About Us

About Chartway

Chartway Federal Credit Union, a not-for-profit, member-owned financial institution, has been proudly serving members for more than half a century. Guided by its Purpose and Values, the $2.5 billion credit union that serves more than 190,000 members through its branch footprint and a full line of traditional and digital financial products and services - including Online, Mobile, Video, and Telephone Banking - is dedicated to unlocking the potential of individuals and families so they can thrive.

Chartway is also known for being an award-winning leader in charitable giving through its We Promise Foundation. As the charitable arm of the credit union, the We Promise Foundation provides life-changing experiences that bring joy, hope, and smiles to children facing medical hardship or illness. The foundation has been recognized nationally for its success in raising more than $12 million to support charities that align with its mission. For more information, visit www.Chartway.com; or, visit them on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram.

1959

On September 4, 1959, seven civilian workers at the Norfolk Naval Air Station each invested $5.00 and incorporated NorVA N.A.S. Federal Credit Union. Its field of membership included civilian and military personnel, along with their family members. The charter also extended to employees of the credit union and their families. The main purpose of this new credit union was to provide low-cost loans and to provide a convenient place for its members to save in a more organized manner.

Year in Review


Annual Reports

2020: pdf | online

2019: pdf | online

2018: pdf | online

2017: pdf | online

2016: pdf | online


Consolidated Financial Statements

2021: pdf (YTD)

2020: pdf 

2019: pdf

2018: pdf

2017: pdf

Chartway Federal Credit Union’s Purpose and Values

Chartway has been a leader in our communities since 1959. We insist on delivering excellent service to Chartway members every day. And every day, we’re guided by our purpose and values.

Our Purpose

Unlocking the potential of individuals and families so they can thrive.

Our Values

We value relationships

  • Because human connection and kindness are the basis of trust and how we create real solutions.

We value our differences 

  • Because welcoming diversity of thought, ability, and perspective makes us all stronger.

We value community

  • Because the people we serve and the places they live are connected, and they thrive together.

We value quality

  • Because we pursue excellence and are determined to find opportunity in every challenge.

A History of Chartway Federal Credit Union

Travel Back to 1959 and the Norfolk Naval Air Station in Hampton Roads, VA

Flip through almost sixty years of history, starting in 1959 with the founding of the credit union that would become Chartway.


The founding members in front of the credit union’s first office, located in a corner of the Naval Air Station’s Recreation and Welfare League office.

Video banking
Video Banking