In fact, through our Community Service Program, 100% of our employees volunteer with local non-profit and charitable organizations, including teaching financial literacy classes at local schools. We've also created partnerships with Special Olympics Nevada, University of Nevada Wolf Pack Marching Band, and Truckee Meadows Habitat for Humanity.
Join Us at Upcoming Events
June 28 and July 19: Bite of Reality - Dean's Future Scholars (DFS)
Volunteers will help bring the Bite of Reality simulation to the DFS Program at the University of Nevada, Reno. DFS is an academic outreach program focused on increasing the number of low-income, first-generation students graduating from high school, gaining access to higher education and going into a career in education. Through the Bite of Reality program, GNCU gives these young people a taste of adulthood and the importance of budgeting.
June — August: Habitat for Humanity Build Days
Join our team June 8, July 13 and August 10 to help with Truckee Meadows Habitat for Humanity Build Days! Volunteers will partake in basic construction projects. Click here to learn more about the program and how you can help.
Supporting Our Local Special Olympics Athletes
Greater Nevada Credit Union supports our local Special Olympics athletes year round at various events. Each March, we commit to taking the plunge in South Lake Tahoe for the Annual Special Olympics Northern Nevada Polar Plunge, a fundraising event benefiting the athletes.
During the summer, Greater Nevada volunteers help out at the Special Olympics Nevada Summer Games, where hundreds of athletes compete in track and field, swimming and other events.
In November, Greater Nevada Credit Union participates in the Bowl for the Gold event at Reno’s National Bowling Stadium, where Greater Nevada employees form fundraising bowling teams and volunteer to assist the Special Olympics athletes during their games.
For more information about Special Olympics of Nevada and to learn how you can get involved, visit sonv.org.
Providing Homes for Nevadans
Greater Nevada is a proud supporter of Truckee Meadows Habitat for Humanity. Throughout the year we participate in events, such as the annual Play House Build-a-Thon and various build sites, that help provide housing related resources for people and their communities.
Teaching Financial Education
At Greater Nevada we believe knowledge is power. Our financial education programs focus on helping kids, teens and adults learn money management skills for a brighter financial future. Some of our more recent projects and classes include:
- Developing financial education videos with students from our Carson High School Education branch.
- Teaching the basics of household budgeting and financial decisions for everyday living through Bite of Reality programs taught at various northern Nevada high schools.
- Helping Junior Achievement deliver programs to local schools and students to foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills.
- Providing financial education to college students so they can better understand and manage debt as they pursue their education and ultimately enter the workforce.