RTN GoodWorks Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, public charitable foundation that fosters financial wellness, and promotes financial literacy and community involvement. Founded in 2011, the RTN GoodWorks Foundation is a natural outgrowth of the Credit Union’s commitment to community activities and financial literacy as a key component of financial health efforts.
RTN GoodWorks Foundation supports organizations in communities where RTN Credit Union branches are located.
Two recent donations are $600 to the Scholarship Program of Into Action Recovery, a structured residential 12-step recovery program for drug and alcohol addiction in Tewksbury; and $500 to Waltham WATCH’s Tenant Assistance Fund, which helps Waltham residents with emergency basic needs who cannot get funding elsewhere such as for transportation to the emergency room, a sleeping bag for someone who is homeless, a few nights of shelter in a hotel, or a rental truck to pick up free furniture from Acton.
The work of the Foundation reflects a belief that with access to financial education, there can be a real difference in people’s lives and they can become financially independent.
The Foundation’s activities are focused in communities where RTN’s branches are located. The Foundation disperses funds to organizations not individuals.
RTN GoodWorks Foundation is funded through fundraising events, appeals to membership and community partners.