Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

What does CFCU mean by diversity, equity and inclusion?

  • Diversity - is the representation of all our varied identities and differences (race, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, tribe, socio-economic status, thinking, communication styles, age or religion), collectively and as individuals. We seek to understand and draw on a variety of perspectives. We believe in affirming our similarities, as well as by finding value in our differences.
  • Equity - seeks to ensure fair treatment, equality of opportunity, and fairness in access to information and resources for all. We believe this is only possible in an environment built on respect and dignity.
  • Inclusion - builds a culture of belonging by actively inviting the contribution and participation of all people. We believe every person’s voice adds value, and we strive to create balance in the face of power differences. We believe that no one person can or should be called upon to represent an entire community.


What are we doing in support of DEI?

  • Community Development Financial Institution designation (we are the ONLY local financial institution with such a certification by the U.S. Dept. of the Treasury)
  • Inclusiv accredition due to our specific outreach to lend to Hispanic and other immigrant communities (we are the ONLY local financial institution with such a distinction)
  • Mirror-image websites in English and Spanish (the ONLY local financial institution with a full version of its English-language website in Spanish)
  • Loan programs for the Habematolel Pomo and Middletown Rancheria Tribes
  • 2,700 employee annual volunteer hours in our local communities 
  • Financial education –– in-class, online, and in person
  • Agriculture loans to youths in support of Future Farmers of America and 4H
  • Low-cost mortgage and consumer loans
  • Disaster Relief Assistance 
  • Annual Meetings for Membership to participate and have a voice with Management and Board 


Our diversity by the numbers:

  White Hispanic Asian 



Black Other
Five-county demographics    63.8   25.2 4.8 3.1 2.1 1.1
Community First Credit Union employees    61.6 29.1 3.3 1.3 2.0 2.7


Where we differ from the local demographics is with gender:

  • 80.1% of our workforce is female; 19.9% male
  • 78% of management is female; 22% male

We hire locally, and always try first, second, and third to promote from within. This helps to ensure we maintain a diverse workforce that mirrors the people we serve!