Guiding Families Home through Partnership

1st Financial Employees presenting $783.69 check to Gateway 180

Photo Above (left to right): 1st Financial Federal Credit Union’s Downtown branch team members Aaron Mahanay and Karen Neel presented a check to Gateway 180’s Emily Elking in November.

St. Louis, MO (November 22, 2017) – 1st Financial Federal Credit Union recently awarded $783.69 to local St. Louis nonprofit Gateway 180. This donation was made possible through 1st Financial’s monthly Helping People 1st grant.

The Helping People 1st grant was created by 1st Financial to support local non-profit organizations who focus on job training, financial literacy, or sustainable housing in the metro St. Louis area. Those core values also align with 1st Financial’s overall purpose to “help people achieve their financial dreams.”

Anne Ramsey, Marketing & Event Manager for Gateway 180 expressed her gratitude, “Thank you 1st Financial Federal Credit Union! Your support is invaluable to Gateway 180”.

1st Financial Federal Credit Union is a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and was honored with the 2016 Community Credit Union of the Year award by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA).

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About 1st Financial Federal Credit Union

Like all credit unions, 1st Financial is a member-owned, financial cooperative. 1st Financial Federal Credit Union was chartered on September 3, 1968 as District 837 Credit Union by the International Association of Machinist members employed by McDonnell Douglas. Today, with over 30,000 members4 and over $220 million in assets, 1st Financial is a St. Louis metro area financial institution dedicated to helping members achieve their financial dreams. For over 45 years 1st Financial has provided members with a full line of dependable financial products and services which returns profits to the members in the form of lower rates on loans and higher savings yields. The cooperative nature of credit unions enables 1st Financial to provide products and services at very reasonable rates.

1st Financial Federal Credit Union serves those who live, work, worship, attend school, or regularly conduct business in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, and St. Charles County, Missouri and a wide array of companies throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area. 1st Financial is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial organization committed to providing quality services to the membership while demonstrating safe and sound business practices. Deposits are federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), an agency of the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit

 About Gateway 180:

Gateway 180, a non-profit organization based in St. Louis, MO is a member of the St. Louis Continuum of care for Ending Homelessness. Gateway 180 is the largest 24-hour emergency housing organization in Missouri. They provide safe, clean emergency shelter and supportive housing services designed to empower adults and families to become independent and permanently housed.