we're always just around the corner
Do you live or work in Jackson, Cass or Clay counties in Missouri or Wyandotte or Johnson County in Kansas? Do you have a relative who's a Mazuma Member? Are you a federal employee or do you have a relative who’s a Mazuma Member?
If you answered "Yes" to any of these questions, you're halfway there. All you need to sign up is:
than an award-winning credit union
We’re also a Kansas City mainstay. In 1948, Joe Pinkerton had a singular goal: to make Kansas City a better place to live, work, and bank. The State of Missouri gave him the green light, and just like that the Kansas City National Federation of Federal Employees Credit Union was born.
With a whopping $5 share deposit, Clarence H. Plaskett became the first charter Member of the credit union. Meanwhile, Joe and his wife, Wyla, recruited more new Members by going from one railroad station to the next collecting deposits in a shoebox.
really started to get interesting
In 1998, on our 50th birthday, we changed our name to Mazuma, the Yiddish word for money. Fast forward to the present day, we still love Kansas City just as much as Joe did when he founded Mazuma, and we're proud to continue his tradition of giving back by taking an active role in the arts, financial education and community development. Check out our volunteer efforts.
See? Our logo says it all.
Our purpose is simple: to make Kansas City a better place to live, work, and bank. From our brand, to our people, to our products and our Members, that's what we strive for every day.
you get from the start
Get $200 deposited to you account1 when you finance an Enterprise vehicle with Mazuma credit union. We’ll help you find your new car and fund it, too.
Get a discount on your Sprint service just for being a Mazuma Member. Find out how much you can save per line.
Turn everyday purchases into cash back with Mazuma Rewards. Just pick the offers you like with Online Banking and shop with your Mazuma Visa® debit card. Ready to open an account?
Mazuma is a Kansas City Credit Union, so it should come as no surprise that we love our hometown. And we show it by taking an active role in the arts, financial education, and community development. When Mazuma gives, we don't just write a check. We get hands on.
40 Hours for Good
‘Tis the season of giving, and the Mazuma Happy Brigade delivered plenty of smiles (and gifts) to the kids at Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Morning Glory Café
For over a year and a half, Mazumans have volunteered on the fifth Tuesday of the month at Morning Glory Café. They prepare, serve and help clean up breakfast for crowds of up to 150 people.
Give Back Day
Each Columbus Day our Team donates their time and skills to help elderly and disabled residents in KC with small home projects. Since 2017, we've helped 2 community gardens and assisted 14 homeowners with painting, yardwork, and even building decks!
And each pillar leads to a singular goal: to affect positive change in the communities we serve.
Does your organization want to discuss potential ways to better the Greater Kansas City area, either socially or economically? We offer space in any of our three community rooms, free of charge, to gather and brainstorm.
Through our “40 Hours for Good” volunteer program, Mazuma delivers man power to better our communities. We provide teams of Mazumans to organizations that fit into one or more of our three areas of focus: the arts, financial education or community development.
Annually, our Mazuma Foundation accepts grant applications from any 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization from July 15–October 15. Grant applications are vetted and scored from October 15–November 15, and grant projects are funded in December of that same year.
A lot of individuals and organizations have helped us along the way, so we created an opportunity to return the favor. Founded by Mazuma in 2015, the Mazuma Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to furthering our mission of making Kansas City a better place to live and work. Mazuma donates 5 percent of its profits each year to the Foundation, which then funds grants to nonprofit organizations to support the arts, financial education and community development.
See if your organization qualifies and apply today!
Guidelines and Criteria
Grant Application Instructions
Grant Application Form
Final Report Guidelines
We’re so glad you asked. As a not-for-profit financial institution, Mazuma exists solely for the benefit of our Members. No outside stockholders here. That means our earnings are returned to our Members in the form of lower rates on loans, higher rates on savings and better credit card deals.
We’re also a democratic organization, controlled by our Members, and our Members serve as elected representatives, so they have a voice in all of our decisions.
And ours is especially dear to us. Mazuma has been a Kansas City staple since 1948. We live in the community; we work in the community; and we want to improve the community, not only by donating and volunteering, but also by keeping your money close to home, where it’s needed most.
When you put your money in a traditional bank, a lot of it leaves your community and ends up in places that may surprise you. This can lead to higher fees and other unpleasantries. Learn about why your money matters more with credit unions.
Become a Mazuman! Mazumans are our talented team members, who work hard every day to make Kansas City a better place to live, work and bank. Ultimately, our goal is to be Kansas City’s No. 1 financial partner by giving our Members and team members consistently amazing experiences.
We’re all about making connections, whether helping someone with their budget or just listening to their story. Whatever they need, Members know they can come to us for advice, financial services and a compassionate smile.
As our financial cooperative grows, we give back to our communities in bigger and better ways. Mazumans believe we can enrich lives and improve our city, all while having a great time with our team.
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