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Giving Back to the Communities We Serve

Credit unions have a social responsibility to uphold the philosophy of “People Helping People” and to support their communities. But at Advance Financial, it’s more than that. You’ve allowed us to serve and be a part of this community for over 80 years. We’re extremely grateful and, therefore, we want to give back. Through sponsorship and a variety of donations, charitable events, financial literacy education programs and unique partnerships with local businesses and organizations, Advance Financial is committed to a better Northwest Indiana.

Be sure to check out our Community Calendar for upcoming programs and events by clicking the link below.

For additional information regarding our Community Programs, please contact Christina Lozano, Marketing Director, at 219.392.3900 x3103 or by email using our contact us form:

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AFFCU 2022 Scholarship Program

Scholarship Program 2024

For over 16 years, Advance Financial has helped college-bound high school seniors turn their dreams of attaining a college degree into a reality by providing more than $87,000 in scholarships. Recipients are selected in recognition of their academic excellence and community support. We believe in the value of education and are proud to offer a scholarship program for our Lake and Porter County communities.

Learn more about the Scholarship Program

AFFCU 2022 Scholarship Program

Cell Phones for Soldiers


Cell Phones For Soldiers is a national non-profit organization dedicated to providing cost-free communication services and emergency funding to active-duty military members and veterans. Since 2004, the charity has provided more than 400 million minutes of air time to servicemen and women deployed around the world, by recycling more than 25 million cell phones reducing the impact on landfills. Cell Phones For Soldiers uses proceeds from donated cell phones to purchase international calling cards for troops to call home and to provide emergency funding to veterans.

Advance Financial Federal Credit Union is proud to be an official drop-off location for Cell Phones for Soldiers.

What they recycle:

  • Any and all cell phones and smart phones, working or broken.
  • Any and all iPads, tablets and mp3 players, working or broken.
  • Chargers for phones, tablets or mp3 players.
  • Any accessories such as cases etc. in their original packaging.

What they don't recycle:

  • Cell Phones for Soldiers does not accept laptops or computers of any kind.
  • Cellphone or tablet accessories not in their original packaging.

For more information, contact Christina Lozano, Marketing Director, at 219.392.3900, ext. 3103 or

Learn more about Cellphone for Soldiers