Empowering Financial Wellness in the Roanoke & New River Valleys
Freedom First Enterprises is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization formed in 2017 by Freedom First Credit Union. Its purpose is to support community development efforts by assisting low- and very low-income consumers with safe alternative financial services when they lack the means to access traditional services due to poor credit, job instability, or other life factors.
Freedom First Enterprises operates as a loan fund, a financial provider, a capital provider, a fundraiser, and an economic development driver in the Appalachian region. Currently, Freedom First Enterprises focuses on providing free financial education to help unbanked and underbanked individuals access safe payday lending alternatives and become successful members of the financial mainstream.