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KeyPoint Credit Union is doing great things in the California Bay Area and Silicon Valley. Here’s where you can stay updated on everything going on at our credit union branches and plan to attend free educational seminars on all types of financial topics. 

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KeyPoint Credit Union Shares Its Community Spirit with Fire Victims

Dec 20, 2018

Employees of KeyPoint, contributed over $18,000 to help survivors of the November Camp Fire

SANTA CLARA, CA (December 20, 2018) – KeyPoint Credit Union was founded to improve the lives of people, and that remains the guiding principle of our daily operations. We embrace this philosophy of social responsibility by investing in our communities through participation in ongoing projects and programs. But our commitment to community goes beyond our immediate service area.

The devastating Camp Fire in Butte County last month was almost 200 miles north of KeyPoint Credit Union headquarters in Santa Clara. But its impact was felt in the smoky air that hung heavily over the Bay Area for weeks. The fire –– the worst in state history –– claimed 86 lives and destroyed over 18,000 homes and buildings.

“The smoke here was a vivid reminder to us that a community like ours in Northern California was desperately in need of assistance,” says Andy Ramos, EVP & Chief Retail Officer. “We wanted to do whatever we could to help, so we organized an emergency fund drive that matched the cash contributions made by KeyPoint employees. We were able to contribute over $18,000 to help the survivors of the fire.”

John Cassidy, CEO of Sierra Central Credit Union, who spearheaded the fire relief effort in the Paradise, CA community, adds, “A big thanks to the management and employees of KeyPoint Credit Union for their contributions and support. Their generosity is shining bright on the faces of our community members here in Northern California.” 

KeyPoint has also been proactive with its Relief Assistance Program –– helping those directly impacted by recent fires in Butte County, and previously in Santa Barbara, Sonoma, Napa and Lake Counties The program provides emergency funds up to $5,000 at 0% interest rate for 24 months and deferred payments for 90 days.

“At KeyPoint, our focus is on giving back to the community –– including our members in Butte, Santa Barbara, and Sonoma counties, says T. Bradford Canfield, President & CEO of KPCU. “We’re proud to build on the strong values we share with credit unions across the country –– always putting the community and our members first.”

About KeyPoint Credit Union

Inspired by Silicon Valley innovation and built to serve a diverse membership, KeyPoint is a full-service, not-for-profit credit union dedicated to providing financial solutions to help members achieve their goals in life. It helps members make the most of their money –– earning more on savings and paying less credit. And KeyPoint is active in the community providing free financial education programs, as well as fostering financial literacy, sponsoring reading programs and mentoring the next generation of business professionals at local educational institutions. 

Learn more about Next Generation Neighborhood Banking from KeyPoint Credit Union at kpcu.com.


For more information, contact:
David Greene
Marketing Manager, KeyPoint Credit Union

KeyPoint Credit Union offers free educational seminars to help you improve your financial life. The seminars are hosted by noted experts in the fields of investments, trusts, financial planning, taxes and other specialties on a variety of topics: 

  • Retirement Planning
  • Living Trusts
  • First-Time Home Buyers
  • College Planning
  • Investment strategies
  • 401(k) Rollovers
  • Identity Theft
  • Small Business Planning
  • Asset allocation

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We love giving back to our communities in the California Bay Area and Silicon Valley. And we certainly appreciate when our efforts are recognized and rewarded by others. Here are some of our recent awards, accolades and public recognitions. We’re proud that our dedication to serving you, the member, often leads to multiple opportunities to give back.

Year Award/Reason
2019 KeyPoint presented proclamations by Mayor Richard Tran of Milpitas, CA and also by State, Senator Bob Wieckowski/Assemblyman Kansen Chu for contributions to the Milpitas community.
2018 KeyPoint was recognized by the Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends at the Santa Clara City Council meeting for its commitment to the library. This was based on KeyPoint's participation in the summer reading program and its financial literacy training at the library.
2017 Bay Area Top Workplace - KeyPoint Credit Union has been recognized as one of the Bay Area News Group’s Top Workplaces for 2017, ranking among the region's top midsize companies (150-499 employees). We’re grateful to our employees for making us a top workplace for a third year in a row!
2016 Bay Area Top Workplace - KeyPoint Credit Union has been recognized as one of the Bay Area News Group’s Top Workplaces for 2016. KeyPoint is receiving the distinction for a second straight year, ranking among the region's top midsize companies (150-499 employees).
2015 Bay Area Top Workplace - KeyPoint was named a Top Workplace by the Bay Area News Group, ranking 16th out of the region's 35 top-rated midsize companies (150-499 employees). The Top Workplaces list was determined solely through employee feedback in a survey by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement.
2014 WebAward for Standard of Excellence - The Web Marketing Association awarded KeyPoint and our website designer, ZAG Interactive, the Credit Union Standard of Excellence award for excellence in seven criteria: Design, innovation, content, technology, interactivity, copywriting, and ease of use.
2012 Most Community-Minded Large Company - Milpitas: The Milpitas Post-Bay Area News Group has, after four weeks of voting, voted KeyPoint Credit Union with the honor of the "Most Community-Minded Large Company". This is in recognition of all of the community work KeyPoint Credit Union has done in the greater Silicon Valley, and especially in Milpitas.
2011 Corporate Citizen of the Year - Milpitas: The Milpitas Chamber of Commerce has just named KeyPoint Credit Union as the Milpitas "Corporate Citizen of the Year". This is in recognition of all of the community work KeyPoint has done in the greater Silicon Valley, and especially in Milpitas.
2011 State of California District 22 Small Business of the Year: Assembly member Paul Fong has selected KeyPoint Credit Union for Assembly District 22's Small Business of the Year.

Santa Barbara News Press Readers' Choice Awards for 2011: KeyPoint Credit Union's Goleta Branch was named the "Best Credit Union" in the Santa Barbara News Press Readers’ Choice Awards for 2011.

2011 Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award: KeyPoint Credit Union is awarded second place for our community involvement: The Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award recognizes a credit union or chapter/multiple credit union group for its social responsibility work and charitable projects that support its community.  This award is not for projects that are directed at and/or benefit a credit union’s membership but rather focus on work in the community.