Back in 1936, with only $500 assets, a few employees at Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company (now AT&T) had a dream to create a credit union. A fixture in the Bay Area since then, Patelco Credit Union is now a full-service, not-for-profit financial cooperative dedicated to helping our members and communities prosper. With $6 billion in assets and over 325,000 members nationwide, we are one of the largest credit unions in the nation. Although we've grown exponentially, our purpose remains with our members: Fueling hope and creating opportunities to build financial resiliency and empower them to achieve financial freedom.
In keeping with our mission, our corporate giving and outreach philosophy focuses on everyday, basic needs like hunger, housing and children's health. We believe that supporting these everyday needs that help folks manage their day-to-day financial lives more comfortably, helps put them on a path towards financial well-being. In addition to corporate support, Patelco employees regularly volunteer and contribute to local organizations that fit our outreach philosophy.
We're proud to serve communities across Northern California, including the Bay Area, Sacramento and San Jose, as well as the employees of over 1,100 large and small businesses throughout the United States. We look forward to meeting you soon!