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A force for good

What we believe

Clearwater Credit Union is part of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV). Those aren’t just pretty words: our values drive our strategic plan and shape our company culture.

Together, We Own

We practice responsible banking, grounded in cooperative ownership.


We believe our first responsibility is to serve our members.


Together, We Empower

We solve problems and create opportunities for a better tomorrow.


We empower our team and our members with access to information, education, and decision-making.


Together, We Include

We choose to be inclusive, not exclusive.


We seek to include all walks of life in our work. We welcome diversity and recognize it as critical to our performance.


Together, We Matter

We are committed to making a difference in the world.


We deliver impact by acting as a catalyst for positive, social, economic, and environmental change.


Some b­­anks – credit unions even – pursue profit and don’t think so much about the outcomes and impact of the work they’re doing. We work in the other direction.

— Jack Lawson, President & CEO
Clearwater Executive Team Member Jack Lawson

Building a world we believe in

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Our Mission

Our mission is to be a force for good in banking, in the communities we serve, and in the lives of our members.

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Our Vision

By living our values, we’ll redefine the role financial institutions play in building thriving, sustainable communities.

I am a member of the credit union because their values mirror my values. They’re part of the community that I live in and they’re also creating the world that they want to live in like I am.

— Jennifer, member since 1993.
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Local lender, local borrowers

As a member of your credit union, you make a difference. Your accounts fuel loans to local organizations, and your local purchases empower us to help those in need — at home and throughout Montana.

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Profits donated

At Clearwater Credit Union, we aim to make a positive difference in the world. That’s why we donated 5.01% of Net Income in 2022 for a total of $496,631.56 to 210 organizations.


We Give Because It Matters

We believe that together, we matter. That’s why we give back. It’s why in 2023, our employees donated over 2,887 volunteer hours.  And it’s why we support our community’s future by awarding $20,000 in scholarships to deserving Montana students.

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Passionate people change the world

Together, we make It possible.

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Sound like your kind of team?

We’re always looking for great people who would be a fit for our team. If our values resonate with you, please reach out. We’d love to hear from you.

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Tell us how we’re doing

Too many companies talk about their values, but don’t live them. As a team, we hold ourselves accountable to our promises. We want you to hold us accountable, too.

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