In 1947, the Selfreliance Association of Ukrainian-Americans was established as a social services organization in New York City with a mission to assist newly-arrived Ukrainian immigrants. The Association established branches in most major cities in the United States and, in turn, these branches became sponsors of credit unions.
The Philadelphia Federal Credit Union was established in 1952 with an original membership of 223 and initial deposits of $52,000. Since 1952, the Credit Union changed its name to the Ukrainian Selfreliance Federal Credit Union (UKRFCU) and has grown to over $300 million in assets and over 10,000 members. UKRFCU’s main office and branches are located in Philadelphia with additional branches in Jenkintown, and Trenton, NJ.
With a long and successful history of dedicated community service, UKRFCU is a recipient of numerous citations from the community and recognition awards from the Pennsylvania Credit Union League. With over 60 years of service, the Ukrainian Selfreliance Federal Credit Union has always been an integral part of community life in the Philadelphia area.
UKRFCU is deeply committed to, and supportive of, community development. Through employee volunteerism and financial support, UKRFCU takes on a leadership role in the community. Investing in our youth and future generations is just as important as continued support of our legacy organizations and institutions. As Ben Franklin once said, “Well done is better than well said.” Here at UKRFCU, we are committed to our community. To learn more about how we support community organizations, please visit our Community Support page.