Alternatives Federal Credit Union
(Alternatives), founded in 1979, is an innovative
Community Development Financial Institution, dedicated to building wealth and creating economic
opportunity for underserved people and communities in central New York state. Alternatives' mission
is to provide access to transaction services, community investment opportunities, and education
about capital, as well as capital investment in individuals, small businesses and nonprofits. Since
its inception, Alternatives has made more than 25,000 loans in pursuit of this mission.