Clearwater employees volunteering for the United Way Day of Action.
Banking can be a

Force for Good

At Clearwater Credit Union, our commitment to you and to our shared values have guided us since 1956. We believe that banking should be grounded in cooperative ownership. Banking should solve problems. It should be inclusive of all walks of life. And above all, we believe banking should be a force for good in the communities we serve and in the lives of our members.

Banking can be personal.

At Clearwater, we know that all of our members are unique and so are their needs. We believe that banking is at its best when it puts people first. Hear from our members about how Clearwater was there for them.

Banking can strengthen local economies.

Along with community and conservation leaders, Sean co-authored, “ZERO by FIFTY,” an ambitious initiative designed to reduce 90% of Missoula’s waste by 2050. His own business, Missoula Compost Collection, provides a critical service needed to achieve this goal. And we’re grateful to be able to support his efforts.

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Clearwater member Sean Doty collecting compost.

Banking can build a brighter, more sustainable future.

Nathan and Ann designed their house from the ground up with the dream of using solar panels. But, at the time, the plan seemed too difficult and expensive. “When we first started looking at doing this, we didn’t know the Credit Union even had solar loans.” But after reaching out to us, we were able to help them achieve their energy goals.

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Clearwater members playing with their dog.

Banking can be empowering.

When the University of Montana approached us about partnering with the Women’s Leadership Initiative to empower and connect women leaders, we didn’t have to think twice. And when asked about who on our team would like to participate, we didn’t have to look very far.

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Nicky Phear talking to a member of the University of Montana Women's Leadership Initiative.

Banking can be responsive to community needs.

In response to the increased demand for food assistance due to COVID-19, Clearwater donated $25,000 in 2020 to the Montana Food Bank Network to help hungry Montanans. This is part of our ongoing commitment to help our community and why we donate 5% of our net income to area nonprofits every year.

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Clearwater staff volunteering for the Montana Food Bank Network at Neptune Aviation.