CU News Fall 2023

Oct 02, 2023

Here's the latest news and announcements for the members of Arizona Financial Credit Union.

Local Causes Giveback Program: Grant Recipients Announced


Thanks to members like you, we recently awarded $44,000 in grants as part of our debit card giveback program – with the top recipient receiving $10,000! 

Every time you make a purchase with your desert-themed Local Causes Visa® debit card, the credit union contributes to the Arizona Financial Community Fund – then awards the funds to smaller nonprofit organizations throughout Arizona to support their programs.

Congratulations to our 10 grant recipients!

$10,000 – Down Syndrome Network of Arizona
$7,500 – Families Raising Hope
$7,500 – Natural Restorations
$5,000 – Afri Soul Education Center
$5,000 – Friends of Quartzsite Food Bank
$5,000 – Live and Learn Program
$1,000 – Arizona Ghostbusters
$1,000 – Career Concepts for Youth
$1,000 – Hey Babe Group
$1,000 – QCAMELS

Watch the announcement now. 

Accepting grant applications - Oct. 2 - Oct. 15
Do you know a nonprofit in need of funding? Local nonprofits can apply for a grant at Grants are awarded twice a year.

Save the Date: Arizona Fall Festivals


This fall, Local First Arizona’s 17th Annual Arizona Fall Fest is returning on Nov. 4 and Arizona Financial is proud to be the premier sponsor.

At Arizona Fall Fest, you can experience Arizona-grown food and fun at this free event that brings people and local businesses together – with more than 200 local vendors!

Fall Fest will be held at Margaret T. Hance Park in Phoenix and runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more details visit

Pumpkin Festivals & Events

Many locally-owned family farms will be hosting pumpkin festivals this fall – with great food and fun activities like pumpkin patches, corn mazes and hayrides! Here are a few fall festivals around Arizona. Check out their websites for operating hours and tickets.

> Schnepf Farms Pumpkin & Chili Party – Oct. 5-29
Open every Thursday through Sunday. Located in Queen Creek.

> Tolmachoff Farms Pumpkin Days & Corn Maze – Oct. 4-29 
Open Wednesdays through Sundays. Open for pumpkin sales and haunted maze only on Oct. 31. Located in Glendale.

> Apple Annie’s Fall Pumpkin Celebration – Sept. 23 - Oct. 29 
Open every Saturday and Sunday. Located in Willcox.

> Mortimer Farms’ Pumpkin Fest & Corn Maze – Sept. 29 - Oct. 29
Located in Dewey. Festival events are held on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Columbus Day.

> Lake Havasu City Parks & Rec Fall Fun Fair – Oct. 28
Free admission. Time:  3 p.m. - 8 p.m. Located at Rotary Community Park in Lake Havasu City. 

> Annual Town of Parker Trunk or Treat – Oct. 31
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Located at Pop Harvey Park in Parker.

Turn cards off/on with CardPower


Misplaced your debit or credit card (again)? We’ve got you covered!

With our CardPower app, get peace of mind knowing you can control your Arizona Financial debit and credit cards right from your phone.

  • Turn cards off/on
  • Get instant alerts
  • Set spending limits
  • Block transactions

Want more information? Visit or download the app from the App Store or Google Play.

GreenPath: Improve Your Financial Wellness


With rising interest rates and student loan payments set to resume – if you need help budgeting to reach your financial goals or managing debt – our partners at GreenPath Financial Wellness can help.

GreenPath is a trusted national nonprofit that can assist you in taking control of your day-to-day financial choices to create more opportunities for achieving your dreams.

Arizona Financial members can visit GreenPath at or to speak with a financial expert at 877-337-3399.