Growing our Base of Membership
Most federal credit unions (FCU) in the US are employer-based. The common bond is the employer, which is why a lot of credit unions have companies in their names: American Airlines FCU or Navy FCU or Municipal CU, which serves New York City employees. Many other credit unions are faith-based, organized within religious institutions like Concord FCU located in Concord Baptist Church in Bed-Stuy, or Transfiguration Parish FCU located in Bushwick.
Brooklyn Coop is community-based. We started off serving just Bushwick – Brooklyn Community District (CD) 4 – when we opened in 2001. In 2005 we expanded to serve CD 3, Bedford-Stuyvesant. This year, we’ve expanded our community again, this time to include Brooklyn CDs 5, 8, 9, and 16 plus Queens CD 5. These are the neighborhoods of Crown Heights, East New York, Brownsville and Ridgewood and Glendale in Queens. Check out our home-made map! New FoM effective August 2017
You are eligible to join Brooklyn Coop if you live, work, worship, volunteer, have family, have business relationships, or are a member of an organization based in these Community Districts. If you do, click here to see the documents you should bring with you to open your account, and welcome!