We have the distinct honor of serving our community since 1938. In 1938 the Dow Chemical Company purchased the Great Western Electro Chemical Company in Pittsburg, CA. As the first Dow manufacturing facility expansion, they immediately saw the need to establish a Credit Union to offer the employees access to affordable and sustainable financing options. In that same year, they created the Dow Great Western Credit Union.
They knew that a not-for-profit Credit Union that was OWNED by its members and with a volunteer board of directors would give them the best banking options available. Learn more about why Credit Unions will always be better than banks, by reading about the Credit Union Difference.
In 2008 we expanded our charter to be able to bring our values and services to others in the community. We opened a second branch in Antioch to better serve our members and became the local Credit Union option in East Contra Costa County.
For over 80 years now we have served the employees of Dow and in 2019 we again expanded our charter. We now offer our services to anyone in the following counties:
- Contra Costa
If your direct family is a member or you live, work, worship, or attend school in this area you are eligible to join and take advantage of our excellent benefits.
You will find that we will treat you as if you have been a member for our entire 80 year existence! Come join the rest of your neighbors and see how we live up to our mission and vision.
Our mission statement is, ‘To empower and grow our community together.’
Our vision is ‘Financial prosperity for our community.’