CommunityAmerica Credit Union

CommunityAmerica Credit Union
CommunityAmerica Credit Union
Industry Financial services
Founded TWA Club Credit Union (1940)
Headquarters Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Number of locations 32 branches[1]
Area served Kansas City area, St. Louis, Missouri and Topeka, Kansas
Services Checking, savings, consumer and business loans, mortgages, credit cards, investments, insurance and financial planning.
Total assets $1.7 billion (as of 31 December 2010)
Employees 456 (as of 31 December 2010)

CommunityAmerica Credit Union (CACU) is a credit union headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, regulated under the authority of the Missouri Division of Credit Unions and the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) of the U.S. federal government. As of December 31, 2010, CommunityAmerica had more than $1.7 billion in assets, ranking it among the nation’s largest credit unions.[2] Based on deposits, CommunityAmerica ranks as one of the top 10 Kansas City-based financial institutions. Today, there are 32 CommunityAmerica branches in the Kansas City, St. Louis and Topeka areas.


Field of membership

CommunityAmerica serves residents of Missouri who live or work in Jackson County, Missouri; Clay County, Missouri; Platte County, Missouri and St. Charles County, Missouri. Membership is also available to people residing or working in these St. Louis, Missouri zip codes: 63031, 63042, 63044, 63045, 63055, 63074, 63114, 63121, 63134, 63140, 63141, 63145 and 63146.

The field of membership in the state of Kansas includes residents of Douglas County, Kansas; Johnson County, Kansas; Jefferson County, Kansas; Leavenworth County, Kansas; Miami County, Kansas; Shawnee County, Kansas and Wyandotte County, Kansas and their family members. Also included in the state of Kansas are associations and businesses located in Johnson and Douglas counties, their subsidiaries, related or affiliated associations, companies or organizations, their membership, employees, retiree’s annuitants, contract employees and family members.

Select employee groups

Companies or organizations can elect to offer the benefits of CommunityAmerica membership to employees. Employees of approved Select Employee Groups and their family members are eligible to join CommunityAmerica. The following companies and more are covered under CommunityAmerica Credit Union’s Select Employee Group membership:


CommunityAmerica Credit Union was founded on March 19, 1940 as TWA Club Credit Union by TWA pilot George Duvall. Through the years, the credit union continued to grow: in 1992 it changed its name to Members America Credit Union; in 1998 Members America merged with CommunityAmerica Credit Union; and most recently, in 2007, CommunityAmerica merged with Midwest United Credit Union.

Community support

In line with the credit union philosophy of “people helping people,” CommunityAmerica supports the promotion of financial literacy, with an emphasis on children grades K-12. The credit union dedicates resources to Junior Achievement of Middle America, is a sponsor of the School of Economics in Blue Springs and provides volunteer support at Exchange City.

CommunityAmerica offers each of its full-time employees 12 hours of paid time each year to volunteer for the 501(c)3 non-profit organizations of their choice. Additionally, it partners with other Kansas City-area credit unions to support Children’s Miracle Network.

Notes & references

  1. ^, "CommunityAmerica Branch Locations"
  2. ^ "CommunityAmerica", "Kansas City Business Journal", 2008-1-18.

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