Capital Credit Union announces 2023 Elevate Communities grant recipients

GREEN BAY, WI (July 12, 2023) — Capital Credit Union recently awarded $100,000 to 11 local fire, police, and EMS organizations through its Elevate Communities program. The following organizations were selected to receive grants from 35 applicants based on the urgency of their project, the resources they currently possess, and their community impact:

  • Appleton Fire Department – Infrared Laser Natural Gas Detector
  • Ashwaubenon Department of Public Safety – OSCR360 Project
  • Crooked Lake Volunteer Fire Department – Dry Hydrant Installation
  • Ephraim Fire-Rescue Association – Update Rescue Equipment
  • Grand Chute Fire Department – Personal Protective Equipment Upgrades
  • Green Bay Police Department – Community Police E-Bikes
  • Little Chute Fire Department – Turnout Gear Extractor System & Drying Cabinet
  • Oconto Falls Police Department – School Security and Trauma Kits
  • Oshkosh Fire Department – Lithium-Ion Battery Car Fire Blanket
  • Suamico Fire Department – Confined Space Rescue Kit
  • Town of Neenah Fire Department – Structural Fire Fighting Boots

The application period was open January 2nd through March 31st, 2023. Any fire, police, and EMS organization located in Brown, Calumet, Door, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca or Winnebago county were encouraged to apply.

“Capital Credit Union wants to show our appreciation for the role service organizations play in our communities every day, and we want to ensure they have the best equipment available while doing so. This is such an impactful way for us to make a difference and help these organizations keep our communities safe. Our Elevate Communities program allows us to show how much our Capital Credit Union Employees and Members care,” Capital Credit Union’s President and CEO, Laurie Butz, said.

For more information on the Capital Credit Union Elevate Communities program, visit

About Capital Credit Union (WI)

Capital Credit Union is headquartered in Green Bay, Wis., with assets of more than $2.3 billion. With branches located throughout Northeast Wisconsin, the credit union serves more than 120,000 members in the greater Green Bay, Fox Valley, and Heart of the Valley areas, as well as Greenville, Oshkosh, Freedom, Shawano and Sturgeon Bay. You can find Capital Credit Union on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn, or visit their website at


Capital Credit Union
Kendra Lepper
Community Relations Specialist
920-494-4541 ext. 1003

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