NEFCU announces 1st quarter community giving donations for 2021

WILLISTON, VT (April 19, 2021) — Giving back to the communities it serves has long been central to New England Federal Credit Union’s (NEFCU) mission. As an ongoing part of this effort, four times each year, NEFCU selects four recipient organizations at random to receive $625 each, for a total of $10,000 annually. NEFCU’s community giving donations for the first quarter of 2021 were:


AgeWell provides older Vermonters with the necessary support to manage their daily living needs, with the goal of keeping them active, healthy, and independent. A wide array of programs enhances quality of life and improves health outcomes as well.

Lucy’s House for the Prevention of Homeless Pets

Lucy’s House strives to keep pets in their original homes with their owners. The organization provides food, medical support, emergency care, and help with behavior issues that might lead to abandonment.

Lund Early Childhood Care & Education Program

Children who participate in a high-quality, early childhood program like Lund’s tend to achieve higher levels of education, socioeconomic status, and health insurance coverage. Lower rates of substance abuse, felony arrest, and incarceration are also outcomes.

Sail Beyond Cancer

Founded by a cancer survivor in 2014, Sail Beyond Cancer provides respite sails free of charge to anyone coping with any type or stage of cancer. The organization has provided sails for more than 1,500 cancer patients and loved ones.

About New England Federal Credit Union

New England Federal Credit Union (NEFCU), headquartered in Williston, Vermont is a member-owned financial institution serving communities in twelve counties of Vermont: Addison, Bennington, Caledonia, Chittenden, Franklin, Grand Isle, Lamoille, Orange, Rutland, Washington, Windham, and Windsor; and four counties in New Hampshire: Cheshire, Grafton, Merrimack, and Sullivan. For more information about membership requirements and benefits, visit


Simeon Chapin
Head of Social Impact
(802) 371-5123

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