Latest Community Projects
Local High Schools
At Valley we go to local high schools to put on Reality Fairs to teach high school students about real life budgeting. This will consist of the students being placed in a job/family where they will have to go table to table to get a mortgage/rent, phone, utilities, etc... At the end we will take a look over their budget to see how they did. We will also give them any advice we see necessary.
Also, Valley has partnered up with the Billings All High School Celebration Committee to be the title sponsor. This consists of helping fund a sober party the night of graduation for Billings Senior, West and Skyview high school as well as a parade for each high school, plus much more.
The Historic Babcock Theatre
Valley Credit Union is renewing its $10,000 sponsorship of the Babcock Theater, a historical landmark in Downtown Billings, for the second year in a row. This sponsorship will bolster the local business that brings opportunity, culture and so much more to the Billings community as it continues to navigate COVID-19 restrictions.
Babcock Theatre has been a staple in the Billings community for over a century. After years of transformation and resotration, Art Hous Cinema took over management of the historic theatre in 2018. Through the funds and support provided by Valley Credit Union and the community, Art House can run Babcock as a true state of the art cinema. Meaning they can bring in the biggest and best films being released to Downtown Billings for the first time in over 30 years.
"Valley Credit Union's choice to sponsor the theatre is a shining example of community partnership and their commitment to film, art, and culture in our community," said Matt Blakeslee, Executive Director and Founder of Art House Cinema. "Due to COVID-19 restrictions and our efforts to keep the community safe, we have been extremely limited on the number of tickets we can sell and what films are available for us to screen. This sponsorship sustains our operations and allows us to continue to plan for a brighter future, knowing that we have support from our community."
Explorers Academy, A Head Start Program Library
Valley is helped Explorers Academy, A Head Start Program fund their library at their new location at 511 Custer Ave. We have book bins at all of our Billings locations for new and gently used books to be donated to this library. Also, we go over to the library once a month to read to the kids. We help them out with many other events going on throughout the year as well.
Valley Credit Union knows that little good deeds can go a long way towards brightening someone’s day. That’s why we started our Pay It Forward events, to treat people in the community to a cup of coffee or lunch, or some other small treat to make their day better. Follow us on Facebook/Instagram to see who we treat next! #ValleyCUPaysItForward
Alberta Bair Theater(ABT) Education Series
Valley has been a proud sponsor for the ABT Education Series for over five years. During the school year, ABT presents specially designed matinees for students and schools at discounted prices. All of the performances are one-hour (except the Opera) and represent a global spectrum of cultural art forms. Each show is recommended for certain grade levels from pre-kindergarten to grade 12. The ABT welcomes all public, private and home schools – as well as the general public – to their student matinee performances. Each performance has a study guide, available on their website, with specific program information, discussion questions and activities to enhance everyone’s experience at the theater. Learn more!
Zoo Montana Sponsorship
Part of supporting our community is also supporting organizations that share a commitment to our area youth. ZooMontana is one such organization and we are proud to be the primary sponsor for their bison exhibit! Learn more about all ZooMontana offers.
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Valley Credit Union Sponsorship
Valley Credit Union is proud to help support the community organizations that help make our area great.
Eligibility Guidelines for Sponsorship Requests
Valley Credit Union will consider the following in granting a charitable contribution.
- Familiarity with the cause
- Impact of our contribution on the organization's cause and number of individuals affected
- Recognition of contribution
- Programs that help improve the quality of life in our communities
Valley Credit Union generally will not consider making contributions to the following groups:
- Political or partisan organizations
- Religious, ethnic, labor or fraternal groups unless the group is sponsoring an event or activity that is consistent with the credit union philosophy and corporate objectives
- Individuals who are seeking funds for personal endeavors
- Trips and tours
To request funding please fill out a Sponsorship Request Form and mail to the address below or drop off at your local branch.
Valley Credit Union
Attn: Matt Macrow, Marketing Department
PO Box 20417
Billings, MT 59104-0417
The Marketing Department meets regularly to consider requests.