Giving back to the communities we live in.

CFCCU waterloo branch plants trees along 4th street.
Tree Plant in East Waterloo
In the Fall of 2021, CFCCU’s loan officer, Jeff Jones, volunteered today to plant trees in East Waterloo. 

The Walnut Neighborhood received an $11,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa, to plant 95 new trees along the E. 4th Corridor from Franklin to Dane St. this Fall.

CFCCU participated as trees are being planted along the easement of CFCCU’s Waterloo Branch property.

Great work Jeff!
Women Build

CFCCU staff and board members (Helen Pearce, CEO; Kelli Aikey, Senior Loan Officer; Courtney Chesmore, Loan Officer; Wendy Winters, Member Service Supervisor; Sheila Kittleson, B.O.D; Becky Riehm, B.O.D) volunteered their time at the Women Build event in May 2019, founded by Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity. They worked hard to help build a house for a very grateful family in our community. It is easy for these ladies to look past the blisters and banged up fingers when they know they are helping a family in need build their home.


CFCCU employee, Chad Kaeppel, and his family are working hard to protect the doctors and nurses in their community during the COVID-19 pandemic. They made 12 masks, in an afternoon, for our emergency personnel so they can stay safe while continuing to treat our community. In this time of crisis, it is inspiring to see the community come together to help each other. This is just another example of the People Helping People philosophy our credit union strives for. 

Thank you to Chad and his family for all their hard work!


Pack the Dome 2020

On January 20, 2020, the CFCCU staff took part in Pack the Dome 2020. Our time was spent helping pack 48,000 backpacks for the NE Iowa Food Bank to help feed 4,000 kids in NE Iowa.



In honor of Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) week, CFCCU wanted to give back by making Valentine’s Day cards for residents at the Western Home Communities and New Aldaya Lifescapes. 


Clean up day

Chad Kaeppel and Gordie Sorensen, VP of Lending and Board of Director, of the Cedar Falls Community Credit Union (CFCCU) enjoyed a beautiful day outside with the Cedar Falls Lions Club members picking up trash along Greenhill Road in Cedar Falls.  In efforts to keep our town clean they both volunteered their time to support the community they serve.  Chad Kaeppel is quoted as saying, “It was actually a lot of hard work for everyone involved but at the end of the day it was very satisfying and rewarding.”  CFCCU supports its employees and board members in volunteerism within the communities it serves.

Financial Literacy Class

Pictured is Josh Hurley along with a 9th grade class from Holmes Junior High School (HJH). Josh is a loan officer with CFCCU. He recently taught a class about applying for a loan, how to establish good credit, and what a loan means to your personal budget. CFCCU is a partner in education with HJH and continues to be involved with the future of our community with our focus on financial education.