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We Promise Foundation

We Promise Foundation the Chartway CharityAs Chartway Federal Credit Union’s charitable arm, We Promise strengthens the communities we serve by partnering with companion charities, sponsors, and contributors to provide the financial support needed to make dreams and wishes come to life for children facing medical challenges.

The foundation was launched in 2005 based on the enduring success of Chartway’s charitable events. Since 1999, Chartway and We Promise Foundation have raised over $10 million to help thousands of children through our partnerships with numerous chapters of The Make-A-Wish Foundation, St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children, Families of Autistic Children in Tidewater, Toby’s Dream Foundation, Roc Solid Foundation, Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters and other charitable children’s groups who share our passion and mission to make a difference.

See how you can help us provide life-changing experiences that bring joy, hope, and smiles to children facing medical hardship or illness.

We Promise Foundation Children's Faces

Chartway community involvement at the run Chartway team helps in Houston after the hurricane

We Promise Foundation with Norfolk ambulance We Promise hero at a Chartway office Chartway golf celebration on the green


Our Community Action Response (CARE) Team is led by credit union employees. The CARE Team supports many charitable events, including hosting the following events each year:

  • Warm the Soles
  • Toys for Tots
  • Operation Pack a Backpack
  • Clothing, School Supply, and Pet Supply Drives
  • Community Clean-Up Efforts

The CARE Team also manages the We Serve Reserve, a fund to assist co-workers during times of crisis. Each year, we host many fundraisers to raise funds to support fellow co-workers in need.


CARE Team school supplies donations

CARE Team participants

CARE Team toys for tots

CARE Team toy donations

Directors’ Memorial Scholarship

Chartway is proud to award $3,000 in scholarships, totaling $21,000 in academic aid, to seven student members.

For 29 years, the credit union’s Directors’ Memorial Scholarship program has annually awarded scholarships to deserving student members pursuing graduate or undergraduate degrees. Since its inception, the credit union has awarded more than $320,000 in scholarships to its student members. 

2018 Recipients

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