How Mission Fed supports the San Diego Community

August 14, 2015 | Mission Fed

Mission Fed started over 50 years ago at a borrowed desk in the San Diego County Office of Education. As we have grown to be the largest, locally based financial institution serving San Diego, with more than $2.7 billion in assets, over 25 local branches and more than 182,000 members, our deep commitment to the San Diego community has also flourished. We provide support to a wide variety of nonprofits in our community all year long, some of which include The Living Coast Discovery Center, City of Hope and San Diego Zoo Global. Our passion for supporting San Diego nonprofit organizations is the reason we created a way that we could lend our support, one account at a time. Our Mission for Nonprofits program is an easy way for new members to get a little something for choosing Mission Fed—and help their favorite nonprofit at the same time, with a $25 donation from Mission Fed.

Since the beginning, we’ve had strong ties to the educational community, and we continue to be extremely dedicated to our local schools. We support about 30 of the 42 school districts in San Diego County, offering assistance in the form of scholarships, financial education grants and sponsorships for school district programs. This past year Mission Fed donated $1 million in support of Junior Achievement of San Diego County’s Mission Fed JA Finance Park program, focused on increasing the financial literacy of San Diego high school students. The new high school program entails the redevelopment of Junior Achievement curriculum with the use of tablets and mobile apps to prepare tech-savvy millennials for financial success. It will open this October, and we couldn’t be more excited to be a part of something that will enrich the education and life skills of so many young people in San Diego.

Our deep community roots have led to several additional support campaigns that included Legoland California discount vouchers for families and kids and Teacher Appreciation Days at the San Diego County Fair, which recognized the great work teachers do in our communities to inspire children every day. This month, we’re continuing support of the educational community with the Mission Fed Back-to-School Drive in partnership with SAY San Diego. The goal is to collect school supplies for children in need—enough to fill 1,000 backpacks! Every child deserves to start the school year off right, so stop by any of our branches to donate school supplies, now through August 31.

At Mission Fed, we believe that a little change goes a long way. On behalf of our members, we are working to make San Diego a better place.

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