The fabric of American Southwest Credit Union is about helping people.

The fabric of American Southwest Credit Union is about helping people.


We donate thousands of dollars each year to local charities because we care about people. Plus, our employees can get paid, up to 8 hours per year, for volunteering in their communities. Giving back to people is just part of who we are as a not-for-profit organization.

Charity Works, Donations, and Outreach

Donation to the Veterans of Foreign Wars

April 8, 2022

Tom Wiederstein picks up a donation from ASCU in support of their Vernon White Golf Tournament.  The Tournament will be held on June 5, 2022 at the Mountain View Golf Course on Ft. more.

Donation for Operation Toothbrush!

Anna picks up a check for Operation Toothbrush, a 501c3 Charity right here in Sierra Vista.  Operation Toothbrush provides toothbrushes and personal hygiene kits for homeless veterans. You can find out more about them at:  HOME | Toothbrush (  read more.

ASCU Fosters Kitten Found On Highway

April 1, 2022

This poor kitten was found on the highway near Benson, but she's getting better and better every day!  Thanks to Benson Animal Hospital for staying late on a Friday to see more.

Rage Against Scams

February 9, 2022

Another successful Rage Against Scams workshop at the Sierra Vista Library.  We love providing people with insight into scams and fraud and concrete ways to protect more.

Army Emergency Relief Fund Donation

February 3, 2022

We always want to give back to the community when we can. Ft. Huachuca is such an integral part of our community and Cochise County.  This year we wanted to help out the Army Emergency Relief Fund.  Their mission is to help US Army soldiers and their dependents.  They provide…read more.

Green Valley Rotary Club

February 1, 2022

American Southwest Credit Union is at a Rotary Club meeting! Yesenia will officially join with the Green Valley Rotary Club soon! Rotary is a community service organization that connects a diverse group of professional people. It brings people together that want to give more.

We Care Pregnancy Center of Benson AZ

January 27, 2022

Supporting our local charities is one of the ways we contribute to our communities.  This year American Southwest Credit Union is proud to make a $500 donation to We Care Pregnancy Center.  The goal of We Care of Benson is to support both women and men in times of unexpected…read more.

ASCU at Innovations In Education

January 26, 2022

American Southwest Credit Union was an exhibitor and a presenter at the Innovations In Education Conference presented by the Cochise County Superintendent's Office.  We presented a program called "Money Moves, How Money Affects Your Relationships and Ability for Long Term Success."  We also gave out free curriculum "Money Moves" binders…read more.

Donation to the Douglas Art Association

Douglas is a town with a lot of history and we are proud to be a part of it! Today we stopped by the Douglas Art Association and gave them a small donation to help with their building repairs.  The Douglas Art Association has the perfect location in the old…read more.

Arizona Based Credit Union Opens 2022 With Donation To EAC’s Foundation

January 11, 2022

L-R: Ron Curtis, ASCU Director of Commercial Lending; Jay Williamson, ASCU CEO and President; David Udall, EAC Foundation Executive Director; Ryan Rapier, EAC Foundation Director of Alumni Relations and Development [EAC – Submitted photo]. GilaValley Central Reports:  "Signaling their commitment to higher education in Southeastern Arizona, representatives from American Southwest…read more.

Donation to Cochise Education Foundation

January 10, 2022

American Southwest Credit Union believes in and supports higher education.  Representative Kristin Gray from American Southwest Credit Union (ASCU), presents a check for $1,000 to the the Cochise Education Foundation. Foundation board member Eric Petermann, and Jacqui Clay, Cochise County School Superintendent, were present to receive the donation. Jacqui Clay…read more.

Supporting Our Military

December 2, 2021

We are proud supporters of our military families.  This year we donated to the Chaplains Tithes and Offerings Fund on Ft. Huachuca.  This fund helps enlisted and in-need military families with food for the holidays.  Thanks Ft. Huachuca, for making this possible!  read more.

Cochise County Sheriff’s Charity Ride

November 10, 2021

We love being a title sponsor for the Cochise County Sheriff's Charity Ride every year, raising money for local charities in Cochise County.  The Sheriff's Department did an amazing job raising money to support these charities.  This year the charities received $10,000 each for a total of $40,000 given!  The…read more.

Money Moves with Jacqui Clay

September 19, 2021

We were happy to partner with the Cochise County Superintendent's Office this year to present "Money Moves" financial education curriculum to Cochise County Teachers.  We are going to be at their annual training day in January too!  Looking forward to bringing this important aspect of learning to our more.

Financial Education Workshop

July 29, 2021

Our financial education program was kicked off this year with a workshop in Douglas AZ.  Special thanks to Angie Luna who works for the Youth Quest Program in Cochise County. Angie brought the students together, arranged transportation and the location for the workshop, arranged catering and everything else needed to…read more.

Donation to American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Our local community is really working hard to bring awareness and compassion to those suffering.   Join the walk for awareness on October 23rd.  More information at: OutoftheDarknessWalkread more.

Donation to NAMI SEAZ

Proud to donate to National Alliance on Mental Illness of Southeastern Arizona.  Don't forget to register for their event, the Sky Island Bike Tour on October 2nd. Show your support and ride! more.

Miss Sierra Vista Scholarship Foundation

June 14, 2021

We value our youth at American Southwest Credit Union and this year, we've made a $1000 donation to the Miss Sierra Vista Scholarship Foundation.  These girls represent the community of Sierra Vista and develop a community service platform.  During their time in the program, they each spend time promoting their…read more.