

Your generous donation goes to support Bridges to Independence’s Lemonade Stand. This kid-run enterprise allows participants to practice good decision-making, strong work ethic, and reliability. Half of the money raised is used for each youth to open their first savings account and the other half supports an end-of-summer field trip.


Your donation will support the Emerging Leaders Program, for rising high school seniors who receive one-on-one mentoring and guidance with college and scholarship applications. Students also participate in college life preparation workshops, and community service and civics activities, which promote a sense of leadership, community, and collaboration.

arlington partnership for affordable housing

Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing

Budgeting is hard. It’s even harder for our low-income neighbors who have less disposable income. Your donation will help bring financial education and counseling services to neighbors struggling to make ends meet to help them create savings plans, pay off debts, and be smart consumers.

animal welfare league of arlington

Animal Welfare League of Arlington

The AWLA is committed to the humane treatment of animals and to the promotion of animal welfare. Our mission is to improve the lives of animals. Our vision is to create a world where all companion animals find compassionate and permanent homes.

doorways for women and families

Doorways for Women and Families

Doorways works to transform the lives of women, men, and children who are facing homelessness or suffering abuse in our community. Through the generosity of our partners and supporters, we help our most vulnerable neighbors survive crisis, rebuild their lives and achieve brighter future

The Fine Print:

*A donation will be made for every new loan of $2,500 or more; credit card with a $2,500 limit or more. One donation per loan. Advances on existing Home Equity LOCs or Personal LOCs and indirect car loans not eligible for donation. We'll send you an email to pick the charity of your choice from a predetermined list. Donation period ends 12/31/2018. Donations made to charities in January 2019.

1. APR = Annual Percentage Rate. Rates subject to change without notice. Not all applicants will qualify for the lowest rate. Offer not available to existing Arlington Community FCU loans. Loan and membership requirements apply. To qualify for as low as rate, member must meet credit criteria qualifications and two of the three following criteria: an active checking account with existing direct deposit, a balance transfer of $1,000 on a new or existing Visa® credit card, and/or an established Bill Pay usage with at least one recurring payment. Loan must be funded by 12.31.2018 to receive offer. Payment example for a New Car: $20,000 for 36 months at 2.75% APR = $579.45. Payment example for Personal Loan: $10,000 for 48 months at 8.49% APR = $246.47. 2. Credit card approval is subject to evaluation of an applicant's creditworthiness. Not all applicants will qualify. There is a 2% balance transfer fee, $10 minimum to $120 maximum. No annual fee, foreign transaction fee, or cash advance fee. 3. Arlington Community FCU is not responsible for merchant codes that do not allow us to capture the information needed to award double points.