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.
Circle of Hope
A crisis is the most important time to help others especially those less fortunate. Here is how RTN is helping to support the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
RTN Circle of Hope is a community project with two areas of focus during the COVID-19 crisis – providing charitable support for individuals experiencing food insecurity and creating a social connection for members.
Grassroots donations to Circle of Hope are open to anyone. Funds are used to help people in our community who are experiencing food insecurity and are dispersed discretely and anonymously. RTN GoodWorks Foundation is the charitable conduit through which funds are donated and dispersed.
For more information about Circle of Hope or how to make a donation, please visit our Circle of Hope web page.
Circle of Hope Facebook Group
We’ve created a private Circle of Hope Facebook group as a way of supporting each other through the pandemic by sharing information and insights. You are welcome to join us here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/rtncircleofhope/
RTN GoodWorks Foundation supports organizations in communities where RTN Credit Union branches are located and has donated more than $234,000 since 2011.
We received a generous $1,500 donation from Enterprise Car Sales in late 2019 and donated to organizations in each of the three RTN sales regions.
In the North Shore region, we recently donated $600 to the Scholarship Fund of Into Action Recovery, a structured residential 12-step recovery program for drug and alcohol addiction in Tewksbury.
In the Greater Boston region, we donated $500 to Waltham WATCH’s Tenant Assistance Fund. This fund 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.
In the MetroWest region, we donated $500 on Giving Tuesday to the Worcester Family Health Center’s Help Us Build a Clinic at the Mustard Seed to Care for People Experiencing Homelessness project.
Your involvement helps our ongoing efforts.
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.