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Community Impact

We stand behind the credit union philosophy of ‘People Helping People’. It’s the Lafayette Federal way.

Your Credit Union for life.

At Lafayette Federal, you’re more than just a member. You’re an important part of how we give back to the community.

Our Statement of Beliefs

Whether it’s charitable giving, financial literacy, or employee development, our commitment to helping people runs deep.


We believe in

building trust.

For over 85 years, Lafayette Federal has served the Washington D.C. metro area. We’ve developed relationships that will last a lifetime. If you’re ever experiencing financial hardships, we’ll be here to assist you. Not only as your financial institution, but also as your credit union family.


We believe in

getting results.

As a credit union, our ‘people helping people’ philosophy means we give back to members. Whether it’s in the form of increased dividends, reduced loan interest rates, or other forms of financial support, we go above and beyond in assisting you to ensure you get the results you deserve.


We believe in

embracing diverse perspectives.

We’re always open to learning from others who have different ideas or ways to solve problems. At Lafayette Federal, your unique perspective matters and we make better decisions because of it.


We believe in

doing what’s right – always.

In every decision or move we make, we’re committed to doing the right thing. The truth is always at the center of how we do business, no matter the consequences. Mistakes happen – but we believe in accountability and always making it right.

At Lafayette Federal, we’re proud champions of the community.

Whether it’s providing community value through charitable giving or financial education, explore how and where we give back.

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COVID-19 Frontline Support

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed an incredible amount of stress on everyone, including local business owners and frontline responders. See how we gave back to those who gave everything to us.

Learn more about the Fuel the Frontline Initiative

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Environmental Responsibility

As a socially-conscious organization, Lafayette is dedicated to following earth-friendly business initiatives that will benefit the environment for generations to come. We are dedicated to taking all the necessary steps to preserve our precious planet.

Read our pledge to the environment

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Financial Literacy

A big part of how we give back is through empowering our members through affordable financial products and services, while ensuring they have the knowledge to succeed. Additionally, we’ve partnered with various local schools in the area to help promote financial responsibility.

Explore our financial literacy efforts

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Low-Income Lending

For over 85 years, we have sought to provide members with the necessary tools to achieve financial security and independence. Since then, we’ve evolved to keep pace with the changing financial needs of our growing and diverse membership.

See how we help all members achieve their goals

Committed to bettering the lives of those in our communities.

When you become a Lafayette Federal member, you join a larger cause. Just by opening an account or applying for a loan, your investment extends far beyond your individual needs. Your membership helps us support local organizations, deliver financial education, and empower our employees via training and wellness programs.

  • Since 2002, we’ve provided
    $496 million

    in Consumer & Mortgage Loans to low-income communities with 168% Loan Growth (YOY).

  • Since 1990, we’ve donated over
    $1.1 million

    in total charitable giving to organizations in the community.

  • Since 2018
    2,802 people

    have attended our workshops for financial literacy.

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We want to know your story.

How has Lafayette Federal’s community outreach impacted you? Let us know!

Share Your StoryRead what our members are saying