Community Involvement

When Mountain America was formed in 1936, 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.

Community Involvement

When Mountain America was formed in 1936, 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.

Upcoming Events

Date & Time Event Location
10/30/2017 Utah Jazz vs. Dallas Mavericks Vivint Smarthome Arena, Salt Lake City, UT
11/13/2017 Utah Jazz vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Vivint Smarthome Arena, Salt Lake City, UT
12/04/2017 Utah Jazz vs. Washington Wizards Vivint Smarthome Arena, Salt Lake City, UT
01/15/2018 Utah Jazz vs. Indiana Pacers Vivint Smarthome Arena, Salt Lake City, UT
02/12/2018 Utah Jazz vs. San Antonio Spurs Vivint Smarthome Arena, Salt Lake City, UT
02/26/2018 Utah Jazz vs. Houston Rockets Vivint Smarthome Arena, Salt Lake City, UT
03/05/2018 Utah Jazz vs. Orlando Magic Vivint Smarthome Arena, Salt Lake City, UT

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

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.

Please fill out all areas, providing information requested in as much detail as possible.

Are you a 501(C) Organization?

Has Mountain America supported this specific event or others associated with your organization in the past?

If YES, what were the results of the event?
1. Please describe in detail the upcoming event and its associated activities.
2. What community need does your project address?
3. What is your organization’s background?
4. Organization’s years in existence; communities you serve; goals for the services you provide:
5. What other sources of support do you expect?
6. Please provide statistics that demonstrate the results achieved by this program.
7. What percent of sponsorship/donation dollars go to support programs vs. administrative/operational costs?
8. What sponsor-recognition opportunities are offered?

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:

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.


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.


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