Community Involvement

When Mountain America was formed in 1934, it was in the midst of the Great Depression. Workers were losing jobs, banks were failing, families were struggling for money and food. It was a time when communities had to rely on each other just to survive.

People helping People

Mountain America has a strong commitment to the communities where our members live, work and play and this has been a hallmark of our organization throughout our more than 75-year history.  Through the support of hundreds of non-profit organizations and significant financial literacy efforts in the schools, Mountain America continually brings untold value into dozens of communities affecting positively thousands of lives.

Over the years, we have supported a variety of community events and charitable organizations such as:
  • Scholarship Opportunities
  • KUTV Pay It Forward Program
  • Mountain America's Financial Literacy Initiative
  • Huntsman Cancer Institute
  • Mountain America's Financial Seminars
  • Utah Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy
  • Primary Children's Hospital
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • Million Miles at Miller
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Autism Speaks
  • Alzheimer Association
  • American Diabetes Association
  • National MS Society
  • Local high school, collegiate and professional sports
  • Keys to Success
  • Shriner's Hospital for Children
  • Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
  • Utah Food Bank
  • And many others

For a complete list of organizations that Mountain America supports, click here.


Upcoming Events


Date & Time Event Location
September 10th, 2014
6:00-8:00 p.m.
8 Pillars Week 1 Seminar Mountain America Tanner Building
West Jordan, UT
September 11th, 2014 BYU Football: vs. Houston Lavell Edwards Stadium
Provo, UT
September 12th, 2014 High School Football: Herriman vs. Hunter Herriman High School
September 12th, 2014 High School Football: Highland vs. Kearns Highland High School
September 13th, 2014 Snow College Football: vs. Scottsdale CC Robert L. Stoddard Field
Ephraim, UT
September 13th, 2014 Idaho State Football: vs. Chadron State Holt Arena
Pocatello, ID
September 13th, 2014 Million Miles at Miller The District
11400 Bangeter Highway
South Jordan, UT
September 17th, 2014
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Small Business Appreciation Day Las Vegas Branch
7280 W. Lake Mead Blvd
Las Vegas, NV
September 19th, 2014 Sponsored Game: Real Salt Lake vs. Colorado Rapids Rio Tinto Stadium
September 19th, 2014 High School Football: Corner Canyon vs. Olympus Corner Canyon High School
September 20th, 2014 Dixie State Football: vs. Humboldt State Hansen Stadium
St. George, UT
September 20th, 2014 BYU Football: vs. Virginia Lavell Edwards Stadium
Provo, UT
September 24th, 2014
6:00-8:00 p.m.
8 Pillars Week 2 Seminar Mountain America Tanner Building
West Jordan, UT
September 25th, 2014
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Small Business Appreciation Day Herriman Branch
13389 S. 5600 W. 
Herriman, UT
September 26th, 2014 High School Football: Olympus vs. Orem Olympus High School
September 27th, 2014 Snow College Football: vs. Phoenix College Robert L. Stoddard Field
Ephraim, UT
September 27th, 2014 Idaho State Football: vs. Sacramento State Holt Arena
Pocatello, ID
September 27th, 2014 University of Utah Football: vs. Washington State Rice-Eccles Stadium
Salt Leka City, UT
October 3rd, 2014 High School Football: Bingham vs. Alta Bingham High School
October 3rd, 2014 BYU Football: vs. Utah State Lavell Edwards Stadium
Provo, UT
October 4th, 2014 Dixie State Football: vs. Simon Fraser Hansen Stadium
St. George, UT
October 8th, 2014
6:00-8:00 p.m.
8 Pillars Week 3 Seminar Mountain America Tanner Building
West Jordan, UT
October 10th, 2014 High School Football: Alta vs. Jordan Alta High School
October 11th, 2014 Snow College Football: vs. Eastern Arizona Robert L. Stoddard Field
Ephraim, UT
October 11th, 2014 Idaho State Football: vs. Simon Fraser Holt Arena
Pocatello, ID
October 11th, 2014 Sponsored Game: Real Salt Lake vs. San Jose Rio Tinto Stadium
October 15th, 2014 High School Football: Taylorsville vs. Cottonwood Taylorsville High School
October 17th, 2014 Boise State Football: vs. Fresno State Albertsons Stadium
Boise, ID
October 18th, 2014 Idaho State Football: vs. Southern Utah Holt Arena
Pocatello, ID
October 18th, 2014 BYU Football: vs. Nevada Lavell Edwards Stadium
Provo, UT
October 22nd, 2014 Sponsored Game: Real Salt Lake vs. San Jose Earthquakes Rio Tinto Stadium
October 22nd, 2014
6:00-8:00 p.m.
8 Pillars Week 4 Seminar Mountain America Tanner Building
West Jordan, UT
October 23rd, 2014 High School Football: Jordan vs. Copper Hills Jordan High School
October 24th, 2014 High School Football: Canyon Corner vs. Murray Canyon Corner High School
October 24th, 2014 Boise State Football: vs. BYU Albertsons Stadium
Boise, ID
October 25th, 2014 University of Utah Football: vs. USC Rice Eccles Stadium
Salt Lake City, UT

Mountain America is committed to the philosophy of People Helping People and does its best to help support nonprofit organizations within the areas where our members live, work and play.*

To apply for a sponsorship or donation from Mountain America, please download and complete the file below. If you have additional information you would like to include, it can be attached to your submission email.

Please submit completed applications to sponsorships@macu.com.

Please Note: We are grateful to partner with various organizations in our community. Due to the high volume of requests we receive, the sponsorship review process may take 4-6 weeks. We will make every effort to respond to your request within that time frame.

Sponsorship Application

Once you have completed the sponsorship application, please save the document, and send it to sponsorships@macu.com. 

*The credit union’s practice is that we are not able to honor requests for donations to private individuals.

Nonprofit Organizations

Believing in the credit union philosophy of People Helping People, Mountain America has clearly proven its commitment to hundreds of charities, non-profit organizations and schools whose programs are dedicated to improving lives through providing valuable community resources.

Financial Literacy

Mountain America invests heavily in its commitment to support a broad array of financial literacy efforts, both for adults and youth. This financial education is aimed at helping individuals and families get on track financially, become motivated to take action and live balanced lives. Financial literacy tools are available through the Mountain America website for our members and the general public alike.

In addition, the credit union produces extensive financial literacy publications in conjunction with the Deseret News and Newspapers in Education that are available at no cost to thousands of students in more than 250 classrooms throughout Utah.  Our goal is to help students, our members and the public learn the basics of budgeting, saving, spending, using credit wisely and protecting their identity.

Mountain America also hosts many educational seminars every year at its corporate offices, in our branches and at Select Employer Group (SEG) work sites. These include programs on home buying, retirement planning, Medicare options, business planning and more.

Additionally, we are involved with the following organizations:

8 Pillars of Financial Greatness

Mountain America offers its members and employees The 8 Pillars of Financial Greatness program, which teaches key principles of effective money management.  The program was first provided to all employees and is now also available to Mountain America members and SEGs free of charge. Offering this exceptional program clearly demonstrates the company’s commitment to improving the financial health and literacy of those involved with the credit union. 

National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE)

As an advocate of youth financial literacy, Mountain America offers education assistance to high schools and middle schools throughout Utah. NEFE provides a financial planning program, free of charge, and Mountain America representatives help teach this in schools, reaching thousands of students annually with curriculum that emphasizes the importance of sound financial management. 

Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy

Mountain America is also an active member of the Utah Jump$tart Coalition.  The Coalition seeks to improve the financial literacy of Utah’s youth by developing, disseminating and encouraging the use of financial curriculum for grades K-12.

Keys to Success

As part of its ongoing commitment to Utah’s students, Mountain America has teamed up with the Ken Garff Automotive Group to bring the Keys to Success program to more than 60 Utah high schools. The Keys to Success program motivates students through individual recognition so they feel a sense of accomplishment and build a foundation for future learning.  We believe that we can help inspire change in students' lives by motivating, recognizing and rewarding them for their improvements in educational performance.

Scholarships

In addition to improving members’ quality of life through financial education, Mountain America encourages development through higher education.  A strong proponent of education, Mountain America awards six educational scholarships each year.  Three, $1,000 scholarships are presented each March through one of Mountain America’s Select Employer Groups, Utah Public Employees’ Association (UPEA).  Mountain America also awards three scholarships, totaling $6,000, to members or their dependents who are pursuing higher education.  These three scholarships pay tribute to Mountain America’s Vice President of Human Resources and Administration, Paul R. Ball, who died tragically in an automobile accident in 1992.

Community Outreach

Social responsibility is integrated into the credit union structure and philosophy. Providing service to the community is the reason credit unions exist.  Mountain America has a strong interest not only in the welfare of its members, but in the community as a whole.  Communities throughout the five states where we do business have benefited from Mountain America’s community-oriented sponsorships.  This includes annual donations to groups that reach across all five states, such as the Huntsman Cancer Institute and Primary Children’s Medical Center.

Swing for the Kids Challenge

It was 10 years ago that Mountain America instituted the annual Swing for the Kids Challenge golf tournament as a fundraiser to help support the health and wellness of children. So far this program has raised over $1,000,000 for Primary Children’s Hospital Foundation to assist children and families in need. Through this tournament, and due to the generous contributions of the credit union and our many business partners, countless lives have been touched.

Here is a sampling of the organizations with whom Mountain America is proud to be associated:
  • Adopt a Native Elder
  • Alzheimer Association
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Indian Services
  • American Heart Association—Go Red for Women
  • Autism Speaks
  • AutisticVoices
  • Ballet West
  • Bingham High School Athletics
  • Brigham Young University
  • Boise State Athletics
  • Canyons School District
  • Children’s Miracle Network
  • Clark County Nevada Rodeo
  • Columbus Community Center
  • Community Foundation of Utah
  • Cottonwood Heights Recreation Center
  • Crossroads Community Center
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • DECA―The DECA Challenge
  • Dixie Care & Share
  • Dixie State College
  • Dixie Regional Medical Center
  • Economic Development Corporation of Utah
  • Granite Education Foundation
  • Greater Salt Lake Audubon Society
  • Grouse Creek Rodeo
  • Herriman High School Athletics
  • Highland High School Athletics
  • Hogle Zoo
  • Huntington’s Disease Hope Walk
  • Huntsman Cancer Foundation
  • Huntsman World Senior Games
  • Jordan Education Foundation
  • Jordan High School Sports
  • Juan Diego High School Sports
  • Jump$tart Coalition
  • Idaho State Athletics
  • Keys for Success
  • Kostopulos Dream Foundation
  • Lone Peak High School Athletics
  • Louie Avila Scholarship Fund-West High School
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • Million Miles at Miller
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association
  • Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • Newspapers in Education—Financial Literacy
  • Olympus High School Athletics
  • PARC Community Partnership Foundation
  • Paul R. Ball Scholarships
  • Piute High School
  • Primary Children’s Medical Center
  • Salt Lake Chamber
  • Salt Lake Chamber Women in Business
  • Salt Lake Community College
  • Salt Lake County Aging Services
  • Salt Lake County Fair
  • Salt Lake Police Association
  • Sandy Arts Guild
  • Sandy Boys & Girls Club
  • Sandy Chamber of Commerce
  • Southern Utah University
  • Shriner's Hospital
  • Spanish Fork PCRA Rodeo
  • Special Olympics
  • St. George Rodeo
  • Susan G. Komen Foundation
  • Taylorsville Days
  • Taylorsville High School Athletics
  • The Living Planet Aquarium—Penguin Exhibit
  • The Road Home
  • University of Utah
  • US West Retirees
  • Utah Department of Agriculture
  • Utah Food Bank
  • Utah Jump$tart Coalition—Financial Literacy
  • Utah Public Employees Association & Scholarships
  • Utah Press Association Scholarship Fund
  • Utah Summer Games
  • Utah Technology Council
  • Utah Valley Spelling Bee
  • Washington County School District
  • West Jordan Chamber of Commerce
  • West Jordan Rodeo
  • West Jordan Police Association
  • West Jordan Rotary
  • YWCA

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