About Us

It matters where you bank.

In 1952, the U. of C. Federal Credit Union was founded with 12 members and less than $100 in assets to serve the financial needs of CU Boulder staff and faculty. Today, Elevations is an award-winning Colorado financial institution with over $3 billion in assets and more than 170,000 members. While our name has changed and our credit union has grown, our focus remains on empowering our members with financial solutions and education.

We believe in empowered banking.

Elevations exists to foster growth in our community by providing members with an empowering banking experience. We’ve made a commitment to move away from a product-centered business model and focus instead on creating solutions. Our objective is to provide our members, as well as the entire community, with unbiased consumer information. In addition to one-on-one consultations, we host dozens of free financial seminars on a wide range of subjects, and we reach thousands of K-12 students through our financial literacy programs in schools each year. After all, informed members make better decisions that benefit us all.

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Giving back to the people and places we serve.

We proudly support Elevations Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit that has provided over $1.5 million in community resources since 2010. Elevations Foundation offers scholarships for local students with proven track records and financial need, community grants for nonprofits doing important work, and disaster assistance in times of need.

Honored to be recognized.

Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award 2020

Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award

In 2020, we became Colorado's only two-time recipient of the U.S. presidential honor for performance excellence. Learn about the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

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Readers’ Choice Awards

We’re proud to earn local awards along Colorado’s Front Range for Best Bank, Best Mortgage Lender and Best Customer Service year after year.

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Mortgage Excellence

We are the No. 1 credit union mortgage lender in Colorado and the only Colorado mortgage lender ranked nationally in the 2018 Top Mortgage Lenders by Scotsman Guide.

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Board & Leadership

Meet our Board of Directors and leadership team.

Our member-elected Board of Directors and local leadership team guide Elevations to be a top Colorado credit union and a leader in the communities we serve.

As a member-owned cooperative, we share our financials.


175,133 members have individual and business accounts.

As of December 31, 2021, Elevations has:

$3.24 billion in assets

$2.84 billion in deposits

$1.83 billion in loans

Media Inquiries

Press and media information.

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